American Mindfulness Research Association is a comprehensive electronic resource and publication database that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public. Mindfulness is a quality of human consciousness characterized by an accepting awareness of and enhanced attention to the constant stream of lived experience. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions can impact our health and quality of life.
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, includes a diverse mix of scientists from several different disciplines as well as scholars in the humanities, Using state-of-art methods in cognitive, affective and social neuroscience, and modern biology, the CIHM is dedicated to rigorous scientific research, and translating how this research can best be used to nurture positive qualities of mind such as kindness, compassion and focused attention.
The Jane and Terry Semel Institute at UCLA is dedicated to research and education of neuroscience and human behavior. MARC is a new center in the Semel Institute. Their mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society.
The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society is dedicated to furthering the practice and integration of mindfulness in the lives of individuals, institutions, and society through a wide range of clinical, research, education, and outreach initiatives in the public and private sector. The center is involved in developing mindfulness-based stress reduction programs.