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Posted Oct 28, 2021

People who suffer from bipolar disorder are prone to episodes of depression and mania and often show heightened psychological and physiological responses to emotion-provoking stimuli. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy...

Posted Oct 19, 2021

The military veteran population has an increased risk for suicide when compared to non-vets. Almost 18 veterans are lost to suicide each day. The Veterans Health Administration has prioritized investigating ways to lower suicide risk...

Posted Sep 23, 2021

Schizophrenia is a persistent mental illness with positive (hallucinations and delusions), negative (lack of motivation, social withdrawal, flat affect) and cognitive (impaired executive functioning) symptoms. While medications...

Welcome to AMRA!

The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) was founded in 2013. The Mindfulness Research Monthly scientific bulletin has been in circulation since 2009. Our mission is to support empirical and conceptual efforts to establish an evidence base for the process, practice, and construct of mindfulness; promote best evidence-based standards for the use of mindfulness research and its applications; facilitate professional development through grant giving; and disseminate newly gained knowledge to the public.

AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public on mindfulness from the perspective of contemplative practice.

Learn more about our valuable resources and organizational leadership.


To increase awareness of and inform the latest advances in mindfulness research.

Journal Club

Recommended Readings for our Community

November 2021 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2021. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • Baldo, J. V., Schendel, K., Lwi, S. J., Herron, T. J., Dempsey, D. G., Muir, J., Curran, B. C., Paulraj, S., Chok, J., & Cole, M. A. (2021). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intervention in Chronic Stroke: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study. Mindfulness.
  • Bambacus, E. S., & Conley, A. H. (2021). The Impact of Dosage on a Mindfulness Intervention With First-Year College Students. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.
  • Brooks, H., Oughli, H. A., Kamel, L., Subramanian, S., Morgan, G., Blumberger, D. M., Kloeckner, J., Kumar, S., Mulsant, B. H., Lenze, E. J., & Rajji, T. K. (2021). Enhancing Cognition in Older Persons with Depression or Anxiety with a Combination of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): Results of a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Mindfulness.
  • Chen, F., Lv, X., Fang, J., Li, T., Xu, J., Wang, X., Hong, Y., Hong, L., Wang, J., Wang, W., & Wang, C. (2021). Body–mind relaxation meditation modulates the thalamocortical functional connectivity in major depressive disorder: A preliminary resting-state fMRI study. Translational Psychiatry.
  • Chesin, M. S., Keilp, J. G., Kline, A., Stanley, B., Myers, C., Latorre, M., St. Hill, L. M., Miller, R. B., King, A. R., Boschulte, D. R., Rodriguez, K. M., Callahan, M., Sedita, M., & Interian, A. (2021). Attentional control may be modifiable with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to Prevent Suicide. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Early Career Scientist Award

Are you starting a career as a mindfulness researcher? AMRA supports promising scholars through the AMRA Early Career Scientist Award (ECSA) program. Eligible are AMRA members who are currently trainees in masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs or within their first two years of terminal degree and currently working at a research institute. The candidate must have one or more first author publications related to mindfulness, and show promise for future impact. Learn more about the program and previous award recipients.

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