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Posted Aug 08, 2022

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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

August 2022 article references added to the AMRA library. Members have full access to the AMRA reference library spanning 1960-2022. Online article access is controlled solely by journal publishers and open access policies and is not controlled by AMRA.

  • Black, D. S., Kirkpatrick, M. (2022). Test of daily app-based mindfulness meditation preceding a planned smoking quit attempt date on abstinence: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial recruiting across the 58 counties of California. Contemporary Clinical Trials.
  • Bokk, O., Forster, B. (2022). The Effect of a Short Mindfulness Meditation on Somatosensory Attention. Mindfulness.
  • Duraney, E. J., Fisher, M. E., Manglani, H. R., Andridge, R. R., Nicholas, J. A., Prakash, R. S. (2022). Impact of mindfulness training on emotion regulation in multiple sclerosis: Secondary analysis of a pilot randomized controlled trial. Rehabilitation Psychology.
  • Jariengprasert, C., Watanapornmongkol, K., Kiatthanabumrung, S., Wisupagan, T. (2022). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in the Management of Tinnitus. International Tinnitus Journal.
  • Shaif, N. A., Doshi, K., Lim, J. (2022). Effects of mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia and a sleep hygiene/exercise programme on subjective-objective sleep discrepancy in older adults with sleep disturbances: Exploratory secondary analysis of a randomised clinical trial. Journal of Sleep Research.

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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