About

AMRA Mission Statement

To support empirical and conceptual efforts to establish an evidence base for the process, practice, and construct of mindfulness; promote best standards for and ethical use of mindfulness research and applications; and facilitate mindfulness-related dialogue and discovery.

Purpose of AMRA

AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public. Resources offered by AMRA include professional and affiliate membership and networks, monthly research bulletins, a database and resource repository, training and educational support, and communication channels to support mindfulness research and practice.

AMRA’s Definition of Mindfulness

The state, process, and practice of remembering to observe moment-to-moment experience with openness and without automatic patterns of previously conditioned thoughts, emotions, or behaviors. Mindfulness can be cultivated through mind-body practices (such as focused attention and open monitoring meditation as well as other intrapsychic and sensory-based practices) that are founded on a discerning mode of awareness that recognizes wholesome and unwholesome states of being.