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Scholarly Articles



  • Breedvelt, J., Amanvermez, Y., Harrer, M., Karyotaki, E., Gilbody, S., Bockting, C. L., ... & Ebert, D. D. (2019). The effects of meditation, yoga and mindfulness on depression, anxiety and stress in tertiary education students: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in psychiatry, 10, 193.
  • Ding, X., Tang, Y. Y., Cao, C., Deng, Y., Wang, Y., Xin, X., & Posner, M. I. (2015). Short-term meditation modulates brain activity of insight evoked with solution cue. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 10(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsu032
  • Song, Y., & Lindquist, R. (2015). Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on depression, anxiety, stress and mindfulness in Korean nursing students. Nurse education today, 35(1), 86-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.06.010 [paywall]
  • ​Zeng, X., Chiu, C. P., Wang, R., Oei, T. P., & Leung, F. Y. (2015). The effect of loving-kindness meditation on positive emotions: a meta-analytic review.Frontiers in psychology, 6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389%2Ffpsyg.2015.01693
  • Ding, X., Tang, Y. Y., Tang, R., & Posner, M. I. (2014). Improving creativity performance by short-term meditation. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 10(1), 1. DOI: 10.1186/1744-9081-10-9
  • Goyal, M., Singh, S., Sibinga, E. M., Gould, N. F., Rowland-Seymour, A., Sharma, R., ... & Ranasinghe, P. D. (2014). Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis.JAMA internal medicine, 174(3), 357-368. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018.
  • Haas, A. S., & Langer, E. J. (2014). Mindful attraction and synchronization: Mindfulness and regulation of interpersonal synchronicity. NeuroQuantology,12(1). 10.14704/nq.2014.12.1.728
  • Larouche, M., Cote, G., Belisle, D., & Lorrain, D. (2014). Kind attention and non-judgment in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy applied to the treatment of insomnia: state of knowledge. Pathologie Biologie, 62(5), 284-291. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.patbio.2014.07.002 [paywall]

Mindfulness and Race

  • Nalika Gajaweera. (2021). Sitting in the Fire Together: People of Color Cultivating Radical Resilience in North American Insight Meditation. Journal of Global Buddhism22(1), 121–139. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4727595 
  • Lueke, A., & Gibson, B. (2014). Mindfulness meditation reduces implicit age and race bias the role of reduced automaticity of responding. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1948550614559651.DOI: 10.1177/1948550614559651
  • Watson-Singleton, Womack, V. Y., Holder-Dixon, A. R., & Black, A. R. (2021). Racism’s (un)worthiness trap: The mediating roles of self-compassion and self-coldness in the link between racism and distress in African Americans. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000398 
  • Kang, Y., Gray, J. R., & Dovidio, J. F. (2014). The nondiscriminating heart: Loving kindness meditation training decreases implicit intergroup bias. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3), 1306. doi: 10.1037/a0034150
  • Using Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Treatments With Clients From Nondominant Cultural and/or Marginalized Backgrounds: Clinical Considerations, Meta-Analysis Findings, and Introduction to the Special Series: Clinical Considerations in using Acceptance- and Mindfulness-based Treatments With Diverse Populations. (2013). Cognitive and Behavioral Practice20(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.12.004
  • Ramos, Aguilera, A., Montoya, A., Lau, A., Wen, C. Y., Cruz Torres, V., & Chavira, D. (2022). App-Based Mindfulness Meditation for People of Color Who Experience Race-Related Stress: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols11(4), e35196–e35196. https://doi.org/10.2196/35196



  • Salimpoor, V. N., Benovoy, M., Larcher, K., Dagher, A., & Zatorre, R. J. (2011). Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music. Nature neuroscience, 14(2), 257-262. DOI: 10.1038/nn.2726

Virtual Reality

Workplace Mindfulness

  • Islam, Holm, M., & Karjalainen, M. (2022). Sign of the times: Workplace mindfulness as an empty signifier. Organization (London, England)29(1), 3–29. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508417740643 
  • Lin, Huang, C.-K., Li, H.-X., Chang, T.-W., & Hsu, Y.-C. (2022). Will They Stay or Leave? Interplay of Organizational Learning Culture and Workplace Mindfulness on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions. Public Personnel Management51(1), 24–47. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026021991581 
  • Qiu, & Rooney, D. (2017). Addressing Unintended Ethical Challenges of Workplace Mindfulness: A Four-Stage Mindfulness Development Model. Journal of Business Ethics157(3), 715–730. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3693-1 


Contemplative Pedagogy

Content Attribution

Some of the content of this page was created by Marissa Mourer, co-founder of the Brain Booth.

Additional Resources

Centers in Higher Education

Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE) at Naropa University

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford School of Medicine

Center for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University

Contemplative Pedagogy at Montclair State University

Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia

Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University

The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, including this research roundup of mindfulness training in schools

Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA

Associations and Institutes

Association for Mindfulness in Education (K-12 focus)

The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL), an official assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English

Contemplative Pedagogy Network

The Garrison Institute, including the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE)

Journal for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The Luster Learning Institute and Calm Classroom Program