A variety of organizations are associated with Contemplative Studies. Some of these organizations have academic affiliations, while others are independent and privately funded. Many of these organizations emphasize a scientific, and specifically a neuroscientific approach to contemplative practice as well as contemplative practice as a form of social engagement.

  • Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE)
  • Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI)
  • California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
  • Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CCMS)
  • Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM)
  • Center for Mind and Brain (CMB)
  • Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (CFM)
  • Center for Teaching (Vanderbilt University)
  • Contemplative Outreach
  • Contemplative Sciences Center (Tibet Center; University of Virginia)
  • Contemplative Studies Group (American Academy of Religion)
  • Esalen Institute
  • Fetzer Institute
  • Garrison Institute
  • Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
  • Merton Institute for Contemplative Living
  • Mind and Life Institute (MLI)
  • Mindful Awareness Research Center (University of California, Los Angeles) (MARC)
  • Mindfulness in Education Network (MEN)
  • Mindfulness in Law Program (University of Miami) (MLP)
  • Rothko Chapel
  • Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies (SBI)
  • Shamatha Project

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