About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a quality of human consciousness characterized by an accepting awareness of and enhanced attention to the constant stream of lived experience. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions can impact our health and quality of life. Mindfulness can be cultivated through meditation practice. Mindfulness meditation practices have been formalized in programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) as well as other programs. Although mindfulness is an inherent human capacity that has been examined introspectively for millennia, scientific interest in mindfulness is burgeoning in the fields of medicine, psychology, social work, and business, as well as other areas. Click HERE to read more about mindfulness.

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Purpose of MRG

Mindfulness Research Guide is a comprehensive electronic resource and publication database that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on:

  1. The scientific study of mindfulness, including:
    • a database of research publications
    • measurement tools to assess mindfulness
    • the evidence base for mindfulness interventions
    • centers conducting mindfulness research

  2. The latest advances in mindfulness research and practice through our publication Mindfulness Research Monthly.


Mindfulness Research Monthly


MRG publishes Mindfulness Research Monthly (MRM), a monthly bulletin that aims to build awareness of and inform the latest scientific advances in mindfulness. 

Editor: David S. Black, Ph.D.

Founded: 01/2010

Published: Monthly

Subscribers: 9,000+


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