Contemplative Practitioner Research Participants Needed

Research and scholarship on mindfulness is one of the fastest growing areas in science. The number of scientific publications has been skyrocketing (See above). Over the last decade this research has convincingly demonstrated that engaging in mindfulness and contemplative practices produce marked changes in the practitioner. These changes include alterations of the physiology, including the brain, and alteration in the individual’s psychological and emotional state. These changes have been shown to be beneficial for the individual’s physical and mental wellbeing. But, the research is in its infancy and there is a tremendous amount of work that has yet to be performed. In addition, little is known about the processes of mindfulness and contemplative practices and which practices work best for which people under what circumstances.

You can help in developing understanding about mindfulness and awakening by registering in the Mindfulness and Awakening Research Registry”. You can be a part of this important initiative. If you are currently a regular practitioner of mindfulness techniques such as meditation, yoga, contemplative prayer, etc. Please seriously consider giving your time, experiences, and understanding to helping others by registering.
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4 thoughts on “Contemplative Practitioner Research Participants Needed

  1. Hi. I am interested in being studied for your research. I have been practicing meditation daily for 8 years. I use mindfulness of breath and body as my primary meditation technique but I also use jappa and mindful walking.

  2. Hi. I am interested in being part of your studies. I have been practicing zen meditation for 25 years, Tai chi for 2-3 years and have practiced yoga and pilates on and off. I am also an open water swimmer and have been swimming about 5-6 miles a week for about 15 years. I was when I was young enough a long distance runner and cyclist. I was diagnosed with PTSD 25 years ago and was in therapy for many years; it was at this time that I began my meditation practice. About 4 years ago I experienced an energetic awakening (often referred to as a Kundalini awakening). I am currently working with a teacher in the Rinzai tradition. I have studied mathematics, computer science and am an artist and worked for many years as a mold maker in fine art casting. Anyway…. Thank you and I hope to hear from you.

  3. Hi I have practiced sitting in silence daily for almost the past 4 years (feb 2022), I practice meditation daily (constantly) throughout the day. Constantly meditating on information I research for a multitude of reasons. I am able to meditate in pretty much anything I am doing because I have been in deep thought since youth. My body naturally fast when needed & I dont use social media. I truly believe in Christ Conciousness we are connected to everything on such a deep level they write books about it. I would like to participate in the study to see how far I have come from my own resources. I do no not have a significant other. I do not have a job that ties me to the world. I live a very hermit life with bare minimum. I would love to use anything learned during participation to help me achieve 3 visions of Dzogchen.

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