Mindfulness Table of Subjective Landmarks This table is designed to help meditators determine from their subjective experience the degree of their mindfulness state of awareness. It is meant to be used as a feedback guide and not a definitive measurement of one’s experience of consciousness. It is also not intended to be used as a clinical evaluation of mindfulness. The Mindfulness Research Association has a current list of formal measurement tools of mindfulness. Download printable copy of the table
The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meditation This is a comprehensive study from the Institute of Noetic Sciences by Michael Murphy and Steven Donovan which summarizes the scientific research on meditation, explores the historical roots of meditation, outlines meditation’s introduction to the modern West, and provides an overview of meditation as a subject of scientific study in the West, India, and China.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences Bibliography on Meditation This is a searchable meditation database from IONS which provides access to citations for all scientific research studies into meditation that have been published in English since 2007.
Study: Meditation Improves Cognitive Skills in Four Days If you are still undecided whether to sign up for that meditation class, perhaps this piece of research news would do the trick. A study published in the Journal Consciousness and Cognition found that 20 minutes of meditation each day can improve cognitive skills in as short as four days.
Key Thoughts on the Observing Self Here are some ideas that can help us understand and therefore better able to enter into that state of conscious that is called by many the observing self.
14 Suggestions for a Joyful Meditation Practice These suggestions are intended for those at the beginning and intermediate level of experience who wish to have a sustainable and joyful meditation practice: