Related Links

Compassion, mindfulness and contemplative practice are increasingly a focus of scientific research, theoretical exploration, and professional practice.  A growing community of research centers, institutes and universities (such as those listed below) are engaged in this work.

General sites on mindfulness, contemplative practice, and compassion:

Contemplative Mind in Life:

The Mindfulness Institute:

Mindfulness Research Guide:

The Center for Self Leadership:

Mindsight Institute:

The Center for Nonviolent Communication:

Awareness in Action:


The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education:

Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life:

The Charter for Compassion:

The Compassionate Mind Foundation

Christopher Germer, PhD Author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Mindful Awareness Research Center at University of California Los Angeles:

University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness:

Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy:

University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness:

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice:

Mindfulness page maintained by David Fresco:

Mindfulness page maintained by Christopher Walsh:

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

The Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom:

Clinical applications of mindfulness and compassion:

Compassion Power (for anger management):

Mindfulness-based symptom management:

Social anxiety and mindfulness:

Mindfulness and recovery from child abuse:

Addictive Behaviors Research Center:

Center for Mindful Eating:

Acceptance and commitment therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy:

Mindfulness and compassion in education:

Mindful Schools:

Association for Mindfulness in Education:

Inner Kids:

Mindfulness in Education Network:

The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education:

Buddhist meditation sites:

Stephen and Martine Batchelor:

Rodney Smith:

Sharon Salzberg:

Insight Meditation Society:

Spirit Rock Meditation Center:

Insight Meditation Community of Washington:

Dharma Seed: