Links and resources

Research studies

Davidson,R.J.,Kabat-Zinn,J.,et al(2003) Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine,65:564-570.

Lazar,S.W. et al(2005) Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. NeuroReport,v.16:1893-97.

Salamons,T.V. et al(2004) Perceived controllability modulates the neural response to pain. Journal of Neuroscience,24:7199-7203.

Tang,Y.Y. et al(2007) Short-term meditation training improves attention and self-regulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA,104:17152-17156.

Urry,H.L. et al(2004) Making a Life Worth Living: Neural Correlates of Well-being. Psychological Science. 15: 367-372.

Reading List

Begley, Sharon.  Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves. New York: Ballantine Books, 2007.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon.  

  • Full-Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. New York: Delta,1990.
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are:  Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life.  New York: Hyperion, 1994.
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (with Myla Kabat-Zinn) New York: Hyperion,1997.
  • Coming to our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Ricard, Matthieu.  Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill. New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2006.

Santorelli, Saki.  Heal Thy Self: Lessons on MIndfulness in Medicine. New York; Bell Tower, 1999.

Segal, Williams, and Teasdale. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse. New York: The Guilford Press, 2002.

Thich Nhat Hanh.  Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life.  Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1987.

Williams, Teasdale, Segal and Kabat-Zinn. The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. New York: The Guilford Press, 2007.


The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Mind and Life Institute       

Insight Meditation Society    

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Thich Nhat Hanh retreats