The University of Miami’s Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative (UMindfulness) is an inter-disciplinary collaboration across the University of Miami that brings together cutting-edge brain research and mindfulness/contemplative practice training. Contemplative training is offered in nonsectarian, accessible, and innovative ways to optimize performance, enhance wellness, and promote resilience.

Our active research projects involve training military cohorts, University students, and medical, legal, and other professional groups to determine the basic brain mechanisms underlying contemplative practice.  

In addition,
UMindfulness offers lecture series and workshops for students, staff, faculty and alumni of the University of Miami along with the broader South Florida Community to learn about and engage in mindfulness training.
UMindfulness was formed in 2010 by Amishi Jha and Scott Rogers, who serve as its directors of Contemplative Neuroscience and of Programs and Training.

UMindfulness is a joint collaboration of the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law, the Miller School of Medicine, Mailman Center for Child Development, Sylvestor Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Herbert Wellness Center, Counseling Center, and the Frost School of Music.
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Jon Kabat ZInn with Amishi Jha and Scott Rogers
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Congressman Tim Ryan with Amishi Jha, Maria T. Kluge, Leonidas Bachas, and Scott Rogers.
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Amishi Jha, Dan Gottlieb, Marie T. Kluge, and Scott Rogers at the kick off of the UMindfulness Lecture Series.
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Sharon Salzberg with UMindfulness founders, Amishi Jha and Scott Rogers.

Click here to learn more about the UMindfulness Lecture Series.

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November 18, 2015: 6:00-8:00pm
Scott Rogers leads the workshop: "Mindfulness and the Art of Self‐Reflection" at the Lowe Art Museum as part of the “Mindfulness and the Art of” Series.
Click here to learn more.

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Amishi Jha speaks with the Dalai Lama and Dr. Richard Davidson at the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies

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UMindfulness partners with the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center to offer a series of mindfulness trainings.

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Neuroscience and Genetics Open House: Learn about the UM Brain Initiative. 5151 San Amaro. 4pm-6 pm.

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Miami Dade Fire Department teams up with Jha Lab to conduct Mindfulness Training Research

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Professor Scott Rogers and Miami Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. View Article.

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Canes Football Teams up with Jha Lab to conduct Mindfulness Training Research

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Jha Lab publishes article on how Mindfulness helps undergraduates stay on track READ MORE.

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Miami Herald Article on Cane Brain: Mindful of Their Mission. VIEW ARTICLE

Upcoming Events

January 29, 2016

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Afternoon lecture and conversation with Sharon Salzburg. 2:30 pm-4:00 pm at Temple Beth Sholom. Click here for more information and here to register.

January 30-31, 2016

2-Day Non-Residential “Compassion and Mindfulness” Retreat with Sharon Salzburg. Click here for more information and here to register. Registration is limited to 65 participants.

Recent Events

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On October 9th, 2015, Jon Kabat Zinn spoke on the Healing Power of Mindfulness in an extraordinary lecture and conversation with the UMindfulness community. Click here to watch the video.
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On April 7th, 2015, Dr. Zindel Segal spoke to us about mindfulness and depression.
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On January 28, 2015, the UMindfulness Lecture Series featured Dan Goleman. Click here to watch the video of this program.
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Mindfulness Workshops and Programs

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On November 8, 2014, the University community enjoyed a Mindful Afternoon with Tussie Kluge, Amishi Jha and Scott Rogers.
This day long mindfulness retreat, for the University of Miami community met from 12:30-5:00 at the Deering Estate.
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October 18, 2014: "A Mindful Miami" conference sponsored and organized by Mindful Kids Miami in collaboration with UMindfulness. The conference was held at the UM Student Activity Center.