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.

UMindfulness in the News
Canes Football Teams up with Jha Lab to Mindfulness Training Research

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

UMindfulness in the News
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

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Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation, speaks on November 10th to the University Community as part of the UMindfulness Lecture Series.

Upcoming Events

Join us April 7th for a UMindfulness lecture with Dr. Zindel Segal. Click here for more information.
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Sharon Salzberg with UMindfulness founders, Amishi Jha, 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.

Our Most Recent Events

On January 28, 2015, the UMindfulness Lecture Series featured Dan Goleman. Click here to watch the video of this program.
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On November 10, 2014 Tim Ryan
The UMindfulness Lecture Series featured Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit.
Click here to learn more.
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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.
Click here to learn more and RSVP. Space is limited.
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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.
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Dam Harris entertained and inspired us with his deep look into mindfulness practice. September 17, 2014.
Click here to watch a recording of the event.
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Thank you Sharon Salzberg for an unforgettable evening. March 25, 2014.
Click here to learn more.

Our Inaugural Event

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NPR Radio Host, Dr. Dan Gottlieb spoke on March 6, 2014.