Shamatha Project

The Shamatha Project is one of the most comprehensive studies of meditation conducted to date. The first findings from the project have started to appear in journal articles, books, and media reports. I use the space below to share some of my favorite reports. You can find additional information on the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain website.

Compassion

New Book on The Shamatha Project, Meditation And Science

The Less Dust the More Trust by Adeline van Waning (01.07.2014)

Compassion

Book Chapter in "The Healing Power of Meditation"

Clifford Saron: Training the Mind - The Shamatha Project (07.09.2013)

Compassion

eBook Chapter in "Compassion: Bridging practice and science"

Clifford Saron: The Shamatha Project Adventure – A Personal Account of an Ambitious Meditation Study and its First Results (09.16.2013)

Science Daily

Science Daily

Mindfulness from Meditation Associated With Lower Stress Hormone (03.28.2013)

Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard

Just Breathe: Confirming Meditation's Benefits (06.20.2012)

Buddhadharma

Buddhadharma

Inside the Shamatha Project (Summer 2011)

Time

The Guardian

How meditation might ward off the effects of ageing (04.24.2011)

Time

Time.com

Explaining Why Meditators May Live Longer (12.23.2010)

Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

Putting the Om in Chromosome (11.18.2010)

Science Daily

Science Daily

Positive Well-Being to Higher Telomerase (11.04.2010)

UC Davis Magazine

UC Davis Magazine

Worth Contemplating (Fall 2010)

ABC News

ABC News

Could Meditation Improve Your Attention? (07.17.2010)

Science Daily

Science Daily

Meditation Helps Increase Attention Span (07.17.2010)

Sacramento News and Review

Sacramento News and Review

New UC Davis Study Finds That Practicing Meditation May Indeed Improve Perception (07.01.2010)