1 Giant Mind in partnership with Universities, Institutes and independent researchers will work to advance our scientific understanding and the education of the effects of meditation on the human mind and physiology, the environment and society at large.

1 Giant Mind is a proud to be in partnership with IONS Institute Of Noetics Sciences to present the IONS Meditation Bibliography.

The IONS Meditation Bibliography was originally compiled and edited by Michael Murphy, cofounder of Esalen Institute, in collaboration with Steven Donovan. It was published in print in 1997 as The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meditation: A Review of Contemporary Research with an introduction by Eugene Taylor. It has since been updated and is now available as a searchable, online catalogue with citations, abstracts, and, when available, full-text articles — all free of charge! With nearly 6000 entries and growing, the IONS Meditation Bibliography is the largest and most comprehensive known catalogue of published scientific studies of meditation in the world. IONS maintains this database and updates it quarterly with current research.

Please watch this video and then explore this bibliography of data concerning the effect and benefits of a regular practice of meditation.



Guide to Navigating the IONS Online Meditation Bibliography

In this video, IONS Director of Research and meditation researcher Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., explains how to use the IONS online meditation bibliography and to get the most from it. When watching the video, move your cursor away from the screen to hide the video controls.