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Heartfulness Research

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About Us

Heartfulness Research Institute is an integral part of Heartfulness, a global non-profit organization. Our mission is to inspire, enable, support, and collaborate with researchers and integrate science and meditative practices. We strive to follow the highest ethical, scientific standards and research compliance studying the effect of Heartfulness. Understanding the effects of these practices on the evolution of human consciousness may help answer profound questions regarding humanity and our role in the universe.

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Human Consciousness is fundamental and foundational for the wellbeing of humanity and the entire ecosystem’. Hence the focus of the Heartfulness practices is on refining and expansion of Human Consciousness that result in benefits at physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual levels. Heartfulness research will explore methods, tools and indicators to measure changes in Consciousness and the resultant effects. Our vision is to offer rigorous scientific evidence to aid in informed decision of integrating Heartfulness practices into everyday life. 

Published Research

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Heartfulness Meditation: A Yogic and Neuroscientific Perspective


Impact of Virtual Heartfulness Meditation Program on Stress, Quality of Sleep, and Psychological Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Method Study

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Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes With Regular Yoga and Heartfulness Meditation Practice


Meditation, well-being, and cognition in Heartfulness Meditators - A pilot study

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Using Heartfulness Meditation and Brainwave Entrainment to Improve Teenage Mental Wellbeing

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Sleep Patterns of Resident Physicians and the Effect of Heartfulness Meditation

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Interested in participating in our studies

If you would like to participate in our future studies, please provide information using the form below and one of our team members will get in touch with you. Thank you!

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Support Heartfulness research. The funds will be utilized for research conducted to gain more insight into Heartfulness meditative practices and study the resulting benefits.

Heartfulness Research Grants


The mission of Heartfulness Institute Research Initiative is to support and facilitate a scientific approach toward contemplative practices and advance our understanding of meditation and consciousness. The Institute invites grant applications for meditation research from individuals who will conduct independent empirical, rigorous research. Grant applications will range from $5,000 up to a maximum of $100,000, on a non-renewable basis.


Heartfulness Institute teaches meditation and contemplative practices. Heartfulness Research funding is intended to provide resources to support foundational experiments on Heartfulness practices. These include, but are not limited to, studies investigating behavioral, physiological, metabolic, epigenetic and neurobiological responses to the practice of Heartfulness meditation, through cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on Heartfulness practitioners compared with appropriate control subjects. We encourage applications from researchers in other contemplative practices who are interested in applying their expertise to study Heartfulness meditation.



Applicants must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree and have an official affiliation with a college, university, institute, medical school or other research facility.



The application should include

  • Biosketches/CVs of the principal investigator and collaborators, research project description, including specific aims and hypotheses to be tested, experimental design, method of analysis of the data, and the significance and potential impact of the study.

  • Preliminary data, if available, including data related to other meditation practices. 

  • Resources available, budget and justification. 


Review Process

We accept applications throughout the year. Criteria for evaluation include significance, relevance and impact of the proposed study; applicant’s research experience; and appropriateness of budget. 

All administrative overhead must be kept to a minimum and not to exceed 8% of the total budget of the grant request.

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