Science is showing just how beneficial
the Heartfulness practices are.

Science is showing just how beneficial the Heartfulness practices are.


Recent studies have shown just how effective the Heartfulness practices are in creating wellness. You can check out some of these studies below. We strive to follow the highest ethical scientific standards and compliance while studying the effects of Heartfulness.

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The Heartfulness practices refine and expand our consciousness, leading to enhanced well-being on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Our research explores methods and tools to measure changes in consciousness and the resultant effects. Our vision is to offer clear scientific evidence of the effect of Heartfulness on well-being and everyday life.


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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.