Contemplative Studies Research Lab Year 3.5

Arielle Sydnor – Contemplative Education: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart
Arielle Sydnor provides an overview of contemplative education, including the current state of research in the field, neurological evidence supporting the implementation of mindfulness in schools, and benefits of this intervention.

Jonathan Chou and Juan Santoyo – Compassion in the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Depression and Well-Being
Jonathan Chou and Juan Santoyo discuss the role compassion may play as a mediator between depression and well-being in contemplative practice. They explain their intricate data analysis, and how their research led them to explore the distinction in mediation between self and other compassion.