There is a vast number of contemplative practices. They differ in the contexts in which they are immersed, the belief systems that they are linked to, and the nature of the activity involved (individual or social, mental and/or physical, etc.).

Below, we offer some resources and tips for beginning or continuing a contemplative practice, with a focus on meditation. We base this advice on the best available scientific evidence, although there is often too little of it in this field to provide firm recommendations. We will continue to update this page as new evidence emerges.

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What are contemplative studies?