Scientific Studies

There is more and more scientific evidence that a mindfulness practice can be very helpful in the workplace.


The British Government

The British Government conducted a mindfulness study to test the effectiveness of mindfulness and meditation techniques in the corporate environment.   The results of this study can be found in the book  “Mindfulness @ Work: Reduce stress, live mindfully and be happier and more productive at work  by Anna Black

The number of days off for stress, anxiety and depression have fallen by 71% over the following three years.
Absences for all conditions dropped by 50% over that time.
80% of participants reporting improvements in their relationships,
79% improvements in their ability to relax,
64% improvements in sleep patterns
53% improvements in happiness at work.

100+ Scientific Benefits of Meditation

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Alzheimer’s Study

To reduce pre-Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment, get to the yoga mat – UCLA study finds yoga, meditation more effective than memory-boosting exercises  click here


Pema Chodron – This Lousy World
Lizzie Velasquez – How do you define yourself
Katie Owens – Active Listening
Lee Holden – Qi Gong

Meditation Groups

West University Seniors

Meets the second and fourth Wednesdays on Zoom
from 2pm to 3:30 pm 

Led by Stan Merrill

Call the West University Senior Center to enroll.  713 662 5896

Insight Meditation GroupWebsite

Meets every Monday 7 to 8:30 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church – Led by Ginger Clarkson

 Recommended Books

  • “Say This, Not That:” by Carl Alasko Ph. D.  Amazon

  • “10% Happier:” by Dan Harris Amazon

  • “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”by Marshall B. Rosenberg Amazon

  • Shantideva – “Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior”–  translated from by Alexander Berzin, 2004 – Chapter 6. Showing Patience


  • NY Times Article – How to start a meditation Practice Click Here

    5 Brutal Truths about life click here

    • 1) Worrying is useless…

    • 2) If we want to be happy, we must see reality for what it is…

    • 3) We need to accept change actively…

    • 4) The root of suffering is pursuing temporary feelings…

    • 5) Meditation is the path to reducing suffering

  • Mix of Six – Six things that you can do to prevent Cancer click here

  • Mindfulness and Athletes  click here

  • Mindfulness techniques for children click here

  • PBS 2 hour special – Schools of the future containing a section on Meditation training for children click here

  • Meditation in schools in Baltimore:  click here

  • Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit  by By Melanie Curtin  click here

  • The World’s Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn’t Call Him That.  BY MICHAEL PATERNITI  click here

  • Why Facts Don’t Change our Mind – (The article is a book review about Confirmation Bias or Motivational Reasoning.   The fact that we only believe the things that reinforce our preconceived ideas.)  click here


Rumi Poems   – Click Here
Mary Oliver Poems – Click Here


Click on the this link while in your iPhone and it will bring up the App in the app store.  It is free.

After the Insight Timer app is loaded and you look a this email on your smart phone

  • Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation & Sleep. by  Casey Conerly – click on this link

  • From Pain to Peace –  Bethany Auriel-Hagan – click on this link