Amishi Jha is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from the University of California–Davis, and received her postdoctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging. She studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion and resilience. With grants from the Department of Defense and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of mindfulness training in education, corporate, elite sports, and the military contexts. In addition to her own published body of research, her work has been featured at TED.com, the World Economic Forum, NY Times, NPR, the Aspen Institute, the Pentagon, the Journal of Special Operations Medicine, and Joint Force Quarterly.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2020

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2020
2018

2018 International Symposium for Contemplative Research Session

Master Lectures: Contemplative Studies Panel: Contemplating the Future of “Contemplative Studies”

Moderators: Erin McCarthy
Panel: Amishi Jha, Harold Roth, Ed Sarath, Erin McCarthy

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Self & Other

2018 Mind & Life Dialogue XXXIII Session

Meta-Awareness and Attention Training in Education Research

Amishi Jha, Sona Dimidjian, Thupten Jinpa Langri, Richard J. Davidson

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Compassion & Empathy | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

2016

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ISCS 2016 – Evening Conversation

Mind and Life Institute • November 12, 2016

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Opening Keynote: Opening Welcome and Meditation

Amishi Jha, Sharon Salzberg, Harold Roth

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom

2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Evening Conversation – The Promises and Perils of Mainstreaming Mindfulness (Ticketed Event)

Susan Bauer-Wu, Jeremy Hunter, Carolyn Jacobs, Amishi Jha, Sharon Salzberg

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mindfulness

2014

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Mind & Life Institute: ISCS 2014 highlights

Mind and Life Institute • November 2, 2014

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Education | Mental Health

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ISCS 2014 – Master Lecture – Sona Dimidjian, Amishi Jha

Mind and Life Institute • November 1, 2014

Topics: Education | Mental Health | Mindfulness

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Keynote Dialogue with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Richard J. Davidson, Amishi Jha, Arthur Zajonc

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Successes and Challenges of Mindfulness Training in Applied Settings

Sona Dimidjian, Amishi Jha

Topics: Education | Mental Health | Mindfulness

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 1 – Investigating the Phenomenal and Neurocognitive Matrix of Mindfulness-Related Practices

John Dunne, Amishi Jha, Antoine Lutz, Clifford Saron

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Mindfulness

2009

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Mind & Life XVIII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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