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The Future of Meditation Research

(IONS – April 2016) – Recommendations for expanding the science of meditation.

Cassandra Vieten gives an overview of the Future of Meditation Research (FOMR) initiative recently launched by IONS to explore the deeper aspects of meditation and transformational experiences.

While research to-date has focused on the secular and cognitive aspects of meditation, a broad range of reported events — such as past-life recall, synchronicities, precognition and extra-sensory perception, experiences of God and deities — remains uncharted scientific territory. IONS formed the FOMR group to support research and researchers in exploring these domains.