Our Mission

The Institute for Meditation Sciences (IMS) is a scientific research organization focused on the development of evidence-based meditation interventions particularly for vulnerable populations. IMS is strongly rooted in a diversity of traditional meditation techniques, and through systematic scientific inquiry aims to provide personalized tools for society’s current needs.

For collaborations or to inquire about research volunteer opportunities please contact us.
For information on the Advances in Meditation Conference Series (AMR) go here.


Founder and Director

sonia-sequeira-1Sonia Sequeira, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC

Institutional Review Board

Geri Loizzo
Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, NYC

IRB Chair

mahiuddin-ahmed-1Mahiuddin Ahmed, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC

 

Maya Suzuki, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC

Attorney/Secretary

brian_j_sawersBrian J. Sawers, Esq, JD

Scientific Advisor

Eileen Luders, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles


AMR 2017 Organizing Committee

Sonia Sequeira, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC

Mahiuddin Ahmed, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC

Eileen Luders, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

David Vago, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Rael Cahn, MD, PhD
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

 

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501c3 Not For Profit

We are a 501c3 not for profit community founded to advance the scientific study, application and dissemination of meditation practices.

IRS links: Pub 78 Data        e-Postcard

Tax ID: 27-0432084