Heartfulness Research Centre

Research Scholars & Guides/

Supervisors Registration

The Heartfulness Research Centre (HRC), Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation (SMSF) Recognized by the University of Mysore (UoM) since 2012. Any research undertaken through the foundation will qualify for a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D). All activities pertaining to Research is coordinated by Heartfulness Research Centre, Mysuru.

Several scholars are currently registered in the Ph. D. program and are working on inter-disciplinary research related to Sahaj Marg Philosophy. In fact, "They have already started presenting papers and articles at related conferences and seminars."

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Once a year applications are invited by HRC for Research Candidates in the Abhyasi Bulletin.

To Apply

Download the application form and after filling in the details post it to HRC Mysuru. Alternatively, the form can also be scanned and emailed to hrc.research@heartfulness.org

Interested in applying for the PhD programme

Download and go through the eligibility criteria given in the attached document. If you qualify, then write to hrc.research@heartfulness.org to confirm that applications to the program are being accepted and then send in your application form.

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Interested in applying as a Guide for the PhD programme

Download and go through the eligibility criteria given in the attached document. See if you qualify and apply.

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Managing Trustee - Dr. Kamlesh D. Patel view on Research

Introduction to Heartfulness Research Centre:

Dr. Kamlesh D Patel is fondly known as 'Daaji' is an innovator and researcher, blending the inner world of spirituality and the outer world of science. He has done significant research in the field of consciousness and spirituality. Approaching these subjects with scientific methodology – a practical approach that stems from his own experience and mastery in the field. Students and faculty in over 3,000 schools, universities, and colleges are now benefiting from Heartfulness enabled leadership mastery self-development programs. "Dr. Kamlesh D Patel" advocates bridging ancient tradition with modern scientific understanding, and has assembled a team of scientists to research the physiological and genetic effects of meditation and yogic transmission.

Heartfulness Research Centre teaches meditation and contemplative practices. Heartfulness Research funding is intended to provide resources to support foundational experiments on Heartfulness practices. These include, but are not limited to, fundamental studies investigating behavioural, physiological, metabolic, epigenetic and neurobiological responses to the Heartfulness practices, through cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on Heartfulness practitioners compared with appropriate control subjects. Applications are invited from researchers who are interested in applying their expertise in reference to various types of Heartfulness practices and the evolution of consciousness.

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“Your heart is your laboratory.

You are the experiment,

you are the experimenter,

and you are the outcome”

- Dr. Kamlesh D. Patel

List of Publication by the Ph. D. scholars



Heartfulness Research Centre – Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation, Mysuru

No. 1615, SMSF, Heartfulness Research Centre,

Maidanahalli Cross Road, Hunsur Road,

Opp to Industrial area, Next to Myra school of Business,

Yelwala, Mysuru, Karnataka 571130