“The Brain Booth Initiative: Recent Trends in Mindfulness and Contemplative Pedagogy in High School and University” examines the relationship between mindfulness and stress reduction to optimize learning in both high school and university settings. It outlines the most common trends based on a systematic review of articles from the past eight years. The majority of the studies use a self-reporting approach and show that mindfulness training reduces overall stress. The main limitation for most studies is small sample sizes due to voluntary involvement. The presentation then describes how the HSU Brain Booth is applying this research as they teach mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy.