Board of Directors

Thupten Jinpa Langri, PhD

McGill University

Lisette Cooper

Fiduciary Trust International

Martin Davidson

University of Virginia

Sona Dimidjian, PhD

Renée Crown Wellness Institute

Barry Hershey

Filmmaker

Carolyn Jacobs, MSW, PhD

Smith College School for Social Work

Jack Kornfield

Spirit Rock Center

Aaron Stern

Academy for the Love of Learning

Founders

Founding Stewards

Richard J. Davidson, PhD

Mind & Life Chief Scientific Advisor, Center for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD

Upaya Zen Center

Convening Faculty, Fellow

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

University of Massachusetts

Fellow, Founding Steward

Matthieu Ricard, PhD

Karuna-shechen

Convening Faculty, Fellow

Former Board Members (chronological order)

Adam Engle 
Francisco Varela
Alan Wallace
Elaine Jackson 
Richie Davidson
Daniel Goleman
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Anne Harrington
Paul Ekman   
Matthieu Ricard
Arthur Zajonc
John Dunne
Roshi Joan Halifax
Ulco Visser
Bennet Shapiro
Don Morrison
Tania Singer
Diana Chapman Walsh
Mark Bertolini

Tenzin Chogyal (Ngari Rinpoche), Honorary

Past Presidents
Adam Engle 1991-2011
Al Kaszniak (interim) 2011
Arthur Zajonc 2012-2015
Carolyn Jacobs (interim) 2015

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