Wolf Mehling

Wolf Mehling is a professor of family and community medicine at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Trained in family medicine, manual medicine, breath awareness and psychotherapy, he cares for patients with chronic pain. His research focuses on how patients can benefit when switching from thinking to sensing, from disembodied cognition to being mindful …

Anne Klein

Anne Klein teaches Buddhism and Tibetan language at Rice University, where she is Professor of Religion. She is also co-founder of Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism in Houston, where she teaches traditional practices and texts as well as basic life-arts such as resting in awareness and kindness. Her passion is for understanding how knowing …

Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT is a Research Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and the Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Body Awareness. Her clinical and research expertise is focused on interoceptive awareness (i.e. awareness of inner body sensations) and its role in health and well-being. She developed Mindful Awareness …

Alejandro Chaoul

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, works as an Assistant Professor and Director of education, at the Integrative Medicine Program, in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas (UT) M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is involved in research using Tibetan mind- body techniques with cancer patients, and facilitates meditation groups and individual clinics …

John Makransky

John Makransky, PhD, is Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior academic advisor for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion (a socially engaged contemplative organization), and author of the popular meditation manual Awakening through Love. His academic writings have focused on connections …

Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard, Ph.D., is a Buddhist monk at Schechen Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Born in France in 1946, he received his Ph.D. in Cellular Genetics at the Institut Pasteur under Nobel Laureate Francois Jacob. As a hobby, he wrote “Animal Migrations” in 1969. He first traveled to the Himalayas in 1967 and has lived there …

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995), and (in 1979) its world-renown Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic.  He is the author of ten books, including the bestsellers Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You …

Patricia (Tish) Jennings

Prof. Jennings is a Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education with a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom. …

Fadel Zeidan

Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., is the director of the Brain Mechanisms of Pain and Health Laboratory at Wake Forest School of Medicine. For the last sixteen years, his research has focused on identifying the specific analgesic mechanisms supporting mindfulness-induced pain relief. He is not necessarily focused on determining if mindfulness meditation reduces pain (it does) but …

Erin McCarthy

Erin Jien McCarthy, Ph.D. is Chair and Professor of Philosophy at St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) where she also teaches in the Asian Studies Program. A comparative feminist philosopher, in her work and teaching she brings together Japanese philosophy, ethics, feminist and continental philosophy. Author of the book Ethics Embodied: Rethinking Selfhood through Continental, Japanese …