Grant Jones

Grant Jones (he/him) is a contemplative, musician, researcher, and activist. He is a co-founder of The Black Lotus Collective, a meditation community that centers the healing and liberation of individuals with historically marginalized identities (i.e. Black, Brown, Queer Folks, Folks with Disabilities). He is also a 3rd Year Clinical Psychology PhD candidate at Harvard University. …

Barbara (Bobbi) Patterson

Bobbi Patterson’s scholarship focuses on lived religion and place, human and earth ecosystems, and pedagogy, particularly those involving community-based partnerships. Her scholarly training and teaching engages Christian and Buddhist contemplative traditions and practices, American Religious cultures, feminist and womanist approaches to women’s spiritual practices, and methodologies and methods. She presents and leads workshops on effective …

Ed Taylor

Dr. Ed Taylor is vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington where he oversees educational opportunities that advance and deepen the undergraduate academic experience. A professor in the College of Education, his research interests include the moral dimensions of education, leadership in education and social justice. His Ph.D. is …

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 …

Amishi Jha

Amishi Jha is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California–Davis, and received …

Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta

Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta is Professor of Psychology and the Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Her research is on implicit bias. Whereas past work had assumed that implicit bias is learned early in life and difficult to change, her research shows that such bias can be changed given the right …