Our Meditation and Mindfulness Teachers

Mindfulness Exercises teachers assist with our Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification Program and guide live community meditations, mindfulness workshops, courses and retreats in the Connect mindfulness community.

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Sean Fargo

The founder of Mindfulness Exercises.com, Sean Fargo was a Buddhist monk for 2 years before leaving the monastic life to better connect with his community. He brings a breadth and depth of experience to his offerings that few other mindfulness and meditation teachers can, and he uses this experience to custom tailor his teaching, coaching, guidance, and mentorship to meet people exactly where they are.

Sean’s website has helped more than 6 million people deepen their practice and teaching. Read his full bio here.

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Sara-Mai Conway

A writer, yoga and meditation instructor living and working in Baja Sur, Mexico, Sara-Mai teaches online and in her tiny, off-grid hometown on the Pacific coast.

Her meditations are influenced by her advanced studies in yogic philosophy and her personal practice, which is firmly rooted in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. She was empowered as a teacher in this tradition in 2019.

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Gillian Florence Sanger

Gillian is a writer, meditation teacher, and certified hypnotherapist in the spiritual counseling practice of Depth Hypnosis. Her writings and teachings are deeply inspired by the wisdom of nature - within and around us.

In addition to her certification as a hypnotherapist, Gillian is a certified yoga teacher (200 hr) and holds a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition. She has roots in Toronto, Ontario but currently lives in the Swedish countryside.

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Jeremy Lipkowitz

Jeremy teaches mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices at universities, recovery centers, and companies throughout Asia and the US.

He has a Master’s degree in Genetics and Genomics and spent time living and training as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. He now combines his science-based expertise and hunger for personal development to help others achieve genuine peace and fulfillment.

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Meg James

Lucky enough to be introduced to meditation at the young age of 4, Meg James’ journey is one of forgetting, then remembering, the value of this profound practice.

Meg holds a degree in Psychology from Swinburne University and an Advanced Diploma of Yoga and Meditation Teaching from the Australian Yoga Academy. In 2014, she left a corporate career to teach mindfulness full time. Her meditation recordings have reached over 4 million worldwide.

Mindfulness Exercises Guest Teachers

The following world-renowned mindfulness teachers and meditation gurus have presented live two-hour workshops to those enrolled in our Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program. Recordings of these sessions are available on-demand for current teacher trainees.

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Delson Armstrong

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Dr. Judson Brewer

Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center

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Willoughby Britton

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University Medical School

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Heather Pearce Campbell

Legal Consultant for Online Wellness Entrepreneurs Lewis Howes, Jay Shetty, Tara Mohr, & Daymond John

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Mark Coleman

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Anne Cushman

Pioneer in the integration of mindfulness, embodied meditation, and creative expression. Author of The Mama Sutra, Enlightenment for Idiots, and Moving Into Meditation

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Dr. Richie Davidson

Founder of The Center For Healthy Minds, Pioneer in Mindfulness Research

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Giovanni Dienstmann

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Bonnie Duran

First Native American to join the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teachers Council; Professor at U. of Washington

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Christopher Germer

Co-Developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Program

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Susan Kaiser Greenland

Author of The Mindful Child, Mindful Games and Mindful Parent, Mindful Child

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Kevin Griffin

Author of One Breath At A Time, Recovering Joy and Living Kindness; Pioneer in Mindful Recovery

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Rick Hanson

New York Times Bestselling Author of Resilient and Hardwiring Happiness

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Andrew Holecek

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Michelle Maldonado

Founder of Lucenscia; Named among the "12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement" by Mindful Magazine

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Gabor Maté

Pioneer in Compassionate Inquiry, Addiction and Childhood Development

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Dr. Ali Maya

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George Mumford

Author of The Mindful Athlete; Mindfulness Teacher for Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant

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Cory Muscara

Bestselling Author of Stop Missing Your Life; Mindfulness Expert for Dr. Oz; Main Teacher for Mindfulness.com

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Austin Hill Shaw

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Oren Jay Sofer

Author of Say What You Mean and The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents

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Michael Taft

Author of The Mindful Geek; Core Faculty at Wisdom Labs; SIYLI Curriculum Developer; Sounds True Editor

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Thanissara

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David Treleaven

Author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

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Spring Washam

Author of A Fierce Heart; Cofounder of East Bay Meditation Center

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Francis Weller

Mindfulness Meditation Teachers in our Audio Library

Mindfulness Exercises is home to an extensive library of guided meditations, mindfulness teachings and dharma talks from the world’s most well-known mindfulness teachers. Browse hundreds more free audio meditations and mindfulness talks here.

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Ajahn Amaro

Spiritual searching led him to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples.

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Ajahn Sumedho

He taught extensively throughout the world, has inducted more than a hundred aspirants into the samana life, and also authorized the establishment of six monasteries.

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Anam Thubten

He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the U.S. and abroad. He is an author of various articles and books in both the Tibetan and English.

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David Gandelman

He is a spiritual teacher, founder of the Meditation School app, and host of the Meditation School, Energy Matters, and Grounded Sleep podcasts

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Donald Rothberg

He has taught and practiced Buddhist meditation for over 35 years, and his trainings have helped to pioneer new ways of connecting inner and outer transformation.

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Frank Ostaseki

He is a pioneer in end of life care, co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. He guided that groundbreaking work for almost 20 years.

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Gil Fronsdal

He is the co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California and the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, California. He has been teaching since 1990.

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Giovanni Dienstmann

He is an international author, the creator of Live and Dare—the fifth most popular meditation blog on the planet—and author of the best-selling book Practical Meditation.

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Guy Armstrong

He is working with practitioners who are deepening their commitment to the Dharma and then seeing them take a quantum leap in their understanding.

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Ines Freedman

She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1985, with Gil Fronsdal being her primary teacher. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Program.

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Jack Kornfield

He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.

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James Baraz

He is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, created and teaches the popular Awakening Joy Course, leads meditation retreats nationally and internationally.

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Joseph Goldstein

He has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society.

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Kate Munding

Kate Munding has been practicing and studying Buddhist meditation since 2004. Her teaching style is based on the tradition of Theravada Buddhism.

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Kevin Griffin

A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network.

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Kristin Neff

She studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles. She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley.

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Marcia Rose

She is the founding and guiding teacher of The Mountain Hermitage. She teaches Vipassana, Concentration, Brahma Vihara, and Creative Process retreats.

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Marisa Brenizer

She is a practicing Certified Energy Therapist (CET). She embraced the role of “healer” and have walked with many on their respective paths to wellness and enlightenment.

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Mark Coleman

He is the founder of Awake in the Wild – Meditation in Nature retreats, the Mindfulness Institute, and the Mindfulness Training Institute for mindfulness teacher training.

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Wes Nisker

He is a Buddhist meditation teacher, author, and performer. He has studied Buddhist meditation for over three decades with teachers in Asia and America.

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Oren Jay Sofer

He teaches mindfulness, meditation and Nonviolent Communication in both secular and Buddhist. He practiced meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

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Pamela Pollack

She combines sensitivity and presence from her massage therapy work and training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with her own mindfulness practice.

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Phillip Moffitt

He spent most of his time studying Theravada Buddhism and practicing vipassana (insight meditation). He also became interested in the mind-body connection and studied yoga.

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Rick Hanson

He is a psychologist and has written and taught about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice.

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Ronna Kabatznick

She is an author and social psychologist who has been practicing meditation since 1985. She spent nearly two years on a Vipassana meditation retreat.

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Sean Fargo

He started Mindfulness Exercises with the aim of helping 100 million people live with more understanding, love and compassion for themselves and for others.

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Shaila Catherine

She is the founder of Insight Meditation South Bay. She has been practicing meditation since 1980, with more than nine years of accumulated silent retreat experience.

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Sharon Salzberg

The most compelling part of her practice right now comes in the form of my writing. For a long time, she focused her teaching and writing on lovingkindness.

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Spring Washam

She is a well-known meditation teacher, author and visionary leader. She is a pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based healing practices to diverse communities.

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Sylvia Boorstein

She is cofounding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.

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Tara Brach

Her teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and full, compassionate engagement.

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Tina Rasmussen

She learned to meditate at 13 years old. Her warm style, bright clarity and supportive presence helps students recognize their deeper nature, both on the cushion and in daily life.

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