Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world.
Jack trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the teachers to introduce mindfulness to West.
Sean started Mindfulness Exercises with the aim of helping 100 million people live with more understanding, love and compassion for themselves and for others.
Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and loving kindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society.
Spiritual searching led Ajahn Amaro to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat. Soon afterwards he returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho a Monastery.
The written word is central to Sharon Salzberg’s teaching and studies. She is the author of ten books including Lovingkindness, the NY Times best seller Real Happiness.
Rick is psychologist and have written and taught about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice – also relationships and family life.
Matthew served as a Buddhist chaplain at USC for four years and teaches about the intersection of mindfulness and mental health at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Mark is an inner and outer explorer, who has devotedly studied mindfulness meditation practices for three decades. He is passionate about sharing the power of meditation.
Kevin Griffin is the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps (Rodale Press 2004) and A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery (Hay House 2009).
James has been teaching meditation since 1978 and started the Thursday group in 1980. He is a teacher in the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and to the Family and Teen program.
Guy Armstrong has been practicing Insight Meditation for over 30 years. His training included a year as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, primarily with Ajahn Buddhadasa.
Gil Fronsdal is the co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California and the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, California. Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975.
Frank is the Founder of Metta Institute training healthcare clinicians and caregivers and building a network of educators, advocates and guides for those facing life-threatening illness.
Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation.
Ajahn Sumedho was born in the USA, became a bhikkhu in 1967 and trained nine years under Ajahn Chah at Wat Pah Pong, a forest monastery in Ubon province, Thailand.
Donald has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen, Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy.
In 1987 Phillip walked away from being chief executive and editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine to focus on his inner life. After that, he spent most of his time studying Theravada Buddhism.