Jon Kabat-Zinn is the executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He also leads the school’s stress reduction clinic and offers training on mindfulness and stress reduction.
Jaime Kucinskas is an assistant professor of sociology at Hamilton College in New York. She studies religion, inequality and the mainstreaming of Buddhist meditation, and she recently published The Mindful Elite, which is about the elite leaders behind the mindfulness movement.
Ellen Langer is a professor of psychology at Harvard University, where she researches mindfulness, social cognition and well-being. She also leads the Langer Mindfulness Institute.
Janice L. Marturano is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, which offers mindfulness training to people in the business world. Arrange an interview through Peter Thompson, the organization’s managing director.
Scott A. Mitchell is a professor of Buddhist studies and dean of student and faculty affairs at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, Calif. He also serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Buddhism in the West unit.
Elizabeth Prather leads the Prather Group, which offers mindfulness training to business leaders and organizations.
Ronald Purser is a professor of management at San Francisco State University, where he researches corporate mindfulness programs and the challenges of introducing mindfulness training into secular settings. He is an ordained Zen dharma teacher.
Chade-Meng Tan became famous for launching and leading the Search Inside Yourself mindfulness course at Google for his fellow employees. He now leads the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and writes and speaks about the value of mindfulness training.
Pamela Winfield is an associate professor of religious studies at Elon University. She has written about the rise of nonreligious Buddhism in the U.S.