These mindfulness experts and Buddhism scholars can help you cover modern forms of meditation.
Hugh Byrne directs the Center for Mindful Living, a meditation community in Washington, D.C. He is also a teacher for Insight Timer, a meditation app for smartphones.
Nalika Gajaweera is a research associate and anthropologist with the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. She studies Buddhism, transnationalism and religious innovation, and she’s written about the mindfulness movement in the U.S.
Wakoh Shannon Hickey is an assistant professor of religious studies at Alfred University in New York. She serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Buddhism in the West unit.
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.