Hugh Byrne

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.

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Erik Dane

Erik Dane is an associate professor of management at Rice University. He specializes in the study of organizational behavior and has researched the effectiveness of workplace mindfulness programs.

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Nalika Gajaweera

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.

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David Gelles

David Gelles is the author of Mindful Work, which is about meditation in the business world. He is also a business reporter for The New York Times and mindfulness practitioner.

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Wakoh Shannon Hickey

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.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

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.

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Jaime Kucinskas

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.

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Ellen Langer

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.

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Janice L. Marturano

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.

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