Mindfulness & Meditation Centers

The Center for Mindful Living, West Los Angeles, California

InsightLA - Mindfulness Meditation is Santa Monica, California

Spirit Rock Meditation Center - Located in Woodacre, California

Against the Stream - Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles & San Francisco, California

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education - Transformative retreats for teens, parents and professionals

Mindfulness & Meditation Teachers

Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is a is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including the bestselling books The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.

Tara Brach

Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on vipassana (mindfulness or insight) meditation.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He also the creator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). 

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield is one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. A practitioner for over 40 years, he is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness and vipassana meditation to the West.

Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron is a beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother. She has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and message of practicing peace in these turbulent times.

Thich Nhat Hahn

Thich Nhat Hahn, Teacher, Author, Poet and Peach Activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France. He has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English.


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Additional Resources

Brené Brown

Brené Brown, PhD is a scholar, author, and public speaker, who is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She researches shame and vulnerability and has written books on the topics.

Brené’s TED talk on Vulnerability

Brené’s TED talk on listening to Shame

Automatic Negative Thoughts

Common Automatic Negative Thoughts

10 Ways to Make Life More Meaningful

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