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Faculty

Faculty and Visiting Lecturers

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Author, Meditation Teacher
Founder, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC
Co-founder, Meditation Teacher Training Institute DC
Author of Radical Acceptance, and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
Personal website


Mariana Caplan, Ph.D., MFT, RYT 500

Psychotherapist, Yoga Instructor, and the Author
Author of Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment, and The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher
Personal website


Mark Epstein

Mark Epstein, M.D.

Psychiatrist
Clinical Assistant Professor in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University.
Author of Trauma of Everyday Life, Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire and Psychotherapy without the Self
Online bio


Diana Fosha, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy)
Founder and current director of the AEDP Institute,
Author, The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change
Online bio


Paul Fulton, Ed.D.

Psychologist
Founding board member and former president, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy;
former Director of Mental Health, Tufts Health Plan
Contributing author, Buddhism and World Culture, Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy,
Co-editor: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy


Chris Germer, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Founding Member of Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice.
Online bio


rick hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist
Founder, Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom
Author, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing
Personal site with online bio


pilar jennings

Pilar Jennings, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst
Author, Mixing Minds
Personal site with online bio


jonathan kaplan

Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Founding Fellow, New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association
Author, Urban Mindfulness
Personal site with online bio


joe loizzo

Joseph Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Contemplative Psychiatrist, Buddhist Scholar and Author
Director, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Faculty, Weill Cornell Center for Integrative Medicine
Faculty, Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies
Author, Sustainable Happiness, Nagarjuna's Reason Sixty with Candrakirti's Commentary
Online bio


miles neale

Miles Neale, Psy.D.

Contemplative Psychotherapist
Assistant Director, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Lineage Mentor, Buddhism and Psychology, Interdependence Project
Online bio


Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D.

Geshe, Buddhist Scholar-practitioner
Director, Emory-Tibet Partnership
Co-Director, Emory-Tibet Science Initiative
Co-Director, Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies
Developed Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT)
Department website


ethan nichtern

Ethan Nichtern

Buddhist Teacher and Activist
Shastri, Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center
Founder, Interdependence Project
Author, One City and Your Emoticons Wont Save You
Personal site with online bio


erin olivo

Erin Olivo, Ph.D., MPH

Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Personal site with online bio


mary reilly nichols

Mary Reilly Nichols

Senior Hatha Yoga Instructor
Faculty, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Online bio


jeffrey rubin

Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst
Teacher of Meditation
Author, Art of Flourishing, Psychotherapy and Buddhism, Meditative Psychotherapy, The Good Life, A Psychoanalysis for Our Time
Personal site with online bio


Sharon Salzberg

Buddhist Meditation Teacher
Co-Founder, Insight Meditation Society
Author, Real Happiness, Loving-Kindness, A Heart as Wide as the World
Personal site with online bio


Sonia Sequiera

Sonia Sequeira, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist
Manager of the Drug Development Program for Clinical Trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.



robert thurman

Robert Thurman, Ph.D.

Buddhist Scholar
Chair, Religion Department Columbia University
President, Tibet House
Author, Central Philosophy of Tibet, Inner Revolution, Why the Dalia Lama Matters
Personal site


bart van melik

Bart van Melik

Meditation Instructor, At-risk and Diverse Populations
Senior teacher, Lineage Project



Emily Wolf

Emily Wolf, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Program Director, Certificate Program of Contemplative Psychotherapy, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Personal site and online bio