Finding ways to bring a clear mind and an open heart into all aspects of our life and work.

Bodhi began with a group of friends who had discovered for themselves the benefits that meditation can bring. We were introduced to meditation by some amazing teachers.

But after many years of practising meditation, we know from experience that it's not always easy to keep up the habit and to take mindfulness and awareness into our life. So we created Bodhi – bringing together leading meditation teachers, scientists and experts. 

Together we're finding effective ways to support each other to live each moment with a clear mind and an open heart.

The Bodhi teachers and team

Patrick Gaffney

Patrick is a meditation teacher with over 40 years of experience. He is the co-editor of Sogyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and editor of two books by the Dalai Lama.

Jean-Christian Jung

Jean-Christian (known as JC) is an entrepreneur with experience in strategy planning and execution in a number of different industries and countries.

Lucila Romero

Lucila has more than eight years of experience working on marketing and communications for private companies and NGOs around the world.

Andy Fraser

Andy is a writer and editor who worked for the BBC as a sports journalist. He recently edited a book on the benefits of meditation called The Healing Power of Meditation.

Davide Piai

Davide is a sound engineer and a passionate educator who has studied contemplative practices for 20 years, spending five years at a traditional Buddhist philosophy college in Nepal.

Kimberly Poppe

Kimberly has been leading workshops and retreats around the world for over 10 years. She has received meditation instruction and training from some of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our time.

Vinciane Rycroft

Vinciane is co-founder of Mind with Heart, a charity that encourages mindfulness and empathy in schools. She set up a series of conferences on Empathy and Compassion in Society.

Pedro Beroy

Pedro is the co-founder of Argentine finance company Aurum. He has 20 years of experience working in the financial services industry in the United States.

Steve Cope

Steve is a teacher with 10 years of global experience, now specializing in online communications and developing meditation and compassion courses.

Guest teachers, scientists and experts

Richard Davidson

Richard is a professor, neuroscientist and founder of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds. He has been a pioneer in researching meditation's impact on the brain and how positive qualities of mind affect well-being.

Sulak Sivaraksa

Ajahn Sulak has initiated numerous social, humanitarian, ecological and spiritual movements in Thailand. He is one of the founders of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a highly respected Tibetan Buddhist master who has been teaching in the West for 25 years.

James Doty

James is a professor of neurosurgery and founder of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University.

Marieke van Vugt

Marieke is a neuroscientist who studies the effects of meditation on the brain. She is assistant professor at the University of Groningen.

Peter Malinowski

Peter is a neuroscientist based at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. He researches the effects of meditation on the brain and is also a meditation teacher.

Daniel Goleman

Daniel is a psychologist, science journalist and author of the best-seller Emotional Intelligence. He has been a key figure in dialogues with the Dalai Lama on science and meditation.

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon has over 40 years of experience of teaching meditation and compassion practices to people all over the world.

Alan Wallace

Alan is a meditation teacher, Buddhist scholar and prolific writer who has been teaching around the world for 40 years.

Julia Kim

Julia is a physician and global health & development specialist. She has worked for the United Nations and is now a senior advisor at Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Center.

David White

David is managing partner at a strategy consulting firm in Sydney, Australia and the founder of a meditation group for senior business leaders.

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