Our Advisory Council
Founder and Abbot of the Uganda Buddhist Center in Uganda, Bhante is a Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York, USA.
Prudence Margaret Burch OBE, known professionally as Vidyamala Burch, is a mindfulness teacher, writer, and co-founder of Breathworks, an international mindfulness organization known particularly for developing mindfulness-based pain management.
Founder of Mindfulness Asia and a co-founder of Philippine Insight Meditation Community. An affiliate teacher at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and Cross-Cultural Mindfulness Teacher and Board Member of Braided Wisdom.
Simon is a peace activist, keynote speaker and communications specialist who purpose is to spread messages of hope.
Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor at UCSF and best-selling author. She studies how chronic stress can impact biological aging, and how biobehavioral and contemplative interventions may promote psychological, physiological, and social thriving.
Anna is a psychologist specialising in compassion-based therapy and a teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion.
Ananta Kumar Giri
Liz is Professor of Global Health and Development and Director Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh
Hailan is an ophthalmologist-turned-into-psychologist with 20 years experiences in medical sector and 23 years in mental health and well-being. In 2015, she founded Hailan Family Well-being.
Felicia is Honorary Professor at The University of Sydney’s Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group, and Visiting Professorial Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Thupten is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, former monk and an academic of religious studies and both Eastern and Western philosophy.
Carson is an entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in technology startup management, enterprise software sales, and civi engagement.
Olga Klimecki, PhD, is a researcher and meditation teacher. Her research focuses on promoting the sustainable development goals.
Crystal is the CEO and Founder of Forest Wolf, a global pioneer in future-ready skills, leadership, corporate learning, and development for the future of work.
Myriam is a clinical psychologist and Full Professor of Psychology at York University.
Deogratias Niyizonkiza is a Burundian-born American who founded and leads the organization Village Health Works in Kigutu, Burundi.
Lakiba is a Senior Adjunct Professor at Menlo College and Notre Dame de Namur University.
Vasimalai Marimuthu Paramasivam
Over years, DHAN has facilitated about 500 thousand families to come out of poverty thru a self-declaration process.
Judith is a Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies Emerita at Naropa University.
Ha Tran is Director of Authentic Live and Learn and a self-compassion trainer.
Ha Vinh Tho
Katherine is a political economist, writer and advocate for economic system change. She co-founded the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and also WEAll Scotland, its Scottish hub.
Barbara Doeleman-van Veldhoven
Barbara is an expert in integrating and putting into practice the connection between healthcare, compassionate leadership, teamwork, science, mindfulness and spirituality.
Michael is Visiting Professor at the King’s Fund, Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University, Visiting Professor at University College, Dublin, and Emeritus Professor at Aston University.
Christine is Professor of Sustainability Science and Director of the Contemplative Sustainable Futures Programme.
Magda is a Nurse with a PhD. She is the founder of Breastfeeding International®, fighting for Women & Children’s Human Rights by promoting health, nutrition & breastfeeding.