About Advancing Mindfulness
The vision of Advancing Mindfulness is to help us experience joy and happiness in our daily lives. It is a journey that can be achieved through knowledge, awareness, and practice.
We teach classes on-line to help advance the cause of mindfulness in our communities, in our nation, and in our world.
We conduct in-person classes at college campuses, churches, and workplaces to provide personal meditation experience.
We hold weekend retreats to bring like-minded people together to experience the happiness and joy of mindfulness and to carry it with them into their daily lives.
In collaboration with other leaders in the field, such as Jon Kabat-Zinn and Congressman Tim Ryan, we have engaged the United States Surgeon General on working towards a strategy to bring mindfulness to the mainstream in America. Advancing Mindfulness is about how we can create a world beyond violence, beyond anger, beyond ignorance, beyond greed, and beyond ego. Advancing Mindfulness is about how we can transform our lives toward greater physical wellness, peace, compassion, insight, and spiritual growth.
ABOUT DR. MANOJ JAIN
Manoj Jain, MD MPH, is a physician, writer, and national leader in healthcare quality improvement. Dr. Jain writes regularly for the Commercial Appeal, Washington Post and Huffington Post. He has been interviewed by CNN and National Public Radio. He received engineering, doctorate, and public health degrees from Boston University and is an adjunct assistant professor at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He teaches meditation, has conducted research on spirituality and medicine with the Herbert Benson Harvard Medical School, and co-moderated a White House Roundtable Discussion about Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, along side pioneer Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is the founder and chairman of the annual Gandhi-King conference on Nonviolence (www.gandhikingconference.org). His most recent publication is a children’s book titled: Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence.
ABOUT DR. MARK W. MUESSE
Mark W. Muesse, PhD, has been a practitioner of mindfulness meditation for over 30 years and teaches Religious Studies at Rhodes College. His scholarship focuses on Asian philosophy and spirituality with a special interest in Buddhism,, Hinduism, and Sufism. Having grown up in Texas in the Evangelical Christian Tradition, Dr. Muesse earned his baccalaureate at Baylor University in English. He then went on to Harvard University, where he received a Masters of Theological Studies and a PhD in the Study of Religion. He is the author of several books, including Redeeming Men: Religion and Masculinities; and The Age of the Sages. He is a longtime faculty member of The Great Courses, which has released his bestselling Practicing Mindfulness: An introduction to Meditation.