Buddhist Meditation Teacher
Hi, I’m Mitra. I teach meditation, facilitate group Relatefulness practices, and coach people through their unfolding. I love supporting people through these practices so they can be a better friend to themselves, others, and the world.
I help high performers reach new levels in their relationships and careers. I support people to suffer less and gain actionable insights to navigate the complexity of life.
I completed seven years of full-time residential modern-monk training at the Monastic Academy (MAPLE).
MAPLE empowered me as its first resident to become an authorized meditation teacher. I led week-long retreats including co-teaching with Shinzen Young. I also taught daily 1-on-1 meditation interviews.
I have completed over 10,000 formal hours of meditation including three solitary cabin winter meditation retreats (totaling 200+ days).
I completed Aletheia Coaching Level 1 (2023).
I started and ran the world’s only residential community with weekly Circling practices and week-long immersions for 5+ years.
I also led week-long Circling immersions and workshops at universities, meditation centers, and groups around the globe.
I was certified to be a Circling facilitator through Circling Europe. I completed three of their SAS 6-month training programs (2016, 2017, 2018).
I was also a teaching assistant for two of their SAS programs (2021, 2022).
I also participated as a teaching assistant in Relateful’s LevelUP in-person program (2022).
I am also a facilitator on the Relateful online platform.
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From 2019 – 2022, I was also the Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Learning, a non-profit offering mindfulness and leadership programs.
Previously, I’ve been a programmer, lived in a RV across the country for two years, and completed a Masters at American University in Philosophy and Religion.