Mirabai Bush


Mirabai Bush is a senior fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as executive director until 2008. Under her direction, the Center introduced contemplative practices into education, law, business, environmental leadership, the military, technology companies, and activism. She has been teaching workshops and courses on contemplative practice in life and work for many years. She codeveloped the curriculum for Search Inside Yourself for Google, the first program in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence, attended by thousands of Google employees. Mirabai is the author, with Ram Dass, of Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying and Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service. She is coauthor, with Daniel Barbezat, of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning, and editor of Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices Are Changing the Way We Live

As a founding board member of the Seva Foundation, an international public health organization, Mirabai directed the Seva Guatemala Project to support sustainable agriculture and integrated community development. She is also chairperson of Love Serve Remember Foundation; an advisor to Mindful; and has been a board member of Lions Roar, Omega Institute, Seva Foundation, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, Military Fitness Institute, and the Dalai Lama Fellows. Her spiritual studies include meditation in Bodh Gaya, India, with Shri S.N. Goenka and Anagarika Munindra; Bhakti yoga with Hindu teacher Neemkaroli Baba; and studies with Tibetan lamas Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kyabje Gehlek Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and others. 

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  • 3 Ways to Uncover Your Passion

    With a little mindful investigation, your passion will start to reveal itself, says longtime teacher and author Mirabai Bush.

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