Mirabai Bush

Mirabai 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, environment leadership, the military, technology companies, and activism.

She has been teaching workshops and courses on meditation and contemplative practice in life and work for many years. She co-developed the curriculum for Search Inside Yourself for Google, the first program in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence; it has been attended by tens of thousands of Google employees. A founding board member of the Seva Foundation, an international public health organization, she directed the Seva Guatemala Project, supporting sustainable agriculture and integrated community development.

She 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 co-author 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.

She is Chairperson of Love Serve Remember Foundation 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. She is an advisor to Mindful.

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. She studied aikido with Kanai Sensei and has practiced Iyengar and Sivananda yoga.