© 2017 by Nikki Mirghafori, PhD. All Rights Reserved.

My Teaching Style...

... combines the clarity and precision (of a scientifically trained mind), with gentleness and warmth (of a Persian cultural upbringing) with experiential meditative depth (from accumulative year+ spent in silence in retreat practice) and doses of enthusiasm and humor (from training in & teaching improv).

In addition to a wide range of comtemplative practices, which I've found to be both profound and practical, I also take delight in sharing the latest scientific findings on mindfulness, lovingkindness, and compassion research with others in different contexts:

Beyond Mindfulness

Work & Daily Life

I've enjoyed teaching professionals (e.g., academics, scientists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, psychologists) mindfulness and heart-fulness. Invited lectures & classes include:

  • Genentech

  • Facebook

  • Stanford University

  • ICSI @ UC Berkeley

  • IEEE Conference

  • Lupus Foundation

  • Jewish Community Center

  • ...

Depths of Meditative Practice

Contemplative Life

I've been inspired and honored to share the depths of meditative practice and experience with people from all walks of life, at centers such as:

  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  • Insight Meditation Society

  • Insight Meditation Center

  • Insight Retreat Center

  • The Forest Refuge

  • San Francisco Insight

  • Garrison Institute

  • Global Conference on Buddhism

  • ...