Your Mind, This Moment: Guided Meditations

Your Mind, This Moment

Meditations created for this exhibition by

Amari Romero-Thomas
Amari Romero-Thomas, the principal consultant of Mosaic Consulting and Coaching, encourages the practice of mindfulness as a means of achieving clarity and achieving personal and professional goals. She has worked in the profit and non-profit sectors as an executive coach, executive director, sales executive, human resources manager, corporate trainer, and community builder and earned her BA in political science and international relations from Arizona State University, Tempe.

Patrick Cook-Deegan
Patrick Cook-Deegan discovered meditation in Cambodia while on a solo journey around the world to find himself, after his sophomore year at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Upon his return to college, he started a program for low-income students to travel and volunteer abroad—the first of his many social-action initiatives that reflect his interests in meditation, connection to the natural world, and mentoring youth. He teaches mindfulness classes in schools, lectures across the country, and runs wilderness and mindfulness education programs, with an emphasis on addressing the concerns of young men. He is currently a lecturer at the, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California and writes frequently for Stanford Social Innovation Review, Huffington Post, Tricycle, and University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Center.

Anushka Fernandopulle
Anushka Fernandopulle first began studying Buddhism as a student at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she earned her BA in anthropology and religion before earning an MBA from Yale School of Management in leadership and organizational behavior. She has studied Buddhism meditation for over 25 years, including four years spent in intensive training in monasteries and retreat centers in the U.S., India, and Sri Lanka. She is also a certified coach who works with groups in the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors with a focus on synthesizing leadership, innovation and awareness alongside communication and compassion. She teaches meditation workshops and retreats in organizations and retreat centers around the world and writes a blog on the Huffington Post about meditation, dharma, and politics.

Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein teaches Buddhist meditation at the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) in Redwood City and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin.  He has practiced meditation for 18 years, including some time spent in monasteries in Japan, Thailand and Burma.  Max graduated from Stanford in 1999 with a degree in history, and worked at Google from 1999-2004.  He teaches an ongoing Sunday evening group for people in their 20s and 30s at IMC, and meditation retreats in the Bay Area.