How Can Mindfulness Change Society?

Acharya Fleet Maull and Dr. Richard Davidson

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Acharya Fleet Maull


Fleet Maull is an intrepid social activist/peacemaker and itinerant meditation teacher who travels the world leading retreats, peacemaker trainings, prison programs and transformational seminars. He is an empowered senior teacher in two Buddhist lineages, as an Acharya in the international Shambhala Buddhist Community and a Sensei in the Zen Peacemaker Order. Fleet is well known as a prison reform activist and the founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.

Learn more about Fleet Maull by visiting his website and check out the work he is doing at the Prison Mindfulness Institute and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute.

Dr. Richard Davidson


William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, and Founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. He has published over 360 articles, numerous chapters and reviews and edited 14 books. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain published in 2012.

To learn more about Dr. Richard Davidson, visit The Center for Healthy Minds. You can also check his personal website and learn more about his book The Emotional Life of Your Brain here.

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