I am a meditation teacher and writer, devoted to bringing together inner transformation and working to make this a better world. I was born in NYC, spent time studying in India, Burma, Nepal and Tibet, and have lived and voted in Massachusetts since 1976.I have worked with children, teachers, active duty soldiers in Iraq, staff at various VA hospitals, firefighters, executives, politicians, and really, anyone who is interested. The core of my work is challenging the ways we are taught to view ourselves and others, and learning the power of connection. I've been teaching for almost 40 years, and have written 7 books. My most recent book, Real Happiness, was a New YorkTimes bestseller.