David Loy, Ph.D., is a professor, author, Zen teacher, and sought-after lecturer on the intersection of Buddhism and modern society. He has written on "McMindfulness," the dilution and commodification of mindfulness for corporate settings. Professor Loy helps us avoid the "McMindfulness" problem and maintain the full efficacy and integrity of the mindfulness teachings.

Yael Shy, J.D., is the founder and director of MindfulNYU, one of the largest campus-wide mindfulness initiatives in the country. She is also the senior director of the NYU Global Spiritual Life Center. Yael has been meditating for more than 15 years and has studied with renowned teachers in Buddhist, Jewish, and secular meditative traditions.

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Milton L. Williams, J.D., is a partner at the law firm Walden Macht & Haran LLP in New York. Previously, he was a partner at the New York law firm Vladeck, Raskin & Clark; Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Time Inc.; an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; and an Assistant District Attorney for Manhattan. A seasoned trial lawyer, Milt has tried to completion over 50 cases, civil and criminal.

John Yates, Ph.D., better known in meditation circles as Culadasa, is a meditation master and former neuroscience professor. His teaching style fuses ancient meditative wisdom with modern brain science. The meditation community has hailed Culadasa's 2015 book, The Mind Illuminated, as a landmark work.


Lidia Zylowska, M.D., is a UCLA-trained psychiatrist and a co-founding member of the UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, where she developed the Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for ADHD program. She is the author of the award-winning book The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. She also serves as a teaching faculty at the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute.