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C.A.F.E. 229 Series 1

Transforming Distress into Compassion: Mindful Living in Action

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Watch our C.A.F.E.229 talk series on the third Friday of each month.

Peter Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and  Professor of Psychology, St. Joseph’s College New York New York Licensed Psychologist.

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara

Abbot, Village Zendo, New York
Ph.D. (Media Ecology)
Zen Priest and Certified Zen Teacher in the Soto Tradition.

Dr. Deborah Middleton

Director of the Mindfulness and Performance Research Project,  University of Huddersfield (UK)
Co-Editor, Journal of Performance and Mindfulness.

Dr. Randye J. Semple

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Keck School of Medicine.

Matthieu Ricard

Buddhist monk, photographer, international best-selling author, humanitarian, and prominent speaker worldwide.

David Listen

Zen monk for 10 years in the Chan tradition. Specializes in leading intensive meditation retreats and guiding people in mindful living.

C.A.F.E. 229 Series 2

Creative Compassion in Action

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Nicholas Vreeland

Photographer, Abbot of Rato Dratsang, Director of The Tibet Center, subject of the feature-length documentary film, Monk with a Camera.

Frank M. Diaz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Director at Institute for Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Pedagogy.

Dr. Joanne Chang

Concert Pianist, Professor of Music, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York.

Žarko Andričević

Founder of Dharmaloka Buddhist Community and Buddhist Centre in Zagreb, Croatia.

Koshin Paley Ellison

President & Co-Guiding Teacher
New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

WU SISTERS
Hsiao-Hui, Hsiao-Chen, and Hsiao-Jou

Founders of Caketrees Studio. Promoters of the Art of Slow Living.

C.A.F.E. 229 Series 3

Compassion and Social Transformation

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Thomas Petriano, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at St. Joseph’s College, Long Island and Brooklyn campuses.

James Lynch, JR., ESQ.

President of the Buddhist Council of NY. Associate Professor and Department Chairperson, Business Management, Brooklyn College CUNY.

Zindel Segal, Ph.D.

Co-Founder of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Jimmy Yu, Ph.D.

Founding Teacher, Tallahassee Chan Center. Associate Professor of Religious Department, Florida State University.

Andrew Twardon, Ph.D.

Director & Senior Supervising Psychologist at the Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders, Mount Sinai West.

Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.

Co-Founder of Terror Management Theory. Professor for Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore College. 

C.A.F.E. 229 Series 4

Ethics and Virtues

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Watch our C.A.F.E.229 talk series on the third Friday of each month. 

Michael J. Burke Ph.D.

Honors Program Director and Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Joseph’s College New York (SJCNY).

Roshi Joan Halifax

Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center.
Anthropologist and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care.

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Co-Developer of Process-Based Therapy.

Ingrid Liu, Ph.D.

Preside of Tzu Chi University
Cognitive and Molecular Neuroscientist

Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin

Leading Integrator of the Western psychotherapeutic and Eastern meditative tradition. The developer of Meditative Psychotherapy. Psychotherapist and teacher.

The Turner Twins

The Turner Twins are British adventurers who have undergone a host of world-first expeditions to help people learn about our world.

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