Research and Consulting Positions 2016-11-25T22:02:13-07:00


  • Co-principal Researcher – A longitudinal, scientific study of the effects of attentional training. In collaboration with the scientific team at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain, the Department of Psychology, and the Imaging Research Center, 2003 – present
  • Co-researcher – “Cultivating Emotional Balance” (CEB) project. In collaboration with cognitive scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Santa Barbara Institute, 2003- present
  • Consultant – The research project “Cultivating Emotional Balance in the Classroom: CEBC). In collaboration with cognitive scientists at San Francisco State University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, 2005 – 2008
  • Consultant – The Mindful Awareness Project (MAP), a research for developing training for the prevention and treatment of ADHD. In collaboration with geneticists at the University of California, Lost Angeles, School of Medicine, 2004 – 2007
  • Consultant – The Attention Training (MAT) for Epilepsy. In collaboration with the Reed Neurologic Research Center at University of California, Lost Angeles, and the Medical University of Vienna, 2005 – 2006
  • Consultant and interpreter – The research project on traditional Tibetan medical treatment of breast cancer, University of California, San Francisco and California Pacific Medical Center, 1995-98
  • Researcher – “Training the Mind” project in psychological and neuroscientific studies of attention and compassion among advanced Tibetan contemplatives in northern India, 1990-1992
  • Project Director – Mind and Life Research Network, 1991 – 1993