Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen, Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism.

An organizer, teacher, and former board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Donald has helped to guide six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program). He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World and the co-editor of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.

Visit our bookstore to purchase The Engaged Spiritual Life.


To listen to Donald's talks, visit

For Donald's full teaching schedule, visit

For a list of resources related to dharma and climate change, see his Resources on Climate Change (PDF).

For resources on race and spiritual practice, see his A Beginning Resource List on Race, Whiteness, and Dharma.

Upcoming events with Donald Rothberg
3/3/2018Through the Dark Night: Breaking Down, Breaking Through, Waking Up
4/7/2018Transforming the Judgmental Mind
5/13/2018Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students
6/4/2018Aging, Dying, and Awakening (ages 55 & above)
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