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"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

George Mumford

George T. Mumford is a sports psychology consultant, meditation teacher, and personal/organizational development consultant. He served as a member of Head Coach Phil Jackson's support staff for the Chicago Bulls (1993-1998) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2003), teaching both teams the practice of mindfulness meditation. During that time, Jackson's teams won six NBA World Championships-the Chicago Bulls won three (1996-98) and the Los Angeles Lakers won three (2000-2002). Mumford was a colleague of Jon Kabat-Zinn's at the University of Massachusetts for five years. He first began teaching vipassana in 1986 and has taught meditation in prisons, medical clinics, corporations, and at Harvard University. Since 1999, he has been teaching insight meditation in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, New York. He is also currently a consultant to the Boston College Athletic Department, working with the men and women's basketball and soccer teams, as well as the women's field hockey, softball, volleyball and lacrosse teams. In September of 2003, he was one of several meditation teachers invited to participate with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a group of former prisoners in the "Healing through Great Difficulty" three-day conference held in New York City. He was also a presenter at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business "Third Annual Leadership Venture on Self-Awareness: Leading from Within" program held in Philadelphia in April of 2004.



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