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

G Daniel Bowling

Daniel Bowling is a mediator and mediation trainer for the US District Court for Northern California. He co-edited/co-authored Bringing Peace into the Room--the first book on mediation to focus on the importance for resolving conflict of the mediator's personal qualities. He helped start mediation in South Carolina, where he practiced law after graduating from Harvard Law School. He was also a staff attorney at the Urban Law Institute, the first public interest law firm in the US; on the faculty at the innovative Antioch School of Law; and the first Public Defender for Charleston County.

He was the first yoga teacher in Charleston, SC and started a spiritual educational center there in the 1980s. He was also a teacher and General Counsel for Kripalu Yoga Center, in Lenox, Massachusetts and developed the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. He has practiced meditation and yoga since 1976 and participated in Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leaders Training. He currently is a member of the Spirit Rock Ethics and Reconciliation Council and serves on its Board of Directors.

To hear talks he has given at the Insight Meditation Center, click here.

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