Nikki Mirghafori

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, has practiced in the Theravada tradition since 2003, with a persistent interest in intensive retreat practice. She received authorization from her teacher, the renowned Burmese meditation master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, to teach jhanas and a detailed analytical method of vipassana in 2008.

She is both a Stanford-trained compassion cultivation instructor, and a UCLA-trained mindfulness facilitator. Invited by Jack Kornfield and mentored by Gil Fronsdal and Guy Armstrong, she has completed the 2013-16 Spirit Rock/IMS/IMC Teacher Training. Nikki teaches and serves on the Boards of Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) in Redwood City, CA. She has straddled the worlds of Dharma & technology as an Artificial Intelligence scientist for decades.

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