Dr. PETER GROSSENBACHER is Associate Professor in Contemplative Psychology and Contemplative Education at Naropa University, and a Visiting Scholar at the Mind and Life Institute. His training and expertise integrate the fields of Buddhist meditation, education, and scientific research. He is a devoted practitioner of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism, including meditative practices in Kagyu, Nyingma, and Shambhala traditions, and started meditating in 1980. He teaches meditation and trains teachers at Naropa University and in a variety of settings. His book, Finding Consciousness in the Brain: A Neurocognitive Approach, offers insights into the brain’s involvement in conscious experience. After researching multisensory attention and synesthesia at the University of Cambridge and the National Institute of Mental Health, he joined the Naropa faculty in 2000, where he founded the Consciousness Laboratory. With synergy between modern science and ancient contemplative approaches to understanding mind and spirit, he directs a program of research on the teaching of meditation and the contemplative development of meditators. Dr. Grossenbacher’s work has been covered by the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Discover Magazine, as well as numerous radio interviews and newspaper articles.