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Miles Bukiet is a teacher of meditation and interpersonal meditation based in New York City. His practice experience includes ~ five years of full-time study of meditation and related mind-body disciplines encompassing upwards of 10,000 hours of practice. This training included ~ two years at monasteries and practice centers in Asia, ~ two years of solitary retreat under the guidance of Alan Wallace, Ph.D. and Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D, and ~ one year studying with Soryu Forall at the Monastic Academy. Miles recently completed the Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where he focused his studies on the intersection of meditation and modern science. He currently teaches at NYU through MindfulNYU and has run retreats and workshops at Wesleyan University, The University or Pennsylvania, Mindful Harlem, Middlebury College , Syracuse University, University of Rochester, Columbia Teacher’s College, Dai Bosatsu Monastery, Tibet House, and the Monastic Academy. Miles is the co-founder of a nonprofit called Dharma Gates that empowers young people to build meditation communities in order to confront racial, economic, and environmental challenges. Miles has a passion for interpersonal meditation as a way to increase emotional intelligence, and build coherence and psychological safety in individuals, teams, and families. He has co-facilitated interpersonal meditation retreats with Circling Europe and has accumulated over a thousand hours of practice and teaching with this potent form. Miles is certified to deliver Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), a course designed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. Miles is currently studying the Alexander Technique (a refined method of fostering body awareness and tension release) with Ann Rodger at The Balance Arts Center where he is a two thirds of the way through a 1,600 hour teacher training. By drawing from these various rich traditions, Miles creates programing to fit the needs of unique populations.