James Lopata began daily meditation in his 5th floor walk-up studio on 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan in 1991. Since then, he's meditated in numerous traditions and in rooms with the Dalai Lama and Thich Naht Hahn. In 2012 he received a Master’s Degree studying Buddhism from the Harvard Divinity School, where he also taught meditation at the Center for the Study of World Religions. He is a sought after executive coach supervisor, and keynote speaker. His work is widely published.