In this Dose of Togetherness, join Mirabai Bush, renowned meditation teacher and co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, and Golbie Kamarei, a culture and organizational development leader, for a guided meditation and reflection. All times are Pacific Time.
Mirabai Bush is a Senior Fellow and co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as Executive Director until 2008. She also co-founded the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education.
She co-developed the curriculum for Search Inside Yourself for Google, the first program in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence. A founding board member of the Seva Foundation, an international public health organization, she directed the Seva Guatemala Project.
She is co-author with Ram Dass of Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying and Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service; co-author with Daniel Barbezat of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning; and editor of Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices Are Changing the Way We Live.
Her spiritual studies include meditation in Bodh Gaya, India, with Shri S.N. Goenka and Anagarika Munindra; bhakti yoga with Neemkaroli Baba; and studies with Tibetan lamas Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kyabje Gehlek Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and others. She studied aikido with Kanai Sensei and has practiced Iyengar and Sivananda yoga.
Golbie Kamarei is an Advisor to HR tech company, Culture Amp, after serving as their inaugural Chief People Officer. Prior to Culture Amp, Golbie held various roles in investing and organizational development at BlackRock, global investment manager with ~$7 trillion in assets. She held key leadership roles in the creation/management of several global human capital initiatives at BlackRock including the Investment Excellence Program, Investment Research Development Program, and Human Capital Innovation Committee. Golbie also served as a Vice Chair for BlackRock's Women's Initiative and People and Culture Committee. Golbie founded the BlackRock Meditation Program in 2013 which offered training in self awareness and self management to nearly 1500 employees in 17 countries.
Golbie is a frequent speaker at international conferences on the topics of culture, wellbeing, and mindfulness in business. Her TEDx talk, called “Success at What Cost?”, highlights the lessons learned from teaching meditation on Wall Street, post-financial crisis.