“The cool kid’s Buddhist.”

— The Boston Phoenix


I’m Lodro Rinzler and I’m psyched to connect with you. Fun facts about me:

  • I grew up in NYC in a Buddhist household and began meditating when I was 6 years-old

  • I started sitting long retreats as a teenager, including a silent month-long monastic retreat

  • when I was 18 I was encouraged by my mentors to pursue a teacher training program and began offering intro meditation instruction afterward

  • after leaving college I was recruited to the position of the Executive Director of one of Boston’s largest meditation centers and began leading numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout the United States

  • to date I have taught meditation at locations as diverse as Google, Harvard, and the Obama White House.

More about me professionally:

Lodro Rinzler led a Buddhist leadership training program called the Institute for Compassionate Leadership before co-founding NYC's premier drop-in meditation studio, MNDFL. Since founding MNDFL in 2015 it has expanded into three studios, an online portal of teachings and a non-profit arm bringing meditation into the education system. MNDFL has been named the best place to meditate by New York Magazine.

Lodro Rinzler’s work translating Buddhist meditation principles for a contemporary audience has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and on CBS, FOX, and NBC News.

He is the author of six books including the best-sellingThe Buddha Walks into a Bar…, the award-winningWalk Like a Buddha, The Buddha Walks into the Office, Sit Like a Buddha,How to Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People)andLove Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken. Lodro Rinzler writes from his apartment in New York City.

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