Find interviews with Lodro, press coverage of his best-selling books, and news about MNDFL below:


How to Be Mindful While Falling in Love

“Falling in love is an interesting term. We could say ‘strolling into love’ or ‘mentally preparing for love’ but we use the term ‘falling.’ It’s almost like it’s we’re throwing ourselves off a cliff and falling without any hope of parachute or sense that we may get wounded along the way. It’s simply opening ourselves up to the experience and hoping the other person is also falling beside us.” — Lodro Rinzler, author of the new book “Love Hurts” and co-founder of MNDFL meditation studio.


Metrofocus interview

Lodro Rinzler has written four books highlighting the importance of Buddhist teachings in our everyday lives. In his latest book The Buddha Walks into the Office: A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation, he teaches us how to practice mindfulness and compassion in the workplace.


73 Best Breakup Books of All Time

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment. Love Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken ranks at #5!


Midday meditation at new Manhattan studio

New York City is always in constant motion. It's a place where we are often lulled to sleep by the noises of the streets. Yet amid the chaos, some find silence and reflection.

New Yorkers gathered at MNDFL, a meditation studio on the Lower East Side, in the middle of the day just to get away and be one with themselves.


The challenge of pursuing meaningful work when you need to work: Interview with Lodro Rinzler

Many of us are driven to have a meaningful career where we can put our skills to use in a way that makes an impact. But sometimes this desire can clash with the realities of the job market. And even if you’ve found a great opportunity, it can be easy to forget what motivated you to work there if your manager turns out to be sort of a jerk or you spend most of your days drowning in paper work. How can we balance wanting to make a difference with the day-to-day tensions we experience in work and life?


How I Meditate: Lodro Rinzler, Author of “A Buddha Walks into a Bar”

Lodro Rinzler is the author of a series of meditation books that apply the benefits of meditation to modern life, including the extremely popular book A Buddha Walks into a Bar. His most recent book, The Buddha Walks into the Office, lays out how young professionals can incorporate mindfulness in the workplace and gives them tips on how to mindfully design their career and life paths. Lodro told us a bit about how meditation has helped him succeed as a professional and gave tips for how others can use mindfulness to do the same.


How to stay in love with your partner

The key to a long-term relationship? New perspective, says meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler.


Meditation Centers Get in Touch With Modern Age

A tour of MNDFL, the snazzy meditation studio that just opened in Greenwich Village, starts at the store. Here, one can buy MNDFL-branded mugs, tees, totes and $150 meditation-cushion sets, along with books recommended by the center’s instructors.

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Best Self Interview

Lodro Rinzler | A Mindful Life

Interview by Kristen Noel

“Meditation is a simple practice, but it has the power to transform the world.”

~ Lodro Rinzler


Faith, Spirituality & the Future

This documentary looks at how spirituality is evolving in our culture and what it means for religious institutions.


My Meditation Binge, in a Nutshell

Of course, mindfulness is not new in Manhattan. A certain set of New Yorkers has been meditating their whole lives — or, at least, careers. The Michelin starred TriBeCa chef Marc Forgione, for example, has a Native American spiritual guide, and has brought in the Buddhist author and meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler to teach his staff how to meditate — a handy tool, surely, in a bustling kitchen.


No Texts, Please, We’re Meditating

When a photo of a wall covered in lush green foliage showed up on Grace Clarke’s Instagram feed, she felt an immediate urge to track it down. Stressed out and headed to a meeting at Madewell, where she works as a social media copy editor, Ms. Clarke saw that the wall’s location was on East Eighth Street in Manhattan at a meditation studio called MNDFL, which opened in November.

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Lodro Rinzler got an early start in the practice of meditation. He was raised in the Buddhist tradition and began his own practice of focus and mindfulness at just age six (yes, seriously…six!). He spent a short time in a monastic setting, taking vows and wearing robes before attending college and studying further under Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.


Meditation Made Easier: MNDFL in Williamsburg

Creating space and time to check in with ourselves can feel impossible; but MNDFL can be used with the same pragmatic ease as a gym—only one for the mind.


People on the Move: Professional Recognition

Lodro Rinzler is an author and leader in the field of mindfulness. His books have been awarded multiple times and featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Lodro Rinzler is the co-founder of MNDFL, New York City’s top meditation space according to New York magazine. MNDFL provides education in the ways of meditation across three NYC locations, and a nonprofit arm shares mindfulness training with local students of all backgrounds.


5 Questions with MNDFL Co-Founder Lodro Rinzler

New York City’s wellness scene is almost as lively as the city itself, but sometimes, we could all use a quiet space to put away our devices, connect to our breath, and be completely present.


A Gym for Mindfulness

In Manhattan, a new drop-in meditation studio called MNDFL is testing the commercialization—and health benefits—of the practice. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, senior editor James Hamblin explores the hype.


Three’s a Trend: Urban Meditation Destinations

Three-month-old MNDFL is the brainchild of 31-year-old Ellie Burrows, who found it difficult to meditate in her own home, filled with all its familiar distractions. With the help of a friend — Lodro Rinzler, now her Chief Spiritual Officer and partner — and the interior design service Homepolish, she transformed the ground floor of an 1837 Greenwich Village townhouse into a cozy modern cocoon. All four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism are represented, as well as Shambhala, Theravada and Zen traditions. Or, if your alpha waves prefer, MNDFL also teaches Vedic and Kundalini. 10 East 8th Street, New York,


How to Stay Sane During the Holidays

They call it the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays can also bring boatloads of stress. Enter meditation.


Lodro Rinzler on how to 'Walk Like a Buddha' even if you're hung over

Buddhist and teacher Lodro Rinzler believes you can find ways to incorporate the peace and tranquility of his practice despite living a chaotic and busy life. In his new book, "Walk Like a Buddha," Rinzler offers practical advice for younger people, including those recovering from a hangover, gritting their teeth through a workday or navigating bad dates.

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Buddhist Author and Meditation Teacher Lodro Rinzler Speaks About Compassion, Honesty and Wisdom in the Workplace

Lodro Rinzler has written four books highlighting the importance of Buddhist teachings in our everyday lives. In his latest book The Buddha Walks into the Office: A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation, he teaches us how to practice mindfulness and compassion in the workplace so that we may have more pleasant and productive interactions with those with whom we spend most of our waking hours: our co-workers. Rafael talks with Rinzler about karma, empathy and how we can avoid being “jerks at work.”