Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips is founder and executive director of the Institute of Compassionate Awareness (TICA), whose research and activities are centered on secular mindfulness meditation training, self-esteem/self-confidence development, and awareness-based leadership training for school children and young adults.
Phillips is a progressive scholar and lecturer, classically trained meditation teacher, Buddhist Lama, and former Buddhist monk. He is a graduate of the Association des Haute Etudes en Tibétologie (AHET) in France and a member of the Dhagpo Lama Council. He is currently collaborating with Professor Jonathan Schooler on the effects of secular mindfulness meditation training on cognitive ability, social adjustment, emotional intelligence, delinquency, and academic performance in school children.