Dawa Tarchin Phillips


Dawa Tarchin Phillips

Dawa Tarchin Phillips is founder and CEO of Empowerment Holdings, an international leadership training and consulting firm that focuses on mindful leadership, conscious prosperity, and conscious business. He and his team work with business leaders and organizations internationally to help them focus on effective decision-making, liberating awareness, positive impact, peak performance, and personal well-being.

Phillips is also founder 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. He is also and a mindfulness and meditation expert and research specialist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara.

An advanced meditation practitioner with more than two decades of experience, he has completed two 3-year meditation retreats and is a non-sectarian lama of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism—a classically trained senior Dharma and meditation teacher.

Phillips has been a guest lecturer and advisor on mindful living and leadership at numerous academic and professional institutions, including California Polytechnic State University, MIT, The University of Oregon, Portland State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of California Santa Barbara, UCLA, the Australian Psychological Association, the Australian Human Resource Institute, Washington and Lee University, and the American Chamber of Commerce. 

Phillips’ work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness, Forbes, and Fast Company.

What People Are Saying About Dawa Tarchin Phillips

“Dawa is a very special person in my life, a dear friend, a teacher. He has the talent, and expertise to help folks gain self-knowledge, to appreciate their basic goodness, and radiate that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. Important work for all of us during these times.”
—Jeff Bridges, Actor & Academy Award Winner

“Dawa Tarchin Phillips is the real deal. He is an authentic and experienced master teacher and highly accomplished in the skills of personal and organizational transformation and the principles of success. An unusually innovative and visionary thinker...Dawa sees the big picture and has the expertise and skills to help you get there.” 
—Jack Canfield, Author of The Success Principles