Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg, PhD, is a member of the teachers council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

Formerly on the faculty at the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, Rothberg writes and teaches on mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged spirituality.

Rothberg has practiced mindfulness meditation since 1976. He has also received training in Tibetan mahamudra and dzogchen practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy.

Since 1995, he has helped to guide three, six-month to two-year training programs in applying mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom teachings to speech and communication, working skillfully with conflict, social service, leadership, and social action through the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program).

Rothberg is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World and the co-editor of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations With Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.