Our Team

We are a team of highly trained professionals integrating the contemplative psychology and meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism and Yoga with current advances in neuropsychology and psychotherapy. We have spent decades steeped in an authentic lineage traced through Dr. Joseph Loizzo, and Professor Robert Thurman to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and have committed our lives to the Bodhisattva Vow of awakening for the benefit of others. Our mission is to empower you with timeless insights and practical skills and to support you on transformational journeys both inner and outer.

 
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Emily Wolf, PhD

Dr. Emily Wolf is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified yoga instructor, Program Director for Nalanda Institute's Contemplative Psychotherapy Program, Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-editor of 'Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy: Accelerating Healing and Transformation' (Routledge, 2017). Emily has trained in the lineage of the Dalai Lamas under preeminent Buddhist scholar Professor Robert Thurman and contemplative psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Loizzo, as well as Tibetan Buddhist masters the late Gelek Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Venerable Robina Courtin.

 

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Kristen McKee, LMSW

Kristen is a contemplative psychotherapist, yoga therapist, and meditation teacher with a deep interest in the Buddhist wisdom teachings of emptiness, particularly Mahamudra. She believes these teachings can help us embrace and nurture radical openness for self and others. Kristen has a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish, with a minor in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University. Kristen earned her M.S.W. from New York University, and is a graduate of Nalanda Institute's certificate program in Contemplative Psychotherapy. She has completed over 1000 hours of formal study on the integration of ancient spiritual principles and modern psychology. 

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Miles Neale, PsyD

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist, Assistant Director of Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Co-editor of 'Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy: Accelerating Healing and Transformation' (Routledge, 2017) and author of the forthcoming book 'Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human' (Sounds True, 2018). Miles has trained in the lineage of the Dalai Lamas under preeminent Buddhist scholar Professor Robert Thurman and contemplative psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Loizzo, as well as Tibetan Buddhist masters the late Gelek Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Geshe Tenzin Zopa.

 

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Photo: “Buddha Statue, Samye Monastery” by Erik Torner