The Power of Community

We believe in the power of human connection. We believe that meditation is more impactful when done with others so we’re building the world’s largest, most supportive, inclusive meditation community, both online and off.

A Simple Approach Everyone Can Relate To

We teach group meditation classes in a simple, approachable way, in local communities, at organizations around the world, and anywhere through the Journey LIVE app.

A Powerful Practice

Harvard said meditation eases anxiety. Stanford showed it reduces stress. Wake Forest noted that it sharpens focus in just four days.

Here’s how it happens: you focus your thoughts on one thing – in Journey we use the breath – and when your mind wanders (it will, and that’s okay) you notice and gently bring your attention back to your breath. That refocusing is like a push-up for your brain. Over time you become more familiar with your thoughts and yourself, leading to greater calm, clarity, and peace of mind.  If you haven’t already, now is your time to get started.

Leadership

Stephen Sokoler

Founder & CEO

Stephen spent years in the business sector, founding and running companies, including Altrum Honors, which helped organizations celebrate and inspire their employees. After years of personal practice, Stephen recognized that meditation needed to be shared with the world in a more approachable, accessible way. In 2015, Stephen founded Journey Meditation with a simple but powerful goal: help people live happier lives with greater clarity and peace of mind.

David Nichtern

Chief Meditation Officer

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the  lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche – a tradition that blends a contemporary approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism. David has served as co-director of the Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont and Director of Buddhist Practice and Studies at OM yoga in NYC. He is the author of Awakening From The Daydream, and leads meditation workshops and teacher training programs around the world.  He is also a highly regarded composer, guitarist and producer – a four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee.

Advisors

Sharon Salzberg

Meditation Expert

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Loving kindness, and her new book, Real Love.

Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD

Happiness Expert

Tal Ben-Shahar is a best-selling author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations on leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of The Wholebeing Institute, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

Mindfulness Expert

Dr. Judson Brewer is the Director of Research and Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and a Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. In 2012, Dr. Brewer founded Claritas Mind Sciences, which includes the health eating app, Eat Right Now.

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