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Michael Taft, Nondual Meditation Coach, Author, Teacher

Michael Taft
Nondual Meditation Coach, Author, Teacher


2601 Adeline St., Apt 202
Oakland, CA
United States
Tel: (510) 387-8429

Location: 2601 Adeline St., Apt 202, Oakland, CA, United States
Tel: (510) 387-8429


Languages: English

Session Formats:

Session Formats: Telephone


1 hour session — $195
10 session bundle — $1650
Scholarships available.
Fees: 1 hour session — $195; 10 session bundle — $1650; Scholarships available.

About Me

Michael is a maverick meditation teacher, bestselling author, and podcaster. As a mindfulness coach, he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in retreats, groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Mindful Geek, Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept, and Ego (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young.

He has often taught meditation at Google, worked on curriculum development for SIYLI, and is currently core faculty at Wisdom Labs, in San Francisco. Michael is also a featured teacher on the Simple Habit app, and an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human, and was the long-time editorial director of Sounds True.

From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty five years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist Vipassana and Hindu Tantric practice. Michael is a senior facilitator in Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness system, and is a teacher of meditation groups around the Bay Area. He currently lives in Oakland, California, and is founding editor of the iconoclastic awakening podcast Deconstructing Yourself.

Special Offer: Free 15 minute conversation for interested people.


I craft individual programs for each person, based on your wants, needs, opportunities, and interest. Together we will develop a strategy for your ongoing meditation practice and achieving your goals.

Each session is crafted for the individual, but they tend to be composed of several things: guided meditation sessions, questions by me about the details of your practice, and an opportunity for you to ask me questions about your practice. This dialog will keep you on track and progressing at an optimal rate. I also ask that you keep a journal of your meditation questions, experiences, and reports so that we can review that each week.