We searched through Twitter to identify the people and institutions that provide us wisdom and a sense of calm. Check out these 22 influencers, across all walks of life and history, leading the Mindfulness Revolution!
1. @DalaiLama: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are believed to be enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.
2. @thichnhathanh: Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist and author known around the world for his teachings on mindfulness.
3. @AmmaChimes: Sri Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī, also known as ‘Amma Mama’ or the ‘Hugging Saint’ is a Hindu spiritual leader and revered as a guru by her followers.
4. @AniPemaChodron: Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of the Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She is a respected author and was one of the first women to become a fully ordained nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
5. @snatamk: Snatam Kaur Khalsa is an American singer, and author who promotes peace and within the Kundalini Yoga tradition.
6. @_MichaelStone: Michael Stone is Buddhist teacher, writer, mental health advocate and social activist.
7. @andypuddicombe: Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk with a degree in Circus Arts, and founder of “Headspace,” a guided meditation app.
8. @AlanWattsDaily: Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, known for his teachings of Eastern philosophy for Western students before his passing in Northern California in 1973.
9. @JudithYoga: Judith Lasater is a yoga teacher and author. She studied under B.K.S. Iyengar and helped to popularize Iyengar Yoga and Restorative Yoga across North America.
10. @RumiQuotes: ‘Rumi’ (alāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī) was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
11. @babaramdass: Ram Dass is a spiritual teacher, author and cultural figure who wrote the seminal “Be Here Now” in 1971.
12. @JackKornfield: Jack Kornfield is an American Buddhist teacher. He is a founder of the Spirit Rock Center in Marin County, California.
13. @EckhartTolle: Eckhart Tolle is a German- born Canadian spiritual author who wrote “The Power of Now” in 1999.
14. @MindfulMomma: Micaela Preston is an author and blogger focused on helping mom’s make mindful decisions for the health and wellbeing of the families.
15. @tinybuddha: Tiny Buddha is a mindfulness and inspirational wisdom website founded by author Lori Deschene that seeks to provide “simple wisdom for complex lives.”
16. @dailyzen: Daily Zen offers daily Buddhist teachings in tidbits to calm the mind, cultivated by author Charlie Ambler.
17. @EsalenInstitute: Esalen Institute is headquartered in Big Sur, California and a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research.
18. @omega_institute: Omega Institute is a non-profit educational retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York that seeks to awaken the best in the human spirit & cultivates the extraordinary potential that exists in us all.
19. @plumvillageom: Plum Village is a Buddhist meditation center in Dordogne, Southern France. It was founded by Thích Nhất Hạnh and fellow Vietnamese monastic Chân Không, in 1982.
20. @MindfulOnline: Mindful Online is an American non-profit that promotes the best of mindfulness- based practice and support for the community of mindfulness practitioners.
21. @LondonMindful: The Mindfulness Project is headquartered in London England, and is the first dedicated space for secular mindfulness, meditation and mindful living.
22. @OMC_mindfulness: The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, within Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry, is one of the first academic institutions working to prevent depression & enhance human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness.