Dawn Neal began contemplative practice in 1997, and started practicing Buddhist meditation after being exposed to biofeedback in 2004. She is currently earning an MA (MDiv equivalent) from the Sati Institute and Institute of Buddhist Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, with guidance from Gil Fronsdal. Dawn is authorized to teach Buddhist practice, from the perspective of love and kindness, by Sayadaw U Indaka. She teaches meditation and mindfulness from this perspective in Buddhist, secular, and interfaith contexts. Dawn is a scholar, facilitator, integral coach, and has served as a commissioned interfaith chaplain. She holds beginning and advanced certifications from the Harvard Negotiation Project.