Learn Mindfulness Meditation


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Michael W. Taft

  • Over 35 years of meditation experience
  • Proven track record
  • Gets results with students
  • Author of the book The Mindful Geek  (and others)
  • Designed meditation programs for Google, SIYLI, and others
  • Leads free meditation programs in the Bay Area
  • Available to teach you, your group, or your company


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Michael Taft
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Sure, you could learn guitar or lift weights on your own, but with a trainer it’s so much easier!

With Michael as your mindfulness coach, you get:


Step-by-step guidance

Personalized instruction

Feedback & Encouragement

One-on-one Counseling

Structure & Accountability

And much more

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What People Are Saying

Michael truly has a gift and understands how to deliver guidance and lead one to a place of insight no matter where one is in their practice. I’ve always left our conversations with a fresh perspective and feeling of inspiration to implement mindfulness into everything I do.”

~ Ashleigh A., Film Compositor

“Michael is one of my favorite meditation teachers. His concise and clear teaching style makes for an easy to follow meditation class.”

~ Jazzwall Sharad, Photographer

“Some people just feel good to be around, and lift the tone of a room to be more authentic by their humility, humor, and relaxed precision. Michael is one of these people”

~ Allison Ayer, Massage Therapist

With Michael’s help, my mindfulness practice has given me tools to cope with loss and uncertainty in hard times, to celebrate more fully when the living’s easier, and, most importantly, to be still for a short time each day.”


~ Erik Yates, Professional Musician

“I have been so profoundly changed by what Michael taught me that I offer similar teachings to anyone that wants to learn.”

~ Charlotte Kay, Psychologist

“There aren’t too many things that one can do which have a profound impact on every moment of his/her life, but meditating using the techniques that Michael Taft has taught me has done just that.”

~ Tyson Nichols, High School Teacher

The Mindful Geek book

Mindfulness without the Mysticism

The Mindful Geek tells you how to get the real world benefits of hardcore mindfulness without having to drink anyone’s metaphysical Kool-Aid.

Michael W. Taft gives you step-by-step instructions in the powerful  techniques of mindfulness meditation, and outlines the psychological and neuroscientific research underpinning these practices — all without you having to believe in reincarnation, karma, or other sacred cows.


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Endorsements from Experts

  • “Michael has a deep understanding of meditation practice and its underpinnings, and manifests the wisdom and compassion that comes from this. He is also a skilled listener which is an important complement to these other critical components.”

    ~ Judson Brewer, MD,PhD ~ Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and an associate professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at UMass Medical School
  • “Michael Taft is steeped in practice and deeply trained in multiple traditions. He is extremely articulate about subtle states of mind and important distinctions in meditation, for both beginners and long-time practitioners. He’s also very open, warm, and supportive – plus deeply wise.”

    ~ Rick Hanson, PhD ~author of Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, and Just One Thing
  • “Michael Taft is a gifted teacher of mindfulness with an impressive track record of helping people get results. As one of my senior facilitators with over 30 years of practice experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of meditative traditions and practices, and is able to translate that into science-friendly, secular language. I recommend him wholeheartedly.”

    ~ Shinzen Young ~ meditation teacher and author of The Science of Enlightenment
  • “Michael possesses a rare combination of talents. First, he has decades of experience, which allows him to teach from a place of great depth and to directly speak to the many different ways a student can come to practice. Second, he is at the forefront of brain and emotion science and is able to speak about contemplative practices to smart, skeptical students. Finally, he has deep practice experiences in multiple wisdom traditions, which allows his secular viewpoint to be not become untethered from the foundation and heart of how mindfulness has been practiced throughout history. “

    ~ Bill Duane ~Superintendent of Well Being at Google

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