Our practice and research focus on conscious leadership to evolve organizational cultures and business practices.


We view human evolution as moving inward toward increasing human consciousness. We embrace this view to deepen listening and learning, cultivating conscious leadership and business.


Our firm works with experienced coaches, educators, and executives through a process of learning and unlearning that cultivates wisdom. We believe that leadership and learning demand greater wisdom during disruptive change and intense anxiety.

Our three-dimensional approach explores the nature of being through wisdom practices for increased awareness and action.

  1. AWAKEN. With distinctions in perception and wisdom practices, we begin to experience our whole being as body, mind, and language. We envision openings beyond our reflexive selves.

  2. DISCOVER. Through our unlearning process and inquiry into the nature of being, we discover and distinguish our inner world. We develop a foundation that invites possibilities beyond our past frames of reference.

  3. INTEGRATE. Recognizing the nature of being and integrating wisdom practices, we discern experiences to cultivate an interdependent view of life. We embody and sustain new levels of awareness and action.


Bhāvanā is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning “to seed” or “to cultivate”—derived from “Bhava,” which means “being, a state of body or mind.” The Buddha himself chose the word Bhāvanā to describe a process of cultivation: the development of particular mental qualities such as imagination and awareness directed toward intentional change – through what we know today as meditation leading to mindfulness.

At Bhavana Learning Group, we support learners in the process of cultivating awareness and seeding intentional change as they grow the leadership to serve their colleagues and cultures. Our 12 Practices detail this cultivation.

This STORY detail the evolution of our firm.


These eight values and practices support our commitment to conscious leadership.

  1. Honor agreements and commitments with integrity and responsibility.

  2. Express truthfulness in all communication and action.

  3. Listen with intention and compassion.

  4. Honor human concerns ahead of material demands.

  5. Honor sentient beings and our planet in all decisions and strategies.

  6. Honor and own emotions in all interactions.

  7. Engage intentional speaking and action in all interactions.

  8. Place learning ahead of knowing, willing to question assumptions through practice and humility.


Bhavana Learning Group enjoys membership or association with the following organizations and networks:

  • Association of Spiritual Integrity
  • Consciousness Leaders
  • Integral Life
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
  • New York Insight Meditation Center
  • Ontological Design Community (ODC)
  • Ontological Coaching Institute, Coaching Training
  • Pundarika Foundation: Teachings of Tsoknyi Rinpoche
  • Shambhala Meditation Center of New York
  • Spiritual Intelligence (Deep Change)
  • Tergar Meditation Community: Teachings of Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Turning Toward Being: The Journal of Ontological Inquiry in Education (JOIE).
  • Wisdom Experience
“The most exciting breakthroughs of the twenty-first century will not occur because of technology, but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human”
—John Naisbitt


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