Welcome to my page: As an operations officer and leader in the U. S. Army, I experienced the impact listening and leading had on individual performance. A commitment to Listening allows us to tap into our own authentic “genius.” I bring this commitment into my life and to my work.


Neil is currently the Chief Practice Officer at Bhavana Learning Group. He manages client services and brings mindfulness teachings to our clients and community. Neil also publishes our Weekly Wisdom Digest with research and practices, ensuring quality control of the firm’s IP (intellectual property), managing our media presence, and serving our learning community. 

As a trained mindfulness teacher, Neil leads Bhavana Learning Group’s weekly Practice Field for clients to practice in community. He also works with beginners to establish a consistent daily mindfulness practice.


Neil graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007 with a B. S. in Human Geography. He completed 5-years of military service as an Army Air Defense Captain, with a 2012 tour of duty in the Republic of South Korea. After his return, Neil leveraged his military experience to work in the field of leadership development through training, studies, and practices in transformative learning and leadership.

In 2014, Neil joined Bhavana Learning Group as a program supervisor to deliver an executive leadership course at Rutgers University, Business School in Newark. The course provided students with a laboratory for leadership development based on research and designs from our own “contemplative learning” methods and practices.

Neil is certified through the mindfulness teacher program at Tibet House, U.S. to deliver mindfulness and mediation practices to individuals and groups. As a Buddhist practitioner since 2017, he has also studied and trained in Eastern wisdom and Buddhist psychology that underlies our contemplative learning and meditation. Neil is of Ecuadorian descent and speaks fluent Spanish. He also enjoys running and ran the 2015 NYC marathon.

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with Neil Ruiz

Content: Neil offers clients access to our vast library of resources, practices, and IP.

Mindfulness Practices: Neil works with beginners (individuals or groups) to establish a consistent daily practice.

Community: Contact Neil for information on our Practice Field to develop Contemplative Practices.

Expanding listening and being requires cultivating Space, Stillness, and Silence.