Oren J. Sofer

Meditation and communication teacher, senior program developer at Mindful Schools

Oren J. Sofer teaches mindfulness, meditation and Nonviolent Communication in both secular and Buddhist contexts. Oren currently works as Senior Program Developer at Mindful Schools, teaching and developing curricula for one of the international leaders of Mindfulness in Education. He is the founder and Guiding Teacher of Next Step Dharma, leading an innovative online course focused on bringing the tools of meditation to daily life. Oren is also a Collaborative Trainer with BayNVC; a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society; and has created online mindfulness programs for many groups including 10% Happier. He blogs at and at

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