Donald Rothberg is a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock in Northern California and also teaches regularly at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California. He has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice. Since he was in his early 20s, he has been deeply committed to connecting social change and spiritual practice, and has written extensively on socially engaged Buddhism, including The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World. An organizer, teacher, and former board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, he has helped to guide three six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook Graduate School (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program—an interfaith study and practice program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program). He also regularly teaches a number of practices which cultivate core capacities for social engagement, including “heart practices,” particularly metta or lovingkindness; mindful communication and wise speech; skillful ways of navigating conflict; and ways of transforming the judgmental mind.