Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is author of Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness which was named “Top 10 Best Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Health Magazine. He is an educator, licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation who is affiliated with Adyashanti. Loch is a graduate of Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary where he studied Insight Meditation, Advaita, and particularly Tibetan Buddhism in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal. He has worked in community mental health, established homeless shelters and counseled family members of 9/11 in New York City. Loch is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, and is an emerging voice in modernizing meditation, social engagement. He collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU to study how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. For more information, visit http://www.lochkelly.org/.