Learn Mindfulness Meditation


with an experienced mentor

Michael W. Taft

  • Over 35 years of meditation experience
  • Has been teaching for a decade
  • Author of the book The Mindful Geek  (and others)
  • Designed meditation programs for Google, SIYLI, and others
  • Leads free meditation programs in the Bay Area
  • Available to teach you, your group, or your company


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Michael Taft
The Mindful Geek book

Are You a Mindful Geek?

The Mindful Geek tells you how to get the real world benefits of hardcore mindfulness without having to drink anyone’s metaphysical Kool-Aid.

Michael W. Taft gives you step-by-step instructions in the powerful  techniques of mindfulness meditation, and outlines the psychological and neuroscientific research underpinning these practices — all without you having to believe in reincarnation, karma, or other sacred cows.


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Reduce Your Stress

If you are stressed out, overloaded, or overwhelmed, meditation is a proven way to get relief fast.

Science Based

You shouldn't have to join a religion to meditate. Michael's teaching is completely secular.

Emotional Freedom

Learn to surf your emotional waves with ease. And to connect better with other people.

Endorsements from Experts

  • “Michael has a deep understanding of meditation practice and its underpinnings, and manifests the wisdom and compassion that comes from this. He is also a skilled listener which is an important complement to these other critical components.”

    ~ Judson Brewer, MD,PhD ~ Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and an associate professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at UMass Medical School
  • “Michael Taft is steeped in practice and deeply trained in multiple traditions. He is extremely articulate about subtle states of mind and important distinctions in meditation, for both beginners and long-time practitioners. He’s also very open, warm, and supportive – plus deeply wise.”

    ~ Rick Hanson, PhD ~author of Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, and Just One Thing
  • “Michael Taft is a gifted teacher of mindfulness with an impressive track record of helping people get results. As one of my senior facilitators with over 30 years of practice experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of meditative traditions and practices, and is able to translate that into science-friendly, secular language. I recommend him wholeheartedly.”

    ~ Shinzen Young ~ meditation teacher and author of The Science of Enlightenment
  • “Michael possesses a rare combination of talents. First, he has decades of experience, which allows him to teach from a place of great depth and to directly speak to the many different ways a student can come to practice. Second, he is at the forefront of brain and emotion science and is able to speak about contemplative practices to smart, skeptical students. Finally, he has deep practice experiences in multiple wisdom traditions, which allows his secular viewpoint to be not become untethered from the foundation and heart of how mindfulness has been practiced throughout history. “

    ~ Bill Duane ~Superintendent of Well Being at Google

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