Last Friday March 12th we were honored to host a live conversation with Research Assistant Professor of Oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and MBSR instructor Tushar Bhagat, Ph.D., M.S., M.S., M.Sc.

Dr. Bhagat joined us for a meaningful conversation about inclusivity, mindfulness, compassion, and more with studio BE Senior Facilitator Jessica Zambri.

In case you missed it, you can watch our whole conversation here:‌‌

Growing up in a household with a strong yoga and mindfulness practice for over 30 years, Dr. Tushar Bhagat received early yoga & meditation training from his parents. He began formal training in meditation during middle school while attending and serving 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreats near Mumbai, India.

Over the past several years, Dr. Bhagat has been practicing with and facilitating multiple meditation groups in the Zen-Thich Nhat Hanh tradition around the New York City area. He is formally trained as a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher through University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Brown University.⁠

An accomplished biomedical scientist & a commended medical school faculty member by day, Dr. Bhagat teaches MBSR and other stress reduction programs at his Medical School & Cancer Research Institute to cancer patients, graduate and medical students, medical residents and fellows, in addition to medical doctors, therapists, scientists and staff in his academic institution. Aside from doing translational cancer research, he is pursuing research on mindfulness-based well-being programs for professionals.⁠ ⁠

Dr. Bhagat firmly believes in the potential of science-based mindfulness practices in reducing stress and increasing well-being. He embodies a deep commitment towards teaching mindfulness to open, willing participants and helping them integrate and apply practical skills in their regular life to create conditions for a happier, content and meaningful life.⁠ ⁠

We are honored to call Dr. Bhagat a member of the studio BE faculty. He teaches mindfulness meditation on Mondays and Thursdays.

Thanks so much for joining us, Tushar! We loved learning from you.

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