Robb Reed

Mindfulness Programs
Man in grey sweater.



MA, University of Minnesota

MA, Hunter College, New York City, NY

BA, University of Wisconsin

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Robb Reed began practicing meditation in 1993 after a transformative week in Plum Village, France, Thich Nhat Hanh’s retreat center. Thanks to the deep peace and joy which he experienced there, he embarked on the path of exploring the inner terrain of the body heart and mind. He has studied at the Minnesota Zen Center and in 2002, he co-founded the Children’s Mindfulness Program at Common Ground where he practices today and leads trainings. He has extensive formal retreat practice including several 6-week silent retreats.

Robb has completed the 9 day practicum in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. He also completed the Teacher Advancement Intensive from The Mindfulness Center at Brown University. He began his training with the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing in 2012 and has been teaching MBSR classes since 2013.

Robb is a former public school teacher with both New York City and Minneapolis Public Schools. For many years he taught a modified MBSR course to teachers called Mindfulness: Self-Care for Educators and continues to consult with educators on bringing mindfulness into education. Robb received his yoga teaching certificate in 2020.

Robb has completed the MBSR Teaching Online program offered by Brown University’s Center for Mindfulness, supporting instructors in offering the 8-week MBSR program live online, with skill, ease and interactivity.