Acharya Fleet Maull, PhD, CMT-P is an author, meditation teacher, social entrepreneur, consultant and trainer who facilitates personal, organizational and social transformation through his philosophy of Radical Responsibility -- social transformation through the integration of personal and collective responsibility. He is an Acharya (senior Dharma teacher) in the global Shambhala Meditation Community and a Roshi (Zen lineage holder) in the international Zen Peacemaker Order and Soto Zen tradition.
Dr. Maull founded Prison Mindfulness Institute, Heart Mind Institute and National Prison Hospice Association and co-founded the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training, the Rwanda Bearing Witness Retreat, the Center of Mindfulness in Public Safety, and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. He trains prisoners, business leaders, correctional officers, law enforcement and other public safety professionals in mindfulness-based approaches to wellness & resiliency.
Acharya Maull has studied and practiced for more than 47 years with some of the most prominent teachers in the Tibetan, Zen, Vipassana traditions and has been teaching since 1981. He is also an IMTA certified mindfulness teacher and teacher trainer who trains mindfulness teachers in trauma-informed approaches to sharing the practice of mindfulness with at-risk individuals, vulnerable populations and marginalized and underserved communities. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences and guest lectures at universities and colleges like Harvard, Brown, Emory, Butler, Smith and others. He taught meditation, Buddhist Psychology and Socially Engaged Buddhism as a Naropa University faculty member from 1999–2009.
He is the author of Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good and Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull. He leads meditation retreats throughout the world and recently organized and hosted the Global Resilience Summit through the Heart Mind Institute.