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James Colosi

Certified MBSR Teacher

Jim Colosi


Focus & Interests

  • Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
  • Mindfulness as a tool for creating an enlightened society
  • Teaching mindfulness in prisons


Jim Colosi is a certified teacher in the eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction program. He studied in the practicing lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, beginning in 1972, and has been teaching meditation since 1980, leading Shambhala Training workshops nationally.

He was the Director of the Prison Meditation Program, North Central Correctional Institution, Gardner, MA, from 1995-2000. Prior to becoming an adjunct teacher at the Center for Mindfulness in 2006, he had a 25-year career in strategic marketing and communications, with Hewlett-Packard Company and other hi-tech organizations.

Jim currently lives with his family in Portland, Oregon and leads mindfulness retreats at Shambhala Mountain Center.

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