Lodro Rinzler is the award-winning author of seven books: The Buddha Walks into a Bar; Walk Like a Buddha; The Buddha Walks into the Office; Sit Like a Buddha; How to Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People); Love Hurts; and Take Back Your Mind, as well as the cofounder of MNDFL Meditation. He has taught meditation for twenty years in the Buddhist tradition and travels frequently for his books, having spoken across the world at conferences, universities, and businesses as diverse as Google, Harvard University and the White House. Dubbed “the cool kid’s Buddhist” by The Boston Phoenix, Rinzler’s work has been featured in The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, FOX, CBS, and NBC.
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Lodro Rinzler founded the school’s Buddhist House while studying at the famed liberal arts school. A haven among the sometimes-frantic undergraduate world, the 18-person meditation dorm was an early staging area for a career spent sharing in the possibilities of mindfulness. Taking charge in establishing this collegiate safe haven was an early execution of Lodro’s lifelong mission, with many more still to come.
After college, Lodro began leading meditation practices in Boston and around the country, traveling frequently to better share his experience with a wider audience. As Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership in New York, Lodro built an organization charged with coaching and mentoring entrants as part of a full educational experience. With an eye on equipping a generation for thoughtful problem solving, he was well-positioned to help inspire with the meaningful message of the Buddha. To Lodro Rinzler, suffering and anxiety can be conquered in any mind, as long as it is opened to the possibility.
He lives in upstate New York with his wife Adreanna and a menagerie of small animals. He can be found at lodrorinzler.com and @lodrorinzler.