Cory Muscara is an international speaker and teacher on the topics of mindfulness and positive psychology. He has taught mindfulness-based leadership at Columbia University, and currently serves as an instructor of positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, Cory spent six months in silence living as a monk in Burma, meditating 14+ hours each day, under the instruction of Sayadaw U Pandita. Cory's meditations have been heard more than 10 million times in over 50 countries. He aims to bring mindfulness to people in a practical and usable way, presenting to schools, organizations, and the general public, and through workshops and retreats.