Mindfulness teacher, writer and founder of Copper Beech Institute
Dr. Brandon Nappi is a mindfulness teacher, speaker and writer who passionately believes in the capacity of the human spirit to flourish. While pursuing doctoral studies in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, he experienced a profound awakening through the practice of mindfulness. Ever since, Brandon has dedicated his life to sharing the transformative power of meditation with thousands of seekers from every conceivable background. Brandon founded Copper Beech Institute, a retreat and training center which brings mindfulness practice to the greatest challenges of our age. A lifelong student of many spiritual paths, he shares perennial wisdom that supports the freedom, joy and peace that all of us are designed to know. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Yale University and Aquinas Institute of Theology. Brandon has shared his teachings widely on television, NPR and the Huffington Post. Each spring, he teaches a course in mindfulness at Yale Divinity School.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS