After conducting brain research at Clarkson University, she began a formal study of Buddhism and meditation with professor and Tibetan meditation teacher, Lama John Makransky at Boston College. Jona has received teachings from several Tibetan lamas including Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Lama Willa Miller, and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. She receives her training as a meditation teacher from Lama John Makransky
at the Foundation for Active Compassion
As the founder of Samadhi for Peace, she teaches Meditations of Innate Compassion & Wisdom for creative development, peak performance and pain management-all while finding compassion for Self and spreading Peace to others. Her approach is personalized, compassionate and practial, developing unique programs for individuals, corporations and academia.
Jona lives in Southern California with her bullmastiff, sees limitless potential in everyone and knows that meditation can enrich every aspect your life experience.