Jona is a lay Buddhist practitioner, meditation teacher and Founder of Samadhi for Peace.
She has practiced meditations from Tibetan traditions under the guidance of
Lama John Makransky since 1996 and is a teacher within his organization, The Foundation for Active Compassion. She is also a team member of Courage of Care.
Jona’s background is a marriage of brain mapping research, entrepreneurship and dedicated practice. She 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 is the creator of Community Meditation, the world’s largest weekly gathering of online meditators and a gifted healer.
Jona lives in Southern California with her bullmastiff, sees limitless potential in everyone and knows that meditation can enrich every aspect your life experience.