Jona Genova

Jona is a Meditation Teacher, Energy Healer and Founder of Samadhi for Peace. For as long as she can remember, she has felt energy and provided a healing presence for others. Her background includes brain mapping research, more than two decades of Tibetan Buddhist compassion practice and seven years as a certified energy healer specializing in healing trauma.

Since 1996, she has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma tradition under the guidance of Lama John Makransky. Her undergraduate thesis at Boston College was an argument for healthcare reform to consider both theistic and buddhist approaches to end of life care. She has received teachings and Empowerments from several Tibetan lamas including Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Lama Willa Miller, and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Jona has also traveled to Thailand and Myanmar to study Theravada Buddhism.

In 2010, she began a deep process of understanding her natural sensitivities studying intuitive capabilities with renowned author Laura Day. She went on to receive Reiki Master attunements and crystal healing training. Since then, Jona has traveled to Japan to study Reiki and Mahayana Buddshim and has accumulated thousands of hours of practice. In addition to offering private healings, Jona has created a well respected Reiki certification program which trains others to practice Reiki and a popular group format class combining energy healing, crystals and meditation which has been filmed for MSN, Good Morning America and the Associated Press.

Jona believes her healings are empowered by learning to provide a compassionate presence for others through her Buddhist practice. She has been invited to serve as a member and teacher for Courage of Care and The Foundation for Active Compassion and is the founder of Community Meditation, a free, weekly live-streamed meditation gathering. She is most interested in cultivating compassion through meditation practices as a means to social justice.