Benjamin is a dedicated Buddhist meditation practitioner and practice leader. He has a passion for studying classical Buddhism and integrating it with a contemporary lifestyle. His practice is anchored in 10+ months of cumulative silent meditation retreats, including several month-plus intensive retreats. He has trained to lead meditation offerings at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (CDL6), UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, University of Minnesota, and United Theological Seminary. He is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional Level by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
In early 2021 Benjamin left a decade-long career as a serial entrepreneur to focus full-time on practicing and sharing meditation. He is a founding staff member at Dharma Ground, a Buddhist non-profit, and is the Director of Meditation and Mindfulness at Shen Acupuncture + Meditation Studio in Northeast Minneapolis.