Diana Winston's is the Director of Mindfulness Education, and brings a gentle, gradual, and secular approach to teaching mindfulness across the age spectrum. She has been teaching mindfulness since 1993 and has brought mindful awareness into schools, hospitals, and nonprofits, as well as to adolescents, seniors, leaders, teachers, activists, and health professionals in the US and Asia. Prior to coming to UCLA, she has been a nationally known Buddhist teacher and writer. She is the author of Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens (2003). Diana is a member of the teacher's council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She spent a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma and has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1989.