David Hart

My name is David.

I teach meditation and mindfulness. 
I also make media
(writing, audio, video) for non-profits, museums, publishers, and good people. 

I am not the David Hart in New York who makes ties, but he seems nice, I guess.

Meditation & Mindfulness

I teach meditation and mindfulness for youth and adults. 

My clients include creative agencies, law firms, financial services agencies, schools, and hospitals.  

I'm interested in helping people develop more attention as well as understanding and connection to themselves and the world.

Meditation Teacher

I teach onsite meditation for companies, primarily through Journey Meditation.

Retreat Mentor

I serve as a retreat mentor on mindfulness retreats for youth and adults with the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme)

Schools & Afterschool

I volunteer and teach with other school and afterschool programs within New York including the Awake Youth Project.


I makes things for fun, and for organizations and nonprofits. Recent examples include:

Audio & Podcasting

The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions is an ongoing podcast that uses the lessons of pop culture for making artistic activism more effective. I've edited episodes for the series. I also help write and edit content for the Awaken meditation app.


I shoot and edit video, including online courses for teachers.
Recent example include a trailer for the Wisdom Publications online portal and an online course for The National Gallery of Art. I pioneered the video program at The Museum of Modern Art, including this important teaser video with my cat.


Occasionally I write things like greeting cards (seriously) or short humor pieces on sites like McSweeney's. Please don't ask me to come up with taglines for your app.

Education & Training

My background is in education and training, art, and mindfulness. I've had a lot of jobs.



M.A. Art & Art Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

B.A. Studio Art with a Professional Writing Practicum
Johnston Center, University of Redlands


Training & Certifications

Meditation Teacher Certification
The Interdependence Project     

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens
(MBSR-T) Certification

Stressed Teens     

Mindful Educator Essentials
Mindful Schools     

Teacher Training: Mindfulness for Vulnerable Youth
The Lineage Project     

Creating Engaging Mindfulness Experiences for Adolescents
Little Flower Yoga     


"Don't I know you?"

You may recognize me from Google Maps in France with my wonderful wife. 

Or that other time I was on Google Maps in New York.
(No, I was not flipping the bird—grow up).


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