Fleet Maull About Fleet - Fleet Maull


Fleet Maull, PhD, CMT-P, is an author, meditation teacher, management consultant, trainer and executive coach who facilitates deep transformation for individuals and organizations through his philosophy and program of Radical Responsibility©. He is a tireless and dedicated peacemaker and servant leader working for positive social transformation and a more just and sustainable global society.


IMG_3428He is the founder of Prison Dharma Network, Prison Mindfulness Institute, Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety, National Prison Hospice Association, and Windhorse Seminars. He is also the co-founder of Engaged Mindfulness Institute, Transforming Justice Initiative, Upaya’s Institute’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program, the Rwanda Bearing Witness Retreat & Peace Initiative, and the Center for Contemplative End-of-Life Care at Naropa University. He currently serves as the CEO and Director of Training, Research & Development for Prison Mindfulness Institute, Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute, as well as CEO and senior trainer for Windhorse Seminars & Consulting.

Dr. Maull has been practicing mindfulness-awareness meditation for more than 45 years, training in the Tibetan, Zen, Vipassana Buddhist traditions. He was a close, senior student and personal attendant to the renowned Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and a close student and Dharma Successor of the renowned Zen master, social entrepreneur and peacemaker, Roshi Bernie Glassman. He is a fully empowered, senior meditation and Dharma teacher in both the Tibetan and Zen Buddhist traditions, as an Acharya (senior Dharma teacher) in the global Shambhala Meditation Community and a Roshi (Zen master and lineage holder) in the Zen Peacemaker Order and Soto Zen tradition. He is also a fully ordained, senior Zen priest ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of Maezumi Roshi. His ordination was officiated by two renowned socially engaged Buddhist teachers, Roshi Joan Halifax and Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara.

Acharya Maull has been teaching mindfulness-awareness meditation since 1981 and currently leads mindfulness meditation programs and retreats for newcomers and advanced practitioners at meditation centers and retreat centers around the world. His teaching schedule is available at: www.fleetmaull.com

Dr. Maull is also a pioneer and thought leader in the mainstream mindfulness movement who has developed cutting edge mindfulness-based and trauma-informed leadership trainings, transformational seminars, and consulting and coaching programs that he delivers in diverse business, nonprofit and government settings, including his pioneering work in developing mindfulness-based emotional intelligence (MBEI) and mindfulness-based wellness & resiliency (MBWR)® training programs. Dr. Maull is a certified professional mindfulness teacher and advisory board member with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA) and a board member with the Institute for Organizational Mindfulness. He is also an advisory board member with the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

He is also a holder of the Way of Council and certified Council Trainer with the Ojai Foundation and the Center for Council Training and a certified senior trainer with The Event Training, New Line Consulting, Windhorse Seminars & ConsultingPrison Mindfulness Institute and the Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety.

Dr. Maull taught Socially Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist Psychology, Contemplative Approaches to Peacemaking and Social Action, Integral Politics and other courses and meditation practicums at Naropa University from 1999 – 2010.  During 2019, he was a guest lecturer and conference presenter at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Medical School and the University of Illinois, and has been a guest lecturer in the past at other universities like Brown, Emory, Harvard and the University of Colorado. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences on mindfulness, criminal justice, end of life care, and trauma-informed care, most recently presenting his mindfulness-based wellness & resiliency (MBWR)® model at the 2019 American Correctional Association (ACA) national conference in Boston, MA.

Dr. Maull is the author of Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good (2019) and Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull (2000) along with numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed professional journals.

Acharya Maull travels world-wide offering mindfulness retreats, transformational seminars, leadership trainings, prison programs, first responder trainings, and bearing witness retreats.  He has trained correctional officers, law enforcement and other public safety professionals in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Ontario, Canada.  

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