Matthias Birk 

I teach and write on the topic of meditation and leadership. Sign up for my newsletter to stay on top of recent publications or find my past publications on this site. 

About me

Writer. Meditator. Teacher. Seeker. 

I am a psychologist with a PhD in business. I started my training in Zen in the Sanbo Kyodan lineage and am currently training in the White Plum Lineage at the Still Mind Zendo in New York, where I am on the leadership team and teach introduction to Zen.

I teach leadership and mindfulness as an Adjunct Professor at NYU and at Columbia Business School's Executive program and have worked in leadership development roles at McKinsey & Co., Ralph Lauren, Goldman Sachs and currently White & Case, LLP. I have introduced executives to the practice of mindfulness at each of those organizations and also taught mindfulness to organizations like Amazon, Google, and the United Nations.


My purpose is to explore intimacy with myself, others and the universe. 


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