Sarah McLean

Sarah McLean remembers the first Earth Day, is a lover of the mysterious and the unseen, and believes that peace on earth is possible. She’s a contemporary meditation and mindfulness teacher dedicated to helping people wake up to the beauty and wonder of their lives through the power of meditation and mindfulness practices. Her journey into contemplative life began in the early 90s at an ayurvedic healing community run by the Transcendental Meditation organization in New England where she lived, studied, and worked for two years. She served as the program director for Deepak Chopra’s mind/body health center in California where she studied and worked, being responsible for delivering education programs to the staff and guests. After eight years, Sarah took a six-month sabbatical to live and work in a traditional ashram in India. When she returned to the States, she lived as a Zen Buddhist lay monk in a remote Zen Center for two years. She left to become the director of the School for the Work for Byron Katie, and, in 2006, founded the McLean Meditation Institute. She is now the dean of the Meditation Teacher Academy which offers training for meditation and mindfulness teachers worldwide. She is also a master trainer for the MMI Mindful Training Company, and is a best-selling Hay House author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation and The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Unlimited Potential with Meditation Featured in many news outlets including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, Sarah is a sought-after inspirational speaker who shares with audiences worldwide how to wake up to their best lives using the power of attention. She is an avid animal rights advocate and environmentalist who lives and teaches in Santa Barbara. Find out more, visit