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Cortland Dahl

Cortland Dahl

Expert on mindfulness, meditation, and the cultivation of well-being.

Research Scientist, Center for Healthy Minds College of Letters and Science Work: 608-636-0030 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • How meditation practices, such as mindfulness, can contribute to greater levels of well-being
  • The role that attention, healthy relationships, self-knowledge, and purpose and meaning shape our lives and levels of happiness
  • How scientists measure and think about well-being, and how it can be cultivated by training the mind


  • Creator of the Healthy Minds Program, a flagship program offered by the Center for Healthy Minds
  • Publication of twelve books and numerous scientific articles on meditation and the cultivation of well-being
  • Co-founder of a global network of meditation centers