Cory Muscara is an international speaker and teacher on the topics of presence and well-being. He has taught mindfulness-based leadership at Columbia University, and currently serves as an instructor of positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, Cory spent six months in silence living as a monk in Burma, meditating 14+ hours each day, under the instruction of Sayadaw U Pandita. Cory's meditations have been heard more than 10 million times in over 50 countries. He brings these teachings to people in a practical and usable way, presenting to schools, organizations, and healthcare systems, as well as through workshops and retreats for the general public. Cory is from Long Island, New York.