Senior Trainer &
Curriculum Development Team
Margaret Cullen is a licensed psychotherapist and was one of the first ten people to become a Certified MBSR teacher. For over 30 years, she has pioneered secular contemplative programs for a wide variety of populations including physicians, nurses, HIV positive men, cancer patients, overweight women, military spouses, college students, clinicians and educators.
As a clinician, Margaret has been a facilitator of support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones for 30 years.
In 2010, she was invited by Thupten Jinpa to contribute to the development of the Compassion Cultivation Training, first through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education at the Stanford School of Medicine and currently as Founding Faculty for the Compassion Institute where she co-created the first online teacher training.
Margaret is also the Founder of Compassion Corps, a program offering grants to support compassion teachers to offer free programs to under-resourced communities and a Founding Board Member of the Compassion Education Alliance.