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Tushar Bhagat, Ph.D., M.S., M.S., M.Sc.

Growing up in a household with a strong yoga and mindfulness practice for over 30 years, Dr. Bhagat received early yoga & meditation training from his parents. He began formal training in meditation during middle school while attending and serving 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreats near Mumbai, India during high school. Over the past several years Dr. Bhagat has been practicing with & facilitating multiple meditation groups in the Zen-Thich Nhat Hanh tradition around the New York City area. He is formally trained as a mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher through University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Brown University.

An accomplished Biomedical scientist & a commended medical school Faculty by day, Dr. Bhagat teaches MBSR & other stress reduction programs at his Medical School & Cancer Research Institute to Cancer patients, Graduate & Medical Students, Medical Residents & Fellows, in addition to Medical Doctors, Therapists, Scientists & staff in his academic institution. Aside from doing translational cancer research, he is pursuing research on mindfulness-based well-being programs for professionals.

Dr. Bhagat firmly believes in the potential of science based mindfulness practices in reducing stress and increasing well-being. He embodies a deep commitment towards teaching mindfulness to open, willing participants and helping them integrate, apply practical skills in their regular life to create conditions for a happier, content and meaningful life.

  • Teacher training level: Level 2 (Authorized)
  • Previous class feedback score: 4.9 out of 5
  • Years of experience: 4
  • Training from: University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Brown University Mindfulness Center

Listen to a meditation from Tushar: 


  • Mindful Leader

    “This eight week MBSR course was filled with positive experiences. I made meaningful connections with other people and learned tools for living in an intentional & purposeful way from day to day. It has catapulted my mindfulness practice to a higher level cultivating in me a solid commitment. Doing the daily practices improves & sustains my body, mind, & spiritual wellness. I love it that I can navigate life's uncertainty more skillfully by responding thoughtfully instead of reacting impulsively or haphazardly. I can choose to be calm. I can choose to be kind.”

    Group Leader & Entrepreneur

  • Mindful Leader

    “The MBSR course and process was terrific! The leader, Tushar, beautifully facilitated our connections with one another, which built trust and openness, thereby fostering commitment and dedication to the practices that were shared. The thoughtful guidance provided in each type of Mindfulness practice set the stage for meaningful experiences as well as consistent practice.”

    Partner Leadership Excelleration, Inc.

  • Mindful Leader

    “This course helped to deepen my practice and recommit myself during a time when I needed it the most.”

    Founder Niashani Wellness