Dina Kaplan: From Panic Attack to Paramita

Dina Kaplan reveals how life as a media startup mogul led to a new life mission: to bring FOMO and FOBO-busting meditation and mindfulness to the modern world.

Dina Kaplan is Founder of the The Path, which teaches meditation for the modern mind. The Path has taught thousands of people to meditate around the world and at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, Further Future, Dialog and more.

Dina is a certified meditation teacher and has led meditations around the world at conferences, for large and small groups, brands and individuals in Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, across the U.S. and elsewhere in Asia and Europe. She has studied and practiced dozens of meditation techniques, including Vipassana, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Vedic (or “mantra”) meditation, loving-kindness or (“metta”) meditation and more.

Before founding The Path, Dina was co-founder and COO of the tech start-up Blip.tv in web video. Before Blip, Dina was an Emmy-award winning television news reporter for local NBC stations. Prior to reporting, Dina worked as an associate producer for MTV News and at the White House as Director of Research for the Office of the White House Counsel. Dina was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women of Web 2.0. She has a column in Forbes.com and has written articles about living mindfully for the New York Times, today.com, Time Magazine’s Motto brand, Marie Claire, Medium, Town & Country and more.

Dina has taught classes at Columbia Business School, Columbia Journalism School, NYU’s Stern School of Business and NYU’s ITP program for engineers and designers. She has spoken at TEDx Athens, SXSW, the World Economic Forum, Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, DLD, Le Web, Cannes Lions, Monaco Media Forum and CeBit.

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