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Barbara Bogatin

Barbara Bogatin has been a cellist with the San Francisco Symphony since 1994. In addition to her career as a symphonic musician, she has created a curriculum on Mindfulness Meditation for Musicians where she integrates contemplative practice with music performance and instrumental practice. She has presented these seminars at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Southern California, the University of Nevada, Reno, the Juilliard School, and the One-Heart Institute. Along with her husband, neuroscientist Clifford Saron, she has given workshop presentations called “The Buddha, the Brain, and Bach” that explore the intersection of meditation, creativity, and neuroplasticity at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Esalen Institute, Stanford University, Telluride Compassion Festival, and at conferences in Italy, Spain, and South Africa. For a glimpse into music and meditation, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7ytYZ-Ke8

Barbara Bogatin is a cellist with the San Francisco Symphony, chamber music performer, and a mindfulness educator. She has taught Mindfulness for Musicians seminars at the San Francisco Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and the University of Southern California.

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Barbara Bogatin

Barbara Bogatin has been a cellist with the San Francisco Symphony since 1994. In addition to her career as a symphonic musician, she has created a curriculum on Mindfulness Meditation for Musicians where she integrates contemplative practice with music performance and instrumental practice. She has presented these seminars at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Southern California, the University of Nevada, Reno, the Juilliard School, and the One-Heart Institute. Along with her husband, neuroscientist Clifford Saron, she has given workshop presentations called “The Buddha, the Brain, and Bach” that explore the intersection of meditation, creativity, and neuroplasticity at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Esalen Institute, Stanford University, Telluride Compassion Festival, and at conferences in Italy, Spain, and South Africa. For a glimpse into music and meditation, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7ytYZ-Ke8

Barbara Bogatin is a cellist with the San Francisco Symphony, chamber music performer, and a mindfulness educator. She has taught Mindfulness for Musicians seminars at the San Francisco Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and the University of Southern California.

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