Donald Altman, MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning author, and former Buddhist monk.  Featured in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teacher’s Project, he has written over 15 books that teach how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life.  Award-winning books include: The Mindfulness Toolbox - winner of two Gold IBPA Benjamin Franklin™ Awards as best book in the “Psychology” and “Body-Mind-Spirit” categories, Clearing Emotional Clutter - selected “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2016” and The Mindfulness Code - chosen “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.”

Donald has reached out to the community by serving as vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating and as an adjunct professor in Portland State University’s Interpersonal Neurology Certificate Program.  He travels internationally, spreading seeds of mindfulness as a health and business consultant, keynote speaker, and mindfulness workshop leader.  He lives in Portland, OR, where he enjoys mindfully riding his motorcycle through Oregon’s natural beauty.  For more, visit