About Sage Institute

Sage Institute for Creativity, Consciousness, & Environment was founded in 2008 in Taos, New Mexico, by author/teachers Sean Murphy and Mirabai Starr. We are dedicated to education in the areas of meditation, mindfulness, creative expression, environment, and human consciousness. We believe that creative study and investigation in the realm of human consciousness, as well as creative thinking, problem-solving, and action, provide the best hope for dealing with the many crises currently besetting human society and the earth.

Our flagship 200-Hour Meditation Leader Training Program, launched in 2013, is one of the only programs directed by a fully sanctioned Zen teacher with the backing of a 2500-year old lineage of practice. Our graduates are deeply engaged in sharing meditation and mindfulness in the diverse range of their communities and networks. Graduates share these practices with K-12 and college students, massage and psychotherapy clients, yoga students, people in recovery, activists, immigrant and refugee communities, and many others.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible. We hope you’ll join us in our mission to save the world through meditation (as Sean would say!) so that together we can continue to make a contribution at this challenging time.

Taos, New Mexico, Home of Sage Institute