Donald Altman, MA, LPC, is a practicing psychotherapist, former Buddhist monk, award-winning writer, and board member of The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME.ORG). He is an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark College Graduate School and is on the faculty of the Interpersonal Neurobiology Program at Portland State University.
Donald conducts mindful living and mindful eating workshops and retreats around the nation, and is known as “America’s Mindfulness Coach” for the way he makes mindful living and spiritual values accessible in daily life. Donald trained with the Venerable U Silananda, author of The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, at a Buddhist monastery located near the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. He is a member of the Burma Buddhist Monastery Association and the Dzogchen Foundation.
A prolific writer whose career spans more than twenty-five years, Donald has written for children’s television and documentaries, and has had numerous articles appear in print. An avid motorcyclist, Donald enjoys riding along the Oregon coast. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two cats.