Robert Lurye is an artist, educator and meditation practitioner with a passion for teaching and creating. He is a Qualified MBSR teacher through UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. He teaches MBSR and Essentials of Mindfulness at InsightLA and is currently a facilitator in training with Dr. Jud Brewer’s 'Mindfulness-Based Behavior Change' Facilitator program. This approach combines app-based training with in-person facilitated sessions to address habits from cigarettes to smart phones, emotional eating and anxiety. Robert leads mindfulness workshops for various organizations and facilitates sitting groups for LGBTQ communities. He has been a computer animation artist since 1985 working in research, TV and feature film. He received a Masters of Education and has taught art classes at Ohio State, Texas A&M and University of Texas, Austin.