6:00 a.m. I’m a morning person and I love to start my day with some matcha tea.


mindy newman psychotherapist6:15 a.m. Maintaining a Buddhist shrine helps me cultivate devotion, which is an important part of Tibetan Buddhist practice.


6:30 a.m. It’s taken me almost a decade, but I’m now able to meditate every day. I’m a better therapist if I sit in the morning.


1:00 p.m. I often meet with collaborators via video calls. I’m currently developing a workshop with a colleague on the treatment of personality disorders from Eastern and Western perspectives.


3:00 p.m. I go on several walks during the day. It’s nice to get a break from technology and spend some time appreciating the historic architecture in my neighborhood.


4:00 p.m. I like to end the work day with laughter and friendship—in this case with a neighbor, a PhD candidate studying how therapists use TikTok.

See more of Mindy Newman’s day on Instagram @tricyclemag.

Check out previous installments of “A Day in the Dharma” featuring Wangmo Dixey, Josh Korda, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, the members of the Village Zendo, and six Buddhist teachers in quarantine.

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