Peter McEwen

Peter McEwen wants you to be less busy. He is often uncomfortable, and that’s perfect.

In a society that prioritizes output, meditation and mindfulness practices are often conflated with self-optimization. Instead, we can view meditation as a tool that reveals our immediate experience – discomfort and all – as a reliable source of well-being and problem-solving.

Peter is the founder of The Field, which offers training, community and the demystification of basic contemplative practices.

Peter is also a designer and editorial photographer who specializes in interactive, product and brand design, and teaches at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Despite all this, Peter still finds time for the very important practice of doing nothing. His goal is to use up this precious life with creativity and dignity.

Photo credit: Alison Vagnini