Dr. Yenkuei Chuang is a mindfulness-based licensed psychologist and an ordained member of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing. She received her M.Ed. in Human Development from Harvard University and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University. Also a Fulbright Fellow, she wrote her dissertation on Bicultural Competence. Previously she worked as a clinical psychologist at Harvard University Health Services and a diversity consultant at Harvard Pilgrim Foundation. Dr. Chuang is keenly interested in helping people transform their suffering across life transitions; and cultural, gender, racial and other perceived differences and separations. She enjoys being a mother to her four children, writing, cooking and dancing. Dr. Chuang has also been a long-term student in Iyengar Yoga, and she happily integrates her studies of yoga and Buddhist meditation.
My practice is to see the entire world as my sangha, my beloved community. It is a practice of non-fear and non-separation. Whenever I catch myself with ill feelings, I come back to my breath, pause, and see myself and the situation with eyes of compassion.—Yenkuei Chuang