Paul Baranowski is the founder and principal teacher of Luminous Ground, a meditation group located in the heart of Toronto. Paul has been studying and practicing Buddhism and meditation since 2004. He is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing in the Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, and author of Interdependent Liberation. Paul has also trained in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition with teacher, executive coach and accomplished translator Ken McLeod. He is also greatly inspired by the writings of Ngakpa Chogyam and David Chapman. Paul’s students benefit from his integrative teaching style which marries fundamental technique with action in daily life.

Paul is an author of meditation content for the Muse meditation app,  where he was formerly the VP of Engineering. He also has a third degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do. He is blissfully married to his wife Roxana and they have two small children together.