Ji Hyang Padma serves as the Director of the Comparative Religion and Philosophy Program at the California Institute for Human Science. Ji Hyang Padma has combined an academic career with her vocation as a spiritual teacher. Ji Hyang served as Director of Spirituality & Education as well as Buddhist chaplain at Wellesley College for fourteen years. Her work at Wellesley College as an interfaith leader has given her a passion for interfaith and intercultural dialogue.
Ji Hyang holds a doctorate in psychology from Sofia University. Her recent writing has been published in Our Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interfaith Encounters and Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work. Her first book, Zen Practices for Transformative Times, was published by Quest Books in 2013. She is currently writing a second book based on her original research on consciousness & healing.