Gail J. Stearns, M.Div., Ph.D.

Gail J. Stearns, M.Div., Ph.D.

Certified Mindfulness Facilitator Dean & Associate Professor, Chapman University

Expand your Life with Mindful Spirituality


Do you long to

  • connect with greater energy or the Divine,
  • bring justice and care to the world around you,
  • develop peace with your inner self?

Mindful Spirituality asks how mindfulness can shift from mere self-help toward deep spiritual practice, interrupting injustice and socially determined ideas of who you should be – so you can fully care for yourself and your community.

Guided Meditations by Gail Stearns, including Sound Healing by Jody Theissen.

More free guided meditations led by Gail’s teacher, Diana Winston.

Mindful Spirituality Clients

Liberating Mindfulness: From Billion-Dollar Industry to Engaged Spirituality

BY: Gail J. Stearns

“Highly recommended for all spiritual seekers and those engaged in interfaith work.” —Omid Safi, professor of Islamic studies, Duke University

“In this thought-provoking book, (Stearns) invites us to be mindful about mindfulness.” —Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and author of The Little Book of Being

Providing “careful analysis of how mindfulness has gone awry in service of market and consumerist ends … Liberating Mindfulness uncovers the revolutionary potential of numerous religious traditions, revealing new pathways that can repurpose mindfulness.” —Ronald E. Purser, author, McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality

“A courageous, inclusive, and unique contribution to the field of mindfulness!” —Trudy Goodman, PhD, founder, InsightLA

Open Your Eyes: Toward Living More Deeply in the Present

A Book BY: Gail J. Stearns

Gail is the author of several books, including Open Your Eyes: Toward Living More Deeply in the Present, bringing insight from Christianity and other spiritual traditions to explore how readers can dwell more deeply in the present and create a more compassionate world.

About Gail

Gail Stearns, Ph.D., is a spiritual leader and educator committed to helping people achieve greater compassion and deepen spirituality in their lives. She teaches mindfulness as a dynamic tool for lessening anxiety and living with present awareness. Gail currently serves as The Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel and Associate Professor of Religious and Peace Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. With a certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA and experience practicing meditation for over 30 years, she works with businesses, healthcare agencies, university students, women’s groups and more. An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Gail holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Washington State University. Gail has taught courses in happiness, interfaith dialogue, gender, anthropology, religion and mindfulness.

She is a certified teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

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