Victor Shiryaev, meditation instructor, mindfulness coach, embodiment coach from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
B.A. in Oriental Studies, Sinology (Chinese history and philosophy). Lived in China for over 7 years.
M.A. in Integral Theory from JFKU (California, USA), a comprehensive meta-framework for integrating all the major approaches to human and organizational development and transformation.
Certificates in Integral Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Embodiment Facilitation, etc.
First started to explore the psychospiritual dimension of life while still at school back in the 90-s.
Meditating in a systematic way since 2009, studying with Shinzen Young since 2009.
Did many intensive silent meditation retreats in South-East Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal) in Mahasi Sayadaw tradition.
Leads intensive silent meditation retreats in Russia and Ukraine, does seminars, workshops and regular classes on mindfulness in Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Poland and Lithuania on topics including vipassana, integral approach to contemplative practice, working with pain, mindfulness for teachers, working with difficult emotions, as well as teaching Shinzen Young’s systematic method of training — Unified Mindfulness (previously known as Basic Mindfulness).
Translated into Russian and published Shinzen Young’s book «Natural Pain Relief: How to Soothe and Dissolve Physical Pain with Mindfulness».
Co-founder and director of a website www.mind.space for teaching mindfulness skills online.
Co-founder and currently serving as a chair of the Mindfulness Culture Development Association (MCDA), a professional organization for Russian-speaking mindfulness teachers.
Co-founder and director of an integrally-informed online magazine «Eros and Kosmos», publishing articles on integral philosophy, psychology, adult development and spirituality.
Writes in a blog victorshiryaev.org