Nikki Mirghafori

Nikki Mirghafori

Nikki Mirghafori aspires to serve as “a doula for wisdom and compassion.” As a lineage holder in the Theravada tradition empowered by the Burmese master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, she teaches at Spirit Rock and at Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California. She is also a researcher, inventor, and consultant in the field of artificial intelligence, exploring humanistic applications and ethics of AI.

Recent Articles

The Eightfold Path: Right Speech

Do you have something you want to say? Nikki Mirghafori on the questions to ask yourself.

Generosity Comes First

In any presentation of the paramitas, dana, or generosity, always comes first — Nikki Mirghafori explains why.  

How AI Really Threatens Us

Artificial intelligence doesn’t need a mind of its own to threaten our freedom. All it needs are flawed human minds behind it. That’s why ethical standards are so important, says AI scientist and Buddhist teacher Nikki Mirghafori.