"Robert Chender is a lawyer, and a student of the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He teaches at IDP and at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York. He frequently speaks to groups about the application of meditation practice to daily work life, and serves as director of the Contemplative Lawyers Group of the NY City Bar Association. "
"Robert Chender is counsel at Seward & Kissel in New York, and is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, having been a student of the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He also works with business and professional groups and individuals in applying mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices to workplace efficiency, corporate culture and morale, and is a trainer for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, the mindfulness program developed at Google. He currently teaches at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, where he was formerly chair of the board, and at The Interdependence Project, where he sits on the board, as well as at the Westchester Buddhist Center. Robert is a member of Social Venture Network, and is the founder of the New York City Bar Association Contemplative Lawyers Group. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the NYU School of Law." 
- Director, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
- Director, Interdependence Project
- Trainer, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute