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Erika Rosenberg, PhD

Facial expression expert and meditation teacher

Erika Rosenberg, PhD

Facial expression expert and meditation teacher


Erika Rosenberg is a scientist and meditation teacher. At the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, she is senior investigator on the Shamatha Project, a multi-disciplinary study of how intensive meditation affects cognition, emotion, and neurophysiology.

Dr. Erika Rosenberg is a world-renowned expert in the Facial Action Coding System and trains and consults with academic, corporate, and entertainment industry clients worldwide.

A senior teacher at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, she contributed substantially to the development of the Compassion Cultivation Training program with Thupten Jinpa, which she offered at Google Inc., and presented to the Dalai Lama.

Dr. Rosenberg is also faculty at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute and has offered meditation trainings in diverse international venues. She is coauthor of the textbook Psychology: Perspectives and Connections with Paul Ekman and author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters.

Upcoming Programs

Cultivating Compassion Weekend Intensive

August 11-13, 2017
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

In our busy lives, it can be challenging to find time to cultivate heartfelt states such as compassion. Yet research shows that these...