Meet Elizabeth Pyjov

Elizabeth’s personal passion is making a positive impact and helping others find happiness and live their best lives.

B.A. Harvard College, Romance Languages and Literatures, 2011

Certification Stanford Medical School, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Pedagogy of Compassion, 2013

J.D. Harvard Law School, 2020

MTS Harvard Divinity School, Buddhist Studies, 2020

Elizabeth, JD, MTS is a meditation teacher, facilitator, scholar, theologian, lawyer, writer, and published poet who holds three Harvard degrees, speaks five languages, and has designed over thirty different programs for happiness, energy, connection, and resilience.


She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Romance Languages and Literatures and the Classics. In 2020 she completed a J.D. at Harvard Law School and an MTS in Buddhist Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

Elizabeth studied the neuroscience, philosophy, and pedagogy of compassion at Stanford Medical School at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). Since then, she has taught compassion meditation at Stanford University, Harvard University, Harvard Law School, Columbia University, Columbia Law School, Columbia Medical School, NYU Medical School, the Carlyle Group, the New York State Bar Association, Novartis, Deutsche Bank, Warby Parker, the Rubin Museum, and to all the judges of the New York Supreme Court.

Elizabeth has studied with teachers like the Dalai Lama, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Thich Nhat Hanh. She has worked for the top global law firm NY Attorney General’s Office, the Global Justice Center, and Click Therapeutics in New York City; for Italian television at RAI International in Rome; for the United Nations in Geneva; and at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) in Palo Alto, CA. She has worked or studied in Argentina, France, Italy, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, and Russia. Her international experience has led her to understand that among those of different traditions, customs, and religions, people find happiness in many of the same ways. They want to be healthy, do meaningful work, and be close to loved ones—and what brings joy is practicing compassion, self-kindness, and deep awareness.

"My mission is to bring endless energy, a joyful heart, and compassion to as many people as possible through meditation and ancient wisdom with a science-based, research-backed approach."
– Elizabeth Pyjov

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