Gregory Maloof, MA, LPC
Dharma Teacher, Coach, Therapist
Gregory Maloof is an authorized Buddhist Dharma teacher in the lineage of Ruth Denison and a mindfulness-based therapist with a bachelor’s degree in Western philosophy and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples and Family counseling. Gregory draws inspiration from both Western and Eastern paradigms in his approach to understanding and sharing the Dharma and his teachings are informed by over 26 years of meditation experience. Gregory has studied in the traditions of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, U Ba Khin and Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw and has also been heavily influenced and inspired by various teachers in the Thai Forest Tradition, particularly Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Gregory’s humorous, compassionate, and practical style supports students to experience significant healing and lasting change.
THE WEDNESDAY WAKE-UP STORY
Wednesday Wake-Up began as a live gathering of dedicated seekers and Dharma practitioners in December 2019, where guided meditations and Dharma talks given by teacher Gregory Maloof were recorded on a cell phone and distributed to participants who wanted to keep up with Gregory's teachings when they could not attend in-person Wednesday nights. The Covid-19 pandemic necessitated a shift to online gatherings exclusively, and created an unprecedented need for spiritual seekers to have the freedom and flexibility to get access to online teachings, thus Wednesday Wake-Up the podcast was born.
It is now released weekly, and has grown an international audience that includes the USA, Canada, Australia, Iran, Israel, Spain, Italy, Costa Rica, and India.