My name is Cristina Moon.

While in college, I started working with dissidents and refugees from Burma (Myanmar). In 2006, I learned to meditate, thinking it would help me resist interrogation if I were ever arrested inside Burma.

In 2011, I started working for the online petition site Change.org to learn how to use technology to support activist movements, large and small.

When I went to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, it was to learn about new ways to fund social movements. I ended up pursuing my truest passion, instead: meditation, leadership and self development. After graduation, I led marketing for the mindfulness and emotional intelligence training program started at Google.

In 2018, I relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii. I now live at Daihonzan Chozen-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple and martial arts dojo in the back of Kalihi Valley on Oʻahu.

I publish my writing on Substack and Medium, and have contributed to Medium’s The Startup and Lion’s Roar Magazine.