Kimberly Poppe


Kimberly leads meditation courses, workshops and retreats internationally.

She has been immersed in Buddhist study and practice for 20 years with some of the greatest Tibetan teachers of our time who personally trained her to teach. She has also studied with some of the leading scientists,  pioneers and teachers of mindfulness, loving kindness and self-compassion in the world.

She is the co-founder and lead teacher of bodhi, a new meditation app and educational programme dedicated to bringing a clear mind and an open heart into every aspect of our lives.

Born in America, Kimberly has been based in France for the past 15 years and recently moved to Amsterdam with her Italian husband, Davide Piai, with whom she often co-teaches.

She is also an accomplished photographer, bringing together meditation and creativity through the lens of her camera. She hopes her images give people’s minds “the space to rest”. Her work can be found in private collections around the world.


Formal Education:

• Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive, Kristen Neff & Chris Germer, The Netherlands (Certificate), 2017

• The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NYC (Certification, Photography), 2016

• Institute for Wisdom & Compassion, Roqueredonde, France (Three Year Training Programme, Buddhist Philosophy & Practice), 2006-2009

• Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA, (BA High Hons: English & Theatre), 1992-1996



• Eventides, Monks, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2017 (solo)

• Playing with the View, Minuscule, Lodève, France, July 2015 (solo)

• Seascapes, Tiona Gallery, Pacific Palms, NSW, Australia, January 2015

• Contemplative Works, Bahia Gallery, La Jolla, California, USA, November 2014

• Sukhavati, Dorint Gallery, Winterberg, Germany, October 2014

• Contemplative Photographers, The Institute for Wisdom & Compassion, Roqueredonde, France, August 2014

• Exposure 2013, See | Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY, July 2013



• Honorable Mention, Fine Art- Abstract, International Photography Awards (IPA), 2015

• Selected as a Featured Artist on Rise Art, 2015

• Phi Beta Kappa, Wesleyan University, 1996

• Connelly Prize Winner, Wesleyan University, 1995: awarded for outstanding work in non-fiction writing by the creative writing faculty—Annie Dillard, Tom Drury, Anne Greene, and Sandra Tyler.