Bob Linscott

Bob Linscott, Certified MBSR Teacher

Bob Linscott, M.S., MTS

Certified MBSR Teacher


  • B.S., Emerson College, 1988
  • Master of Theological Studies, MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 1997

Focus and Interests

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the teaching of mindfulness
  • Bringing mindfulness to underserved populations


Bob Linscott is an MBSR instructor at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Memorial Health. Bob has dedicated most of his career towards issues of diversity and inclusion working with underserved populations. He spent several years living with the Dine’ (Navajo) on the reservation in Arizona and travels regularly to Nepal to assist with The Nepal Orphans Home, the orphanage his brother founded in 2005. Bob is the Assistant Director of The LGBT Aging Project at The Fenway Institute, a Program of Fenway Health.

Bob has been teaching meditation and mindfulness for over 20 years. Bob co-founded a meditation group in Jamaica Plain which is now in its tenth year. Currently, through a grant with The Tufts Health Plan Foundation, he has been offering MBSR for LGBT elders since 2013. Bob holds a master’s degree in comparative religion from Harvard Divinity School.