She works since twenty years with international aid, particularly Humanitarian Aid, currently with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and before that for the United Nations.
Maria Thorin is a Certified Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT) Teacher with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science.
She was awarded the Nalanda Institute Fellows Program 2019-2020, "designed to support the ongoing research and professional development of committed graduates who show clear promise as future leaders in the emerging field of contemplative science and practice".
She is a PHD student of Humanitarian Ethics from the Perspective of Compassion Science.
Ethics and Philosophy with Åbo Academy University.
Maria is a Certified Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) facilitator with Life University
Public speaker on the Science of Compassion, Empathy, Altruism.
Maria is a Yoga Teacher within the Hatha Tradition, offering yoga classes and "Mind" meditation classes weekly within a national health network (Friskis och Svettis).
Maria is slowly but steadily building an Online Compassion Glossary