Punk Monk Works Jeffrey Mince
Psychological Strength Coaching

Jeffrey Mince  - Former Buddhist Monk, Certified Positive Psychology Coach,

Professional Musician.


What I Do:

Anchored by my focused training and practical experience in Buddhist Psychology, Insight Meditation, Positive Psychology, and Professional Music, along with a lifetime of self-discipline, Punk Monk Works is a Coaching practice focused on creative people, their families, and their supporters. Some of the challenges I work with:

  • Success & Purpose

  • Insight & Well-being Practices

  • Creative Relationships

  • Personal Relationships 

  • Career and Business Development

  • Aging & Perspective


Punk Monk coaching is targeted, cutting-edge, positive counseling that laser focuses on what's right about you with an aim to empower.

About Me:

As a Positive Psych practitioner, I've been voraciously studying the practical science of happiness, creativity, and a meaningful life. As a long-time Buddhist practitioner and former monk, I've taught hundreds of Buddhist Psychology seminars and classes, guided countless meditations, and logged more than 1000 hours of silent meditation on retreat. As a professional musician, I've performed at concerts and in recording studios all over the world, mentored many extraordinary musicians, and looked deeply into the creative process. Punk Monk Works is my way of consolidating my life's experiences into a practical path that honors positive change by helping my clients to cultivate insight, clarity, meaning, courage, and self-acceptance.


My History:

In a music career spanning over twenty years, I’ve worked with renowned producers and engineers in every major studio in the Los Angeles area. I’ve also toured and recorded internationally with punk rock icon, Nina Hagen, among others. In 2009, I left the music industry to single-pointedly pursue the disciplines of introspection and meditation. Eventually, I became a Buddhist monk, and after years of structured training, began teaching Buddhist philosophy and psychology full-time via retreats, workshops, and college-level courses. Compelled to cultivate my creative instincts and desire for learning, I eventually transitioned away from the ordained monk lifestyle, re-established myself as a performing and recording drummer, and began to mentor exceptional aspiring musicians. Since then, I've continued pursuing my personal development by training to become a positive psychology coach, through my daily insight meditation practice, and by dedicating myself to constantly improving as a musician.