Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo is the author of 18 books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a…

David Robert Loy

David Robert Loy

David Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. A prolific author, his essays and books have been translated into many languages and his articles appear regularly in Tikkun, scholarly…

Mark Arey

Mark Arey

Mark Arey spent more than thirty years as an ordained Greek Orthodox priest, until he resigned from ministry in 2013 and married the love of his life. Most of his life has been spent “engaging with the poetic depths of…

Mary Ann Brussat

Mary Ann Brussat

Mary Ann Brussat and her husband Frederic Brussat are the co-founders of the Center for Spirituality and Practice in Claremont, California. Their website, SpiritualityandPractice.com, contains reviews of spiritual books, spiritual perspectives on movies, articles about practices, and extensive resources on…

Seane Corn

Seane Corn

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism and a teaching style that incorporates both the physical and mystical aspects of yoga. Since the beginning of her teaching career in 1994, she has been featured…

Jorge Ferrer, Ph.D.

Jorge Ferrer, Ph.D.

Jorge Ferrer, Ph.D., teaches transpersonal studies, East-West psychology, comparative mysticism, integral development, and other subjects at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, he also offers workshops, seminars, and presentations internationally. His articles have appeared in numerous…

Mike Zappy Zapolin

Mike Zappy Zapolin

Mike “Zappy” Zapolin is an American entrepreneur who is considered a pioneer in the domain name industry, having created Internet brands such as Music.com, Computer.com, Creditcards.com and Diamond.com. A public speaker, he is also the creator of the eBusiness elective…

Neelam

Neelam

Neelam has been leading satsang (sitting in truth) internationally since 1996. A native of Poland, now living in New Mexico, she is a direct disciple of H.W.L. Poonja (“Papaji”), who was, in turn, a devotee of the legendary Sri Ramana…

Sridhar Steven Silberfein

Sridhar Steven Silberfein

Sridhar (Steven) Silberfein began his spiritual path in the early 1960s with the New York-based teacher Albert Rudolph, aka “Rudi,” who was a disciple of Bhagavan Nityananada, the guru of Swami Muktananda. Sridhar studied hatha yoga with Swami Satchidananda and…

Anneke Lucas

Anneke Lucas

Anneke Lucas was born in Belgium where she was sold into a sex trafficking ring at the age of six. She was abused and tortured extensively before she escaped at age eleven. After living in London, Paris and New York…

Gurvinder Singh

Gurvinder Singh

Gurvinder Singh is the Finance Director and International Director of United Sikhs Aid, the humanitarian aid wing of United Sikhs. In his long association with United Sikhs, he has responded to many disasters worldwide, including tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, typhoons and…

Rachel Zinman

Rachel Zinman

Rachel Zinman has been a global yoga teacher and trainer of teachers for over 30 years. In 2008, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Following the shocking diagnosis, she spent nearly 6 years searching for answers through a variety of healing…

Kimberly Braun

Kimberly Braun

Kimberly Braun is a minister and spiritual teacher who spent more than ten years as a Carmelite monastic nun. A meditation coach, she has been devoted to meditation from the age of five. She earned a Masters degree in theology in 2001…

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety. She was in private practice as a psychotherapist for thirty-five years and worked as a research scientist for a decade. A recipient…

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability for more than 40 years. From working with Mother Teresa to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the…

Dr. Menas C. Kafatos

Dr. Menas C. Kafatos

Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., is the Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics, and Director of the Center of Excellence of Earth Systems Modeling and Observations at Chapman University. He is also associated with Korea University, the National Observatory of…

Paul Muller-Ortega

Paul Muller-Ortega

Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D., is one of the world’s most highly respected scholars in the field of Indian Religion and Hindu Tantra. He is the founder of Blue Throat Yoga, which teaches the Svatantra philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, along with the…

Dr. Larry Brilliant

Dr. Larry Brilliant

Dr. Larry Brilliant is a pioneering physician, visionary technologist and global philanthropist who was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. His memoir, Sometimes Brilliant, is a remarkable story that illuminates some of the most significant moments in…

Yogi Amrit Desai

Yogi Amrit Desai

Yogi Amrit Desai has been a leading figure in the world of yoga since 1960, when he began teaching in Philadelphia. He founded some of the largest yoga and health centers in North America, including the Yoga Society of Pennsylvania,…

Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community headquartered in Los Angeles and comprised of thousands of local members and global live-streamers. He embraces a practical approach to spirituality…

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Hailed as a world music pioneer, he was among the first to hear the universal heartbeat in the variegated rhythms of the globe. His powerful voice and panoramic musical vision have also…

Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant with an extensive background in Buddhism and other traditions. As he puts it, “I’m a Jewish-American Buddhist teacher who got turned on to comparative mysticism by an Irish-Catholic priest…

Barbara De Angelis

Barbara De Angelis

Dr. Barbara De Angelis is a best-selling author, popular TV personality and sought-after motivational speaker who has inspired tens of millions of people over the past 35 years. The author of 16 books that have sold over 10 million copies…

Mirabai Starr 2

Mirabai Starr 2

Mirabai Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature, especially the Spanish mystics. Her books include Dark Night of the Soul (about John of the Cross), The Interior Castle (about Teresa of Avila), God of Love: A Guide…

Jim Burklo

Jim Burklo

Jim Burklo is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor who has ministered with congregations, university students, and homeless people. Now serving as Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, he has been a mindfulness practitioner…

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been featured in prestigious publications, television networks, museums and festivals worldwide. The many projects produced by his Go Project Films include Marie’s Dictionary, Isle de Jean Charles, Path of Freedom and…

Roger Nelson

Roger Nelson

Roger Nelson is the founder of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), a long-running international collaboration of 100 researchers studying interactions of consciousness and the environment. He is an experimental psychologist with a PhD from New York University whose background also…

Dr. Robert Atkinson

Dr. Robert Atkinson

Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the development of the life story interview methodology and among the first to apply Joseph Campbell’s classic work on the hero’s journey to personal mythmaking. He is professor of human development and religious…

Mas Vidal

Mas Vidal

Mas Vidal is a teacher of Yoga and a practitioner of both Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. He offers lectures, workshops and certification training programs throughout the USA and Asia, including India. His work is primarily influenced by the lineage-based traditions…

Jamal Rahman

Jamal Rahman

Imam Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. The co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Seattle’s Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University, he is a former co-host of Interfaith Talk Radio and…

Dena Merriam

Dena Merriam

Dena Merriam is the founder and convener of Global Peace Initiative of Women, an organization chaired by a multi-faith group of women spiritual leaders. Its mission is to enable women, men, and young adults to facilitate healing and reconciliation in…

Purusha Hickson

Purusha Hickson

Purusha Hickson is the Founder and Director of Stretch for Success Seminars. He has been teaching hatha yoga for over 40 years and has studied in depth the Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga systems. His views on yoga and health…

Ben Dandelion

Ben Dandelion

Ben Pink Dandelion has worked at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England, for over twenty years and currently directs their postgraduate program. He is Professor of Quaker Studies at the University of Birmingham, and also works with Lancaster University.…