Dr. Robert Keith Wallace

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace

Robert Keith Wallace, Ph.D. conducted pioneering research on the Transcendental Meditation technique. His seminal papers published in Science, the American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American supported a new paradigm of mind-body medicine and brain development. The founding President of…

Veena R. Howard

Veena R. Howard

Veena R. Howard, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno. She teaches and researches Asian religious traditions, Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, animal ethics, interfaith interactions among Hindus and Muslims, and gender issues in…

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Rabbi Sharon Brous is the founder and Senior Rabbi at IKAR, which she calls “a laboratory for bold, imaginative Jewish practice.” Based in Los Angeles, it became one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the country, and Rabbi Brous…

Vikram Zutshi

Vikram Zutshi

Vikram Zutshi is a writer-producer-director based in Los Angeles. After several years in indie film and network TV production, then an executive at 20th Century Fox and Rogue Entertainment, he went solo, producing and directing feature films and documentaries. A…

Stephan Dinan

Stephan Dinan

Stephen Dinan is the founder and CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders. He helped create and direct the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research and served as director of…

Elias Amidon

Elias Amidon

Elias Amidon is the spiritual director (Pir) of the Sufi Way. He has been an initiate of the Sufi Way for 44 years and was appointed as the Pir of the order in 2004. His root teacher was Pir Fazal…

Marc Barasch

Marc Barasch

Marc Barasch is the author of the bestseller The Compassionate Life, which helped inspire the Compassionate Cities movement and the film “I Am.” Marc later founded the Green World Campaign on an ethos of “green compassion,” which integrates ecological health,…

Ed Sarath

Ed Sarath

Ed Sarath is Professor of music in the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan. He is also director of the U-M Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies and designed the BFA in Jazz and Contemplative…

Amanda Lucia

Amanda Lucia

Amanda J. Lucia is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside, where she is a Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Immigration and Religion. Her research focuses on religious encounters between North Americans…

Dean Sluyter

Dean Sluyter

Dean Sluyter has taught natural meditation throughout the U.S. and beyond for over 40 years, from the Guatemalan rainforest to New Jersey prisons. He is the author of four books, including Cinema Nirvana and his most recent, Natural Meditation: A…

Dr. Edward Kelly

Dr. Edward Kelly

Edward F. Kelly is a Research Professor in the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in psycholinguistics/cognitive science from Harvard in 1971 and spent the next 15-plus years working mainly in experimental…

Emma Seppala

Emma Seppala

Emma Seppala, Ph.D., is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. The author of The Happiness Track, she is a health psychologist and leading expert on happiness, compassion, resilience and mind-body practices for trauma…

Claire Hoffman

Claire Hoffman

Claire Hoffman writes for national magazines and holds a master’s degree in religion from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She was a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone.…

MC Yogi

MC Yogi

MC Yogi has become known as a modern day ambassador of yoga to the West and a leading voice in the emerging genre of conscious music. From headlining international music festivals and teaching some of the largest yoga classes in…

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey is an internationally known translator, scholar of mysticism, and spiritual teacher. He has written and edited more than 30 books, including best-sellers such as The Hope, and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. He has won the…

Arun Deva

Arun Deva

Arun Deva is an Ayurvedic practitioner, an Ayur*yoga Therapist and a Vinyasa Krama certified yoga teacher. Arun teaches internationally, lectures at conferences, writes articles for various publications and offers consultations and treatments, including panchakarma and yoga therapy, at his Los…

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, M.D is the author of more than 80 books translated in over 43 languages, including 22 New York Times bestsellers. His latest book, coauthored with Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, is Super Genes. Trained in internal medicine and endocrinology,…

Bentinho Massaro

Bentinho Massaro

Bentinho Massaro is an internationally recognized spiritual teacher and empowerment speaker. Only 28-years-old, he is the founder of Trinfinity Academy, an online school that combines the ancient wisdom of self-realization and enlightenment with the modern teachings of the Law of…

Francis Bennett

Francis Bennett

Francis Bennett is a former Trappist monk and hospice chaplain. His beliefs evolved to a more inclusive mystical, non-dogmatic approach when, in 2010, while in the middle of mass, he experienced “a radical perceptual shift in consciousness,” illuminating the awareness…

Marianne Williamson (interview 2)

Marianne Williamson (interview 2)

Marianne Williamson is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, an electrifying speaker and a prolific author whose books include six N.Y. Times bestsellers-four of which, notably A Return to Love, reached the #1 spot. Her other books include The Law of…

Dr. John Andrews

Dr. John Andrews

Dr. John Andrews is a physician, trained in the US and UK, who specialized in internal medicine before studying meeting the spiritual teacher Osho and exploring meditation as a basis for holistic approaches to well-being. He was Osho’s personal physician, taking care of…

Larry Dossey

Larry Dossey

Larry Dossey, M.D., is a former physician of internal medicine and former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. Dr. Dossey is the author of 12 books dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and healing, including the New York Times bestseller…

Jane Wolf Waterman

Jane Wolf Waterman

Jane Wolf Waterman is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles. She is the author of Oh My God! We’re Parenting Our Parents: How to Transform this Remarkable Challenge into a Journey of Love. Drawing on her personal…

Debashish Banerji

Debashish Banerji

Debashish Banerji is the Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of South Asian Philosophy and Culture and the Doshi Professor of Asian Art at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Prior to this, he taught at the University of Philosophical Research, Pasadena City…

Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and a teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. His popular memoir, The Journey Home, traces his search for spiritual truth from teenage alienation in Chicago to Europe,…

Paul John Roach

Paul John Roach

Paul John Roach is a native of Wales, UK. He has BA and MA degrees in English from Oxford University and a postgraduate degree in Education from the University of Wales. He has been the minister at Unity of Fort…

Robert A. Jonas

Robert A. Jonas

Robert A. Jonas, M.T.S., Ed.D., is the founder and director of The Empty Bell, a contemplative sanctuary in Northampton, MA, with a special emphasis on the Buddhist-Christian dialogue and the arts. An author, musician and retreat leader, Dr. Jonas is…

Reverend Dr. Gwynne Guibord

Reverend Dr. Gwynne Guibord

Reverend Dr. Guibord is the founder and president of The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out, whose purpose is “to explore and uphold the experience and presence of the Holy that transforms the world.” She previously served as Officer of…

Bob Roth

Bob Roth

Bob Roth is the Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity which has brought meditation to over 500,000 inner-city youth in underserved schools in 35 countries, to veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and…

Dr. G. William Barnard

Dr. G. William Barnard

Dr. G. William Barnard, is a Professor of Religious Studies and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at Southern Methodist University. His primary teaching and research interests are the comparative philosophy of mysticism, religion and the social sciences; contemporary spirituality, religion…

Dr. Jeffery D. LONG

Dr. Jeffery D. LONG

Dr. Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, where he has taught since earning his doctorate from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2000. He is the author of A…

Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr

Mirabai writes, speaks and leads retreats on the interspiritual teach­ings of the mystics. She is known for her rev­o­lu­tion­ary trans­la­tions of John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Julian of Nor­wich. We spoke about her work, her life and…

Dr. Joseph Prabhu

Dr. Joseph Prabhu

Dr. Joseph Prabhu is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and occasional Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. An interfaith and peace activist, he is editor or author of numerous scholarly books, most…