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…

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…

Zach Leary

Zach Leary

Zach Leary is the host of the “It’s All Happening” podcast. He calls himself “a blogger/writer, a futurist, spiritualist, digital branding specialist and self-proclaimed social theorist.” He is a practitioner of bhakti yoga as taught through many of the Vedantic…

Joan Harrigan

Joan Harrigan

Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, Ph.D. is the director of Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care—USA, and the author of Kundalini Vidya: The Science of Spiritual Transformation and the forthcoming Stories of Spiritual Transformation: The Fulfillment of Kundalini Process. She has practiced, studied, and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Adam Bucko

Adam Bucko

Adam Bucko is a spiritual activist and co-author of Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation and The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living. He grew up in Poland during the totalitarian regime and emigrated to…

Nahid Angha

Nahid Angha

Nahid Angha, Ph. D., is the co-director and co-founder of the International Association of Sufism (IAS), founder of the International Sufi Women Organization and the executive editor of Sufism: An Inquiry. An internationally published scholar with over fifteen books, she…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati was raised in Hollywood, California, graduated from Stanford University, and was completing her PhD in 1996 when she went to live permanently at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She was ordained into the order of Sanyas…

Dr. David Frawley

Dr. David Frawley

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), D.Litt is a Vedic teacher and translator, trained in the fields of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology. He is the author of more than forty books published in twenty languages worldwide and serves…

Dr. Richard Miller

Dr. Richard Miller

Richard Miller, Ph.D., is the Founder, Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors of the Integrative Restoration Institute. A clinical psychologist, researcher, scholar and spiritual teacher, he is devoted to integrating the nondual teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita,…

Saniel Bonder

Saniel Bonder

Saniel Bonder is the founder of the Waking Down in Mutuality teachings and recently launched Human Sun Institute and The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart with his wife and teaching partner Linda Groves-Bonder.  He has helped hundreds achieve unshakable spiritual…

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe Dispenza is a scientist, teacher and lecturer who draws on findings from neuroscience and quantum physics to help people heal illness and enjoy more fulfilled and happy lives. He has been invited to speak in more than 27…

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru is a mystic, philanthropist, author and spiritual teacher. His non-profit Isha Foundation has large centers in India and the US and offers yoga teachings and various social and community development programs throughout the world. We spoke about the spiritual…

John Raatz

John Raatz

John is the founder of the pioneering transformational marketing and PR firm, The Visioneering Group, whose mission is “Linking spirit, vision and progressive values with compassionate communication to promote a positive and sustainable future.” He has represented foremost spiritual teachers,…

Rick Archer

Rick Archer

Rick was trained as a Transcendental Meditation teacher by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1970, and served in that capacity for 25 years, teaching TM to hundreds of people, lecturing around the world, helping to train teachers, and serving in other…