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…

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…

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…

Rami Shapiro

Rami Shapiro

Rabbi Rami is an ordained rabbi who describes himself as “a freelance theologian making my living writing and talking.” A boundary crosser, he draws from all the world’s spiritual traditions, and his path has gone through Zen and Vedanta Hinduism…

Rita Sherma

Rita Sherma

Dr. Sherma is Associate Professor of Dharma Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and Director of GTU’s Hindu Studies Initiative. A distinguished scholar and prolific writer, her academic specialties include Hindu Theology and Ethics, Science and Religions,…

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Pandit is an author, meditation teacher and inspirational speaker. A former monk in ISKCON (Hare Krishna), he has been featured on PBS, NPR and the NY Times. We talked about his unique life, his memoir, Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness…

Varun Soni

Varun Soni

Dr. Soni is Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, the first Hindu to hold that position at an American university. With a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, he is also an adjunct professor at USC and the…

Pravrajika Vrajaprana

Pravrajika Vrajaprana

Sister Vrajaprana is a nun at the Vedanta Society of Southern California’s Sarada Convent (the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda lineage). A spiritual activist, public speaker and writer, her books include Vedanta: A Simple Introduction. We spoke about her calling to the monastic life…