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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Marianne Williamson (interview 3)

Marianne Williamson (interview 3)

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 Everyday Grace, Healing…

Larry Payne

Larry Payne

Larry Payne, PhD, is an internationally respected yoga teacher and author. A founding father of Yoga Therapy in the U.S., he is coauthor of Yoga Rx and the bestselling Yoga for Dummies. He is based in Los Angeles, where he…

Steve Bhaerman aka Swami Beyondananda

Steve Bhaerman aka Swami Beyondananda

Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For nearly 30 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised…

Dr. Igor Iwanek

Dr. Igor Iwanek

Dr. Igor Iwanek is a composer and performer whose music has earned awards at festivals in Europe, Japan and the USA. His compositions are rooted in the tradition of Bach and Scriabin, and draw inspiration from a range of influences, from Hindustani…

Naveed Hameed

Naveed Hameed

Naveed Hameed is a documentary filmmaker, an interfaith activist and a facilitator in the media and development sectors. Growing up in an impoverished Christian family in predominately Muslim Pakistan, he became a peace activist as a student and now uses…

Dr. Robert Rosenthal

Dr. Robert Rosenthal

Dr. Robert Rosenthal is the Co-President of the Foundation for Inner Peace, which publishes A Course in Miracles. Previously, he served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors for almost 25 years. He has studied and taught the Course’s metaphysics for…

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…

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…

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.…

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…