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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dr. Anthony Bossis

Dr. Anthony Bossis

Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, where he and colleagues are conducting government approved clinical research with the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin. He is director of…

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…

Jennifer Hollis

Jennifer Hollis

Jennifer Hollis is a music-thanatologist and the author of Music at the End of Life: Easing the Pain and Preparing the Passage. The former president of the Music-Thanatology Association International, she has a masters degree from Harvard Divinity School and…