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…

Loch Kelly

Loch Kelly

Loch is an educator, a licensed psychotherapist and a nondual meditation teacher based in New York. The author of Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, which was chosen one of the 10 Best Books of 2015…

Pamela Miles

Pamela Miles

Pamela Miles is an international Reiki master and integrative health consultant. Many years of meditation and yoga study informs her understanding of Reiki as a nondual spiritual practice that gives an easy entry into inner spaciousness. The author of the award-winning…

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson

Marianne is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, electrifying speaker and author, whose eleven books include six N.Y. Times bestsellers, most famously A Return to Love. As she has been interviewed by Oprah, Charlie Rose and other media luminaries, we are…

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…

Paul Chaffee

Paul Chaffee

Paul is publisher and editor of The Interfaith Observer (TIO), a monthly internet magazine promoting healthy interfaith culture. Prior to that he was the founding executive director of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio; sat on United Religions Initiative’s original…

Mallika Chopra

Mallika Chopra

Mallika is the founder of Intent.com, a website and app focused on personal, social and global wellness. A media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author, her most recent book is Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and…

Dr. Paul Mills

Dr. Paul Mills

Dr. Mills is a clinical researcher with a focus on integrative medicine and spiritual practice. A former president of the American Psychosomatic Medicine Society and editor of several professional journals, he has published more than 300 manuscripts and book chapters.…

Dana Sawyer

Dana Sawyer

Dr. Sawyer is professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and a popular lecturer at such venues as the Esalen Institute and Kripalu. The author of critically acclaimed biographies of Aldous Huxley and Huston Smith, he…

Yogacharya Ellen O’Brian

Yogacharya Ellen O’Brian

Yogacharya is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose CA. Ordained to teach by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she is the author of several books, a frequent speaker at conferences…

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…

Dr. Christopher Chapple

Dr. Christopher Chapple

Dr. Chapple is a professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The author of numerous academic articles and books, he has taught Sanskrit, Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, and in 2013 established the Master of…

Roger Walsh

Roger Walsh

Dr. Walsh is a professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. Since the 1970s, his research and writings have spanned a myriad of subjects related to psychological wellbeing, religion and spirituality. He is deeply…

Charles Tart

Charles Tart

Dr. Tart is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, and is renowned for his research on consciousness and parapsychology. One of the founders of transpersonal psychology, he is the author of many books, including Altered States…

Prudence Farrow Bruns

Prudence Farrow Bruns

Prudence,  the inspiration for the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence,” was raised Catholic and privileged, with parents and a sister (Mia) who were Hollywood royalty.  Like many in the generation that came of age in the uproarious Sixties, she transitioned from drugs to spirituality,…

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…

John Prendergast

John Prendergast

Dr. Prendergast is a psychotherapist with a decades-long commitment to spiritual growth as a practitioner and teacher. We spoke about his new book, In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself, the…

Elizabeth Ursic

Elizabeth Ursic

Dr. Ursic is professor of world religions at Mesa Community College near Phoenix. A former management consultant, she switched careers and earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Arizona State. Her recently published book reflects her academic interests: Women, Ritual, and…