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The 14th Dalai Lama: His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He was born in a small village called Takster in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lamas are the manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who chose to reincarnate to serve the people. Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom. Tibetans normally refer to His Holiness as Yeshin Norbu, the Wish-fulfilling Gem, or simply, Kundun, meaning The Presence. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989. Click here for more information and video clips of The Dalai Lama



Harrison Ford: Actor Harrison Ford is the narrator for "Dalai Lama Renaissance." The Internet Movie Database (IMBD.com) writes that "He is clearly a well-established Hollywood Superstar." Harrison Ford's movies are the second-highest grossing films of any actor in history. World-wide, his films have a total box office gross of about $5.65 billion, with U.S. box office grosses totaling approximately $3.18 billion. He has starred in the blockbusters "Star Wars" films, "Indiana Jones" movies, "American Graffiti," "Blade Runner," and many others. In 1985, Harrison Ford received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his acting role in "Witness." And in 1993, he received a second Golden Globe acting nomination for "The Fugitive." He is starring in "Indian Jones 4," which is directed by Steven Spielberg and will be released in May 2008. Click here for more information and video clips of Harrison Ford



Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith: Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, an 8000 member transdenominational spiritual community.  A Co-founder and President of Association for Global New Thought, Dr. Beckwith is the originator of the Life Visioning Process, an author and composer.  He shares with Dr. Arun Gandhi and Mary Manin Morrissey the national Co-directorship of A Season for Nonviolence, and is an assembly member of the Parliament of the World's Religions.  Dr. Beckwith is a keynote speaker throughout the nation.  His commitment to world peace has drawn public recognition including awards such as The Gandhi-King-Ikeda Award from Morehouse College, the Humanitarian Award of the National Council for Community and Justice, The Howard Thurman Stained Glass Window Award and many others. He is featured in the documentary film "The Secret." Click here for more information and video clips of Michael Beckwith



Fred Alan Wolf: Fred Alan Wolf is a physicist, writer, and lecturer who earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at UCLA in 1963. He continues to write, lecture throughout the world, and conduct research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He is the National Book Award Winning author of "Taking the Quantum Leap." He is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars. Dr. Wolf has taught at the University of London, the University of Paris, the Hahn-Meitner Institute for Nuclear Physics in Berlin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and San Diego State University in the United States. His work in quantum physics and consciousness is well known through his popular and scientific writing. He is the author of eleven books. Dr. Wolf's fascination with the world of physics began one afternoon as a child at a local matinee, when the newsreel revealed the awesome power and might of the world's first atomic explosion. This fascination continued, leading Wolf to study mathematics and physics. In 1963, he received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UCLA and began researching the field of high atmospheric particle behavior following a nuclear explosion. Wolf's inquiring mind has delved into the relationship between human consciousness, psychology, physiology, the mystical, and the spiritual. His investigations have taken him from intimate discussions with physicist David Bohm to the magical and mysterious jungles of Peru, from master classes with Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman to the high deserts of Mexico, from a significant meeting with Werner Heisenberg to the hot coals of a firewalk. Wolf is well known for his simplification of the new physics and is perhaps best known as the author of "Taking the Quantum Leap" which, in 1982, was the recipient of the prestigious National Book Award for Science. Former professor of physics at San Diego State University for twelve years, Dr. Wolf lectures, researches, and teaches worldwide. Dr. Wolf has also appeared as the resident physicist on The Discovery Channel's "The Know Zone" and on many radio talk shows and television shows across the United States and abroad. He has been featured in the documentary films "What the Bleep Do We Know," and "The Secret." Click here for more information and video clips of Fred Alan Wolf



Thom Hartmann: Thom Hartmann is an award-winning, bestselling author, international lecturer, teacher, radio talk show host, and psychotherapist. He's the creator of the "Hunter in a Farmer's World" metaphor to describe the experience of children and adults with ADHD, and the first to propose that ADHD is a neurological difference which may have adaptive value. His books have been written about in Time magazine, he's been on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, and been a guest on numerous radio and TV Shows, including NPR's All Things Considered, CNN and BBC. His book The Prophet's Way led to an invitation to a private audience with Pope John Paul II in 1998. His book "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight" led to a September, 1999 invitation to spend a week with His Holiness The Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India. A former journalist, editor and executive director of a residential treatment facility for severely disturbed and abused children, he lives in Vermont with his wife Louise, and currently hosts a radio program on Air America radio. Click here for more information and video clips of Thom Hartmann



Amit Goswami: Amit Goswami is a theoretical nuclear physicist and member of The University of Oregon Institute for Theoretical Physics since 1968, teaching physics for 32 years. After a period of distress and frustration in his private and professional life starting at the age 38, his research interests shifted to quantum cosmology, quantum measurement theory, and applications of quantum mechanics to the mind-body problem. He became best known as one of the interviewed scientific experts featured in the 2004 film What the Bleep Do We Know!?. He is the author of six books including the successful textbook, "Quantum Mechanics." Amit is a pioneer of science within consciousness (science based on the primacy of consciousness) which is developed in his books "The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material World" and "Science and Spirituality." He has also authored "Quantum Creativity" and "A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment," "The Visionary Window" and "Physics of the Soul," and the upcoming "Integral Medicine." Amit gives workshops in the United States, Brazil, Sweden, and India on the subjects of quantum creativity, quantum healing, physics of the soul, and science and spirituality. Click here for more information and video clips of Amit Goswami



Jean Houston: Jean Houston, Ph.D., has been a leading figure in the cross-cultural study of spirituality and ritual processes. A prolific author of books, she is one of the founders of the Human Potential Movement. Her PBS Special "A Passion for the Possible" has been widely viewed. When Jean was 13, she literally ran into an old man on Park Avenue in New York City on her way to school. After this mishap, they became friends, and she enjoyed listening to him on various occasions. At the time she learned to pronounce his name as "Mr. Thayer." At a much later time, she learned that she had been talking with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Houston earned a B.A. from Barnard College, a Ph.D. in psychology from the Union Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in religion from the Graduate Theological Foundation. She has also been an advisor to former First Lady and current Senator Hillary Clinton, during her husband's Presidency. She was deeply influenced by the work of Joseph Campbell, most notably by "The Hero with a Thousand Faces." But perhaps her most significant mentor was Margaret Mead, who was also a personal friend. With her spouse Dr. Robert Masters, Dr. Houston founded the Foundation for Mind Research. She is also the founder and chief teacher of the Mystery School, a program for the cross-cultural study of spirituality and ritual processes. She has conducted the Mystery School on both the east and west coasts for more than two decades. In 1984, she started a national not-for-profit organization known as The Possible Society to explore new ways for people to work to help solve societal problems. More recently, she has also founded the International Institute for Social Artistry. She is currently working with the United Nations Development Programme in the new field of social artistry, training U.N. staff and leaders in certain developing countries. She has lectured in more than 100 countries and worked intensively in 40 cultures. She has received many awards for her work. Click here for more information and video clips of Jean Houston



Brother Wayne Teasdale: Brother Wayne Teasdale is a friend of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and was instrumental in organizing the trip to India for which "Dalai Lama Renaissance" was filmed. He was a lay monk who combined the traditions of Christianity and Hinduism in the way of Christian sannyasa. An activist and teacher in building common ground between religions, Teasdale served on the board of trustees of the Parliament of the World's Religions. He was a member of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue and helped draft their Universal Declaration on Nonviolence. He was an adjunct professor at DePaul University, Columbia College, and the Catholic Theological Union, where he lived in Chicago, and coordinator of the Bede Griffiths International Trust. He was co-editor of The Community of Religions, with George Cairns, and the author of two books, "A Monk in the World," and "The Mystic Heart" and dozens of articles on mysticism and religion. He holds an M.A. in philosophy from St. Joseph College and a Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University. He died in 2004. Click here for more information and video clips of Brother Wayne Teasdale



Elisabet Sahtouris: Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D is an internationally known evolution biologist, futurist, author and consultant on Living Systems Design. Dr. Sahtouris shows the relevance of biological systems to organizational design in businesses, government and global trade. Her books include "A Walk Through TIme: from Stardust to Us," "Biology Revisioned," co-authored with Willis Harman, and "EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution." She travels as a speaker in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She makes television and radio appearances in addition to live speeches and workshops. Dr. Sahtouris is a citizen of the United States and of Greece, with a Canadian Ph.D. She did her post-doctoral work at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, taught at the University of Massachusetts and M.I.T., was a science writer for the HORIZON/ NOVA TV series. She was invited to China by the Chinese National Science Association, organized Earth Celebrations 2000 in Athens, Greece and has been a United Nations consultant on indigenous peoples. She is a participant in the Humanity 3000 dialogues of the Foundation for the Future, the Synthesis Dialogues with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, and consults with corporations and government organizations in Australia, Brazil and the USA. Click here for more information and video clips of Elisabet Sahtouris



Michael Toms: For more than a quarter century, Michael Toms has been engaging in dialogue with the world's leading-edge thinkers, social architects, creative artists, scientists and spiritual teachers. Called "the Socrates of radio," he is acknowledged by guests and listeners alike as one of the premier interviewers in media today. His legendary dialogues with such luminaries as mythologist Joseph Campbell, visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller, world reknowned physicist David Bohm, writer/activist Alice Walker, Nobel laureates Linus Pauling, H. H. the Dalai Lama, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Betty Williams and Jose Ramos Horta, Pulitzer Prize winners Gary Snyder and E.O.Wilson, physician/author Andrew Weil, artist/writer Natalie Goldberg, poet/author Robert Bly, architect/designer William McDonough, religious scholar Huston Smith, spiritual philosopher J. Krishnamurti, poet/author Maya Angelou and many others, have brought wide acclaim to the "New Dimensions" radio series and have helped to bring innovative ideas into the mainstream culture. He serves as the executive producer and principal host of the award-winning "New Dimensions" internationally syndicated radio series. He is the executive producer and co-host of Wisdom Radio's "Classic New Dimensions," heard 6X daily on the worldwide web and on Sirius Satellite Radio. He served as executive producer / host of the award winning Deep Ecology for the 21st Century series and the Bioneers / Revolution from the Heart of Nature I,II, and III series, which received the prestigious NY International Radio Festival Silver and Bronze Medals. His nationally acclaimed book, "An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms," has sold more than two hundred thousand copies. Seventeen additional books based on his interviews have been published, including The Well of Creativity, The Soul of Business, The Power of Meditation and Prayer, Buddhism in the West and At the Leading Edge. More than one million of his diverse dialogues have been sold to individual listeners on cassette and CD throughout the world. He has received numerous awards for his broadcast endeavors, including two honorary doctorates for his vanguard work in media and a doctorate in theology from St. Basil the Great Seminary in Sydney, Australia for his "contribution to the spiritual benefit of humanity on the planet." He is an adjunct professor at Union Graduate School and Marylhurst Graduate School of Business and is board chairman emeritus of the California Institute of Integral Studies. Click here for more information and video clips of Michael Toms



Vandana Shiva: Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate, is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She serves as an ecology advisor to several organizations including the Third World Network and the Asia Pacific People's Environment Network. In 1993 she was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". A contributing editor to People-Centered Development Forum, she has also written several works include, "Staying Alive," "The Violence of the Green Revolution," "Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge," "Monoculutures of the Mind" and "Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit," as well as over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals. Shiva participated in the nonviolent Chipko movement during the 1970s, whose main participants were women. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization, and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the anti-globalization movement. She has argued for the wisdom of many traditional practices, as is evident from her book "Vedic Ecology" that draws upon India's Vedic heritage. Shiva has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering are among the fields where Shiva has contributed intellectually and through activist campaigns. She has assisted grassroots organizations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria with campaigns against genetic engineering. In 1982, she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology. Her book, "Staying Alive" helped redefine perceptions of third world women. Shiva has also served as an adviser to governments in India and abroad as well as non governmental organisations, including the International Forum on Globalisation, the Women's Environment & Development Organization and the Third World Network. Click here for more information and video clips of Vandana Shiva



Fran Korten: Fran is the Executive Director of the Positive Futures Network. In that post she works to build the momentum in the United States for actions, policies, and a public consciousness based on the values of justice, sustainability, and compassion. To that end, she has helped significantly expand the visibility and circulation of YES! magazine; has developed the State of the Possible retreat series; and supports PFN's partnerships and networking with many other social change organizations. Prior to heading PFN, she spent 20 years as a program officer at the Ford Foundation's offices in Manila, Jakarta, and New York. In each of those posts, she helped bring about substantial policy and institutional reforms by creating common agendas among visionary leaders from the governmental, nongovernmental, and academic sectors. She has edited several books including "Transforming a Bureaucracy," and has authored numerous articles on peoples' participation, community management of water and forests, and organizational change. She taught at Harvard University and the national university of Ethiopia and served as a research associate for the Central American Management Institute (INCAE). She holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Stanford. Click here for more information and video clips of Fran Korten



Sulak Sivaraksa: Sulak Sivaraksa (born March 27, 1933 in Thailand) is founder and director of the Thai NGO "Sathirakoses-Nagapradeepa Foundation". Besides being the initator of a number of social, humanitarian, ecological and spiritual movements and organizations in Thailand, like the College SEM (Spirit in Education Movement) Sulak Sivaraksa is known in the West as one of the fathers of INEB (International Network of Engaged Buddhists), which, in 1987 was established by leading Buddhists like the 14th Dalai Lama, the Vietnamese monk and peace-activist Thich Nhat Hanh and the Theravada Bhikkhu Maha Ghosananda. When Sulak Sivaraksa was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award) in 1995 he became known to a wider public in Europe and the USA. The grandson of a Chinese immigrant Sulak Sivaraksa was educated in Bangkok and at the University of Wales, Lampeter, where he is now an honorary fellow in Buddhism. Upon his return home, he became the editor of an intellectual magazine ("Social Science Review"). Soon he directed his energies towards the development of sustainable models for a rapidly changing economic and social environment. The military coup of 1976 forced him into exile for two years. At this time he toured Canada, the US and Europe to lecture to academic audiences. These contacts were to prove beneficial when Sivaraksa was arrested in 1984 for lese majesty, causing international protests which pressured the government to release him. Sivaraksa was again charged with lese majeste in September 1991 after a talk he gave at Thammasat University about the repression of democracy in Thailand. Sivaraksa fled the county and went into exile until he was able to convince the courts of his innocence in 1995. In the same year he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award. Sulak was a strong critic of deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. He publically accused Thaksin of adultery at rallies organized by the People's Alliance for Democracy. However, he has never cited any evidence for his claims. During a protest on 26 February 2006, Sulak called Thaksin a pitifiul dog. Sulak's comments were condemned by Somsri Hananantasuk, Chairperson of Amnesty International (Thailand), who said that such words could provoke violence. Click here for more information and video clips of Sulak Sivaraksa




Vicki Robin: Vicki Robin is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the national best-seller, "Your Money Or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money & Achieving Financial Independence," available now in ten languages. Robin is President of the Seattle-based New Road Map Foundation, an educational and charitable foundation teaching people tools for sustainable living. Vicki Robin has lectured widely and appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Good Morning America" and National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition"; she has also been featured in People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Mirabella, Woman's Day, Newsweek, Utne Reader and the New York Times. Vicki is co-founder of the internationally popular Conversation Cafes (drop-in public conversations), and of Let's Talk America, healing political polarization, one conversation at a time. Click here for more information and video clips of Vicki Robin



Gordon Davidson: Gordon Davidson is co-author of Spiritual Politics (Foreword by the Dalai Lama), and Builders of the Dawn.  He is co-founder of The Center for Visionary Leadership, with offices in California and No. Carolina, and co-founder of Sirius, an ecological village and spiritual community in Massachusetts. Gordon is a Fellow of the World Business Academy and the Findhorn Foundation, and was formerly the Executive Director of the Social Investment Forum and of The Center for Environmentally Responsible Economies. He has served on the adjunct faculty of The American University and the University of Massachusetts.  He has lectured around the U.S., Europe and So. America for over 25 years and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and NBC TV.  Click here for more information and video clips of Gordon Davidson



Myron Kellner-Rogers: Myron E. Rogers is an author, speaker and consultant with a global practice in large-scale organization change and leadership development.  As Myron er-Rogers, he co-authored the best selling A Simpler Way (Berrett-Koehler, 1996, 2002) with Margaret J. Wheatley, his long time former consulting partner. His work has also appeared in many edited books. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles in scholarly and trade publications, and he has been a regular columnist for News for a Change (AQP) and The Journal of Strategic Performance Measurement.  Myron has been engaged in the leadership, design and delivery of large-scale strategic change efforts in the private and public sectors throughout the world.  His work has covered a broad range of organizations and issues, from battlefield learning for the U.S. Army, to leadership development for the U.S. Episcopal priesthood; from business leadership transition in post-Apartheid South Africa to global strategic change for Unocal Corporation; from innovation creation for Hewlett-Packard to communities of practice in U.S. urban school districts; from merger integration for the U.K. National Health System to learning laboratories for Nokia in Finland; from cultural transformation at Barclays Bank to community development in Venezuela. He has been a keynote speaker for numerous professional and public audiences, and has appeared on radio and television broadcasts worldwide.  For many years, Myron led popular public seminars on self-organizing systems in the U.S., U.K., South Africa and Australia with Fritjof Capra and Margaret Wheatley, as well as public dialogues seeking insight into the new organizational forms and leadership required for the future. Myron is a co-founder The School for Managing and Change.  He has served as visiting faculty for executive development programs Cornell and Pepperdine Universities.  Myron has been named a Global Thought Leader by both the Leader to Leaders Institute and the Fetzer Institute. He is a co-founder with Margaret Whealtley of The Berkana Institute, an educational and research foundation supporting public inquiry into the new organizational ideas, forms and leadership required for the future.  Click here for more information and video clips of Myron Kellner-Rogers



Dr. Barbara Fields: Barbara Fields (Executive Director, The Association for Global New Thought) is the Co-founder and Project Director of the Synthesis Dialogues I, II, and III with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Dharamsala, India, 1999, Trent, Italy, 2001, and Castelgandolfo, Rome, 2004; Co-founder and Project Director � The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence 1998-present; Program Director - Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago; Coordinator of global networks, The Abraham Path Initiative in the Middle East, a program of Harvard University�s Program on Negotiation; Conference and Program Director for the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies and the  International Buddhist-Christian Theological Encounter, Purdue University and the Lilly Foundation; Delegate - UNESCO Seminar on Religion and Peace, Granada, Spain. Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, United Church of Religious Science, 2005, and Religious Science International�s first Peace Award in 2003; Recipient of The Peace Museum's Community Peacemaker Award, in the area of Diplomacy. Serves on the Boards of EarthAction, the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, CA. Co-founder of The Earth Network, a non-profit alternative television organization dedicated to the environment, social action, and the human spirit for which she received the Visionary Award from the Center For New Television; Contributing author, The Community of Religions (Continuum Press, 1996).



Brian Muldoon: Brian Muldoon is a lawyer, mediator, trainer and consultant who was one of the three co-directors of the Synthesis Dialogues. He is the author of The Heart of Conflict which examines the dialectic of conflict as an essential part of the evolutionary process. After the Synthesis Dialogues, Brian co-founded the Friends of Compassion, which sponsored a number of "human-scale" relief projects. He now lives in Whitefish, Montana, where he writes and offers consulting services through HeartWorks, which helps companies and not-for-profits create more humane working environments. Click here for more information and video clips of Brian Muldoon



Harry Morgan Moses: Dr. Moses is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and motivational corporate trainer. Moses is the author of the populaIt's So Easy When You Know How, now in its second edition, and the soon to be released Obvious Power. He was the host of a nationally aired, magazine-style television program Moses also walks his talk, literally! In 1976, he was warned by a team of doctors that he would never walk again. Today, he is an avid skier and sportsman. Moses is the founder of the New Thought Center San Diego, Cofounder and past President of the Affiliated New Thought Network , Cofounder of New Thought Ministries of Oregon as well as the Senior Advisor of the Emerson Institute, from whom he received his doctorate. He currently serves as the Spiritual Director of SpiritWorks center for Spiritual Living in Burbank California. Dr. Moses served as the Vice President and Director for Community Development of New Thought Broadcasting - a spiritual radio and television network. He currently lives with his wife in Topanga, California. Their two children are attending Southern California universities. Click here for more information and video clips of Harry Morgan Moses



Nancy Margulies: Nancy Margulies co-developed The World Cafe process with Juanita Brown and David Isaacs. She hosts Cafes throughout the world for corporations, universities and community groups. Nancy began developing her visual recording technique in 1984. Since then she has worked with corporations and educational groups worldwide. Her books have been translated into five languages. She facilitates visioning sessions and presents ideas using her unique form of graphic representation, Mindscaping. Nancy also regularly collaborates with Meg Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science.  Other activities include working with Fritjof Capra, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox and 3M. She has also worked with President Clinton and the Cabinet, the Dalai Lama and facilitated workshops in Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, South Africa and India. Click here for more information and video clips of Nancy Margulies



Barry Rosen: Barry Rosen is a leadership coach and business consultant with Interaction Associates (IA), a firm whose mission is to help people in organizations and communities develop the insight and the skill to collaborate effectively. He developed much of IA's intellectual content, including IA's leadership, teamwork, and facilitation workshops and learning processes.  As a group process consultant, Barry has designed and facilitated meetings for business, union, and NGO leadership teams as well as for the Democratic Caucus and the Carter Center in Atlanta.  A former President of IA, Barry works through its not-for-profit wing, The Interaction Institute for Social Change, to develop the collaborative capability of Jewish and Arab change agents in Israel. Click here for more information and video clips of Barry Rosen



Thomas A. Forsthoefel: Thomas A. Forsthoefel, Ph.D., is associate professor and chair of Religious Studies at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. His work focuses on the religions and philosophies of India, especially Hinduism and Buddhism. He has published numerous articles and has written or collaborated on three books, Knowing Beyond Knowledge a study of cognitive dimension of religious experience in Hindu non-dualism, Gurus in America, an edited volume, and Soulsong, a cross cultural exploration of holiness. He is currently working on book that focuses on the teachings of the Dalai Lama as well as a compiling a collection of poetry, The Kiss of God. Click here for more information and video clips of Thomas A. Forsthoefel





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