Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is the author of the new book, Reclaiming Your Body: Healing From Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom. Her Healing from the Core curriculum combined with CranioSacral therapy and other bodywork modalities creates a complete, body-centered guide to awareness, healing, and joy. She teaches around the world and lives in Reston, Virginia.
The ancient Toltecs believed that life as we perceive it is a dream… that we each live in our own personal dream, and all of our dreams come together to make the Dream of the Planet. Problems arise when we forget that the dream is just a dream and fall victim to believing that we have no control over it. Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is the author of the new book, The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom. He is a Nagual, a Toltec Master of Transformation. He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage and is the son of don Miguel Ruiz, who was Pathways a few years ago before his passing. By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, don Miguel Jr. now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom.
While Taoism is known for a quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river. William Martin is author of The Activist’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution. Bill is the author of several books on Taoist and Zen thought, including: The Parent’s Tao Te Ching, The Couple’s Tao Te Ching, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching … A Path and a Practice, and The Tao of Forgiveness. Along with writing about the Tao, Bill enjoys painting in the Taoist tradition.
Thubten Chodron is author of the new book, Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion. She is an American-born Buddhist nun, has studied and practiced Buddhism in India and Nepal since 1975. Chodron travels worldwide, teaching and leading meditation retreats, and is known for her clear and practical explanations of the Buddha’s teachings. She is the author of numerous books, including Buddhism for Beginners and Open Heart, Clear Mind. She is the founder of the Sravasti Abbey, in Newport, WA, which fulfills her long-held vision to share the Buddha’s teachings, incorporating the best elements of Western society, including gender equality and using technology to spread the Dharma.
Gail Straub, a leading authority on empowerment, discusses her book, Returning to My Mother’s House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine. She encourages other women to gain insight and wisdom into their relationships with their own mothers, and to restore the feminine. Gail is the co-director of the Empowerment Institute, a school for transformative leadership that trains people worldwide on engaged spirituality and the wisdom of the feminine.
Dr. Staruch speaks about women’s health issues and mind-body medicine. An EMT for 5 years in Manhattan, NY, led her to a calmer 15 years in medical research and now 10 years in naturopathic medicine. Dr. Staruch provides patients with effective healthcare based on the most current and evidence-based research. Among these include using Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) to treat and correct allergies. Dr. Staruch calls upon her 30+ years of combined experience in the medical field for her role as a prominent spokesperson for the health products industry.
Stephen Mitchell is a renowned translator, scholar, and author best known for his ability to glean the wisdom and spiritual themes of sacred texts. Although Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Stephen Mitchell’s lithe, muscular rendering allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time. Listen to realize how startlingly beautiful, intelligent, and alive this classic can be and what it has to teach us.
Deidre Combs discusses her book, The Way of Conflict. She is a mediator and the founder of Combs & Company, a consulting firm that provides conflict and communication skills education, coaching, and team building services.
Gehlek Rimpoche presents his book, Good Heart, Good Death: Tibetan Wisdom on Reincarnation. He was born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1939, is a highly regarded Buddhist teacher whose deep understanding, drawn from the rich wisdom of the Tibetan culture, is presented with simplicity and humor. He is an incarnate Lama of Drepung Monastic University, the largest Tibetan monastery that ever existed, housing at its zenith over 13,000 monks. Rimpoche received the scholastic degree of Geshe Lharampa, the highest degree given, at a exceptionally young age. He gained renown for his powers of memory, intellectual judgement, and penetrating insight.