Elizabeth Lesser is a bestselling author and the cofounder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. Elizabeth’s first book, The Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life A Spiritual Adventure, chronicles her years at Omega and distills lessons learned into a potent guide for growth and healing. Her New York Times bestselling book, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow has sold more than 300,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Her latest book, Marrow: Love, Loss and What Matters Most is a memoir about Elizabeth and her younger sister, Maggie, and the process they went through when Elizabeth was the donor for Maggie’s bone marrow transplant.
Peter Moore is one of the founding members of the Breitenbush Community. He is currently Business Director of the Breitenbush Co-op. He was born in Oregon City, graduated from San Francisco State University, and traveled throughout Europe and Asia as a musician and wanderer/seeker, from 1973 through 1977. He was co-founder and managing editor of the Oregon indy-zine, Alternatives Magazine. He co-founded the International Holistic Centers movement and currently serves on the boards of several non-profits.
Unbeknownst to the world at large, a personal growth movement is taking shape in modern China. Yang Ziwei (known as ‘Annie’) is the founder of THE HOUSE OF I — a personal growth center outside of Beijing, China.
With over 10 years experience in running personal growth centers, Annie also serves as a relationship facilitator for international companies like IBM (China), philanthropic organizations and communities. Currently, she is creating the first Holistic Ecological Community in the form of Chateaus in China. When I visited the House of I, I loved the motto of her art and community oriented museum in Jackson Hole, China: “I gradually opened my eyes, understood Nature and loved it.”