Galen Guengerich is the author of the new book, The Way of Gratitude: A new spirituality for today. Galen is senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church, a historic congregation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and earned a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Chicago. His sermon at All Soul on the Sunday after 9/11, “The Shaking of Foundations,” was selected as one of seven responses to 9/11, along with speeches by President Bush and Governor Pataki, for Representative American Speeches 2001–2002. Guengerich is the author of God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Christian Pankhurst is the author of the book, Insights To Intimacy: Why Relationships Fail & How To Make Them Work. Christian is a world-leading authority on heart-centered communication and heart-intelligent relationships. He is the creator of the Heart IQ™ Method, a coaching framework that specializes in group dynamics and intimacy development. Christian is the founder of the Heart IQ Academy, an online and live event professional training organization that offers a one-of- a-kind education by combining professional coach training along with embodied application of the Heart IQ principles. The Heart IQ Academy has certified over 300 practitioners in over twenty-five countries.
Rodrigo Baena is a Brazilian author, speaker, and a Certified Executive Coach specializing in happiness. He is founder of The Portland Happiness Center, a place for courses, coaching, and community for a happier life. His latest book is Sex, Happiness and other stories – People talk about finding joy in their relationships.
Donald Altman is author of the new book, The Joy Compass: 8 ways to find lasting happiness, gratitude & optimism in the present moment. Donald is a practicing psychotherapist, an award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME.org), and an adjunct professor at Portland State University and Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. The author of One-Minute Mindfulness, The Mindfulness Code, and other books, Altman leads workshops around the country on mindful living and mindful eating. He lives in Portland, OR.
Phillip Moffitt presents his book, Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering. Phillip walked away from his highly successful post as chief executive and editor-in-chief on Esquire magazine 1987, in order to focus on his inner life. He is the founder and president of the Life Balance Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to the study and practice of spiritual values in daily life. Phillip teaches vipasana meditation at retreat centers around the country and holds a weekly meditation class in Marin County, California. More information is available at http://www.dancingwithlife.org