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September 7/8 Speakers

Gregg Braden

Gregg is a New York Times best-selling author. Internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom, and the real world! Following a successful career as a computer geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, Gregg worked as a Senior Computer Systems Designer with Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the final years of the Cold War. In 1991, he became the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems.
For decades Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries are now shared in 33 countries and 38 languages through such paradigm-inspiring books as: The God Code, The Divine Matrix, Fractal Time, Deep Truth. The Divine Matrix, which was recently selected as the source for the made-for-television feature, “Entanglement,” and is now a textbook for college level courses exploring new discoveries of science and our relationship to the world. His other books include: Resilience From The Heart, The Lost mode of Prayer and The Turning Point, Creating Resilience In Times of Extremes. Gregg is also a nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award

Bruce H. Lipton
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.

He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy resulted in an experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz. His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the Science of Epigenetics. His new book, Spontaneous Evolution, Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here.

Lynne Twist
For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world’s wealthiest families, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of people’s relationship with money. Her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we are living in.
Lynne has written numerous articles for RSF Quarterly, Fetzer Institute, Noetic Sciences Quarterly, and YES! Magazine and Balance. Her compelling stories and life experiences inspired Lynne to write her best-selling, award-winning book “The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life” which has been translated into nine languages.

Karen Newell & Eben Alexander
As an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio meditation, Karen Newell empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery. Using Sacred Acoustics recordings, she teaches how to enter and engage your own consciousness in order to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition.

Karen is co-author with Dr. Eben Alexander of Living in a Mindful Universe.

Eben Alexander III is an American neurosurgeon and the author of the book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife,

In Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander describes his 2008 near-death experience and asserts that science can and will determine that the brain does not create consciousness and that consciousness survives bodily death.

Alexander has taught and had appointments at Duke University Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the University of Virginia Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Living in a Mindful Universe relates the emerging view of consciousness that is revolutionizing the scientific community, and is, in many ways, the continuation of Dr. Alexander’s journey since writing Proof of Heaven. This journey parallels an unprecedented shift in the western scientific paradigm that, when fully incorporated, will lead to far more meaning and purpose in our lives.

Beginning with greater influence on our health, our connection with the universe will lead to enhanced insight and creativity and our ability to influence the evolution of reality, clearing a pathway towards harmony and peace in our lives and in the world-at-large. Using Sacred Acoustics recordings and other methods, we can discover an inner stillness deep enough to connect with our divine spiritual nature. With Living in a Mindful Universe, we show readers how to achieve this same access to the Collective Mind.

Jeddah Mali
Jeddah Mali is the Executive Director and founder of Intelligent Life Ltd, which delivers training programmes for individuals, leaders and organisations seeking a completely new approach to the age-old dilemma of how to make personal lives, business and society work effectively as a continuum.

Intelligent Life is a Be-Think-Do platform which specialises in the concept, practice and application of natural intelligence. Intelligent Life seeks to implement a universally beneficial model, to stimulate change from within which can scale across societal and global levels.
The Intelligent Life model identifies and maps the cohesive design underlying every system. It reveals the hidden patterns within every aspect of life that are responsible for our outcomes. Jeddah provides an in-depth examination into the nature and function of this design, and the mechanics that make it work. Our understanding and use of these mechanics determine the extent to which we can produce consistent and reliable results.

Jeddah is sought after for her precise understanding of human beings, the contribution each person makes individually and collectively and the impact this has on the world in which we live.
Jeddah mentors and consults for CEOs, international and organisations, as well as advising and guiding global thought leaders and change makers.

John Gray
John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.

Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. In this program John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. He also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance and better sleep.

Anita Moorjani
New York Times Bestselling Author, International Speaker, Cancer Survivor. In her book, Dying to Be Me, which has old over a million copies worldwide in over 45 languages, she chronicals her 4-year battle with cancer. Anita fell into a coma and was given days to live. As her doctors gathered to revive her, she journeyed into a near death experience (NDE) where she was given the choice to return to her physical form or to continue into this new realm. She chose the former, and when she regained consciousness, her cancer began to heal. To the amazement of her doctors, she was free of countless tumors and cancer indicators within weeks.

Anita was a protégé of the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, who brought her on to the world’s stage in 2011. She has gone on to capture the hearts and attention of millions across the globe and has been a featured guest on The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, and many others.

In her latest book, What If This is Heaven? Anita continues to demonstrate her mission to empower the minds and hearts of people with her story of courage and transformation. She travels the world speaking her truth with grace and humor to sold-out audiences that want to learn of her journey and experiences of embracing change, the power of healing, and the quest to live a full and unlimited life.

George and Sedena Cappannelli
George and Sedena Cappannelli, Co-Founders of AgeNation and Empower New Mexico are also award winning authors and tireless champions of redefining what it means to live consciously and age wisely in this time of demographic. They are experts on societal, organizational and individual change and have served as consultants to some of the leading organizations in both the private and public sectors as well as coaches to their leadership teams. Their books include: Do Not Go Quietly, A Guide To Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren’t Born Yesterday, winner of nine national book awards including the prestigious Nautilus Gold Award. Other books include: Say Yes To Change, Authenticity, The Best is Yet To Be, and Getting Unstuck. George and Sedena have launched The Wisdom Council featuring some of the leading wisdom keepers of our time. They have been the hosts of two syndicated radio programs and will soon host the new NPR Ageless Living Radio Magazine. George and Sedena are the Living Series Co-producers of the Ageless Living.

June 16/17 Speakers

Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks
For over 30 years, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks have loved, lived, and learned together. As co-founders of the Hendrix Institute and best-selling authors, they describe themselves as the best customers for relationship the practices and concepts they present. Their relationship is a living laboratory for conscious loving, and they have personally tested everything the share. They have written over 30 books, trained thousands of coaches, appeared on Oprah, and hosted seminars around the globe. There books include: The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, Conscious Living: How to Create a Life of Your Own Design, The Journey to Co-Commitment, Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True and Lasting Love: The 5 Secrets of Growing a Vital, Conscious Relationship. Gay and Kathlyn report they have broken through the muck of limiting beliefs and explored the boundless creativity, intimacy, and ease on the other side. And they now report – “We do not know the entire meaning of life. But we are very sure it is not to have a bad time.”

David Suzuki

Award-winning geneticist, host of CBC TV’s The Nature of Things, which won a People’s Choice documentary award at the Toronto International Film Festival David is widely recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. He is the winner of the UNESCO prize for science and a United Nations Environment Program medal. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada. He has 29 honorary degrees from universities in Canada, the US and Australia. For his support of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Suzuki has been honored with formal adoption by two First Nations. His Legacy Lecture and The Legacy is considered one of the most important books of our time on the evolution of the earth and steps to sustainability.

Thomas Moore
Thomas is a psychotherapist and best-selling author who today lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts. He was a monk for 12 years, is a musician, a university professor who holds a Ph.D in religion from Syracuse University He is the author of the bestselling books Care of The Soul, SoulMates and Dark Night of The Soul. Three of his books have won Books for A Better Life Awards. He writes regular columns for Psychology Today, Resurgence, Spirituality & Health and the Huffington Post and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show and has his own PBS special called “A Celtic Christmas Special with Thomas Moore. Thomas Moore’s latest book is The Ageless Soul.

George and Sedena Cappannelli
George and Sedena Cappannelli, Co-Founders of AgeNation and Empower New Mexico are also award winning authors and tireless champions of redefining what it means to live consciously and age wisely in this time of demographic. They are experts on societal, organizational and individual change and have served as consultants to some of the leading organizations in both the private and public sectors as well as coaches to their leadership teams. Their books include: Do Not Go Quietly, A Guide To Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren’t Born Yesterday, winner of nine national book awards including the prestigious Nautilus Gold Award. Other books include: Say Yes To Change, Authenticity, The Best is Yet To Be, and Getting Unstuck. George and Sedena have launched The Wisdom Council featuring some of the leading wisdom keepers of our time. They have been the hosts of two syndicated radio programs and will soon host the new NPR Ageless Living Radio Magazine. George and Sedena are the Living Series Co-producers of the Ageless Living.

Lee Zlotoff
Lee Zlotoff is a writer, producer, director of film and television with over a hundred prime time credit to his name. Among his more notable creations is the iconic MacGyver TV Series that has continued to run around the world since its debut in 1985. And is now a new series on CBS and will soon be released as a feature length films by Lionsgate Studios. Lee is also a recipient of the coveted Audience Award from the Sundance Film Festival for his film The Spitfire Grill which has gone on to become an award winning musical. Lee is on the President’s Board of St. John’s College his alma mater. As the founder and director of the MacGyver Foundation, Lee is committed to supporting those who strive to improve global futures and outcomes. In his new book, The MacGyver Secret, Lee explores the foundational practice that has allowed him and many people throughout history to uncover and utilize a method that leads to solutions and demonstrates the understanding Albert Einstein shared with us. “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

March 16/17 Speakers

Barbara Marx Hubbard
Barbara has been called “the voice for conscious evolution…” by Deepak Chopra. She is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s book The Mother of Invention. And many would agree she is the global ambassador for conscious change. At her heart Barbara is a visionary, a social innovator and a evolutionary thinker who believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good. As an author her books include: The Hunger of Eve: One Woman’s Odyssey toward the Future; The Evolutionary Journey: Your Guide to a Positive Future; Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth –An Evolutionary Interpretation of the New Testament; Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of our Social Potential; Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence; 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution and Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution.

Dr. Larry Dossey
This distinguished Texas physician and New York Times Best Selling Author, deeply rooted in the scientific world, has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. Bringing the experience of a practicing internist and the soul of a poet to the discourse, Dr. Larry Dossey offers panoramic insight into the nature and the future of medicine. His books include The Power of Premonition, The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, Recovering the Soul: A Scientific and Spiritual Search, One Mind & What Is Consciousness. As part of his important work Larry lectures to doctors and hospital staffs around the world helping to bring a a new level of consciousness and efficacy to the practice of medicine.

Joan Borysenko
Joan is one of the leading experts on stress, spirituality, and the mind/body connection. She has a doctorate in medical sciences from Harvard Medical School, and completed three – post doctoral fellowships in cell biology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, and is the co-founder and former director of the Mind/body Clinical Programs at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Her books include: Saying Yes To Change; 7 Paths to God- The Way of the Mystic; The Power of The Mind To Heal; Minding The Body, Mending The Mind; It’s Not The End of The World – Developing Resilience In Times of Change and her latest, The PlantPlus Diet Solution. Joan’s lifelong interest in mysticism and the world’s religions culminated in co-founding The Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry.

Master Mingtong Gu
Mingtong Gu is recognized as an international teacher and healer. In 2011 he was awarded Qigong Master of the Year by the 13th Annual Congress. Master Gu is the founder of The Chi Center and the Wisdom Healing Foundation and has trained and helped thousands of students in the US, Europe, Israel, Australia and the Far East. He brings his joyous teaching and extensive sills to the translation of the ancient teaching of Wisdom Healing Qigong. He was a student of Grandmaster Pang in China. Dr. Pang was trained in Western and Chinese medicine. Mingtong earned his MA in Mathematics from the University of California and continued his training at Brandies and Harvard.

Joseph Gagnon
Joe Gagnon is an entrepreneur, innovator and transformation executive who has held the role of CEO, COO, E&Y partner, and President in a number of major companies. Joe is the founder of THPL, The High Performance Life, and is an avid blogger and serious endurance athlete having completed six Ironman triathlons, twelve ultra-marathons, and thirty two marathons. He has visited all 50 states, logged 4+million air miles, 125,000 miles running and cycling, and spent time in more than 40 countries. He focuses on practices in the areas of Life, Learning and Fitness for personal fulfillment and improved performance.

Ashton Applewhite
Ashton Applewhite is a leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism and making age a criterion for diversity. The author of This Chair Rocks and a TED2017 mainstage speaker, she reveals the untapped possibilities of late life—in our communities, at work, and in ourselves. In her book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite declares that it’s time to dismantle the last acceptable prejudice; it’s time for age pride. Her manifesto is so popular that Macmillan is launching its brand new imprint with it in 2018.

In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Applewhite has been recognized by The New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and The New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? She has been named as a Fellow by the Knight Foundation, The New York Times, Yale Law School, and the Royal Society for the Arts. In 2015 she was included in a list of 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change Salt magazine.

Applewhite is also the author of Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well and other books. She was the first woman to have four books on The New York Times best-seller list. Applewhite’s memoir, “Being Blanche” was published in Harper’s Magazine in June 2011.