A Celebration of Spiritual Masters

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Over the past two weeks I've been posting daily about spiritual and cultural luminaries from the 20th Century andworlds_religions today. These men and women are truly extraordinary and researching their lives has been inspirational to say the least. The project is in preparation for an upcoming event called "Awakening to Your Highest Self: Tales of Transformation from 25 Spritual Luminaries".

The event is going to be off the hook! It's basically a huge online celebration of spiritual masters. It'll be a 10-hour broadcast and EnlightenNext founder Andrew Cohen will be interviewing (over) 25 remarkable individuals. The interviews will reflect the power and beauty of the teacher-student relationship, spanning across many disciplines of thought to catalyze cultural change and new ways of thinking.

I'm posting this from the EnlightenNext main centre in Lenox, Mass. and the place is buzzing. Many of the interviews have to be prerecorded and as people come out of the sound booth, after the recordings, they've been joking around saying that anybody who listens to these conversations is going to have a full-blown samadhi after three speakers. Maybe that's not surprising, this event is like of all the greatest lineages of the past 100 years gathering together in one place.

I've put a list of speakers and teachers below, with a link to each post. The posts have a short history of the individuals involved, usually a few cool quotes, and always a few videos. I'd like to say I have a favourite, but really they're all good. Just pick one and enjoy the show. These people were often pioneers and put everything on the line to make the world a better place. You can't ask for much more than that. 

The event itself will be on March 25, and it's free. Check it out if you can. 

The Countdown:


March 22nd: Nora Bateson on Gregory Bateson


March 21st: Rollie Stanich on Father Thomas Keating


March 20th: Rajesh Dalal on J. Krishnamurti



March 18th: Steve McIntosh on Jesus of Nazareth


March 17th: Rabbi Zalman Schachter on The Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn


March 16th: Ma Jaya on Neem Karoli Baba


March 14th: Lama Surya Das on Neem Karoli Baba



March 13th: The Three Gurus on Baba Muktananda


March 12th: Swami Atmaswarupananda on Swami Chidananda


March 10th: Dadi Janki on Brahma Baba



March 9th: Rupert Sheldrake on Father Bede Griffiths


March 8th: Audrey Kitagawa on Flora Nomi, Divine Mother




March 7th: Rabbi Michael Lerner on Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel



March 6th: Vernon Kitabu Turner on Sant Keshavadas


March 5th: Swami Vimalananda on Swami Sivananda


March 4th: Don Beck on Clare Graves



March 3rd: Jean Houston on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin



March 2nd: Jonathan Granoff on Bawa Muhaiyaddeen


March 1st: Swami Chidanand Saraswati on Swami Brahmaswarupji

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