Brother David Steindl-Rast was born in Austria, where he studied art, anthropology, and psychology, receiving an MA from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and a PhD from the University of Vienna. Brother David emigrated to the U.S., and in 1953 he joined a newly founded Benedictine community, the Mount Saviour Monastery, of which he is now a senior member. At present, Brother David serves a worldwide Network for Grateful Living, through www.gratefulness.org, an interactive website with several thousand participants daily from more than 243 countries.
|Maata Lynn Barron received formal training in classical Sufism from a shaykh in Delhi, India. Maata Lynn founded the non-profit organization The Circle of Light as a vehicle for the transmission of the innate Wisdom, Beauty and Goodness of the divine feminine principle, SHE. Maata Lynn speaks and sits in meditation with people at retreats and conferences around the country.|
|Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man is a teacher, writer and lecturer, devoting much of his professional life to the dissemination and promotion of Jewish spirituality. In 1985 he established Metivta: a center for contemplative Judaism, which sought to provide an integrated approach to Jewish religious life, centered on meditation and traditional spirituality. Rabbi Jonathan also created and launched the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. He lived in Jerusalem for over twenty years, and served as the personal editor and consultant to Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.|