Be The Change Meditate

with Ed & Deb Shapiro

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Conference Overview

Join 30 brilliant and inspiring meditation experts on a magical mystery journey that will transform you from the inside out. Discover what meditation is and how to do it, and expect your life to never be the same again!

The Experts

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Happiness Is An Inside Job

with Ed & Deb Shapiro

Ed and Deb are the authors of Be The Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and The World, and are featured columnists on,, and, where they host their own LIVE radio show, Going Out of Your Mind.

In this talk you‘ll learn:

  • Meditation is not only your best friend but it …


Aligning to Love

with Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality, and her latest book is The Law of Divine Compensation.



A Mindful Nation

with Congressman Tim Ryan

Congressman Ryan has a daily mindfulness meditation practice. He has been an outspoken advocate for promoting mindfulness practice as an aid to dealing with the variety of complex problems facing the nation. During his tenure in the House, he has helped to get mindfulness and social and emotional learning programs established in several school… More


The Meditating Brain

with Richard J. Davidson

Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Founder and Chair and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicated to… More


Loving Kindness

with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. "Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgiv… More


Being Surprised by Oneself

with Gangaji

Gangaji travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life. A teacher and author of Hidden Treasure and The Diamond In Your Pocket, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully art… More


Miracle of Universe

with Gabrielle Bernstein

Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as one of the next generation thought leaders, Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Gabrielle is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the book May Cause Miracles, A 40-day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness. Her earlier titles include Add More ~ing to Your Life – A… More


Just do it!

with Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson is the Philosopher + CEO of en*theos. He also created PhilosophersNotes, taught Optimal Living 101, wrote a little book called A Philosopher's Notes, is featured in the documentary Finding Joe and has a monthly "Big Ideas" column in Experience Life magazine.

In this talk you‘ll learn:

  • What am I here…


Attention in Action

with Tara Stiles

Named “Yoga Rebel” by the New York Times, Tara Stiles has inspired a wide audience around the world with her relatable approaches to yoga, meditation, exercise, awareness, nutrition, and everyday well-being. Tara is the founder and owner of Strala Yoga, widely known for its unpretentious, inclusive, and straightforward approach to yoga and med… More


Expanding the Mind To New Possibilities

with Mark Becker

Mark Becker is a Master Yogi with over 30 years experience and has trained over 1000 instructors. Yogi Mark is the disciple of Swami Satchidananda, Swami Vishnudevananda and Swami Bua, the three swamis who brought yoga to the USA. In 1981, Yogi Mark taught Omega Institute's first Yoga Teacher's Training Course.

In this talk you‘… More


Everything Is Meditation

with Robert Thurman

Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, and co-founder and President of Tibet House US. He was the first Western monk to be ordained by the Dalai Lama in India. He writes and lectures frequently on Buddhism, Asian history, and critical philosoph… More


Soul Food

with Deva Premal & Miten

Deva Premal & Miten began their journey into love and music in 1990 when they met at the ashram of controversial Indian mystic, Osho. Their worldwide concerts and best-selling albums  have since introduced millions of Westerners to the joy and deep relaxation found in spiritually based songs and chanting mantras from the Eastern meditation… More


Abiding in Being

with Robert Holden

Robert Holden’s work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, PBS, and in two BBC-TV documentaries: The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown in 20 countries to 20 million viewers worldwide. He coaches leaders in business, education, health, and politics. He is author of Happiness NOW!, Shift Happ… More


Waking up to the Truth

with Eli Jaxon-Bear

Eli Jaxon-Bear is a spiritual teacher who infuses his teaching with a living transmission of silence. He presents a unique map of egoic identification as a vehicle for ruthless self-inquiry and final realization of true freedom. He is the author, among other books, of Sudden Awakening into Direct Realization.

In this talk you‘ll… More


Meditation is Kindness

with Andy Puddicombe

Andy Puddicombe is a registered clinical mindfulness consultant and a former Buddhist monk. He is the author of Get Some Headspace and is the founder of Headspace, a project that aims to make meditation accessible and easy-to-learn.

In this talk you‘ll learn:

  • Meditation is mirror that reflects our many aspects an…


Passionate Presence

with Catherine Ingram

Catherine Ingram is an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia and the author of, Passionate Presence: Seven Qualities of Awakened Awareness. Since 1992 she has led Dharma Dialogues, which are public events that focus on directing awareness toward greater wellbeing in an ethical and happy life. Catherin… More


More Being Than Doing

with Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek is the author of award-winning Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story, When You're Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living, and Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life. His second memoir, The Boy He Left Behind, was a Los Angeles Times Discovery Book. He received a National Magazine Award nomination for "America's Darkest … More


Families That Meditate Together Stay Together

with Mallika Chopra

Mallika Chopra is an  author and businesswoman. She is the founder and CEO of, a lifestyle dotcom. Earlier in 2000, she had co-founded the dotcom along with her father Deepak Chopra. She is also the president of Chopra Media LLC and sits in the board of directors of Liquid Comics (previously known as Virgin Comics). … More


Little Moments of Awareness

with Robert Gass and Judith Ansara

Robert Gass and Judith Ansara are both inspirational and transformational teachers. Robert is an architect of social transformation, working with leaders who have a high degree of leverage in the progressive and political worlds. He is also a recording artist, best known for his chanting album, Om Namaha Shivaya.  Judith is as a spiritual guid… More


Self and Other Than Self

with Joan Halifax Roshi

Joan Halifax Roshi is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has worked in the area of death and dying for over thirty years and is Director of the Project on Being with Dying. For the past twenty-five years, she … More


From Addiction to Awakening

with Noah Levine

Noah Levine is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. He is trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats nationally as well as leading groups in juvenile halls and prisons.

In this talk you‘ll learn:

  • All thoughts and …


Be The Change

with Bonnie Reiss

Bonnie Reiss has led a remarkable life , with a career that  includes ground breaking accomplishments.  Whether running non profits, advising socially conscious companies, or serving on boards, Bonnie is committed to helping improve the lives of others.She has worked for  U.S. Senators, Presidents and the Governor of California, as well has ha… More


Loving Ourselves

with Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee is a dancer, choreographer, has taught yoga for over 20 year, and founded the OM Yoga Center in New York. She is equally influenced by hatha yoga and her practice of Tibetan Buddhism, and is known as a nurturing and compassionate instructor with an offbeat and playful style. She is the author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, OM Yoga in a B… More


Meditation as Medicine

with Joan Borysenko, PhD

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D is a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. She is the author of many bestselling books, including Minding The Body, Mending The Mind. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritu… More


Courage to Let Go

with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968 and is the founder of the Yoga Workshop. He has spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard’s background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen… More


Be Completely Who You Truly Are

with Seane Corn

Seane Corne teaches at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, Calif., and travels extensively teaching workshops, conferences and retreats internationally. She is a devoted supporter of programs for at-risk girls and women and has joined with her friend Ashley Judd in supporting fundraising and awareness-campaigns for the educational nonprofit YouthAIDS. More


A Deep Awakeness

with Tim Freke

Tim Freke is pioneering an accessible way to experience profound spiritual awakening. He is the author of over thirty books, including the bestselling The Jesus Mysteries. In his latest book, The Mystery Experience, he creates a new language of awakening, which makes profound ideas simpler to understand, so that it’s easier to experience a rea… More


I Am Not That

with Shayne Traviss

Shayne Traviss is a rainmaker, meditator, yogi, believer of miracles, producer of all things inspiring, and the founder of and VividLifeRadio.

In this talk you‘ll learn:

  • Resistance to meditation is natural -- we are human beings with busy minds -- so go for a walk instead, be aware of the world arou…


Making Fear Your Best Friend

with Kiri Westby

Kiri Westby was raised as a Buddhist and taught meditation from six years old. She has traveled extensively since 2000, working as an activist for human rights. Her work has taken her into some of the hardest and most challenging parts of the world.

In this talk you‘ll learn:

  • Meditation is a vehicle to calm the m…


Breathing, Relaxing, Releasing

with David Welch

David Welch has an extensive background both in front and behind the camera in film, TV and commercials, as an actor, stuntman, assistant director, and award-winning producer of the movie, Peaceful Warrior. He was Tony Robbins’ head trainer in Los Angeles, and is now the CEO of Awaken World Media and co-founder of, a site promoting … More

Your Host


Ed & Deb Shapiro

Ed and Deb Shapiro know a thing or two about meditation. They have been doing it for over 40 years and are totally dedicated to sharing, teaching, and writing about it. They believe meditation is of value to everyone: Yogis do it, Christians do it, Buddhists, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and atheists all do it, and you can do it too! Ed and Deb are the award-winning authors of the Be The Change Meditate Online Conference companion book: Be The Change, How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, foreword by the Dalai Lama.

Ed grew up in New York City and trained in India as a Swami—a Meditation and Yoga Master—at the Bihar School of Yoga. Deb grew up in London and began meditating at the age of 15. By the time they met each was exploring what it meant to live a truly spiritual life, free of doctrine. Ed and Deb are featured columnists on,, and, where they host their own LIVE radio show, Going Out Of Your Mind. See them at:

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