Category: People

Tobin Hart

Tobin Hart, Ph.D. is a father, partner, teacher, psychologist, and author. He serves as Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia. He is co-founder of The ChildSpirit Institute, a nonprofit educational and research hub devoted to understanding and nurturing the inner life of children and adults. His work explores consciousness at the nexus…

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Adrian Butash

Adrian Butash is the author of Bless this Food: Ancient & Contemporary Graces from Around the World (New World Library, 2013). He studied history and culture of the world at Fordham University. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Butash

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Robert Karp

Robert Karp is a writer, thinker and social entrepreneur informed by the social, economic and spiritual insights of Rudolf Steiner. Robert is the Executive Director of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association and is the founder of New Spirit Farmland Partnerships, which helps organic farmers gain access to farmland by facilitating partnerships with social investors. Robert’s…

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Winona LaDuke

http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/assets/images/content/winonaladukeimageSM.jpg Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. She is the Founding Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project and Honor…

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Lori Hanau

Lori Hanau is a facilitator, advisor, community builder and founder of Global Round Table Leadership based in Keene, NH. Drawing from her background in business and the lenses of whole systems, humanity and collective wisdom, Lori works with clients to build healthy, collaborative relationships and work environments. Lori is the co-founder of the Mindfulness Practice…

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Zachary Markwith

http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/assets/images/content/zacharymarkwithimageSM.jpg Zachary Markwith is a doctoral student and adjunct professor at the Graduate Theological Union who specializes in early Islamic spirituality and comparative religious studies. He earned an M.A. in Hinduism and Islam at the George Washington University and a B.A. in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He…

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Devon Shahana Beckett

http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/assets/images/content/shahanabeckettimagenewSM.jpg Devon Bates Beckett (Shahana Naja) developed her expertise in marketing, communications, research and project management through progressively senior roles in local and state governments, tele-communications, museums, service learning, and environmental and educational non-profits.  Devon’s wide range of experience has led her to a deeper understanding of complex legal, environmental, political, economic and social interdependencies. …

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Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and is a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock…

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Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is the author of The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics. More of his writing, interviews, short films, etc. may be found on his website, charleseisenstein.net. Eisenstein

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Laurie Lane-Zucker

http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/assets/images/content/LLZimageSM.jpg Laurie Lane-Zucker served as Seven Pillars’ Executive Director from 2012-2014. He is a seasoned nonprofit executive, “impact” entrepreneur, lecturer, and spokesperson on environmental, educational, and entrepreneurial issues. His background includes serving as executive director of the Orion Society, an environmental organization with broad international membership. While there, he edited and published magazines and books,…

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