Ed and Deb Shapiro

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Boulder, California

Personal Development, Meditation and Social Action

“Random acts of kindness are essential to our wellbeing, as they liberate us from self-obsession, selfishness, and isolation; they are the result of an open and loving nature.”


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Ed and Deb Shapiro

Ed & Deb Shapiro are a joyful and inspirational couple who recognize the inherent goodness of all beings, bringing upliftment, wisdom and compassion to the journey we all are traveling. They are the authors of eighteen books on personal development, meditation and social action, many published in over seventeen languages. Their latest book is The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness & Meditation. It is filled with the personal accounts from world-renown luminaries on how meditation has positively impacted their lives.

Ed & Deb have led meditation retreats and personal development programs worldwide for over 25 years; are featured columnists on Awaken.com, Care2.com and the HuffingtonPost.com; they are corporate consultants and personal coaches who have worked with CEO’s and senior management internationally.

Ed was born in the Bronx, New York, where he won the New York City dance championships. He was initiated as Swami Brahmananda in India. After returning to the US he has been teaching Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Nidra. He is a respected meditation teacher who is sought after for his compassionate understanding of the human condition.

Deb was born in England and grew up in London, the grand-daughter of Sir Winston Churchill’s speechwriter. She is highly respected for her intuitive understanding of the bodymind relationship. Her book, Your Body Speaks Your Mind, won the 2007 Visionary Book Award, and is published in 18 languages. She co-founded the Maitreya Institute in Hawaii for His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche. She has been teaching bodymind awareness and meditation for over 25 years.


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    Mindful Relaxation: The Coolest Way To Release Stress

    by Ed Shapiro: Ever wondered what the biggest problem in life is? Yes, it’s the inability to relax! This is a true story: I met John at a stress-release workshop I was teaching in Scotland. He was a schoolteacher in [...]

  • Awaken
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    Love Works - But May Need Some Help - Ed And Deb Shapiro

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Every one of us, both directly and indirectly, affect each other… Yet relationship can create such untold problems! Sitting in solitary bliss with our heart wide open and love pouring out toward all beings is [...]

  • Awaken
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    It’s My Ego, Not Yours - Ed And Deb Shapiro

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Ever caught yourself trying to defend your words or protect your actions… despite them being clearly inappropriate or even downright wrong, but your egomind just won’t let you do it? No way will you admit you [...]

  • Awakekn
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    Are You Hanging Out With Fear?

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: There are many things to feel fearful about these days… While anger is hot and loud, fear is more subtle and pervasive. It also has many different disguises. On the one hand, fear is a [...]

  • Awalken
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    Why Santa is the Coolest Dude Of All! - Ed and Deb Shapiro

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble… –  Legendary Comedian Bob Hope Don’t let his appearance fool you. Santa may not look like a movie star but [...]

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