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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  • Awaken
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    How To Get Your Motivation Going - Ed And Deb Shapiro

    by Ed And Deb Shapiro: We watched as an eager young CNN television reporter asked the Dalai Lama what was the first thing he thought of when he awoke in the morning… We thought that this revered teacher and probably the [...]

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    Why We Look For Happiness In All The Wrong Places - Ed And Deb Shapiro

    by Ed And Deb Shapiro: Our search for happiness becomes ever more urgent in our increasingly crowded and competitive world… An article on the HuffPost stated there are “over 75 million Google search results for the term and 40,000 happiness-related [...]

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    Yoga: What Most People Don’t Know

    Just how important is breathing in yoga? Ed and Deb Shapiro suggest it’s probably more important than most people think… We all know yoga has hit the U.S. big time as it pops up on TV ads and magazines everywhere. But it [...]

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    Change Yourself And You Change The World

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Effectively, whether we are aware of it or not, everything we think… say and do has an effect on everyone and everything else: our thoughts and actions can lead to chaos and destruction as easily [...]

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    Are You Here And Now? If Not, Where?

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Do you live in your head? In your body? In your emotions? In your desires? Normally, we spend our time either living in what-could-have-been or what-might-have-been or if-only, or in the expectation of what-could-be or [...]

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