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 won the Nautilus Gold Book Award: Be The Change, How Meditation Can Transform You and The World, with forewords by the Dalai Lama and Prof Robert Thurman. It is a call to action, 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 HuffingtonPost.com and Oprah.com; and 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 Inner Conscious Relaxation (ICR). 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. She is a leading authority and 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 became a meditator at the age of 15, and founded the Maitreya Institute in Hawaii for His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche. She has been teaching bodymind awareness and meditation for over 25 years.
Articles and Videos
- Seeing With New Eyesviews: 262
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: By paying attention you see all things just as they are… A monk asks, ‘Is there anything more miraculous than the wonders of nature?’ The master replies, ‘Yes, your awareness of the wonders of nature.’ [...]
- The Art Of Patience - Ed and Deb Shapiroviews: 415
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: On a recent trip to India we had tea with Mary and Don… a devoted couple from Texas who, for over twenty-five years, had been running a clinic for disabled and handicapped children, for the [...]
- Ducks Don’t Do Angerviews: 567
by Ed amd Deb Shapiro: In its passion, anger pushes away, condemns, and makes everything wrong except itself… In its passion, anger pushes away, condemns, and makes everything wrong except itself. None of us want to admit that we get [...]
- 6 Cool Things To Do If Someone Hurts Youviews: 1031
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: Have you ever felt so upset with someone for hurting your feelings that you didn’t want to ever speak to them again? It’s a common scenario: someone says something that’s rude, accuses you of doing something [...]
- How To Face The Unknown In 2017views: 740
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: It’s hard not to wonder what is going to happen in the next year. We know we will face huge weather changes, thousands of refugees seeking a safe life, and political values as never seen [...]