Swamis Jyotish & Devi
Jyotish & Devi are founding members of Ananda — warm, deep, remarkable disciples who each have dedicated nearly 50 years to serving and teaching others. Jyotish is spiritual successor to Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda for over 60 years. Jyotish and Devi serve as spiritual directors f o r A n a n d a S a n g h a Worldwide , s h a r i n g inspiration and insight gained from a lifetime of dedication on the spiritual path.
Dr. Gwynne Guibord
The Reverend Dr. Gwynne Guibord, Founder and President of “The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out,” has created this center as the culmination of nearly two decades of working shoulder-to-shoulder with leaders of many faiths and traditions to explore and uphold the experience and presence of the Holy. From 2003 through 2009, Dr. Guibord served Bishop J. Jon Bruno, as the Officer of Ecumenical and Interreligious Concerns for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Dr. Gwynne Guibord has initiated interreligious dialogues in Southern California with: the Buddhist Community, the Hindu Community, the Muslim Community, and the Sikh Community. She is the recipient of many accolades and awards for her work with the Guibord Center.
Larry Purcell is a Catholic Worker in Redwood City California, and has been for the past 40 plus years. His 'life in action for the highest good' includes creating a home for troubled teens, an English Language School, and a large food and housing program. Catholic Workers ask the question: "Why are there so many, so poor in the richest country in the world?", and give enormous energy to protesting against these conditions. Larry Purcell says, "as a result of those non-violent protests, [Catholic Workers often] end up in jail—also a good place to find Christ. We base our lives on the gospels where Jesus took the bread (His life) and shared it.”
Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa
Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa is the author of Sikh Spiritual Practice and the founder of the Oneness Coalition, an organization that presents interfaith worship services in Salem OR. She has appeared as a Sikh spokesperson on TV and in regional newspapers. She trained for opera, briefly sang folksongs professionally, but got her BA in Fine Art. She lives in Eugene OR with her non-Sikh husband.