Instructors

INSTRUCTORS

R. Bruce Alderman R. Bruce Alderman, M.A. is an Adjunct Faculty in the School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University. He teaches such courses as Paradigms of Consciousness, Fundamentals of Transpersonal Psychology, and Ethics and Compassion. He previously taught courses on creative writing and inquiry at a Krishnamurti school in Varanasi, India.

Abbe Blum Abbe Blum, Ph.D. taught English Literature for many years as a tenured Associate Professor in the Swarthmore College English Department (and she also taught Tibetan Yoga for PE credit). She now does ongoing workshops in writing and finishing things, stress reduction, and other pressing subjects at colleges and universities across the country. She has extensive experience with Tibetan Buddhist teachings, and with Kum Nye: Tibetan yogic practices for stimulating the subtle wisdom of the body.

She is a Certified Focusing Professional who does one-on-one and group sessions with clients who range from stuck Ph.D students to caregivers with chronic pain. Focusing is a major body-based tool developed by University of Chicago psychologist and philosopher Eugene Gendlin that teaches how to gain access to a holistic body-informed knowing.

Wendell Hanna Wendell Hanna, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Music Education at San Francisco State. She has served as principal bassoonist with the Oregon Mozart Players, the Eugene Opera, and the Salem Chamber Symphony, and often performs locally, including with the Berkeley Symphony and Opera. She is trained in Hanna Somatics, and is researching music interventions in the healing of neurological disorders.
Ken McKeon Ken McKeon, M.A., has taught English literature in various settings for more than 35 years. He is a published poet, and a long-time student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time-Space-Knowledge Vision.

Richard Miller Richard Miller, M.F.A. is a fine art photographer who has exhibited across the United States. For more than thirty years, he has drawn on the visionary breakthroughs found in Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space and Knowledge (1977) to inspire creativity in his photography and his life.

Jack Petranker Jack Petranker is Founder and Director of the Center for Creative Inquiry and the author of When It Rains, Does Space Get Wet? (Dharma Publishing 2006). For the past six years he has organized the annual CCI Conference on First-Person Methodologies in Consciousness Studies.

Lois Silverstein, Ph.D is a registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Writing Consultant and Instructor at various universities, colleges and graduate schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has published five books of poems and prose, essays and reviews, and has written and performed the one-woman multi-media show VALIA, the story of a woman freedom fighter in Danzig, in WWII. She believes in writing as an art and a spiritual practice.
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