Speaker Event Series
part of our Integral Education Program we
invite expert speakers to share their wisdom, in-person or by
video-Skype, with the students, staff and invited guests. Join
our newsletter for news
of upcoming events.
December 2015: Kristie
Simson & Renata Keller - What Moves You!
Kristie Simon and Renata Keller joined us our full
day Wisdom Speaker Series with our
Critical-Thinking Teenagers and invited guests.
For more photos see our
November 2014: Terry
Patten - Self and Empowerment
and spiritual teacher Terry Patten joined us for 2
full days with our Critical-Thinking Teenagers.
For more photos from Terry's visit please see our
December 2013: Amy
Edelstein - Morals, Ethics and Compassion Amy
Edelstein joined us and our students in-person
this year. She delivered a one-day
seminar on moral,
ethics and changing the world to our Critical
Thinking / Integral
Philosophy teenagers. Amy also participated in our
first annual Meditate-to-Educate fundraiser. For more photos see the complete album.
May 2013: Andrew
Cohen - Self Development
Teacher and author Andrew Cohen came in to Guatemala live by
video-skype for an hour and a half question
and answer session with our Critical-Thinking /
Philosophy Program teens! A brilliant and
morning in Antigua Guatemala. For more photos,
please our album
Goonan - Secrets of Success
Patrick hosted a very fun
morning with our Critical-Thinking/Integral
teenagers here in Guatemala. He has an M.A.,
Integral Psychology, John
University and is an HR, Organizational
Development, Training & Coaching
Professional. He works with individuals and
organizations in the areas of personal
growth, company culture, leadership training and
Soon Fogarty - The Four Noble Truths
Fogarty is one of Debora's senior Zen
from Salt Lake City, Utah.
She gave two
in-person talks on The Buddha's Four Noble Truths at
Jocotenango and San Mateo where we teach our
classes. Click on images below for photos.
event was held at: Centro
de Ideas: a private venue, by
invitation only for special events
such as corporate projects and
long term strategic planning.
Our thanks to Derek Steele and
his wife Rosita, who also works
with children in San Antonio
Aguas Calientes, Guatemala.
realized pretty quickly that we were never going
to get to the tenets because they are so amazingly
engaging. I could hardly believe that it was
possible to share with them such a deeply
view of evolution. Once we got
started I couldn't stop! -
As the former Director of Education at EnlightenNext, Jeff
Carreira oversaw the education and membership
programs which support a
growing global network of
individuals committed to guiding humanity
an evolutionary leap in consciousness. Over the
past 16 years
he has become one of the leading
representatives of EnlightenNext
Cohen and his teaching of Evolutionary
Carreira gives talks and seminars
around the world and also trains and
other teachers and seminar leaders.
You can see more photos of this event here.
Michael Mugaku Zimmerman
Mugaku Zimmerman spoke with the the students of our philosophy
and meditation classes about Zen and letting go of
the thinking mind.
Michael Mugaku Zimmerman, Sensei, was born in Chicago,
Illinois, in 1943.
He graduated from the University of Utah and then attended
its law school.
Following graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C., for
a judicial clerkship,
then to Los Angeles, where he worked for a large law
firm in Los Angeles until
1976, when he returned to Utah to teach law briefly. He
served as part-time
special counsel to the Governor, had a litigation law
practice, and served as a Justice and then Chief Justice
the Utah Supreme Court. In 2000, he returned to the
practice of law and is a partner in a multi-state firm.
he received Dharma Transmission from Genpo Roshi in
January 2011: Andre
Norman - Motivational Speaker
Andre Norman is an
inspirational speaker specializing in motivation
leadership. His keynote lectures derive from
personal experiences. His
resiliency and perseverance helped him survive an
illiteracy, gangs and prison. Andre J. Norman has
years of experience in
working with those who are struggling to overcome
the challenges of
rebuilding life outside the confines of prisons
Andre did nine talks during his five-day visit
to Guatemala, speaking to
over 1,200 student, teachers, and NGO staff
members. His website is www.andrenorman.com.
the lives and dreams of over 1,200 people here in
Guatemala during his visit.
video of Andre doing a house visit
with us after one of his motivation talks:
speaking to 350 teens at the
INEB High School in Jocotenango.
2010: Jessica Roemischer -
to the power of Skype video we are able to bring
experts to speak
with the students of our philosophy
Jessica Roemischer of
Pianobeautiful.com gave a talk to the kids at the
Center through Skype about the power of evolution
through creating a musical
piece. The kids also got to witness the video of
Jessica playing piano with Hope,
one of our students. It was a really special for
the kids here to see everything
that is possible with the power of music. They
directly experienced inner peace
and happiness, it was truly incredible. Jessica
also shared the story of Hope and how no one
ever thought she
could get to where she is now. It was a very
empowering talk and we want to deeply appreciate
and collaboration with us in the development of
our kids. Read Jessisca Roemischer's blog
about her experience.
For more photos of
this Piano Beautiful event, see this album.
2010: Eva Malia - Psychotherapist and Coach
part of our Wisdom Speaker Series, licensed psychotherapist
and personal coach Eva
gave talks to the mothers at both The Scheel
Center and Brillo de Sol Project in
and sexual violence are at the forefront on
most women's minds in Guatemala according to
my interaction with mothers during speaking
at the Scheel Center and the Centro Brillo
de Sol during my trip to visit your work.
It was truly a humbling experience to be in
the midst of so many people desperate to
reach for the equality inherent to them as
human beings and to generally improve the
nature of their situations. They remind me
that happiness is much simpler than it
seems, but without equality amongst people,
that happiness is also taken away."
Eva Malia is
a licensed psychotherapist in the state of
Rhode Island. She has worked for many years
with survivors of domestic violence and
sexual abuse, and has performed hundreds of
presentations and trainings in the community
related to these issues. She currently works
in private practice in Providence where she
specializes in the treatment of severe
anxiety disorders through the integration of
western and eastern psychology. Eva
practices Zen and yoga, and loves
photography and dance.
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