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David Almquist David Almquist has been a professional writer for over 20 years. He earned a B.A. in English from Yale and an M.A. in East Asian Regional Studies from Harvard. Prior to 1982, David taught secondary school English, served as program director for a settlement house in Albany, NY, and ran a community school program in Cambridge, MA. In Peace Corps Malaysia, he was a teacher and public health overseer. In 1982, David established David Almquist Communications, offering marketing communications consulting and related services to over 250 small businesses in the Boston area, including a number of insurance and CPA firms as well as attorneys, management consultants, high tech firms, and a variety of service businesses. For several years he also taught a seminar and course in The Advertising and Marketing of Services for entrepreneurs and marketing professionals at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. His larger clients have included Compaq, Autodesk, Lycos, Wells Fargo Bank, and The Kennedy School of Government. David has been a devotee of Adi Da Samraj for nearly two decades.

Stuart Camps Stuart Camps, a devotee of the Spiritual Master Adi Da Samraj, has been the director of Fear-No-More Zoo since 1993. Serving the animals of Fear-No-More Zoo under Adi Da's guidance and instruction, and developing an ever deepening understanding of Adi Da's Vision of Fear-No-More, Stuart also writes papers and articles about the Contemplative life of the non-humans, the environment, conservation, and the sacred relationship that humans may develop with everything else.

Anthony Costabile Michael Anthony Costabile has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da since 1975, and has served as writer, educator, speaker, and cultural leader within Adidam. He now travels internationally, speaking about Avatar Adi Da to a variety of audiences.

Angelo Druda Angelo has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da Samraj since 1975. He is a senior minister in Mate Moce, the Ministry founded by Avatara Adi Da to educate people about the death process and to serve those who are dying. Angelo is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member of the Australian Natural Therapist Association, and the founder of Traditional Botanical Medicine. His seminars have been offered in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Robert Hirsch Robert Hirsch is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Seattle. He has been a formal devotee of Avatar Adi Da since 1990.

Carolyn Lee Dr. Carolyn Lee graduated in 1970 from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts (first class honours and the university medal in Music). After being awarded the Sydney Moss Travelling Scholarship, she undertook graduate studies at London University in musicology, focusing in medieval and Renaissance music. Carolyn was awarded her Ph.D. for a dissertation on secular polyphonic music in Spain, 1450-1530. She was subsequently appointed St Leonard's Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and senior lecturer in Music in the National University of Ireland (University College, Cork). Since 1985 she has been involved in an esoteric spiritual practice under the guidance of the contemporary Spiritual Master, Adi Da Samraj. In 1994, she took up residence on the island of Naitauba, Fiji, the principal hermitage of Adi Da Samraj. From that time, she has lived in the immediate circle around Adi Da Samraj, where she has been serving the publication of his teaching and chronicling his life and work. Carolyn is presently in Australia in association with the publication of her biography of Adi Da Samraj: The Avatar of What Is (The Dawn Horse Press, Clearlake, California, 2007).

William Stranger William Stranger has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da Samraj since October 1973. Under the great Spiritual Master's tutelage, he received a comprehensive education in humanity's wisdom-traditions. During these years, William has served Adi Da in a broad range of capacities, including groundskeeper, minister, missionary, educator, public speaker, writer, administrator, multi-media producer/director, and diplomat. He has represented Avatar Adi Da at a variety of public forums, including the Bay Area Interfaith Council (of which he was a co-founder), the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics, the Parliament of the World's Religions, the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace, the Synthesis Conference hosted by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, in Dharmasala, India, in 1999, and both the Paradigm Conference and the State-of-the-World Forum of the Gorbachev Foundation, which were held in 2000. William is also the director of DharmaCafe, a free, attentive web space in which Beethoven will live alongside John Coltrane, and all areas of experience and knowledge are open to evaluation and discussion.

James Steinberg Religious scholar James Steinberg is a sought-after speaker and on-air guest, and the acclaimed author of two books, Divine Distraction: A Guide to the Guru-Devotee Relationship and Love of the God-Man. He has been a devotee of the spiritual teacher Adi Da Samraj for more than 30 years, and has held diplomatic meetings with spiritual luminaries worldwide. An interview with James was recently included in the collection, Dialogues With Emerging Spiritual Teachers.

Chris Tong Chris Tong, Ph.D., is the founder of The Practical Spirituality Press (which publishes his "Practical Spirituality" book series), and the director of The Institute for Real God, The COTEDA Institute for Global Accord, and FIRM (The Foundation against Intolerance of Religious Minorities). He received his BA summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1978, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1988. From 1984 to 1994, Chris was a professor of computer science at Rutgers University, a world-renowned researcher in Artificial Intelligence, recipient of major government research grants, and co-editor of a state-of-the-art series of books about his field. After leaving academia in 1994, his successful entrepreneurship (including the creation of several web service companies) led to his receiving the NRCC's 2002 National Leadership Award and being appointed special advisor to the NRCC's Business Advisory Council. Chris has been a devotee of Adi Da Samraj for nearly twenty years. He accompanied Adi Da in His world travels during 1995-96, and has served in many positions within Adidam, including co-director of the Adidam Mission, production manager of the Dawn Horse Press, head of the Lay Renunciate Order, co-chair of the Samrajya Board, creator of Adidam's original, award-winning website in 1994, and composer and musical director for the performance of Adi Da Samraj's Mummery Book in Fiji, 1995.

 


 
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