Meditation as a Path to Enlightenment: An Interfaith Symposium


Tulku Sherdor

Tulku Sherdor is the executive director of Blazing Wisdom Institute.  Born in Montreal, Canada, he has studied Buddhist philosophy and practiced meditation intensively since 1981. He is a heart disciple of the crazy wisdom master Orgyen Kusum Lingpa, and an enthroned reincarnate lama at a major monastery in Tibet. Tulku presides over the annual Buddhist Prayer Festival for World Peace and teaches extensively internationally.

Sheik Abdul Haqq

Sheik Abdul Haqq is the national director of the Naqshandi Haqqani Sufi Order of America. He is a disciple of the famous Sufi Master, Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani from Cyprus. He travels all over the world teaching Sufism and Islamic mysticism in universities, churches, synagogues, temples, and spiritual centers of diverse faiths.

Swami Sitaramananda

Swami Sitaramananda is the Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, and a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She has many years of experience teaching meditation, Yoga philosophy and positive thinking all over the world. She has authored a Positive Thinking Manual and is an expert in the art of teaching positive thinking and how to deal with the mind and emotions.

Rabbi Alan Brill

Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Professor in honor of Sister Rose Thering at Seton Hall University. He is the author of Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin, Judaism and Other Religions: Model of Understanding and Judaism and World Religions. He specializes in Contemporary Jewish meditation, Interfaith, and Jewish Mysticism.