Tom Spector (Kumar), PhD, began meditating in 1968 while enrolled in a highly selective, intense graduate program at Yale University. Meditation clarified issues and enabled him to complete the full doctoral program in three years. He has continued a daily meditation and yoga practice ever since, even when he worked as an international vice president for cancer research. Tom enjoyed personal meditations with Swami Vishnudevanda and has studied under Ram Dass. He has been teaching meditation and healing since 1976 and authored Our Two Gardens: How to Cultivate Healing, and produced a CD entitled Meditation and Healing.