Edward W. Bastian
Edward W. Bastian, PhD, is founder and president of the Spiritual Paths Foundation, which combines his interests in Buddhism, interspirituality, education, and social change through the integration of contemplative wisdom, compassion, and active participation in local, regional, and global issues, such as the environment, social justice, communitarian governance, and healing.
A Buddhist scholar, Bastian was executive producer of three films about Tibetan Buddhism, which were awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a series of six award-winning BBC and PBS programs about religion. He has taught classes about world religion and directed the biodiversity program at the Smithsonian Institution.
Edward W. Bastian is an award-winning author of two books, Living Fully, Dying Well and InterSpiritual Meditation.