Raphael Cushnir is a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present-moment awareness. He has shared his unique approach to personal and professional development with millions of readers in O, The Oprah Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Psychology Today, and the Huffington Post. Author of five books—including The One Thing Holding You Back, Surfing Your Inner Sea, and How Now: 100 Ways to Celebrate the Present Moment—he also lectures worldwide and coaches individuals and teams for Fortune 100 companies, governments, religious organizations, and nonprofits.
Cushnir came to his current path after years as a schoolteacher, activist, and Hollywood filmmaker, when his heart was opened through an experience of profound grief. More than a decade later, he’s waking up still, one moment at a time—and helping others do the same. Raphael Cushnir does not consider himself an “expert” in the traditional sense, but aims simply to share the present moment gift that was revealed to him as a student and practitioner of vipassana and Taoist meditation.
What People are Saying About Raphael Cushnir
“Emotions are so often misunderstood. Raphael Cushnir shows us a how to connect with our feelings and move past the obstacles that can block our way.”
—Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment
“By combining powerful strategies, insights into the brain and wise reflection, Raphael Cushnir offers us a true breath of fresh air and freedom.”
—Dan Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful Brain
“Raphael Cushnir opens an intelligent, blissful path that any of us can benefit from.”
—Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within