InterSpiritual Meditation


InterSpiritual Meditation (ISM) is a seven-step process drawn from the world’s contemplative and spiritual traditions.  It is a non-sectarian practice designed for both individual and interfaith group practice. ISM has also been called “Mindfulness Plus” because it wraps popular Mindfulness practice within an intentional framework of health, happiness, gratitude, transformation, love, wisdom, and service.

ISM provides an all-inclusive container for both spiritual and secular people to meditate together and to experience the unity within their diversity. It helps individuals to develop a personally satisfying and sustainable contemplative practice. It provides interfaith organizers with a universal practice that can be shared by people of all faiths.

In-person and online classes are held periodically throughout the year.  Check the “Programs & Classes” link on our home page for a list of upcoming classes.  Or, for more information contact

InterSpiritual Meditation was developed by Dr. Bastian through his close collaboration with over fifty Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Taoist, and Native American spiritual teachers.

Dr. Ed Bastian

Ed Bastian holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies and is the founder and president of Spiritual Paths Foundation. He developed the InterSpiritual Meditation process after forty years of research, study, and teaching, especially during the past decade, with over fifty esteemed teachers from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduim, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and Native American traditions. He is the award winning co-author of Living Fully Dying Well, author of InterSpiritual Meditation, publisher of Meditations for InterSpiritual Wisdom, and producer documentaries on religion for the BBC and PBS. He is the former co-director of the Forum on BioDiversity for the Smithsonian and National Academy of Sciences, an internet entrepreneur, and translator of Buddhism scriptures from Tibetan into English.

In-person and online classes on the Spiritual Paths Mandala are held periodically throughout the year.

CLICK HERE for more information.  For a list of upcoming classes, check the “Programs and Classes” links on the right column of our home page.  You may also contact


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