The Spiritual Paths Foundation

The Spiritual Paths Foundation is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that was founded in 2002 in Aspen, Colorado.

Since 2002, we have provided retreats, classes, and e-courses wherein contemplative teachers and practitioners from many major traditions have developed close friendships and shared meditative processes and insights. Together we have forged a new paradigm of InterSpiritual Wisdom leading to greater inner peace, compassion, social justice and a healthy natural environment. We are of one heart.  Through these friendships and collaborations Dr. Ed Bastian has coalesced a three-part process for education and practice called of Inquiry, Insight and Integration offered through three primary courses: (1)The InterSpiritual Mandala Process, (2)InterSpiritual Meditation and (3) InterSpiritual Mentor Training.

Spiritual Paths is also the fiscal sponsor for the film in production, “The Dalai Lama’s Gift to the World – the Wheel of Time – Kālachakra.”

BOARD of Directors

Harvey Bottelsen, Chairman
Victoria Riskin, Secretary
Dr. Ed Bastian, President
Catherine Wyler, Treasurer 
Ed France
Jonathan Bastian

Past Board Members

Michael Stranahan
Lexie Potamkin
John Bennett
James E. Hughes
Suzanne Farver
John Sarpa
Paula Zurcher
Judy Hyde


We are deeply grateful for the advice, teachings,  donations and help of the following who, among others, have taught with us
and offered their support over the years.  Their contributions or wisdom, wealth and work
have provided the foundation for our books, programs and courses.

Father Thomas Keating
Rabbi Zalman Schachter
Geshe Lhundup Sopa
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Shaikh Kabir Helminski
Shaikha Camille Helminski
Netanel Miles-Yepez
Swami Atmarupananda
Pravrajika Vrajaprana
Pravrajika Brahmaprana
Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer
Rabbi Miles Krassen
Rabbai Leah Novick
Rabbi Brad Hirshfield
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Mother Tessa Bielecki
Father Theophane
Father Bruno Barnhart
Rev. Alan Jones
Dr. Alan Wallace
Barbara Sargent
Christianne Schlumberger
Joan Borysenko
Kathy Corcoran
Laura Dixon
Loya Cespooch
Tom and Margot Pritzker
Nancybelle Coe
Rev. Alan Jones
Rev. Bill Swing
Roshi Joan Halifax
Michael Kearney

Tina Staley
Netanel Miles-Yepez
Rev. Lauren Artress
Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault
Sharon Salzberg
Tara Brach
Prof. Robert Thurman
Ajahn Sona
Ajahn Sundara
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Ven. Tenzin Kacho
Ven. Tenzin Priyadarshi
Sister Jose Hobday
Tekaronianeken Jake Swamp
Don “Four Arrows” Jacobs
Dr. Tony Allina

Dr. Marilyn Schlitz
Juliet Spahn-Twomey
Stephanie Glatt
Dr. Thomas Colburn
Dr. Robert McDermott
Dr. Judy Witt
Yogi Nataraja Kallio
Tessa Bielecki
Mary Ann Brussat
Imam Abdul Rauf
Ajahn Sundara
Ajahn Sona
Khensur Geshe Lobsang Tenzin
Harvey Bottelsen
Anna Wolfe
Rory McEntee

Partnering Organizations

Over the years, we have worked with many extraordinary organizations to offer our programs and writings.   These include the following:

Aspen Chapel, Colorado
Aspen Institute, Colorado
Chaplaincy Institute, California
Contemplative Life
Contemplative Journal
Esalen Institute, California
Garrison Institute, New York

Global Peace Initiative of Women
Hollyhock Retreat Center, BC, CA
InterSpiritual Centre, Vancouver, Canada
La Casa de Maria, California
Mandala Center, New Mexico
Naropa University, Colorado
One Spirit Interfaith, New York

Omega Institute, New York
Parliament of World’s Religions
Spirituality and Health Magazine
Spirituality and Practice
Spiritual Directors International (SDI)
Stillpoint, LV, Nevada
Unitarian Church, SB, California
United Religions Initiative

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