Antioch University,
The Charter for Compassion & Spiritual Directors International
8-Week Course beginning January 12, 4 pm PDT, 2021
20 CEUs from Antioch University

We invite you to join us for our upcoming course on Meditation as a Foundation for Activism.
InterSpiritual Meditation (ISM)
The 7-steps of ISM are drawn from the world’s great spiritual and secular traditions. This meditative process empowers health, happiness, gratitude, transformation, love, mindfulness, wisdom. It celebrates diversity and inclusivity by fostering life meaning and purpose through activism in the critical issues of our time.
The Course
In this course you will learn to create your personal 7-step meditation process for maintaining calm wisdom and compassion while being an agent of positive change. The course will include 8 weekly 90-minute recorded ZOOM sessions and an extensive course website. Click here for more information on the website and course.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Twenty CEUs will be granted to those who register through the Antioch registration portal.
For CEUs, first register with Antioch, then register with the course website.
For the course only, register only with the course website.
  1. Antioch CEU Registration. ($99)
  2. Course Website: ($8/mo. Cancel anytime)
Bio for Dr. Ed Bastian
Ed is the president of the Spiritual Paths Foundation and holds a PhD in Buddhist Studies. His primary research languages are Tibetan and Sanskrit. He is an award-winning author of “Living Fully Dying Well,” and author of ”InterSpiritual Meditation” and “Mandala: Creating an Authentic Spiritual Path.”
He produced acclaimed documentaries on religion for the BBC and PBS, He is a former Smithsonian program director of BioDiversity and teacher of Buddhism and world religions
Ed is on the faculty of Antioch University where he teaches Buddhism and Mindfulness Meditation. During the past 20 years, he has taught throughout the United States and Canada at such places as the Garrison Institute, One Spirit Interfaith, the Chaplaincy Institute, the Interspiritual Centre of Vancouver, the Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Hollyhock, California Institute of Integral Studies, the Aspen Institute, Charter for Compassion, and the Parliament for World’s Religions.
Ed has been President of The Interfaith Initiative that hosts “Showers of Blessings” for our homeless neighbors and ECOFaith for environmental action. He has been a Global Trustee of the United Religions Initiative (URI) and the Executive Committee of the URI Environmental Network.


  1. Motivation
  2. Gratitude
  3. Transformative imagination
  4. Compassion
  5. Mindfulness
  6. Wisdom
  7. Service


"ISM is an open-hearted and truly universal practice. If ever there was a practice to help us get spiritually unstuck, this is it."
-Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault
"Spiritual Paths brings together the wisdom of authentic teachers from the worlds spiritual traditions, provides an excellent curriculum based on those traditions, and leads us toward a new paradigm of InterSpiritual education and practice."
-Rabbi Zalman Schachter
"Dr. Bastian's work is a great and important breakthrough, as so many believe they are not spiritual because they do not follow a particular dogma..."
-Dr. Carol Pearson
"I am particularly excited by this initiative of Edward Bastian and the Spiritual Paths Foundation. It as a sea change in the evolution of what we used to call the ecumenical activity. I see us coming into the next phase of inter-religious dialogue, to introduce one another to the inner experience of each others faith traditions. For when we do, we shall come to the realization that the end is One."
-Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf