NEW SPIRITUAL LEADERS ANNOUNCED!
The Board of Directors of Unity Centre for Awakening are excited to announce our new Ministers!
Cynthia and Will formally begin their ministry on Sunday, July 28th, 2019.
Mark your calendars and please join us in giving them a warm Vancouver welcome.
As you will see below, both Cynthia and Will, who have a long track record of working with global leaders including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, possess great spiritual depth and have both previously spoken and fascilitated workshops at Unity to rave reviews.
William Keepin, PhD
Will Keepin is co-founder of the Satyana Institute and the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International project. Keepin has studied and practiced intensively in Eastern and Western spiritual disciplines for 35 years, immersing himself in contemplative practices from the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sufi traditions, and he trained with psychiatrist Stanislav Grof. His spiritual mentors include Father Thomas Keating (Christian), Swami Ambikananda (Hindu), Jestunma Tenzin Palmo (Buddhist), Llewellyn Vaughan Lee (Sufi), Ravi Ravindra (Hindu/interfaith) and Sr. Lucy Kurien (Christian).
Keepin is also a mathematical physicist, social activist, and environmental scientist whose research on sustainable energy and global warming influenced international environmental policy. He was a whistleblower in nuclear science policy and presented testimony to the US House of Representatives and the parliaments of Australia and several European countries.
He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, M.S. in mathematical physics, M.A. in East-West psychology, and an honorary doctorate in Spirituality and Social Change (from the California Institute of Integral Studies). Keepin has over 40 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, and his books include: Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation between Women and Men (Hohm Press, 2007), co-author of Women Healing Women (Hohm Press, 2009), and co-editor of Song of the Earth: A Synthesis of the Scientific and Spiritual Worldviews (Permanent Publications, UK, 2012).
In his most recent book, Belonging to God: Science, Spirituality, and a Universal Path of Divine Love (2016), Keepin sought to recover the esoteric heart of spirituality, which has the potential to create peace and respect between religious traditions and between science and religion. Identifying the path of divine love as a kind of universal spirituality that leads to mystical mergence into the very essence of God, Keepin traces this invisible doorway, deep within the heart, both as it is described in spiritual texts and as it is symbolized in ways observable to contemporary science.
Rev. Cynthia Brix, Ph.D. (hon)
Interfaith Minister and Co-Director of Satyana Institute Rev. Cynthia Brix is also Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International Project, and co-founder of the Women’s Spiritual Mastery Project. She was formerly a campus minister at the University of Colorado for United Ministries of Higher Education. Cynthia co-chaired the Race Relations Committee for the City of Muncie, Indiana, and later initiated an interfaith project to address racial tensions at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
A long-time student of Eknath Easwaran’s Passage Meditation, Cynthia leads retreats on interfaith spirituality. She earned her master’s of divinity from Iliff School of Theology (2006) and her master’s degree in wellness management and applied gerontology from Ball State University (1999).
Cynthia is contributing author of Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation between Women and Men (Hohm Press, 2007), and co-author of Women Healing Women (Hohm Press, 2009). Cynthia organized an international conference in Turin, Italy that brought women spiritual masters together from Buddhist, Christian, and Hindu traditions, and produced a DVD video from this conference entitled Cultivating Women’s Spiritual Mastery.