Guest Speaker

any minister or guest speaker that is not a member of NTCSL Ministry Staff

Dr. Amit Goswami

Quantum Physicist
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Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami is a retired full professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics where he served from 1968 to 1997. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect.

Dr. Goswami has written several other popular books based on his research on quantum physics and consciousness. In The Visionary Window, he demonstrated how science and spirituality could be integrated. In Physics of the Soul, he developed a theory of survival after death and reincarnation. In The Quantum Doctor, Dr. Goswami sought to integrate both conventional and alternative medicine. In Creative Evolution, Dr. Goswami presented a resolution between Darwinism and the intelligent design of life. In God is Not Dead, he asserted that not only are science and religion compatible but that quantum physics proves the existence of God. In Quantum Creativity: Think Quantum, Be Creative, Dr. Goswami explained all facets of creativity—its definition, the quantum thinking it entails, and what is required to be creative. In Quantum Economics: Unleashing the Power of an Economics of Consciousness, he focused on critical issues for a new paradigm in economics and business for the twenty-first century, touching upon the stability and sustainability of the economy and leadership, as well as creativity and ethics in business.

In his most recent book, The Everything Answer Book (April 2017), Dr. Goswami's basic premise is that quantum physics is not only the future of science, but it is also the key to understanding consciousness, death, God, psychology, and the meaning of life. In short, quantum physics offers a theory of everything.

In his private life, Dr. Goswami is a practitioner of spirituality and transformation. He calls himself a quantum activist. He appeared in the film What the Bleep Do We Know!? and its sequel Down the Rabbit Hole as well as the documentaries Dalai Lama Renaissance and the award winning The Quantum Activist.

Matt Kahn & Julie Dittmar

Workshop Facilitator & Guest Speaker
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Matt Kahn is the author of the best-selling book, "Whatever Arises, Love That." The book has also been released as an audiobook, and is currently being translated into 7 different languages. Matt Kahn and Julie Dittmar are spiritual teachers and intuitives who combine a heart-centered awareness of unity consciousness with a profound understanding of the mystical nature of reality. They offer messages and energetic transmissions to serve the awakening of humanity, and to assist you in your journey of embodying more peace, ease, and love than ever before.

They have become YouTube sensations with their healing and often humorous videos. Their 8 million YouTube channel viewers are finding the support they seek to feel more loved, awakened, and opened to the greatest possibilities in life through the invitation to join the "Love Revolution That Begins with You."

Matt Kahn is a spiritual teacher and highly-attuned empathic healer. His spontaneous awakening arose out of an out-of-body experience at the age of 8, and through his direct experiences with Ascended Masters and Archangels throughout his life. Using his intuitive abilities of seeing, hearing, feeling, and direct knowing, Matt feels the emotions of others and is able to pinpoint what blocks any heart from opening. As a result, he brings forth revolutionary teachings through both the written and spoken word that assist energetically-sensitive beings in healing the body, awakening the soul, and transforming reality through the power of love.

Many spiritual seekers have experienced amazing, unexplainable physical and emotional healings, and have awakened to their true nature through Matt’s profound, loving, and precisely-timed often funny teachings, and transmission of timeless sacred heart wisdom.

Julie Dittmar is a yoga teacher and sound healer who anchors compassionate and powerful divine feminine energy. Through breathwork, heart-opening exercises, sacred chants, movements, and meditations she assists all participants at any level in remembering their true nature, opening the body's energy channels, and freeing the soul to express more joy..

With voice and harmonium, she presents an exquisite musical tapestry that is as pleasing to the ear as it is deeply satisfying to the heart. Julie’s transmission of healing frequencies, intuitive energy weaving of the group's energy, and tireless devotion, create an atmosphere that helps each participant leave with hearts blown wide open, spirits uplifted, and lives transformed. Her playful presence and guidance is a vital, spirited, and dynamic part of the whole that acts as a shamanic grounding rod to integrate the energies that Matt Kahn provides.

Together, embodying Heaven and Earth, the masculine and the feminine, Shiva and Shakti, Matt and Julie inspire a unique and dramatic evolution in the modern-day spiritual journey. Through their live and virtual events around the world, they are honored to assist you in your journey of awakening. They are here as reminders to love our own hearts, and that we all deserve more love, not less.

As Matt and Julie always say, "Welcome home, beautiful One, welcome home."

Tim Braun, Spiritual Medium

Workshop Facilitator
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Tim Braun is an internationally renowned medium and has conducted over 14,000 sittings over the past twenty years.

Born in Whittier, California, he is the youngest of six children. He currently lives in Orange County and is a graduate of the University of Southern Californai where he earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Tim has been lecturing and reading for private clients for more than twenty years. He has been embraced by Hollywood celebrities, renowned athletes, and international corporate leaders. He has sold out three mediumship demonstrations at 700 seat evening venues at Pala Casino Report & Spa and has appeared on television Bravo's "The Orange county Housewives" and the TLC network television show "Sin City Rules".

Tim has been interviewed on CBS Radio "Sundays with Rolanda", The Good Life Canada with Jesse Dylan, the Marilu Henner Radio Show, the MTV Movie Awards as well as featured in LA.COM and Awareness Magazine. His new book, "Life and Death", is currently published in the USA, UK, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and will soon be published in Italy in the Fall of 2016.

For more information about Tim Braun, visit his website at

Nipun Mehta

Guest Speaker
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Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace, an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy. What started as an experiment with four friends in the Silicon Valley has now grown to a global ecosystem of over 500,000 members that has delivered millions of dollars in service for free. Nipun has received many awards, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service, Dalai Lama's Usung Heroes of Compassion award and the President's Volunteer Service Award. He is routinely invited to share his message of "giftivism" to wide ranging audiences, from inner city youth in Memphis to academics in London to international dignitaries at the United Nations; his speech at UPenn commencement in May 2012 was read by millions. He serves on the advisory boards of the Seva Foundation, the Dalai Lama Foundation, and Greater Good Science Center.

Nipun's high-school goal was to either become a tennis-pro or a Himalayan Yogi. Instead, by the third year of his Computer Science and Philosophy degree at UC Berkeley, he started his software career at Sun Microsystems. Dissatisfied by the dot-com greed of the late 90s, Nipun went to a homeless shelter with three friends to "give with absolutely no strings attached." They ended up creating a website, and also an organization named ServiceSpace. Over the years, they built thousands of websites for nonprofits but also started incubating a diverse set of projects that included online portals DailyGood and KarmaTube, offline movements like Smile Cards, a pay-it-forward rickshaw in India, and Karma Kitchen restaurants in three cities across the US. In 2001, at the age of 25, Nipun quit his job to become a "full time volunteer." He didn't have a plan of survival beyond six months, but so far, so good.

In January 2005, Nipun and Guri, his wife of six months, put everything aside to embark on an open-ended, unscripted walking pilgrimage in India, to "use our hands to do random acts of kindness, our heads to profile inspiring people, and our hearts to cultivate truth." Living on a dollar a day, eating wherever food was offered, sleeping wherever a flat surface was found, the couple walked 1000 kilometers before ending up at a retreat center, where they meditated for three months. Today, both Nipun and Guri live in Berkeley and stay rooted in a practice of small acts of service. The journey continues.

Nipun's mission statement in life now reads: "Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart."

Rev. Stephen Rambo

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Reverend Stephen Rambo is a newly licensed minister of Religious Science for the Centers for Spiritual Living. If his name is familiar to you, you’re likely not new to the Los Angeles area. Going by the more casual, Steve Rambo, he was the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. weathercaster and environmental reporter on KCBS-TV for over a decade. He was honored with a number of broadcast awards during his tenure including TV Emmys, Golden Mic Awards, Associated Press Mark Twain Awards and a Peabody for excellence in news reporting and best weathercasts. Rambo worked for the local CBS affiliate from 1987 to 2001. He was a groundbreaking environmental leader, being one of the first reporters to regularly bring viewers the latest eco-news in a segment called “Steve Rambo’s Daily Planet.” He also hosted over a dozen environmental specials for Channel 2.

In the years since his departure from television, Stephen has been active with youth, piloting a program called “Apaches of Truth,” in which he mentored young men. He is a trained spiritual counselor and has an active practice as a licensed Practitioner. He returned to school in 2007, attending Antioch University Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. In 2010, Stephen entered the Holmes Institute School for Consciousness Studies and was awarded a Master’s Degree this past June. He currently serves as the administrator at Founder’s Church in Los Angeles. Upon successfully passing his oral panels at the recently concluded CSL Asilomar Conference, Rev. Stephen accepted a position as Assistant Minister at Founder’s.

“You are the garden… living in a field of infinite possibilities. It is my joy to lovingly honor, encourage, and support your growth as you harvest from your field your highest good and the innermost Beingness inherent within you.” – Rev. Stephen

Reverend Josh Reeves

Guest Speaker
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Rev. Josh Reeves has been the senior minister at the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living since 2011. Before that he started a ministry called The Meaning Place which focuses on exploring the sacred in everyday life and popular culture. He is excited to see this beautiful church in Ventura he has heard so much about and thinks Rev. Bonnie Rose is the coolest.

Edwene Gaines

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Edwene Gaines, author of the book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance*, is owner-director of Rock Ridge Retreat Center in Valley Head, Alabama. She has made a 100% commitment to the transformation of the abundance consciousness of the world.

An ordained Unity minister since 1979, she is also president of The Masters' School. She has trained approximately 500 Master Prosperity Teachers. She travels about 250 days a year presenting Prosperity & Commitment Workshops. She has created and markets CD’s and affirmation cards through her company Prosperity Products. Her book is now available in Spanish as Las Cuatro Leyes de la Prosperidad.* published by Edicion Lectorum in Mexico City.
A Certified Firewalking Instructor, she facilitates the Firewalking Ceremony several times each year. Edwene has served as a member of the International New Thought Alliance Executive Board. In 2006 she was honored by the International New Thought Alliance with the Torchbearer for New Thought Award. That same year she was honored by the Association of Unity Churches International with the Light of God Expressing Award at their annual conference.

She is committed to power, passion, prosperity, and performance.

* Book published by Rodale.
* Spanish version published by Edicion Lectorum in Mexico City.

Michael Eselun

Staff Chaplain/Oncology Spiritual Care Specialist
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Michael Eselun, a certified chaplain, serves as the chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.

He's been invited many times to speak to students, doctors, nurses, social workers, and to dozens of faith communities across the country about his work as a chaplain. He recently gave the keynote at the national conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer in Philadelphia.

Michael is also a co-founder and chair of a non-profit, volunteer anti-homophobia speakers bureau called GLIDE - Gays and Lesbians Initiating Dialogue for Equality. Over the last 20-plus years, Michael and his fellow speakers have spoken to an audience of over 200,000 students, teachers, and other various groups and agencies in the LA area about homophobia.

Michael has a TED talk available on-line via You Tube, called “It’s Magic” and you can find out more about him at He will have 3 volumes of his CD’s available for purchase after the service-- each includes several of his talks—his most recent CD is brand new.

Hugh A. Rose

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Hugh was born into a Presbyterian family in Ontario, Canada, but went to a Church of England Boy’s School, where Chapel was mandatory twice a day for seven years. So the Christian liturgy was the basis for his spiritual quest. But he had to search out many other traditions to discover the key to understanding esoteric Christianity.

His teachers have been:

John G. Bennett, one of the principal students of both George Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky; Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Leader of the Indian Sufi Tradition in the West;
The Venerable Dharmawara, known as Bhante, a Cambodian Buddhist Monk;
Father Andrew Glasewski, a Polish Catholic Priest and master of the Kabbalah;
Hasan Susud, a Sheik of Itlak Sufism; The Ashram of Sri Aurobindo Ghose, Pondicherry India;

And now - Rev. Bonnie Rose and the teachings of Ernest Holmes.

His worldly life has mainly centered around the Theater. Studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, he worked in English repertory as well as in Canada, but soon got a Broadway show and moved to NYC. Broadway, Off Broadway and National Tours have been: Beyond The Fringe, with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore; Hamlet with Richard Burton; Alfie with Terence Stamp; The Fantasticks in two different roles; Not Now Darling with Norman Wisdom; Noises Off with Noel Harrison; South Pacific with Robert Goulet; The Circle with Rex Harrison and Stewart Granger; Lettice and Lovage with Julie Harris.

TV Shows: All My Children; The Days of Our Lives; Seinfeld; Sisters; Saved by the Bell; Dream On.

For the past 16 years Hugh has been a Seminar Lecturer and Consultant in ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems.

Doug Bentley

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The journey of spiritual awakening is the journey of the Kundalini, a latent spiritual energy at the base of the spine. All ancient cultures and paths understood that to move into higher states of consciousness, the Kundalini must be awakened. Those seeking higher consciousness would seek out great masters and awakened beings to receive the Blessing / Energy Transfer to initiate this process. This blessing to awaken and divinely guide the kundalini was historically known as Deeksha.

In southern India, there exists a very special and well respected spiritual school called Oneness University. The specialty of this school is giving this deeksha to anyone who has a passion to awaken.

In a very rare occasion, a Oneness Guide from Oneness University will be traveling around the USA and Canada to share a silent Oneness Meditation Blessing with people. While in deep meditation in front of audiences, Divine Energies will flow through him and a very powerful Eye Deeksha will be given to participants. This special process would awaken their spiritual energies resulting in an accelerated process of awakening.

Come experience this rare and unique Blessing that is being given to humanity during this time period to help with the great awakening of our species. Please come with your family and friends to take part in this peaceful and transformative experience.

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