CIIS Council of Sages

 

Angela Alioto
National Civil Rights Attorney
Executive Director of the Knights of St. Francis

Angeles Arrien
President, Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research

Lauren Artress
Canon for Special Ministries, Grace Cathedral

Alexander Astin
Professor Emeritus of Education,
University of California, Los Angeles
Director, Higher Education Research Institute

Helen Astin
Professor Emeritus of Education;
University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Director, Higher Education Research Institute

Coleman Barks
Poet

Jean Shinoda Bolen
Psychiatrist
Author

Lee G. Bolman
Professor of Leadership, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Author, Scholar, Consultant and Speaker on Leadership

Andre Carothers
President, Rockwood Fund

Carol P. Christ
Director, Ariadne Institute for the Study of Myth and Ritual

Ram Dass
Consciousness Explorer

Riane Eisler
Codirector, Center for Partnership Studies
Author

Duane Elgin
Consultant
Educator
Author

Barbara A. Garcia
Director, San Francisco Health Department

John Grim
Founder and Director, Forum on Religion and Ecology

Joan Halifax
Abbot and Guiding Teacher, Upana Zen Center
Founder and Former Director, Ojai Foundation
Buddhist Teacher

Michael Harner
President, Foundation for Shamanic Studies

Sandra R. Hernández, MD
Chief Executive Officer, the San Francisco Foundation, and
Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco

Alan Jones
Dean, Grace Cathedral (Ret.)

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Founding Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness in
Medicine, Health Care, and Society

Jack Kornfield
Buddhist Teacher, Spirit Rock Center

Stanley Krippner
Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School

Satish Kumar
Program Director, Schumacher College
Editor, Resurgence
Author

John L. Levy
Wealth Consultant

Joanna Macy
Teacher of Buddhism and Social Change
Author

Elizabeth McCormack
Associate, Rockefeller & Associates

Janice Mirikitani
Founding President of Glide Memorial Foundation
Poet

Phillip Moffitt
President, Life Balance Institute

Jacob Needleman
Professor of Philosophy, San Francisco State University
Author

Vicki Noble
Author

Mayumi Oda
Artist

Parker Palmer
Founder, Center for Courage and Renewal
Author
Educator
Activist

Lisa Stone Pritzker
Advocate and Activist for Child, Adolescent, and Women's Health

Paul H. Ray
Founding Partner, Integral Partnerships

Rachel Naomi Remen
Cofounder and Medical Director,
Commonweal Cancer Help Program
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine,
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Founder and Director, Institute for the Study of Health and Illness

Eugene Robinson
Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of New Hampshire

Betty Roszak
Author

Theodore Roszak
Professor Emeritus of History, California State University, East Bay
Author

Rupert Sheldrake
Fellow, Institute of Noetic Sciences
Author

Mimi Halper Silbert
President and CEO, Delancey Street Foundation

Anne Simpkinson
Author

Huston Smith
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion,
Syracuse University
Visiting Professor of Religious Studies,
University of California, Berkeley
Author

Greg Steltenpohl
Cofounder and CEO, Adina World Beat Beverages

William B. Stewart
Cofounder and Medical Director, Institute of Health and Healing,
California Pacific Medical Center

Robert A. F. Thurman
Professor of Religion, Columbia University
Cofounder and President, Tibet House

Mary Evelyn Tucker
Founder and Director, Forum on Religion and Ecology

Lynne Twist
President, Soul of Money Institute

John Vasconcellos
California State Senator (Ret.)
California State Assembly Member (Ret.)

Frances Vaughan
Psychologist
Author

Alice Walker
Author

Roger Walsh
Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior,
University of California, Irvine

Marion Weber
Founder, Arts and Healing Network

John Welwood
Associate Editor, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology
Clinical Psychologist
Author

Cecil Williams
Founder and Minister, Glide Memorial Church