Michael Bernard Beckwith, the visionary founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of 10,000 local members and thousands of worldwide affiliates, and the University of Transformational Studies and Leadership in Los Angeles, California. A sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars, Dr. Beckwith teaches meditation, the Life Visioning Process, The Mastery of Life Structures and leads retreats. He is author of 40 Day Mind Fast Soul Feast, A Manifesto of Peace, and Living from the Overflow. Dr. Beckwith’s renowned as a harbinger of the world’s quest for peace has drawn into his visionary orbit those whose names are synonymous with this goal. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, shares with Michael the national co-directorship of a Season for Nonviolence. In his position of co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought, he sits on panels with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during AGNT’s bi-annual Synthesis Dialogues.
Michael is one of the 12 members of The Shift Network’s Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee, a group of 12 of the most respected thought leaders of our time. The Welcoming Committee is committed to model how we can have cooperative, synergistic leadership of many movements in service to us all giving our greatest gifts to help make humanity Shift in time.