KQED Public Radio informs, educates, and entertains listeners throughout the Bay Area, the state, and beyond with a wide variety of news, public affairs, and cultural affairs programming. Consistently ranked among the top-rated public radio stations in the nation, KQED is currently the most-listened-to public radio station in the country, reaching over 745,000 listeners each week. Visit KQED.org

The Baumann Foundation is a San Francisco-based think-tank that explores the experience of being human in the context of cognitive science, evolutionary theory and philosophy to foster greater clarity about the human condition. The work of the Foundation reflects the vision and passion of its founder, Peter Baumann: “Conscious experience is compromised because of identification with mental self-concepts. Comprehending the nature of mental concepts and the dynamics of identification can foster greater clarity about the human condition and individual experience.”



The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. Read More


The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.

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Experience Life is the most progressive, best-respected whole-person health magazine available on newsstands today. No goofy gimmicks, no bikini-body hype. Just deep, well-researched coverage of health, fitness and quality-of-life topics that really matter. Plus “aha!” insights and practical tips that make conscious choices easier and more fun. That’s why more than 3 million people count on us to help them live healthier, happier lives. Find us at Barnes & Noble, on Zinio and online at ExperienceLife.com.

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California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is a nationally recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of 1,400 students pursuing degrees in seventeen academic programs in its schools of Professional Psychology, Consciousness and Transformation, and Undergraduate Studies. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant array of events through its Public Programs division, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The Institute sponsors six award-winning counseling centers offering low-cost mental health services in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 1980, San Francisco-based non-profit City Arts & Lectures has offered unique programs with leading figures in arts and ideas. Each year there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations – and a few surprise performances, film tributes, and concerts – with outstanding writers, critics, scientists, performing artists, and cultural figures from around the world. City Arts & Lectures offers the broadest perspectives about ideas and values, the creative process, and how we think about the world we live in.

City Arts & Lectures events are held in the historic Nourse Theater in San Francisco’s Performing Arts Center. Programs can be heard via edited and delayed broadcasts on more than 170 public radio stations across the country. Radio broadcasts are co-produced with KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco.

Isn't it a bit odd that most schools go from Math to Science to History,
but somehow miss the class on how to live? We thought so, too.
That's why we created the en*theos Academy for Optimal Living.

Nearly 20,000 students from around the world have optimized their lives
with Academy classes by some of the world's greatest teachers.


The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences was co-founded in 1973 by former astronaut Edgar Mitchell and investor Paul N. Temple to encourage and conduct research on noetic theory and human potentials.

The mission of The Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.

In keeping with Louis Leakey’s philosophy, The Leakey Foundation promotes a multidisciplinary approach to exploring human origins. The Foundation awards more than $600,000 annually in field and laboratory grants for vital new research and long-term projects exploring human evolution. The Foundation is the only U.S. funding organization wholly committed to human origins research. Leakey Grantees study many facets of our early ancestors through a variety of scientific disciplines: paleoanthropology, primatology, geology, genetics and morphology. Special encouragement is given to early career scientists asking new questions and offering innovative ways to answer questions about human evolution. Like venture capitalists, The Leakey Foundation understands that the greatest rewards come from taking the greatest risks.

The study of human evolution is itself an “evolving” endeavor. The Foundation recognize that science is stimulated and advanced by education and public outreach. Opportunities for the public to learn firsthand about scientific advances are available through public lectures, workshops, and symposia. The Leakey Learning Expeditions bring field scientists into high school classrooms to discuss careers in science and to encourage scientific curiosity. The relaunched Foundation website and publication of the newsletter, AnthroQuest, provide information on the latest fieldwork by Leakey Grantees, as well as in-depth articles by members of the scientific community.

The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks to understand the human mind and the benefits of contemplative practices through an integrated mode of knowing that combines first person knowledge from the world’s contemplative traditions with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry. Ultimately, our goal is to relieve human suffering and advance well-being.

The Mission of the Mind & Life Institute is to promote and support rigorous, multi-disciplinary scientific investigation of the mind which will lead to the development and dissemination of practices that cultivate the mental qualities of attention, emotional balance, kindness, compassion, confidence and happiness.

Our investigation is rooted in an integrated way of knowing that combines the first and second person direct experience of contemplative practice with a modern scientific third person inquiry.

Our commitment to multi-disciplinary investigation includes research in the traditional mind sciences, social sciences, contemplative scholarship and practice, philosophy and humanities. We believe that only through this integrated investigation can we achieve an accurate understanding of how the mind works, the benefits of mental fitness, and the best practices for achieving mental and emotional fitness.

Mindful is an initiative that celebrates being mindful in all aspects of daily living—through Mindful magazinemindful.org, and social media. For those who want to be mindful and those who are interested in various forms of mindfulness practice, we offer a broad range of personal stories, news-you-can-use, advice, and insights. In addition to our digital and print publishing activities, together with our partners, we also work to foster the growth and the development of the mindfulness movement through community-building activities, including conferences, salons, meetings, and more.

We also give voice to an emerging community of people who are making mindfulness a way of life and who are excited about the positive effects that mindfulness is having on the world today—in business, relationships, health, parenting, science, education and so many other areas of life. We see the emergence of a quiet revolution—a historic opportunity for social change—and Mindful is here to support the heroic efforts of those who are working hard to bring benefit to others, through mindfulness, awareness, kindness, and compassion. Mindful is published by the Foundation for a Mindful Society—an independent not for profit corporation supported by generous funders and a board of movement leaders who act as our advisors.

Reimagining Higher Education for a More Just, Prosperous and Sustainable World

Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA, MPA, Dual Degree and Executive Certificate programs in Sustainable Management, Presidio activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good. As the key developer of the next generation of leaders, we believe higher education has the responsibility to provide graduates with the tools and knowledge to create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Over time, Presidio will leverage its core asset—our unique educational model—to help guide academic and educational institutions worldwide to adopt our approach. Our vision is that every graduate program will integrate sustainability in content and delivery, and that Presidio, already looked to as a leader in sustainability education, will guide this evolution.

The fifth Science and Nonduality Conference is a 5-day international event where more than 30 leading scientists, philosophers and spiritual teachers gather to explore a new understanding of who we truly are, both as individuals and as a society. This exploration is grounded in cutting-edge science and consistent with the ancient wisdom of nonduality - the deep understanding of the interconnectedness of life. The conference is a journey, an exploration of the nature of consciousness.

For more information, please visit the website: www.ScienceAndNonduality.com


Sounds True exists to inspire, support, and serve personal transformation and spiritual awakening.

Sounds True is an independent multimedia publishing company that embraces the world's major spiritual traditions, as well as the arts and humanities, embodied by the leading authors, teachers, and visionary artists of our time. Our approach to publishing is not dependent on a single format or technology—rather, we strive with every title to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of the author, artist, or spiritual teacher. It is our goal to create products that not only provide information to a reader or listener, but that also embody the essential quality of a wisdom transmission between a teacher and a student.

Throughout the years, Sounds True has developed a guiding philosophy that we call "multiple bottom lines." Our dedication to this principle is embodied in our Mission Statement:

The mission of Sounds True is to find teachers and artists who serve as a gateway to spiritual awakening and to produce, publish, and distribute their work with beauty, intelligence, and integrity. We treat our authors, vendors, and partners in the same way we would want to be treated. We work flexibly and efficiently together to create a cooperative, loving environment that honors respectful authenticity and individual growth. We maintain a healthy level of profitability so that we are an independent and sustainable employee-owned organization.

The three essential bottom lines for Sounds True are the integrity of our purpose, the well-being of our people, and the maintaining of healthy profits. All three of these priorities are important in the decisions we make as a company. It is our conviction that each of these bottom lines must be healthy for the company to prosper as a whole.

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