Michael Bernard Beckwith is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, a trans-denominational, multi-cultural community where music holds a significant place in the weekly celebrations, classes, and conferences. He is also an award-winning author and internationally renowned spiritual teacher who appeared in his own PBS special, The Answer Is You, has been a guest on Oprah, Larry King Live, 20/20, and Tavis Smiley;and was featured in The Secret.
Beckwith is also co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT); convener of the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, ; and a teacher of meditation, life visioning, and affirmative prayer. Together with his wife, Rickie Byars Beckwith, “The Rev” (as he is known to friends and Agape community members) has written over 200 songs that have been recorded and performed worldwide. With TranscenDance Expanded, Michael Bernard Beckwith invites you to shape-shift your life through powerful teachings and ecstatic grooves.
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, an 8000 member transdenominational spiritual community. A Co-founder and President of Association for Global New Thought, Dr. Beckwith is the originator of the Life Visioning Process, an author and composer. He shares with Dr. Arun Gandhi and Mary Manin Morrissey the national Co-directorship of A Season for Nonviolence, and is an assembly member of the Parliament of the World's Religions. Dr. Beckwith is a keynote speaker throughout the nation. His commitment to world peace has drawn public recognition including awards such as The Gandhi-King-Ikeda Award from Morehouse College, the Humanitarian Award of the National Council for Community and Justice, The Howard Thurman Stained Glass Window Award and many others. He is featured in the documentary film "The Secret."