Cynthia has spent most of her adult life immersed in the wisdom teachings of East and West. For the last twenty years, she’s been facilitating retreats and workshops which explore the urgency of self-transformation. Her work is influenced by Ramana Maharshi and J. Krishnamurti.
Her articles about the spiritual quest have been published internationally and her work as a writer and filmmaker has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Film Institute. She is the author of the forthcoming book Silent Awareness: The Revelation that Changes Everything.
Much of Cynthia's work is informed by the experience of war and the lasting damage that all forms of violence inflict on the human psyche. She spent four years covering the Balkan War as a photo-journalist and filmmaker working with Human Rights Watch and Terre des Hommes, an organization based in Switzerland that helps children in war zones. Most of her time in the Balkans was spent in front-line hospitals, orphanages, destroyed towns and refugee centers.
Everything about that experience was intense and life-changing. Not only did it completely alter her view of the world and our place in it, the experience of war helped her understand that only a radical transformation of human consciousness can save us from ourselves.
Her mission is to help facilitate a deeper understanding of the subtle intimacy of the Silent Awareness which connects us to the totality of life, and which reveals the true purpose of our existence.
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