John E. Welshons

John E. Welshons (“Ramananda”) is a highly respected contemporary spiritual teacher who leads workshops and meditation retreats across North America. He is a gifted counselor and inspiring lecturer who for nearly forty years has been helping people heal through the difficult — often unexpected — changes that life offers He has been a practitioner of vipassana (mindfulness) meditation and various forms of yoga since 1969, and is the author of three critically acclaimed books — One Soul, One Love, One Heart (Silver winner of the 2010 Nautilus Book Award), as well as Awakening from Grief and When Prayers Aren’t Answered. He has worked extensively with Ram Dass and Stephen Levine, and trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in comparative religions from the University of South Florida, and a master of arts degree in history of religions from Florida State University. He has traveled extensively in India, and is one of our culture’s most respected authorities on how to use life’s challenges as fuel for our spiritual journey. His website is
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