Michael Bernard Beckwith is the Founder and CEO of Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community in Los Angeles comprised of thousands of local members and global live streamers. Highly regarded for its cultural, racial, and spiritual diversity and inclusivity, the late Coretta Scott King wrote to Dr. Beckwith, “I greatly admire what you are doing to bring about the Beloved Community, which is certainly what my dear husband worked for and ultimately gave his life.” Widely recognized for his teachings on the science of inner transformation and unity, Dr. Beckwith embraces a practical approach to spirituality utilizing meditation, affirmative prayer, and Life Visioning, a spiritual technology he developed for conscious evolution, authentic living, and living your life purpose. These practices teach us to take the experience of inner peace and awakened awareness into our everyday lives.
Dr. Beckwith is a sought-after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process. He’s addressed audiences at the UN General Assembly during its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week, TEDx Maui, and Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) SuperSoul Sessions, among numerous others. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, he hosts conferences featuring harbingers of world peace including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and had the distinguished honor of presenting to Nelson Mandela the Gandhi King Award.
As a spiritual leader, Dr. Beckwith has always taught about the unity of humanity and that of all life, including protecting the sanctity and preciousness of Mother Earth: “We are to be responsible stewards for the earth, and during this time of climate change, we must reduce our carbon footprint, protect the rainforests, plant more trees and take a stand for Mother Earth as if our lives depend on it because they do.”
Three of his books—Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded—have received the prestigious Nautilus Award. His app, Beckwith Inspires, features essential spiritual tools, technologies, and practices to help shift perceptions and transform lives. Dr. Beckwith has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, OWN’s SuperSoul Sunday and Help Desk; Dr. Oz; CNN, The Oprah Show; Larry King Live; Tavis Smiley; and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You. He is a member of Oprah’s esteemed inaugural SuperSoul 100.
Beckwith deeply explores his acclaimed teachings on life visioning, prosperity, abundance, and living from the overflow. Through awareness technology, spiritual practices, intentionality, and dedication, we can take back our minds and use them as an avenue of awareness rather than as a dumping ground for errant thoughts and perceptions that run rampant in the world masquerading as Reality. When we have successfully taken back our mind, it becomes a powerful and useful tool for our own evolution, for expressing happiness and prosperity, and for living a purposeful life!
There is a difference between the Divine Mind, which are all individualized expressions, and the programmed, egoic mind. In this course, we will become more in tune with the Divine Mind, which gives us access to our intuition, which in turn allows us access to our “inner knower” so that we can live our life’s purpose.
By understanding the workings of the mind, we learn how to remain conscious without falling prey to the downward spiral of negative thinking. You become aware that you are pure awareness itself, that you can transmute and transcend those programs that cause you to go through life with the breaks on. This workshop will provide you with the framework necessary to hold and stabilize spiritual insight and transmute fears and mental and emotional blockages. By entering into teachings, exercises, processes, and spiritual practices–including meditation, affirmative prayer, and visioning–we will take back and reprogram our minds, become aware that we are awareness, and live to our fullest potential!