Ed Bastian

Ed Bastian, Ph.D. is President of the Spiritual Paths
Institute. His Doctorate is in Buddhist Studies and Western Philosophy
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bastian studied for nearly a
decade with Buddhist Monks in monasteries in the U.S., India and the

As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied Indian philosophy at
Banares Hindu University and translated Buddhist scriptures from Tibetan
and Sanskrit sources. At the Smithsonian Institution, Bastian served as
Director of programs on BioDiversity and Intellectual History, where he
taught courses and moderated conferences on Buddhism, world religion,
and Tibetan human rights. He has lectured, presented scholarly papers
and his films in the U.S., England, Japan and India. Bastian is the
Executive Producer of television programs on Asian religion for the BBC,
PBS, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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