About the Podcast
We are clearly in a new era, facing world-threatening challenges and graced with barely conceivable opportunities. In this mind-boggling new world, we all face two crucial questions:
- First, the ever-present conundrum of how to best live fully, deeply, wisely, and well.
- Second, the new question unique to our times, how to best understand and heal our endangered world.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear responses to these questions from some of the great consciousness pioneers—the outstanding thinkers, sages, scientists, and activists—of our time? These are the people and conversations that Deep Transformation offers.
Deep Transformation: Self-Society-Spirit draws on diverse ideas from around the world. It goes beyond traditional positions and polarities—beyond left and right, material and spiritual—to seek syntheses of deep wisdom and practical know-how that integrate the best of all positions.
Dr. Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. DHL, author and longtime professor of psychiatry, philosophy, anthropology, and religious studies. Roger’s research and writings span several areas, to include the nature of psychological health and well-being, meditation and contemplative practices, religion and spirituality, wisdom and other virtues, Integral studies, and the psychological roots of our current global crises. He is deeply immersed in contemplative practices as student, researcher, and teacher.
John Dupuy, CEO of iAwake Technologies and author of the award-winning book Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction. John has a passion for the subject of Integral transformative practice and travels and teaches internationally to inspire people around the world about the grit, grind, glory, and grace of daily Integral practice.
More about Roger
In his other lives, Roger was formerly a circus acrobat, a record holder in high diving and trampolining, and a Fulbright Scholar. Recently, he graduated from the San Francisco Comedy College and tried his hand, rather unsuccessfully, at stand-up comedy. He was married to the psychologist Frances Vaughan who died in 2017, and together they co-authored several books.
Roger’s research and writings span several areas, including the nature of psychological health and well-being, meditation and contemplative practices, religion and spirituality, wisdom and other virtues, integral studies, and the psychological roots of our current global crises. He is deeply immersed in contemplative practices as a student, researcher, and teacher.
Roger’s books include Paths Beyond Ego (one of Common Boundary’s “Most Influential Books”), Meditation: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives (“Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award”), Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices with a foreword by the Dalai Lama, and The World of Shamanism. He is currently editing The World’s Great Wisdom: What Sages Say about Living Wisely and Well.
Awards: Collectively, Roger’s writings and research have received over two dozen national and international awards and honors, while his teaching has received one national and six university awards. He recently received the University of California at Irvine’s Distinguished Writer Award.
More about John
In his other lives, John was formerly a psychedelic guide, a singer/songwriter with several CDs to his credit, Fritjof Capra’s personal assistant, a professional wilderness guide who also participated in the founding of two wilderness therapy programs, a cowboy, and a military police investigator.
More recently, John hosted the Spiritual Technologies 2.0 online summit, in conversation with innovators, pioneers, and leaders in the field of spiritual technology such as Ken Wilber, Mikey Siegel, Shamini Jain, and many more, and the popular Journey of Integral Recovery podcast, with Dr. Bob Weathers and Douglas Prater. In 2020 and 2021, John also led two online 5-day Vision Quest Challenges, with somewhat extraordinary results.
John’s book, Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction won the USA Best Book Award in its category, and John has published many articles and blogs on the subjects of Integral Recovery, meditation, and the use of cutting-edge sound technology in the treatment of depression, trauma, addiction, and PTSD.
John is deeply dedicated to Integral Practice in his personal life -- as well as to perfecting his tennis game, and playing the blues on his electric and acoustic guitars.