Dr Richard Moss 05/11/09 Author of The Mandala of Being
Richard Moss is internationally known and respected as a visionary thinker, teacher and author of six seminal books on transformation, self-healing, and the art of conscious living.
Richard, a physician, left the practice of medicine after a life-changing realization at the age of 30 and dedicated his life to helping people realize their multidimensional nature and achieve fulfillment and wellbeing. Over the years his work has continued to evolve and bridges science, psychology, energy medicine, and spiritual/awareness practices. His philosophy is entirely pragmatic: work on consciousness must alleviate human suffering and address the root causes of why and how we create so much conflict in ourselves and our world.
Richard eschews dogmatic beliefs; rather he supports and encourages the kinds of practices that help each person realize their own sense of the sacred. He emphasizes enlightenment, not as a final state or achievement, but as a lifelong process of growing in presence, humility and the clarity to accomplish the things that fulfill one’s own life and improve life for everyone.
As a guide, rather than telling people how to live, or bringing simplistic formulas for the solution of life’s problems, Richard constantly affirms that positive growth requires dedicated work, and to do that work people need effective tools and practices. He insists upon the importance of experiencing the higher potentials within oneself in order to know them directly. His work is primarily experiential and secondarily didactic. In his seminars and even in his short programs Richard proposes activities that support the embodiment of the dimensions and principles being explored and unites this with clear cognitive maps and specific practices that allow each participant to continue to mature that knowledge in their daily lives. He offers gatherings that awaken new levels of understanding and foster enduring emotional balance and spiritual maturity. As a leader, he speaks to the inner teacher within each person. He has the special gift of awakening individuals of all backgrounds and disciplines to greater meaning in their lives and guides them to utilize the power of their awareness to grow in happiness, wisdom, compassion, and service.
His books include: The I That is We (1981), How Shall I Live (1985), The Black Butterfly (1986), The Second Miracle (1995), all published by Celestial Arts, plus a collection of aphorisms entitled, Words That Shine Both Ways (self-published in 1997). His newest book, The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness, New World Library, is available Feb. 2007. His works have been translated into Spanish, French, German, and Danish and have sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide.
For over thirty years Dr. Moss has taught in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. He has been interviewed in many magazines and newspapers, and has presented at numerous conferences and at such institutions as Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago Medical School, U.C.L.A., U.C. Berkeley, American University, Washington DC, Georgetown University, John F. Kennedy University, and Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company.
Richard Moss Seminars organizes and coordinates the conferences, talks, and seminars taught by Dr. Moss, as well as producing all of his audio and video materials. Three Mountain Foundation, a California not-for-profit charity, was founded in 1984 to support Richard’s work by providing scholarships and interest free loans to individuals in financial need who wish to attend his seminars.
Richard lives in Ojai, California, with his wife Ariel. They have three grown children.