Dustin DiPerna is a visionary leader, entrepreneur, and recognized expert in world religions. He has committed his life to making timeless spiritual wisdom relevant and accessible for a rapidly changing global society. Through writing, teaching, coaching, and entrepreneurship, Dustin helps individuals and groups to find happier and more fulfilling ways of being in the world. He is author of three books - Streams of Wisdom, Evolution's Ally, and Earth is Eden - and co-editor of The Coming Waves.
Dustin has spent more than a decade of close study with American Philosopher, Ken Wilber, who has publicly declared that Dustin’s work “fundamentally alters the way in which religion or spirituality can (and should) be taught and practiced.” For the past 8 years, Dustin has been practicing and studying in the spiritual lineages of Mahamudra and Dzogchen under the direction of Daniel P. Brown. Dustin has a lifelong commitment to being both student and practitioner.
Dustin has held positions with the Integral Institute, the Integral Spiritual Center and the World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders (WCORL). As an entrepreneur, Dustin first launched Integral Publishing House as a platform to publish a series of carefully curated books, each selected to stimulate the development of deeper levels of consciousness and culture. He next co-founded WEpractice, a training program to help people move beyond the limitations of individualized spiritual practice to discover the power of groups in transformation, integration, and healing. WEpractice has trained over 500 practitioners as well as a new cohort of leaders who continue work around the globe. Dustin played a central role on the leadership team for the Global Cooperative Forum in Interlaken, Switzerland, exploring how a deeper understanding of spiritual awakening might inform cooperative efforts of social action. Building on this success and sensing the need for deeper collaboration among global organizations, Dustin launched the World Business Commons in partnership with the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. His latest venture, Bright Alliance, is building an endowment for the continued preservation and dissemination of the great treasure trove of human wisdom sourced in our world's great religious traditions.
Dustin holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an MA in Religion from Harvard University. An avid lover of art, design and nature, he lives in California with his wife, Amanda, and daughters, Jaya and Rumi.
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