- Proud Husband and Father – My family keeps me sane, inspired and laughing
- Self-Published Author – My books Sentences and Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual Communities are available worldwide. I am also the co-author of Transform Your Life: Expert Advice, Practical Tools and Personal Stories and Order of the Sacred Earth (with Matthew Fox).
- Creative Director and Marketing Professional – I worked in the newspaper and media industry from 1999-2013, first laying pages out with wax rollers and eventually finding myself at the birthplace of social media and the epicenter of the shift to multimedia storytelling.
- Award-Winning Musician – I was the founder of the Southeast Music Alliance and named Best Singer/Songwriter in 2001 by Creative Loafing. My bands, The Gita and Auditorium, have performed across the US, sharing the stage with Blues Traveler, Blind Melon, Men at Work and The Fixx.
- Award-Winning Producer – I was the host of SMAsh Radio, an award-winning music podcast, and have produced various singles and albums for my own label, Mekka Records.
- Interfaith Minister – I am the founder of Integral Church and Interfaith Week in St. Petersburg, and serve as President of Interfaith Tampa Bay – committed to increasing religious literacy and educating people about the diversity within and among the world’s faith traditions.
- Chaplain – For two years, I served as a prayer chaplain at First Unity of St. Petersburg, holding sacred space for the community and learning to deeply listen and affirmatively pray with others.
He is an international speaker who has shared the stage with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ken Wilber, Jane Goodall, Michael Beckwith, Matthew Fox, Lynne McTaggart, Dr. Stanislav Grof, Howard Rheingold and Gary Vaynerchuck and more at events like Embrace Festival in Portland, OR; Building the New World Conference in Radford, VA; South by Southwest in Austin, TX; Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City and Integral European Conference in Siófok, Hungary.
For more information about my books, classes and workshops, visit joranslane.com.
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