Dr. Michael Beckwith

Dr. Michael Beckwith is founder and spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City (Los Angeles).

Agape International Spiritual Center is supported by more than a million friends worldwide. Rev. Beckwith co-operates internationally with spiritual Leaders as His Holiness Dalai Lama. Dr. Beckwith is author and Publisher of pathbreaking spiritual literature and music. At least Michael became internationally known through the book and the film “The Secret”.

Dr. Michael Beckwith (right), Rosemarie Schneider-Bassett (mid) und Rev. Dietmar Hannebohn (Los Angeles, 2007)

In 1986 Dr. Beckwith founded the Agape International Spiritual Center located at the Los Angeles headquarters of the Agape Movement, a trans-religious community which today counts a membership of thousands locally and hundreds of thousands of worldwide friends as well as regional and international affiliates.

Agape’s local outreach programs feed the homeless, serve individuals who are imprisoned and counsel their families, partnership with community service organizations active in children’s schools and youth at risk homes, support the arts, and advocate the preservation of the planet’s environmental resources.

Agape’s global humanitarian programs include the building of schools, orphanages, hospitals and libraries, and the construction of an Eco Village in partnership with the Association for Global New Thought for the Sarvodaya Foundation in Sri Lanka, along with supporting its home for unwed mothers.

Dr. Beckwith shares with Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the national co-directorship of A Season for Nonviolence. which promotes the principles of nonviolence taught by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Their work is endorsed by UNESCO on behalf of its Culture of Peace and Nonviolence Appeal by Nobel Peace laureates. Other distinguished supporters include Dr. CT. Vivian, Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne of Sri lanka, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet. and Dr. Robert Muller.

Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, and facilitates conferences and seminars on the Life Visioning Process, which he originated. He is the author of “Spiritual Liberation“, “Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose”, “Inspirations of the Heart”, “Forty Days Mind Fast-Soul Feast“, and “A Manifesto of Peace”. He has appeared on The
Oprah Show, Larry King Live, and is a featured teacher in the book and film The Secret. He is also featured in the following films: “The Moses Code”, “Pass It On”, and “Living Luminaries”.

Partial list of accolades and awards:

2008 The Maharishi Award
2007 Model Citizen Award
2006 Black Aids Institute Hero Award
2004 The Africa Achievement Peace Award
2004 The Kashi Humanitarian Award
2004 Dr. Beckwith and Agape’s works were read into the 107th Congressional Record
2002 California legislature Assembly Award for Meritorious Service to Humanity
2002 World Festival of Sacred Music local Hero Award
2000 Induction into the Martin Luther King Board of Preachers at Morehouse College
2001 Gandhi-King-Ikeda Award from Morehouse College
1999 Humanitarian Award of the National Conference for Compassion and Justice

Rosemarie Schneider-Bassett