Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of 29, a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating, and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Eckhart shares his time between British Columbia, Canada, and California. Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into over 50 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.

Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violence on our planet.

Eckhart is a sought-after public speaker and teaches and travels extensively throughout the world. Many of his talks, intensives and retreats are published on CD and DVD. Most of the teachings are given in English, but occasionally Eckhart also gives talks in German and Spanish. Eckhart is also a pioneer in using technology to disseminate his teachings. Through EckhartTolleTV.com, he gives monthly talks, live meditations and answers questions from viewers. In addition to The Power of Now and A New Earth, Eckhart has written a book designed for meditative reading entitled Stillness Speaks. A book consisting of selections from The Power of Now is also available, entitled Practicing the Power of Now.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson’s rare mix of intensity and charisma consistently surprises and delights audiences and critics alike in both mainstream and independent projects. His portrayal of a casualty notification officer, opposite Ben Foster, in The Messenger, garnered him a 2010 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was previously nominated by the Academy, the Golden Globes and SAG Awards in the category of Best Actor for his portrayal of controversial magazine publisher 'Larry Flynt' in The People vs. Larry Flynt.



Harrelson recently completed filming on Triple Nine for and By Way of Helenaopposite Liam Hemsworth. He was last seen reprising his role of 'Haymitch Abernathy' in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and HBO’s True Detectiveco-starring Matthew McConaughey, for which he was nominated for Emmy and SAG Awards in the lead actor category and a Golden Globes Award for lead actor in a Mini Series. In 2013, Harrelson appeared in Out of the Furnacestarring opposite Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, Relativity’s animated film, Free Birds with Owen Wilson, Now You See Me and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

In 2012 Harrelson starred opposite Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in the HBO film Game Change, for which he earned Primetime Emmy, SAG Awards, and Golden Globe nominations for his role as 'Steve Schmidt,' and Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths.

Other highlights from Harrelson’s film career include Rampart; the box office hit Zombieland; Friends with Benefits; 2012; Semi-Pro; No Country For Old Men; Seven Pounds; After The Sunset; EDtv; The Thin Red Line; Wag The Dog; Natural Born Killers; Kingpin; Indecent Proposal; White Men Can’t Jump and was recently seen as the on screen host for the political documentary Ethos.

Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as a member of the ensemble cast of NBC's long-running hit comedy, Cheers. For his work as the affable bartender ‘Woody Boyd,’ he won a Primetime Emmy in 1988 and was nominated four additional times during his eight-year run on the show. In 1999, he gained another Primetime Emmy nomination when he reprised the role in a guest appearance on the spin-off series Frasier. He later made a return to television with a recurring guest role on the hit NBC series, Will and Grace.

Balancing his film and television work, in 1999 Harrelson directed his own play, Furthest From The Sun at the Theatre de la Juene Lune in Minneapolis. He followed next with the Roundabout's Broadway revival of The Rainmaker; Sam Shepherd’s The Late Henry Moss, and John Kolvenbach's On An Average Dayat London’s West End. Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of This Is Our Youth at Toronto’s Berkeley Street Theatre. In the winter of 2005 Harrelson returned to London's West End, starring in Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana at the Lyric Theatre. In 2011, Harrelson co-wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical comedy Bullet for Adolf at Hart House Theatre in Toronto. In the summer of 2012 Bullet for Adolf made its Off-Broadway debut at New World Stages.

Earvin Magic Johnson

Basketball legend turned business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson is widely recognized as one of the most influential African-American figures in the world.

Johnson is an all-time NBA great, President of Basketball Operations for the LA Lakers, part owner of the LA Dodgers and LA Sparks, Chairman, and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, investor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and outspoken advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Johnson's career on the Los Angeles Lakers where he played as the point guard for 13 seasons is the stuff of legends. His basketball achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. Magic led the league in regular-season assists four times, is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, and a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the 1992 U.S. Men’s Olympic “Dream Team” which took home the gold medal.

Doing what few others could, Johnson successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the court into the business world and created Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), a $700 million conglomerate company that holds the status of #1 brand in urban America. MJE provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities through strategic alliances, investments, consulting, and endorsements. The conglomerate is comprised of multiple business entities and partnerships that include Canyon Johnson, a $1 billion dollar real estate fund, Yucaipa Johnson, a $500 million dollar private equity fund, ASPIRE, a new African-American television network, SodexoMAGIC, Magic Airport Holdings, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies, and Vibe Holdings, LLC - Johnson is the Chairman of the multi-cultural media company that houses the Vibe, Uptown, and Soul Train brands.

One of Johnson's most notable business accomplishments was his unprecedented partnership with Starbucks, which served as the catalyst for redevelopment in urban communities and is literally the blueprint for Corporate America’s engagement and success with urban consumers. In 2010, the savvy businessman divested his Starbucks and Los Angeles Lakers shares in excess of $100 million dollars. However, he continues to assist Starbucks with their community development initiatives and has transitioned into the role of President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Together with Guggenheim Partners, Johnson is also a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, and has plans to own a Los Angeles Major League Soccer team.

Johnson also serves as Chairman and Founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, where his unwavering commitment to transform Urban America continues through HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Programs, Community Empowerment Centers, and the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program. Celebrating over 20 years of success, the Magic Johnson Foundation has become one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations around the world.

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk rock movement. His music awards include Ivor Novellos, Brits and Grammies.

Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irishman Bono. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement.

Geldof was appointed an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace", among numerous other awards and nominations. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times.