Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo, Founder and Spiritual Director of Sunray.
Algonquin healer, storyteller, spiritual teacher, and author (with Mason Winfield) of Iroquois Supernatural (Bear & Co./Inner Traditions, 2011), Mike has trained within Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Hopi, and Tsalagi (Cherokee) traditions for 30 years.
Louise is a Bear Clan Mother of the Mohawk Nation from the territory at Akwesasne, condoled in the traditional Chieftainship title of Tehanakarine (Dragging Horns) since 2005. The title has been in her family for almost 100 years. She is also a ceremonialist in moon-based rituals as well as lodger leader/conductor of the Moon Lodge Society.
Rudy, PhD, is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who has been active since the mid-1960s. Schild teaches about "magnetospheric eternally collapsing objects" (MECOs), an alternative to black holes.
Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam
Lama Sonar is the Spiritual Director of the Drikung Meditation Centre in Arlington, MA. Born in Lhasa, Tibet, Lama Sonam began his Buddhist training when young within the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. At the age of 18, Lama Sonam took full ordination and became a monk (Gelong).
David Lonebear Sanipass
David is a sagan of the Mi'kmaq or (Micmac) tribe of Maine. He is a traditional storyteller, musician and scientist. David is a founder of the Star Teachings Society Council.
Bear Fox is a member of the Wolf Clan from Ahkwesahsene, a Mohawk reservation in upstate New York. In 2011, she won a Native American Music Award for Debut Artist of the Year.
Kodota Britton and Ruby Vann Britton
Kodata (Blue Bear), is an Elder of the Cherokee and Choctaw nations. He and his wife, Ruby, have been at Sunray Elders Gathering for several years offering stories, songs, dance and inspiration.
Peggy Brick is a Grandmother of Star Teachings Society, attorney and mediator, professor of Philosophy Ethics and interpreter of Nature for the people.