Founder and Host of Our Awakening World, Maja Apolonia Rodé, is a multi-faceted creator, community weaver, and advocate of our most noble potentials.
For 17 years, Maja played a foundational role in establishing Adyashanti as one of the most respected teachers in the field of nondual awareness. The Our Awakening World project is Maja's way of answering a long-felt call to promote and cultivate the community of consciousness as a whole -- with its growing variety of contributors including teachers, healers, creatives, business leaders, "Secret Agents of Awareness,” and all who are touched by their work.
With a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, Maja has shared her insights on the creative process, contemplative inquiry, and community development at the Science and Nonduality Conference, the Nondual Wisdom and Psychology Conference, and through Open Circle Center. She has served on the board of directors for Open Circle Center and the Center for Nondual Awareness.
Maja's offerings of contemplative music, poetry, and rap (yes, contemplative rap!) have brought inspiration and delight to numerous meditation retreats, conferences, concerts, and private gatherings. Her mandala artwork has been displayed at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, Sofia University, and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology Conference.
The daughter of Slovenian immigrants at the forefront of technological innovation, Maja (pronounced "Maya”) grew up in the heart of Silicon Valley, immersed in its multi-cultural creative spirit and world-changing impact. Inspired by a spacious view of Black Mountain, her lifelong teacher of consciousness, Maja continues to create and contemplate in the area -- now a mecca for both technology and the human consciousness movement.
"I believe our most noble potentials come to life in a fertile field of consciousness, creativity, and connection. Each is essential for the full flowering of our humanity -- individually and collectively. Let us co-create our awakening world with caring and curiosity wherever we go, whatever we touch, whatever we do." ~ Maja Apolonia Rodé