Who is George A. Boyd?

George A. Boyd is a meditation teacher, counselor, poet, and author.

George has studied and practiced meditation since 1965.

He is an master meditation teacher and an innovator in the field of meditation. He developed a system of Integral meditation in 1983 that he has taught to groups and individuals since that time.

He is the founder of the Mudrashram® Institute of Spiritual Studies and the editor and publisher of Mudrashram® Publishing.

George holds a BA in Psychology from UCLA, an MA in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and an Alcohol Drug Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension.

He has additional training in Psychosynthesis, Voice Dialogue, Focusing, hypnotherapy, Movement Expression™ dance work, Neuro-linguistic Programming, plus has a Certificate in Life Coaching.

He worked as an academic and vocational counselor for 16 years and as a drug counselor for 3 ½ years.

He is a prolific poet. His poetry is noted for its mystical and spiritual themes.

He has self-published eighteen books and six workbooks for meditation classes that he has developed, plus a correspondence course for advanced meditation students.


Meditation Teacher

George has studied and practiced meditation since 1965. He is an expert meditation teacher and an innovator in the field of meditation.

He developed a system of integral meditation in 1983 that he has taught to groups and individuals since that time. He was listed in Who's Who Among Young American Professionals in 1988 for his work in this field.

George's Meditation Training

  • Advanced Kriya Yoga training, Shibendu Lahiri, 1993
  • Movement Expression™; Teacher Training 1983
  • Kriya Yoga initiate, Self Realization Fellowship, 1982 to 1984
  • Graduate of EST Training, 1980
  • Initiate of Sant Darshan Singh, 1978 to 1980
  • Initiate of Satguru Balyogeshwar Paramahansa, 1971 to 1975
  • Disciple of Master Maha Genii, 1969 to 1971
  • Student of Astanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga, 1965 to 1968. Teacher of Hatha Yoga.

George's Meditation Teaching Experience

  • Developed and taught on-line webinars on the topics of meditation and psychic studies, 2010 to present
  • Developed and taught the professional workshop, Meditation for Therapists, 2003 to present
  • Developed and taught the Tarot Card Reading Workshop, 2003 to present
  • Developed and taught the Raja Yoga Workshop, 2002 to present
  • Developed and taught the Kundalini Workshop, 2002 to present
  • Developed and taught the Agni Yoga and Attunement Meditation Workshop, 2002 to present
  • Developed and taught the Psychic Powers Workshop, 2002 to present
  • Developed and taught The Way of the Heart Workshop, 2000 to present
  • Developed and taught The Karma workshop, 2000 to present
  • Developed and taught How to Read Your Own Past Lives workshop, 1994 to present
  • Developed and taught Flying: The Ultimate Spiritual Adventure workshop, 1993
  • Developed and led groups for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families, 1987 to 1990
  • Developed and taught the Attunement Meditation workshop, 1987
  • Developed and taught the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation, 1987 to present
  • Developed and taught the Raja-Vipassana Meditation workshop, 1986 to 1987
  • Developed and gave Light Immersion Sittings, 1985 to present
  • Developed individualized Meditation Consultation sessions, 1984 to present
  • Developed and taught four courses for Learning Adventures, "A Consumer's Guide for Meditation," 1984.
  • Developed and taught the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, 1983 to present
Counselor

George holds a BA in Psychology from UCLA, an MA in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills and an Alchohol Drug Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension. He has additional training in Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Psychosynthesis, Voice Dialogue, Focusing, hypnotherapy, and Movement Expression™ dance work.

He held groups for adult children of dysfunctional families for one and one half years. He facilitated Social Skills Training groups for five years. He worked as a drug abuse counselor for three and one half years with heroin addicts.

He has worked as an academic and vocational counselor from 1994 to 2010. He was honored for his achievements in this field by inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2005 and 2006.

George's Education

California State University, Dominguez Hills

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, 1997
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Admitted to Psi Chi (Psychology) and Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary) National Honor Societies, 1997

University of California, Los Angeles Extension

  • Certificate in Alcohol Drug Counseling and Alcohol Drug Studies, 1987
  • 3.90 GPA

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1982
  • 3.74 GPA

Santa Monica College

  • Pre-Medicine major, Psychology minor
  • 3.02 GPA

Olympic (formerly Garfield) Continuation High School

  • High School Diploma, 1969
  • Flower Child, Haight Ashbury district, San Francisco, CA, Summer of Love, 1967
  • Student Body President, 1966
  • Managing Editor and Feature Editor of school newspaper, The Garfield Tablet

George's Additional Training in Psychology, Coaching, and Hypnotherapy

On-line training program and certification as a Life Coach, AUNLP, January 2014.

On-line training program and certification as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, AUNLP, February 2012

Coming to Your Senses: Applications of mindfulness meditation to psychotherapy and health, with Jon Kabat Zinn, UCLA, March 2005

Understanding Craving: Managing the Physiology and Psychology of Compulsive Behavior, Pasadena, CA, September 2003

Common Sexual Dysfunctions, UCLA Extension, May 1986

Completed Hypnotherapy Certification program, Psycho Neurology Foundation, Huntington Beach, CA, September 1985

Focusing, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, November 1984

Vedanta and Consciousness, with Rollo May, PhD and Dr. Laura Boggio-Gilot, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, February 1984

Training in Voice Dialogue and Consciousness Studies, Center for the Healing Arts, West Los Angeles, CA, 1983

Completed one-year program: Psychosynthesis Basic Training for Professionals, Psychosynthesis Associates, Santa Monica, CA, June 1980

Hotline counselor and corporate secretary-treasurer, Los Angeles Spiritual Lifeline, 1977 to 1978

Hotline counselor for Santa Monica West Side Hotline, 1976 to 1977

Graduate School

  • Teaching Assistant for Andrew Stewart, PhD for Individual Assessment class, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1997
  • Directed Reading Project supervised by Andrew Stewart, PhD. Scholarly paper: "Therapy with Members of Religious Cults," California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1997
  • Directed Research on perceived impact of psychotherapy with Art Bohart, PhD, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1996
  • Dual Diagnosis: the Assessment and Treatment of Individuals with Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Disorders, California School of Professional Psychology, Alhambra, CA, April 1997
  • Domestic Violence Detection, California State University, Dominguez Hills, January 1997
  • The Role of Pharmacotherapy in Improving the Treatment of Substance Abuse, UCLA Extension, January 1997
  • Supervised traineeship, Harbor View House, San Pedro, CA. Worked with a dual diagnosis population. Supervised by Israel Rubenstein, PhD, August 1995 to May 1997
  • Human Sexuality Workshop, California School of Professional Psychology, Alhambra, CA, November 1995
  • Detection, Treatment and Prevention of Child Abuse, UCLA Extension, December 1994

Addiction Counseling

  • The Psychology of Addiction, UCLA Extension, March 1994
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics: Utilizing Therapeutic Skills, UCLA Extension, June 1993
  • Counseling Survivors of Dysfunctional Families, University of Riverside, Riverside, CA, January 1989
  • Developed and facilitated weekly groups for adult children of dysfunctional families, December 1987 to March 1990
  • Supervised summer internship for chemical dependency at Beverly Hills Hospital, Beverly Hills, CA, June to September 1987. Supervised by Robert Church, CAADAC.

UCLA

  • Independent Study supervised by Paul Abramson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1981 to 1982. Scholarly paper: "Psychosynthesis: The Psychotherapy of Roberto Assagioli."
Metavisional Reader

George has learned to see with the inner eye (metavisional reading). He also has developed the ability to access the Superconscious mind using intuition. He has been empowered to bestow the Divine Light.  This allows him to give insightful psychic readings, to channel guidance from his spiritual teachers, and to minister the Light and energy of the Spirit to others through attunements.

Introductory Psychic Readings

  • Foot Reading
  • Tarot Card Reading
  • Basic Soul Reading
  • Tiple Scan Reading (includes all three readings above)

Additional Psychic Readings

  • Seed Thoughts Soul Reading
  • Higher Octaves Soul Reading
  • Meditation Technique Analysis Reading
  • Karma Reading
  • Relationship Compatibility Reading
  • Spiritual Teacher/Teaching Compatibility Reading
  • Soul Purpose Reading
  • Kundalini Syndrome Reading
  • Intuitive Past Life Reading (summary of past lives in this cycle of time)
  • Metavisional Past Life Reading (detailed past life reading of all lives in this cycle of time

Attunements and Guidance

  • Soul Attunement Guidance Channeling
  • Guidance for Specific Questions
Lecturer and Webinar Presenter

Webinar Presenter

Since October 2010, George has presented over 300 webinars. These include in-depth webinar classes (3 to 5  hours in length) and topical webinars (1 to 1 1/2 hours). Many of these webinars can be viewed on this website: there are webinars for the general public and for those who are currently taking or have completed our Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced Courses in meditation.

Lecturer

George has presented public lectures and workshops on the teachings he has brought forth at the Whole Life Expo and Learning Adventures. He was invited to speak at Babaji's Parliament of Yoga and World Religions in 1992.


George's Public Speaking Experience

Expert panel member for the Think Tank on Mindfulness Meditation and Trauma, Children's Institute Incorporated, Manhattan Beach, California, April 2005

39th International Babaji's Parliament of Yoga and World Religion, Santa Cruz, California, December 1992, lectured on "Kundalini and Its Role in Transformation."

Los Angeles Whole Life Expo, September 1992, lectured on "Meditation and Its Role in Recovery."

Los Angeles Whole Life Expo, November 1991, lectured on "Meditation and Its Role in Recovery." Presented a workshop, "Meditation for Recovery."

San Diego Whole World Expo, May 1991, spoke on "Meditation and its Role In Recovery."

Los Angeles Whole Life Expo, February 1991, lectured on "The Gentle Art of Transformation."

Los Angeles Whole Life Expo, June 1990, lectured on "The Gentle Art of Transformation."

Los Angeles Whole Life Expo, February 1989, lectured on "The Gentle Art of Transformation."

Los Angeles Whole Life Expo, May 1988, lectured on "Integral Meditation."

Author

George is the author of the book, Drugs and Sex, published by the Rosen Publishing Group in 1994. This book was written for teenagers and low-reading adults as a part of their Drug Abuse Prevention Library.

He has also had articles published for newspapers and magazines.


George's Published Articles and Books

  • (1994) Drugs and Sex. New York, The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Conscious Connection, "Adult Children of Alcoholics: A Process of Healing," February 1989
  • Conscious Living, "Transformation", October 1988
  • Conscious Living, "Religious Fanaticism" August 1988
  • Whole Life Times, "How to Start Your Own Cult and Why You Probably Wouldn't Want to," July 1988
  • Hinduism Today, "How To Prevent Conversion," August 1987
  • Hinduism Today,"When Gods Fall," April 1987

Self Published Books

  • (2008) Meditation for Recovery: Key Techniques for Maintaining Sobriety, Sanity, and Serenity (ISBN 978-0-9789279-0-5)
  • (2008) The Yoga of the Seven Mudras: Introducing the Mudrashram® System of Integral Meditation, volume one. The Fundamentals of Meditation. (ISBN 978-0-9789279-1-2)

[This Initiate's Library volume is only available to those who have completed the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, the Accelerated Meditation Program, or The Individualized Program.]

  • (2008) A Mudrashram® Reader: Understanding Integral Meditation (ISBN 978-0-9789279-2-9)
  • (2008) The Collected Poetry of George A. Boyd, volume one (ISBN 978-0-9789279-3-6)
  • (2008) The Discourses of Swami Prem Dayal, second edition (ISBN 978-0-9789279-4-3)
  • (2010) The Psychic Realm: Finding Safe Passage through the Worlds of Illusion (ISBN 978-0-9789279-5-0)
  • (2011) Religions, Cults, and Terrorism: What the Heck Are We Doing? (ISBN 978-0-9789279-6-7)
  • (2011) The Practical Applications of Meditation in Daily Life and Education (ISBN 978-0-9789279-7-4)
  • (2011) Meditation and Therapy: Theory and Application (ISBN 978-0-978279-8-1)
  • (2011) The Collected Poetry of George A. Boyd, volume two (ISBN 978-0-9789279-9-8)
  • (2012) The Collected Poetry of George A. Boyd, volume three (ISBN 978-0-9819456-0-6)
  • (2012) The Yoga of the Seven Mudras: Introducing the Mudrashram® System of Integral Meditation, volume two. The Advanced Practice of Meditation. (ISBN 978-0-9819456-1-3)

[This Initiate's Library volume is only available to those who have completed the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.]

  • (2012) The Mudrashram® Home Study Workbook: A Compendium of Techniques Drawn from Jnana Yoga and Agni Yoga to Deepen Your Experience and Ignite Your Higher Mind. (ISBN 978-0-9819456-8-2)

[This Initiate's Library volume is only available to those who are enrolled in or who have completed the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, or the Accelerated Meditation Program.]

  • (2012) Question and Answer with Swami. (ISBN 978-0-9819456-2-0)

[This Initiate's Library volume is only available to those who have completed the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the Accelerated Meditation Program.]

  • (2012) Light on Meditation. (ISBN 978-0-9819456-3-7)

[This Initiate's Library volume is only available to those who have completed the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the Accelerated Meditation Program.]

  • (2012) Discoveries on the Path. (ISBN 978-0-9819456-4-4)

[This Initiate's Library volume is only available to those who have completed the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.

  • (2013) Your Life Never Ends. (ISBN 978-0-9819456-5-41)

[This Initiate's Library volume is only available to those who have completed the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.

  • (2013) The Winds of Adi Sat Guru Desh. (ISBN 978-0-9819456-9-9)

[This Initiate's Library volume is only available to those who have completed the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation]

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Workbooks and Training Manuals

Poet

George has been writing poetry since 1963. He was listed in Who's Who in Poetry in 1992. He has had a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, and in the Pearls: The Journal of the RAND Poetry Club.Here's a list of his poetry volumes:

  • The Collected Poetry of George A. Boyd, volume one, 2008.

This self-published volume includes poems written between 1978 and 2008. It includes the poetry books: The Night of Dates, second edition; Destiny Unfolds; The Light Must Dance with the Dark; The Mind of Perfect Faith; Nirvana Sings; and As You Gently Wash the Rose.

  • The Collected Poetry of George A. Boyd, volume two 2011.

This self-published volume includes poems written between 1979 and 1983. It includes the poetry books: A Perfect Day; The Winds of Grace; The Ancient Ancestor and His Splendor; Turn Back the Night; Beyond the Final Storm; and Strawberries Among the Crocodiles.

  • The Collected Poetry of George A. Boyd, volume three 2012.

This self-published volume includes poems written between 1978 and 2008. It includes the poetry books: Some New Directions and Recent Devotional Poems: The Poetry of 1979, Part I; When the Inspiration Strikes Me: A Book of the Occasional Poetry of 1978, Volume II; It's Poetry You Understand That Helps Me Keep My Sanity: The Poetry of 1978, Volume I; Earthly Poetry; A Handful of Straw—a Collection of Early Poems; A Short Anthology of Poetry From Different Ages of the Soul: the Poems of 1973 to 1976 (with a few others thrown in); and Poems of a Youth in Search of Truth: The Poems of 1972 to 1973.

To read selections from George's poetry, click here.