Inside Sacred Texts explores the origins, translations and interpretations of sacred or revered texts and sheds light on the mystical experience these texts often originate from. The program brings knowledgeable, engaging scholars, translators and practitioners from three faiths together to explore how these seminal texts, which form the foundation of most world religions and have influenced entire civilizations, are in some cases, now being reappraised.
Willis Barnstone is a writer of comparative literature, biblical studies, and poetry, as well as a New Testament and Gnostic scholar and translator. His most well-known book: The Restored New Testament seeks to restore the lyricism and mysticism of the Jesus story and to undo centuries of mistranslation designed to obscure the Jewish identity of the carpenter from Nazareth.
Cynthia Borgeault is a modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader, Cynthia has actively participated in numerous inter-spiritual dialogues and events with luminaries and leaders from different world faiths. An author of eight books, she travels globally and teaches the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom path.
Ken McLeod is a senior Western translator, author and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. He received traditional training in the Shangpa-Kagyu lineage, through a long association with his principal teacher Kalu Rinpoche, for whom he served as translator and interpreter. He is known for his ability to explain deep and subtle teachings in clear and simple language.