Dr. Kurt “Kailash” Bruder (Ph.D, The University of Texas at Austin, Communication, 1994; M.Ed, Texas Tech University, Counselor Education, 1998) is a communication scholar-teacher, trained psychotherapist, and dedicated spiritual practitioner. He is the author/recording artist of Following Sound into Silence: Chanting Your Way Beyond Ego into Bliss (2008, Hay House), a non-sectarian, intellectually satisfying, beautifully illustrated guide to devotional chanting, accompanied by a CD of 15 authentic mantras set to gorgeous music. Kailash is unique among chant leaders and spiritual teachers for his integrative understanding of human motivation, interaction, and transcendence.
In his scholarly work, Kailash investigated a variety of topics dealing with the subject of the human sense of self, one's response to the question, "Who am I?" This issue has always been a central concern across the world's Wisdom Traditions, which recognize that the concept of our separation from one another, and all things, fuels our suffering. Finding a practical solution to human egotism is the perennial preoccupation of spiritual communities throughout history.
Throughout his career, Kailash has explored the communication, beliefs, practices, and experiences of people in a wide variety of religious traditions. He integrates these insights into his personal life, spiritual path, musical performance, and ongoing research, in the hope of offering valuable means of moving beyond our obsessive self-concern into a stable, integrated condition of happiness and well being.
This fundamental transformation in our approach to life is best accomplished by cultivating a preoccupation with Perfection. This means habitually arranging to think about, passionately embrace, and ultimately identify with the Highest Ideals we can imagine.
Please visit Kailash's website, http://OmKailash.com, to get acquainted with his background, mission, activities, products, and services.