Laura Chandler is a writer, teacher, and award-winning songwriter. She has worked in publishing, music and video production, and alternative therapies. Laura is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, CA, and is lead instructor for many of its classes. Her music has appeared in film and television, and in 1998 she opened her recording studio and publishing company, Red Cow Records and Music Publishing. Read Laura’s full music bio here.
Laura has studied spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world and has worked with master teachers from a variety of traditions. She has written numerous articles and blog pieces, and assisted Isa Gucciardi in writing Return to the Great Mother, and the acclaimed book, Coming to Peace: Resolving Conflict Within Ourselves and Others, which reached #1 in Religion and Spirituality on Amazon.
Laura’s work with the Sacred Stream focuses on the preservation of important ideas, traditions, and practices that contribute to the healing of the earth and the awakening of humanity to a more peaceful and compassionate existence. To this end, she has established several archival projects and participated in many programs focused on the preservation of sacred wisdom in a contemporary context, including the Wisdom in Exile Conference (2018) and the Compassion Tour (2015).
In 2017, Laura launched the Sacred Stream Radio Podcast, a free monthly podcast series that features interviews with thought leaders, artists, healers, and other interesting humans. Currently available in over 60 countries, her guests have included, Thupten Jinpa (scholar, author, and principal English translator for H.H. Dalai Lama), Barbara Higbie (Grammy-nominee), Margarita Melville (former nun and Catonsville 9 activist), and Robert Thurman (Buddhist scholar and bestselling author).
Laura teaches and speaks nationally and internationally. She works with groups and individuals and consults in the fields of Depth Hypnosis and Shamanic Counseling through her private practice in San Francisco, California.