Jeffrey C. Starbuck is a poet, psychotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher, workshop leader, spiritual mentor and “Renaissance healer.” He has been listening to and abundantly understanding the human mind for decades, while assisting countless individuals in their process of emerging into greater wholeness and a fuller expression of themselves.
He has studied the world’s sacred traditions extensively, always being led by the desire to grasp the common thread, that unrecorded yet definite resonance, running throughout. Because of this process of translating, integrating and synthesizing these deepest spiritual and psychological truths, he is able to explain, in plain language, these universal principles, so that the listener, client, friend, student, all can learn to decipher and appreciate the essential strum of existence. “What is That, which, when known, everything else becomes known?”
Certified as a yoga instructor at Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY, in the last millennium and more recently by the Integral Yoga Institute, he has taught yoga and meditation classes and workshops at many colleges, churches, businesses and yoga centers in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. He is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT.
Mr. Starbuck holds an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work. Having done clinical practice in Manhattan and Staten Island, he has maintained a private practice for 25 years in NJ and NY, currently with an office in Kingston, NJ.
He has been richly influenced by his associations with Amma, “the hugging saint,” and also with David LaChapelle, the spiritual teacher and author. Mr. Starbuck was given the Sanskrit name “Ramdas” by Brahmananda Saraswati (Dr. Ramamurti Mishra), the founder of Ananda Ashram. “Ram” can be said to be a name of God, while “das” generally is translated as “servant.” Servant of God. Most recently, he continues his studies of Truth through the teachings of the Centers for Spiritual Living, aka the Science of Mind.