Angel Grant is the Co-founder of Death Over Dinner and Drugs Over Dinner. She's been traveling the globe since 2004 teaching yoga and meditation practices and sharing talks on how to untangle ourselves from habituated patterns. She leads meditations focused on empathy, rewiring addictions, and peace with death and dying. Recent meditations have been held at Grace Cathedral, The NY Academy of Medicine, Peak Mind’s celebration with the Dalai Lama for his 80th birthday, The Conscious Dying Summit, Newport Academy, One Taste, Summit Series, and Kripalu.
Dr. Jordana Jacobs
Dr. Jordana Jacobs is a psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her approach is insight-oriented and integrative, combining psychodynamic and existential therapy into her treatment of patients. Dr. Jacobs’ training at Memorial Sloan Kettering working with terminally ill cancer patients, her studies in Northern India, and her Vipassana meditation practice inspired her research on the complex relationship between death awareness and love. Her dissertation, entitled “Till Death do us Part: The Effect of Mortality Salience on Satisfaction in Long-term Romantic Relationships” specifically explored the ways in which priming for death has the potential to increase intimacy in partnerships. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Jacobs now gives talks and leads meditations aimed towards helping people accept inevitable mortality, so that they are able to live and love more fully.
Sada Simran is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. He studied directly under the supervision of Yogi Bhajan for over 35 years. Before moving to Seattle in 2007, he was acting director of Yoga West in Los Angeles, Yogi Bhajan’s home studio. He brings to his classes insights into the nature of consciousness and inspires his students to go beyond their perceived limitations. Join him for a transformative healing journey into self-discovery in any of his classes and enjoy the deep meditative experience brought to you through the Gong.
For the past 20 years Michael Hebb has been working to understand the secrets of human connection. His projects have turned into international movements and impacted millions. His second book "Let's Talk About Death" was released by Hachette/Da Capo in the US, UK, Australia and India in October 2018, and is currently being translated in Chinese, Russian, Indonesian and Polish. Michael recently became a Partner at RoundGlass to further expand his efforts to impact global well being. Michael is the Founder of Deathoverdinner.org, Drugsoverdinner.org, Women Teach Men and The Living Wake. He currently serves as a Board Advisor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts; and in the recent past as Senior Advisor to Summit Series, Theo Chocolate, CreativeLive, Architecture For Humanity, ONETASTE and Mosaic Voices Foundation. His writings have appeared in GQ, Food and Wine, and USA Today.