Joran is an international speaker, author, life coach, minister and musician.
He is an acclaimed producer and singer/songwriter, winning over 10 “Best of the Bay” awards between 1998 and 2008 for his musical projects (The Gita, Auditorium), podcasts and compilation CDs. Joran was named “Local Hero” in 2003 by Creative Loafing for his work in the local music scene and was the founder of the grassroots Southeast Music Alliance and the Mekka Records label.
Joran is the owner of the Metta Center of St. Petersburg and founder of Tampa Bay Interfaith Week as well as the Integral Church — an interfaith organization committed to community service, religious literacy and personal transformative practice.
He has shared the stage with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Matthew Fox, Lynne McTaggart, Ken Wilber, Jane Goodall, Michael Beckwith, Dr. Stan Grof, Howard Rheingold, Gary Vaynerchuck as well as Blues Traveler, Blind Melon, Men at Work, The Fixx, John Doe (X) and more at events like South by Southwest in Austin, TX; Building the New World Conference in Radford, VA; Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City; Embrace Festival in Portland, OR and Integral European Conference in Siófok, Hungary.
“The Gray Parade” on YouTube
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