The Author of this Site
I, Ella Rozett,
taught classes on Buddhism, Christianity, and
Women in Religion at the Santa Rosa Junior College,
North of San Francisco from 1998 to 2005. I studied
Comparative Religious Studies in Germany and the
US and received my MA in Buddhist Studies with
an emphasis on Christian-Buddhist Comparative
Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in
Berkeley. I have been a public speaker on religious
issues since 1987. I lead interfaith meditation
groups in jails, recovery centers, and churches.
I have ministered to the sick and the dying in
hospitals and in their homes.
with those who hold and keep her.
an interfaith, bridge building kind of woman.
I was born in 1961 in Germany, of Jewish descent
on my mothers and gentile on my father's
side. I was baptized and confirmed in the Reformed
Evangelical church, but my first spiritual passion
was roused by Native American spirituality. Since
a pilgrimage to India in 1983 my practice has
been a mixture of Buddhist meditation and Christian
prayer. I attend Catholic church almost every
day, participate in monthly Sufi zikrs and receive
the blessing of Mata
Amritanandamayi (a Hindu guru) every year
when she comes from India. - This may sound confusing
to others, but I'm perfectly happy with so many
blessings and with my practice of 2-3 hours of
prayer and meditation a day and fasting according
to the instructions of Our
Lady of Medjugorje twice a week.
2012 I also began working with a local meditation
Gifford, and her British teacher, Alan
Chapman. They are masters at getting long
time meditators out of their ruts and full of
with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Michael
von Brueck in 1990.