Guest Speaker: Sarah Martin Bassett
NDEr, many transformative experiences....writer/psychologist, from St. Louis, MO.
Sarah Bassett is a “multiple experiencer” with an equally diverse professional background.
Beginning in early childhood, her STEs (Spiritually Transformative Experiences) have ranged from mystical episodes to psychic and core energy awakenings, and from an After-Death Communication to a NDE. These experiences moved Sarah to explore many of the world’s traditions in perennial wisdom, including Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana), shamanism and the contemporary approach known as Holotropic Breathwork, and she has undergone years of intensive training in related disciplines.
She has helped others tap and cultivate their innate transpersonal abilities through workshops and personal consulting. A member of ACISTE (the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences), she recently completed certification to become one of that organization’s first Peer Group Facilitators.
Sarah holds a B.A. in communications/journalism (Phi Beta Kappa) and M.F.A. in creative writing, both from the University of Michigan (UM). At the Naropa Institute, she studied contemplative psychotherapy and Buddhism at the graduate level. As a student of Bhutan’s Gangteng Tulku, she received training in Dzogchen. She also studied with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche and other Vajrayana lineage holders.
Along the way, she taught English and communications/journalism at the University of Michigan, Bennington College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She has also been a graphic artist, hospice worker, spiritual retreat coordinator, nonfiction writer and a corporate executive.
Recently retired from the corporate world, Sarah is now focused on sharing her own and others’ insights into the transpersonal.