James Swartz, a native of Montana, was a successful businessman who was awakened in the Sixties by a powerful epiphany and made his way to India where he became a disciple of Swamis Chinmayananda and Dayananda, two of India’s most respected sages.
Since the seventies James has taught Vedanta to thousands worldwide. He presents the provocative teachings of traditional Vedanta in a systematic, lively, and humorous manner. His website, http://ShiningWorld.com, is a major non-duality resource. James is the author of The Essence of Enlightenment: Vedanta, the Science of Consciousness, How to Attain Enlightenment: The Vision of Nonduality, Mystic By Default, Inquiry into Existence, The Mystery Beyond the Trinity: Inquiry Into the Self, many commentaries on sacred texts, numerous articles on Non-duality, thousands of pages of Satsangs and hundreds of hours of videos on Vedanta, the Science of Consciousness.