Doug von Koss
Gifted artist, teacher and performer., Doug spent decades as a costume and set designer for the San Francisco Opera before succumbing to the allure of poetry and storytelling.
His great love is to guide community circles through ecstatic and sacred experiences that celebrate the human spirit, drawing upon many of the world’s religious traditions to create with chants and songs a "mosaic of beauty that hopefully remains in an individual’s heart long after the day or night has passed." Doug presents chanting and singing workshops, study trips, poetry performances, rituals and other festive surprises in widening circles around the United States, Canada, Mexio, Bali and Italy.
You can discover more about the joyous work of this self proclaimed Holy Fool at dougvonkoss.com
Hari holds master's degrees in English Literature, (University of California, Berkeley) and Counseling, (Sonoma State University, 1985 MFCC, 1987) but has found his life's true calling in presenting mythological stories for almost thirty years -- at conferences and classes around the globe classrooms. His repertoire ranges from Parzifal and the HOly Grail to Odin and Norse myth to his special favorites: the Ramayana and the Mahabarata. Hari believes that the live transmission of stories, theater pieces, wisdom of all sorts contains a vibrant quality of Soul which is absent in the same material relayed via media. HI latest project is to bring the spirit of Walt Whitman to life in a one man show.