Gloria D. Karpinski is a holistic counselor, spiritual director, teacher and author. Her seminars as well as her individual in-depth Life Attunements emphasize the relevancy of universal spiritual principles to everyday life and the inter-dynamics of mind, body, emotions and spirit.
Gloria graduated from the University of North Carolina. Prior to her ordination by the International Church of Ageless Wisdom, an interfaith church without walls, she was a journalist.
Gloria has presented workshops, intensives and keynote lectures in seven foreign countries (Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland, Scotland, Iceland, Bali, Greece) and in 16 states in North America as well as in over 50 cities. She has conducted seminars and given lectures for such diverse groups as psychotherapists, actors and doctors, in venues ranging from large conferences to colleges, churches, hospitals and specialized groups.
She is the author of two books: Where Two Worlds Touch: Spiritual Rites of Passage and Barefoot on Holy Ground: Twelve Lessons in Spiritual Craftsmanship, both published by Ballantine Books. Both books have been used as texts for interfaith seminaries and study groups, including the Center for Sacred Studies in California, where she is on the online teaching staff.
Gloria received a grant from the Laurence D. Rockefeller Fund for the Advancement of the Human Spirit. Women and Wisdom Foundation, Inc. honored Gloria at their “Service to Spirit” Award Banquet.
Gloria was presented the keys to her native city of Greensboro, North Carolina, for her outstanding achievements and contributions. Gloria received a grant from The Blessing Project Foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to produce her book Where Two Worlds Touch in a CD Package. This package is now available in our online store along with several Meditation CDs recorded by Gloria, twelve of which from her second book, Barefoot on Holy Ground.
She maintains a counseling practice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is on the National Advisory Board of the Sophia Institute in Charleston, SC.