Tending The Fire: Through War and The Path of Meditation

Tending The Fire is the gripping, enlightening, and very human story of Ralph Steele's transformative journey through war and meditation to a sense of wholeness, responsibililty, peace, and compassion. More

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About Ralph Steele

Ralph Steele, M.A., has degrees in Religious Studies (with Board Honors) and Humanistic Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the founder and director of Life Transition Therapy, Inc., which is a meditation-based, multi-disciplinary trauma healing center. Ralph is also the founder and guiding teacher of Life Transition Meditation Center based in Santa Fe, where he teaches Sunlun Meditation and other intensive meditation practices. He also works internationally as a consultant in stress management.

Ralph practiced as an ordained monk in the monasteries of Myanmar and Thailand. He has taught meditation retreats since 1987. Ralph founded the first Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Hospice Program (an Associate Degree) at Northern New Mexico College in El Rito, New Mexico, in 1986. He was instrumental in establishing People of Color Retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts.

Ralph and his life partner, Sabine, have been together for over twenty-eight years. He proudly provides moral support to his forty-one-year-old son, Clarence, who was released from prison in the spring of 2014, after being convicted at a very young age.

Ralph is a Vietnam veteran.

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