Join Loch Kelly and Craig Holliday from the Association for Spiritual Integrity as they discuss in great detail the student-teacher relationship, ethics and having a mature relationship with the spiritual path. In this video Craig hosts Loch Kelly who explains with clarity and wisdom the dangers of projection, transference, counter transference as they relate to the spiritual path. Together they discuss the various traps and detours on the spiritual path such as hiding out in the “witness protection program, psychological underpass and cognitive overpass.”

With humility and great wisdom, Loch offers a clear map on awakening and integration in a loving, healthy, adult, mature way. Loch was trained both as a psychologist as well as Tibetan Buddhism and is someone Craig greatly respects.

Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is an author of the best-selling book The Way of Effortless Mindfulness. He is a licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation. Loch is the founder of the non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute and has worked in community mental health, established homeless shelters and counseled family members of 9/11. Loch graduated from Columbia University where he received a traveling fellowship to Sri Lanka, India and Nepal. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.