The Administrative Staff consists of two of the founders of IAM as well as an Executive Director; we all bring our dedication and hard work to create and grow the courses, retreats, and other offerings that IAM produces.
“Hillary Davis unites in her being such extreme poles of transcendental bliss, at one ‘end,’ and deep psychological familiarity with the depths of human devastation and suffering at the other, that her very presence is a benediction to everyone who truly encounters her. Anyone can benefit from her darshan and her good counsel and healing touch. I especially recommend her to those who know they are shattered or in deep distress and still also dare to aspire to fundamental divine awakeness. In many ways, Hillary can help you both heal and stand free, liberated and yet ever growing and evolving. She is one of the treasures of the Trillium Awakening Community.”
Krishna has been doing this work since 1998. He was one of the primary folks (along with CC Leigh and Ron Ambes) who redesigned the organizational structures in 2004 as Interim Advisors. He is a founding member of both the Waking Down Teachers Association and the Institute of Awakened Mutuality. He has a background in the practice of Buddhist Meditation for the past 27 years and has been involved in the Advaita Vedanta teachings as a devotee of the Spiritual Master HWL Poonja (Papaji) since 1993. He has more recently spent time in India exploring the roots of Waking Down with living scholars of Kashmir Shaivism in Varanasi India. And of course he continues to teach as a Senior Trillium Awakening teacher through IAM as well as sharing his own work with students worldwide.
Bill Epperly grew up Methodist and experienced an initiation into mystical Christianity while earning his doctorate at the University of Michigan. He is a long-time student of the Christian Contemplative tradition, Buddhism, and Ken Wilber’s integral spirituality. In his professional life, he has been a research biochemist, professor, faculty coach, and academic administrator. Bill founded two integrally-informed centers for teaching and learning at graduate schools of psychology. He earned a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in 2005 and has been leading integral spirituality workshops in Chicago for many years. His teaching is informed by Wilber’s integral spirituality as well as by Trillium Awakening. Bill has a passion for supporting people in their evolution towards embodied awakening. He lives in Chicago, two blocks from Lake Michigan, with his wife Claire and their cats, Chester and Cleo.