Bache headshotChris Bache, Ph.D., is professor emeritus in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he taught for over 30 years in the fields of transpersonal studies, world religions, Buddhism, and psychology of religion. He is also an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and for two years was the Director of Transformative Learning at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, CA.

An award-winning teacher, his work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness.  He has written one of the groundbreaking books in the field of collective consciousness, Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind. In addition, he has written Lifecycles: Reincarnation and the Web of Life, a comprehensive study of reincarnation and karma both from a traditional point of view and in light of new information that emerging in contemporary consciousness research.  In his book The Living Classroom, Chris expounded his revolutionary ideas concerning transpersonal dimensions of teaching and learning.  Chris has been a Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner for 15 years.