Guest minister Dr. Shanti Rubenstone is a Board-certified internist who received her medical degree from Stanford University in 1983. After finishing her medical training and a chief medical residency, she began what soon became one of the largest general internal medical practices in the country, always with the intention of caring for the whole person.

She currently has a practice called “Transformational Medicine”, working with people as they move through any major life transition, whether it is of the body, the mind, or the soul. Her goal is to help people turn all seeming obstacles in life into opportunities for personal growth. In her words… “It is always my intention to help people feel harmonized within and manifest that by feeling well and finding joy.”

Dr. Rubenstone has been a teacher/educator throughout her professional career. She has taught and lectured throughout the US at various medical schools and as a public speaker in many venues, in all areas of wellness.

Shanti is also a minister with the Ananda Church of Self Realization in Palo Alto, CA.

Ananda is a global movement founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda and is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how all can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. The emphasis is on the individual quest for Self-Realization, the unifying reality behind all spiritual traditions.