Born and raised in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, Jonathan attended Quaker schools with a devotion to “reaching that of God in everyone.” He graduated Suma Cum Laude from New York University where he received his BFA in Film and Television.
In 1993, Jonathan experienced a series of spiritual awakenings, initiating an ongoing process of present moment awareness which has profoundly inspired and influenced his personal development, artistic vision and professional life.
In 1995 Jonathan traveled throughout India, Nepal, & Tibet; studying and practicing with various yogi’s and spiritual masters. Since that time, he has led thousands of students in the practice of the ancient science of Yoga and Spirituality.
Upon moving to Los Angeles in 1997, Jonathan received his MFA from the American Film Institue and created Infinite Entertainment Now, a multi-media production company. He has produced and directed feature films, television, and theatrical live events,including the live action rotoscoping for Walt Disney’s Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World.
In 2009, Jonathan directed the Telly, Davey, and W3 Award-winning media campaign for P:5Y – PEACE IN 5 YEARS, a global organization and collective dedicated to creating world peace by February 14th, 2014.
Presently, he’s promoting his new book and seminar: THE DIVINE SYNTHESIS: Living Right Now. His two feature films: ‘YOGANANDA: based on the life of the great yogi Paramhansa Yogananda’, and ‘THE LOST YEARS’, based on the unknown life of Jesus Christ; are both slated for production in 2012.
Since 1993, Jonathan has led motivational classes, workshops and seminars on yoga, film, and spirituality throughout the United States. He lives with his wife and children with an ongoing attitude of gratitude.
To learn more about Jonathan and his various projects, go to his website:
CHAPTER 16: The Present Moment Is the Best Moment of My Life
When climbing mountains, studying with gurus, and pursuing spiritual awakening still leave a man in confusion and unhappiness, it becomes clear something’s missing. When seeking joy outstrips experiencing joy, what hope is there for attaining enlightenment?