Bob Waxman, Ph.D. is the Director of The Open Center in Sarasota, FL. He's an author, educator, guest speaker and host of Spiritual Cinema on the following topics:


  • Ten Universal Spiritual Truths to Live By
  • Emotionally Healthy Spiritual Practices
  • Expressing Your Unique Spiritual Essence
  • The Direct Path to Awakening
  • Similarities: East / West Spiritual Traditions
  • The Quest for Meaning - Living with Purpose
  • Mystery and Wonder - Experiencing Oneness 
  • Creativity & Imagination - The Path to Happiness 
  • Life's Journey - Free Will or Fate?
  • Taoism, Confucianism, Zen & Mahayana  
  • Eastern & Western Esoteric Philosophy
  • Plato on Love and the Soul


​Bob has written (4) books on Comparative Spirituality and produced the best-selling CD: Song Universal.​
With humor and simplicity, Bob deciphers ancient mysteries & symbology, perceptual phenomena, and similarities in world philosophy and religion.

Over the years, thousands have attended his classes and presentations which are filled with startling facts, fascinating theories and practical applications for finding answers to life's most difficult questions.  

Bob is a frequent guest speaker at education centers and a wide variety of spiritual, religious and philosophical organizations. He holds a Master's Degree from Skidmore College and a Ph.D. from Saybrook University.