Tim Darter and Steve Kramer
We are Tim Darter and Steve Kramer. We are the airwave ambassadors of The Practice of Living Awareness Meditation, Spirit Fire's own 14-step meditation practice. We run Spirit Fire, an educational non-profit focused on cultivating consciousness in everyday life. Our meditation practice is used as a platform for our daily online presentations, classes, retreats... and now a radio show!
About Steve Kramer:
Steve is a certified teacher of The Practice Of Living Awareness meditation technique. He is also President of The Board of Directors of Spirit Fire. He moved to Leyden, Massachusetts to eventually take on this role after 25 years in New York City. The spirit of exploration and connection took him to NYC, a city of over 8 million people. The same two drives led him to this educational non-profit in a tiny agricultural hilltown of less that 800.
New York City offered Steve access to every shade, sound, and taste that could be gathered from around the world and placed in one dynamic location. There he was introduced to Trans-Himalayan Wisdom Teachings and became a practitioner and teacher of Esoteric Healing, a form of subtle energy healing that works to align an individual with their inner-most source energy.
Meditation is an integral part of this healing practice. While living in NYC, Steve discovered The Practice of Living Awareness and the profound effect that this simple meditation technique could have on one's well-being This began his relationship with Spirit Fire and his commitment to cultivating consciousness.
It is his belief that each and every human being is an integral facet of the diamond that is universal consciousness. Spirit Fire Retreat Center has become a melting pot of spiritual exploration and connection as guests, teachers, and practitioners from all over the world come together in the name of conscious co-creation. Steve is excited to join Tim in bringing these dynamic individuals to the airwaves on Spirit Fire Radio.
About Tim Darter:
Tim is the executive director of Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center. He joined this non-profit after 20 years in the private sector. After watching talented individual’s burnout from the constant struggles of corporate visions that were often incorrectly focused, he moved on from healthcare to direct his focus on well-being at its very root… the well-being of human beings themselves.
Recognizing the design beneath disorder has always come naturally to Tim. This principle is steeped in kabbalistic tradition and is based on the universal law of cause and effect. When it is applied, it propels the individual to self-betterment. Tim used this principle as a guiding force in his career, specializing in healthcare system design.
An organization is nothing more than a collective of individuals focusing their energies on a goal. The corporate paradigm all too often focuses solely on the goal and neglects the value of the individual. The whole system suffers as a result.
Human beings naturally organize themselves. We are corporations, communities, families; even our physical body is an organization of sorts. The whole is dependent upon the working order of each part; both personal and collective evolution necessitates a conscious focus one's self. By creating environments that encourage self-discovery and empowerment, Tim feels that the disorder that many feel in their lives can be diminished by design.