This month’s Heart to Heart features Shulé Houlihan. To give you a just a taste of her many adventures, she spent seven years backpacking solo through the Middle East and Asia, she rode a motorcycle through the Himalayas and learned to meditate under the same Bodhi tree where the Buddha attained enlightenment. She has worked as a meditation coach for A-list celebrities, toured with Deepak Chopra and David Simon as a certified Chopra Center instructor, and works to bring meditation and mentorship to impoverished children.
Her story, though, was not always as bliss-filled as it may seem. She was kidnapped in Pakistan, faced an angry mob in India, survived a massive flood in Cambodia, and was the victim of a gang rape in Spain, which she recounts during our conversation—an experience she calls “the ultimate loss of love.”
Shulé has trained in Sivananda and Vivekenanda Yoga,Thai massage, Ashtanga, Vipassna silent meditation, Qi Gong and Reiki among other things. She is currently at work on a memoir of her adventures and experiences.
This interview is now available in the Archives.