What an amazing, charmed life I have. I’ve had the privilege of being friends and working with three of the most respected and revered living spiritual guides in the Western Hemisphere. Ram Dass, Zen Master Roshi Bernie Glassman and Deepak Chopra M.D. Since Ram Dass’ stroke, I have not had much contact with him as he is now living in Hawaii, but my relationship with Bernie and Deepak is ongoing and intense. Both of these great teachers have, among the other zillion things they have done, written ‘cookbooks’. Deepak, who has written over 70 books, with over 21 NYTimes best sellers, wrote The Chopra Center Cookbook: Nourishing Body and Soul. And Zen Master Bernie Glassman wrote Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Living a Life That Matters.