Ulonda Faye was born in Iowa, in the Heartland of the USA. She has a background in the healing arts as well as in Political Science and International Relations. She worked as a US Department of Defense (DOD) contractor for the military overseas in education and has been involved in human rights and healing projects for survivors of human trafficking.
Ulonda is an alumni of:
Iowa State University, USA; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR; The Foreign Relations Institute, Germany; Ökumenisches Zentrum, Language College; Germany.
During her undergraduate studies she was a global ambassador for the University and worked to promote international studies and understanding. She was invited to the Australian Catholic University in partnership with Iowa State University for 2 summers to be a part of the Dean’s International Leadership Seminar for cultural understanding – first as a student and later as a co-organizer. She was additionally a panel member at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
While studying and teaching in Hong Kong, Ulonda lived for a time with a Cantonese Buddhist woman and began to live with the mindfulness bell ringing every 5 minutes. It was a quiet and still time amidst living in downtown Hong Kong before moving to the New Territories. During this time, Ulonda met and had dim sum with monks and studied and painted Chinese calligraphy.
Ulonda furthermore studied at the University of Tübingen during her graduate studies where she received her certificate in “Conflict Analysis and International Conflict Management” from the state center for political education, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She is TestDaF certified in German as a second language and worked for the German-American Institute in translation and teaching.
Revelations of transformational insight during Ulonda’s journey:
She began to transition her career after reflecting on her experience as an intern at the women’s rights organization, Terre des Femmes, where she interviewed a Tanzanian leader in protecting women against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Africa and globally.
After taking a summer off to be alone with plants, she felt strongly that world peace would come only as a result of inner peace within each individual. At this time, she switched her career and began to get certified in a wide range of healing modalities and traditions.
Ulonda is an alumni of:
The Paracelsus Heilpraktikerschule (Naturopath School), Germany; Bio-Genesa GmbH, Germany; Lomi Academy, Germany; Aloha International, Hawaii; Burnham Systems Studies, New Mexico, USA; the Monastery International.
Ulonda is certified as a holistic wellness practitioner and natural skincare specialist and is trained in Lomi Lomi Nui massage, Huna and Hawaiian Bodywork, energy healing and relaxation techniques, meditation, kinesiology, and is a certified Rejuv Miracles Practitioner directly trained by Linda Burnham, N.D. She has also worked in the wellness departments for health food stores and companies in the USA, and worked in two private practices.
She has worked for the following health product companies:
Evanhealy Organic Skincare – Education Demonstration Specialist
Herbs, Etc. – Herbalist, Representative and Education Demonstration Specialist
Kate’s Magik, Pure Essential oils and Intentional Aromatherapy – Education Demonstration Specialist
Siddha Flower Essences Homeopathic Remedies – Education, production and customer support
Vibrant Health – Education Demonstration Specialist
Further training and transformation:
In Germany, Ulonda worked for Dr. HP Haug, M.D. alongside Physical Therapist and Osteopath, Marco Richard. She participated in numerous trainings in herbalism, natural healing modalities and applications. Biodynamic gardens and plant medicine for the mind, body and Soul were integrated while attending numerous Weleda, Dr. Hauschka and Rudolf Steiner seminars. Ulonda has studied and practiced flower essence healing applications and therapies for over a decade.
Zen Buddhism meditations
For 2 years, while living in the Heartland of the midwest in the USA again, Ulonda meditated, studied and stayed in Buddhist monasteries to gain deeper meditative awareness. She spent quiet work hours in the monastery gardens and enjoyed the deeper conversations, teachings and meditations that were presented as well as the beautiful community sangha that provided an opportunity to learn from others.
Ulonda has studied as a Shiv Yogi and studied meditation, bhakti yoga and beginners Sanskrit. During this time, she would wake up in the morning from dreams with mantras and that is how she first began to learn about the science of mantras from India.
She took part in Shiv Yog healing and meditation programs through Dr. Shivanand of Southern India. Shiv Yog’s Integrative Cosmic Medicine programs take people beyond western definitions of trauma to the direct source of transformation and infinite healing potential.
All Yoga is transcendental IF you are practicing genuine Yoga.
According to the Yoga Sutras:
Now is the teaching on Yoga.
Yoga is the complete settling of the activity of the mind.
The observer is established in their own nature [the Self].
-Yoga Sutras I.1–3.
Ulonda received initiation and training in Dr. Shivanand’s Saraswati Deeksha Healing and Meditation program, 2019.
As a collaborator for The Master Shift, a non-profit organization that provides meditations and humanitarian projects for humanity, Ulonda has created meditations and shared spiritual writing for inner peace.
During the world transitions of Covid, she found herself in Ecuador again assisting her grandmother with her final months of life. After this time, she fully turned to writing and has published her first book: “Sutras of the Heart: Spiritual Poetry to Nourish the Soul”.
“A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.” -Albert Einstein
Excerpt from Meditative Mind Interview:
Q: “Ulonda, what has had the greatest impact on your life?”
Near Death Experience (NDE)
A: “I had a Near Death Experience (NDE) in 2012, and it changed my whole being. It is one thing, and a hard thing, to know you may die. Yet, it is another thing to actually experience the sensations of dying and become one with source. It strips you of all fear. The experience changed the way I think, feel, speak and in some ways even look. People who knew me before can attest to these dramatic changes.
I would like to encourage everyone to read about NDE’s. What everyone comes back realizing is that life is eternal. The Soul does not die. We are infinite Souls and when we return to our Universal source, it is clear that we are love. It is the most peaceful and loving place. One thing is for sure, we are all a part of the same source, and truly when we interact with another we are interacting with a part of ourselves. Thus, look at everyone as a part of you, and you will see how you become more peaceful and accepting in your relations.”
For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Greyson, M.D.,
“Dr. Bruce Greyson is the Chester Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. He was previously on the medical faculty at the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut, where he was Clinical Chief of Psychiatry. Dr. Greyson has consulted with the National Institutes of Health and addressed symposia on consciousness at the United Nations and at the Dalai Lama’s compound in Dharamsala, India. He has earned awards for his medical research and was elected a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest honor bestowed by that organization.”
Research links courtesy of Dr. Bruce Greyson:
- University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Division of Perceptual Studies
- Dr. Greyson’s Published Articles on NDE’s
- International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), a worldwide organization founded in 1981 dedicated to the exploration of NDEs and their implications. It provides information and education to the public, sponsors local support groups around the world, hosts an annual conference, and publishes a scholarly journal and an organizational newsletter.
- Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF)
Ulonda Faye will be releasing her upcoming book on her NDE experience and research in 2023. Please contact her directly for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org