Ben J. Cunningham

For half a century, Ben has been a student of philosophy, history, and the great Wisdom Traditions of the world. A Buddhist-Unitarian-Universalist, steeped in Eastern and Western, Perennial Wisdom traditions, Ben holds a master’s degree in Consciousness Studies, which includes the fields of interconnected old and new philosophies of the West and East, comparative religions, and transpersonal/integral psychology. As an attorney-mediator, Ben’s day job is peacemaking. Ben is a founding partner of Lakeside Mediation Center in Austin, a national and internationally acclaimed dispute resolution practice. Ben is happily married to Wildflower’s own Cathy Cramer, who keeps him (somewhat) tethered to planet Earth. He also has more kids and grandkids than he can count on two hands