About Darrell Calkins

Darrell Calkins
About Darrell Calkins

Darrell Calkins has taught, lectured and led seminars and retreats around the world for more than 35 years. His classes and seminars have covered a spectrum that ranges from communication skills for psychologists and priests to stress management for terminally ill children to humor and mysticism in Asian philosophies. He has served as a trainer and consultant for teachers, artists, athletes, public speakers, clergy, negotiators and others in high-performance professions.

Mr. Calkins’ background includes studies in philosophy, comparative religions and psychology at UC Berkeley and Yale, as well in-depth training in Zen, martial arts, yoga and related disciplines for over 40 years. The author of numerous essays and a published collection of letters, he currently lives, writes and leads retreats in southwestern France.