James Hughes Reho is a scientist, author, and ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, as well as a certified yoga instructor and teacher of meditation. Initiated into both Eastern and Western spiritual lineages, he pursues studies in deep ecology, interspiritual exploration, and the dialog between science and religion. He offers workshops and lectures in spirituality, offering practical tools from multiple faith traditions to those interested in transforming their lives and the world.
James’ writings explore the creative meeting point of different traditions and disciplines. His first book, Tantric Jesus: The Erotic Heart of Early Christianity, sheds new light onto the Christian path of transformation through insights from Eastern Tantric wisdom, as well as his personal experiences, with positive and practical insights and exercises designed for both the general reader and the serious seeker. It is slated for release in January 2017.
He has also published a number of articles in Parabola and Psychology Tomorrow, in addition to many scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals.
A lover of music as well as things of the spirit, James developed Awakening: A Kirtan Mass, a celebration of the Holy Communion that engages all the senses and draws from the culture of Indian kirtan (joyful chanting) and bhakti (devotional) yoga.
James holds a Masters of Divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary and a degree in Asian Studies from St. John’s University, with an emphasis on Hinduism and Buddhism. As a research scientist, he also holds a Ph.D. and M.A. degree in Chemistry from Princeton University, where his studies were focused on laser spectroscopy of alkali-doped superfluid helium clusters.
He currently pastors a Lutheran-Episcopal church in southwest Florida, where he resides with his wife Carolanne, and enjoys yoga, open-water swimming, and playing fiddle, guitar, and drums in his spare time.