Sunyata, form is emptiness, emptiness is form
Keith Fiveson 1995
Reverend Keith Fiveson (Rev. Keith) has a mission to help people connect and communicate in transformative ways by applying neuroscience, mindfulness and positive psychology. His vision is to work with individuals, groups, and organizations to help them to become more aware and engaged. By teaching the skills of mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom, he hopes to help individuals gain the freedom to choose their own goals and unique paths. He is an active advisor, at the Center for Wellbeing in Manhasset New York and coach and counselor to organizations and individuals in the tri-state area.
Keith is happily married, has six grandchildren, is a U.S. Army Veteran, Ballistic Missile Defense Communications Activity (BMDCA), a global communications specialist. From an early age, he sought to help people communicate, connect and engage globally. He held corporate positions with MCI, AT&T, BT, and PWC, and was an entrepreneur for 13 years, starting a consulting firm, IT Enabled Services Alliance (ITESA). He helped firms connect and engage with their customers, and build out their communications programs globally, in over 45 countries.
Rev. Keith Fiveson 2016
In his personal life, he balanced his outer world with inner wisdom, from many of the great masters of our time. He studied the sutras as a Yoga Teacher, having trained at Integral Yoga Institute, with Sri Swami Satchidananda. He was given the name Sunyata, which means infinite emptiness. Over the years he has trained with Dr. Robert Thurman, Dr. Joseph Loizzo, Dr. Miles Neale, Sharon Salzberg, Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Tian Dayton, Dr. David Caruso, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Lawrence Stibbards, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, among others.
He earned his M.Div and was ordained at St. John the Divine, as an Interfaith Minister in 2003, It opened his mind to all the world’s religions and he documented this journey in this video which he directed. In Thailand, he studied Taoist Esoteric Yoga and the healing arts. He continued his studies, as a student of Contemplative Psychotherapy and Mindfulness and completed his training as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) in 2016.