Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati (Rudolph Ballentine, MD), is a pioneer of the holistic health movement. A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, with specialty training in psychiatry, Rudolph Ballentine, MD, established the Center for Holistic Medicine in six cities. He also served as the president of the Himalayan Institute for 12 years and the director of its Combined Therapy Department for 18 years. Author of a number of books, including Radical Healing and the classic Diet and Nutrition, he now lives in an ecovillage near Asheville, North Carolina, where he practices and teaches permaculture and tantra.