Rev. Masando Hiraoka
Rev. Masando Hiraoka received his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of Colorado-Boulder, was introduced to his meditation practice during his travels to India through Naropa University's Buddhist studies program and received a master’s in consciousness studies from Holmes Institute.
He has a monthly column, The Art of Being Human, in the Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine and is also the first graduate and current chair of Centers for Spiritual Living’s, ReGeneration program that provides mentorship and funding for young adults under the age of 35 who are pursuing the path of becoming a minister.
He is currently serving as an Assistant Minister at Mile Hi Church in Lakewood, CO in charge of the Social Uplift Ministry, which focuses on interfaith engagement, environmental responsibility and non-violence and human dignity for all, including racial justice and creating a culture of inclusion.
A third generation Coloradan and native, Masando is a huge (sometimes obnoxious) Colorado sports fan. Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies and Rapids jerseys take up a huge portion of his closet. He and his wife, Rebecca, love the local food and art scene, hiking in the mountains and hanging out at the many microbreweries with a cold, hoppy beer.