A lifelong student of world religions and philosophy, Dr. Bekey teaches several introductory courses at California Polytechnic State University, where he is also on the School of Engineering faculty. His courses – which cover Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism and other frameworks – diverge from traditional comparative religion classes by exploring the perspective of practitioners, not external analysts, and emphasizing how each helps people find meaning in their lives.
Dr. Bekey studied world religions at a leading School of Theology for three years before completing his Ph.D. in engineering. He has practiced meditation with Hindu and Buddhist teachers, learned tai chi chuan from Taoist teachers, and maintained a dialogue with leaders of diverse faiths. The sole prerequisite for his courses: an open mind.