Rick Archer learned meditation in 1968 and has been practicing it a couple of hours a day without fail since then. He also taught meditation for twenty-five years. Rick created Buddha at the Gas Pump in the fall of 2009 and has since interviewed 250 “spiritually awakening” people, from the well-known to the unknown, and from a variety of backgrounds and traditions. He conducts a new interview each week. Rick has a master’s degree in the science of creative intelligence (Vedic studies) from Maharishi University of Management. He lives in Iowa with his wife Irene and their two dogs.