When I read Temba Spirits story, I could not hold back my tears. As I know, and may be many of you know, that out of great tragedies, miracles occur!
Temba Spirit is an Inspiration to the world, and this is why!


 To most, “a bullet in the heart” is metaphoric.  It captures the experience of our heart being broken and shattered by rejection, betrayal or abandonment. But for ex-gang member and ex-convict, Temba Spirit, author of How to Reclaim Your Innocence,  a bullet in the heart was not only literal – it was transformative!

“I am so fortunately blessed to live with a bullet that is still lodged in my chest.  I now call this bullet “a bullet of Love.” Though it almost killed me, it also was a great contributor in giving me the opportunity to embrace the most awesome power of forgiveness.  We all have this infinitely expansive capacity within us.” Temba Spirit

Temba’s tale – brilliantly shared in his book, is a true wake up call for all of us. 




I believe that this book was Divinely channeled so that those who are about to give up on love open their hearts one more time and experience the pure joy of giving love with no other agenda, those who are about to give up on their brothers and sisters open their eyes one more time and see the spark of good that is in everyone, and those who are about to give up on God look for grace one more time and find that just on the other side of the darkness, the light is waiting to embrace them. Thank you Temba for being such an open vessel for God to work through."


Debra Poneman, best-selling author Chicken Soup of The American Idol Soul and founder of  Yes to Success, Inc.


“Temba Spirit reminds all of us in his deeply moving book, How to-Reclaim Your Innocence :  Remembering the Love-Beauty Within, that none of us exist in isolation – that each of us are intimately connected to one another, and that with that connection there is an unspoken responsibility to take our life's lessons, no matter how dark or how painful, and transform them into the gift that they are meant to be. Congratulations Temba! You have gone deep into the recesses of your own soul to remind us that we live in a benevolent universe. That everything is always working 'for us' not 'against us.' Through your transparency you have reminded us again that the greatest power in the universe lies within our own heart and when we decide to be the love that we are, anything is possible.”


—Janet Bray Attwood - New York Times Bestseller - Co/author of  The Passion Test - The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose


“Temba Spirit graces us with a vital reminder of that place within us that has never been nor can ever be hurt, harmed, or endangered—the perpetual innocence of our inner spirit. He adds the good news that it is just as accessible to us today through the spiritual practices of meditation, introspection, compassion, and unconditional love as it was when we were children.”


—Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning


“Temba brilliantly and compellingly reminds us of the true power we had as children. He takes us on a journey into the heart, where we reconnect with our child-like innocence and our loving essence.”

Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Love for No Reason andHappy for No Reason

Temba Spirit Bio


Ever since Temba Spirit put his life on the line by renouncing his gang affiliation on national television, he has devoted his life to service, spirit, love, and helping others to Reclaim Their Power.


After an early life that included child abuse, gang violence, drugs, homelessness, depression, and incarceration, Temba underwent an amazing spiritual transformation while behind bars at Rikers Island prison. With support and inspiration from Amma, the world-renowned hugging saint from India, not only did Temba fully forgive himself, he transformed his prison time into a spiritual retreat. He initiated a meditation program, distributed spiritual books, and did all he could to help the hurting men who were incarcerated with him to re-awaken their spiritual innocence—showing them by example and through his actions that love was inside of them and there was nothing they could do to change that, no matter how heinous their crimes. Now, over a decade later, the program he started for these men, Circle of Love Inside, has spread all over the U.S. and has become one of the most successful prison outreaches of our time.


Temba’s amazing journey of love has led him to join with an array of famous book authors, transformational personalities, spiritual leaders, and celebrities. In 2007, he was discovered by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood, the New York Times bestselling authors of The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Destiny, and since then he has shared a stage with Byron Katie (Loving What Is), Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Debra Poneman (founder of the Yes to Success seminars and a pioneer of the self-help industry), and Michael Beckwith (featured in The Secret and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center).


Marci Shimoff (author of Happy for No Reason, who has sold over 14 million self-help books) says of Temba: “Temba has been a great inspiration to me, as he is a wonderful role model of service and love toward others. In fact, I respect Temba so much that I interviewed him for my book Love for No Reason. He is one of the 150 ‘love luminaries’ I interviewed about unconditional love (along with top scientists, psychologists, subject matter experts, and spiritual teachers) and Temba’s was one of the most wise, profound, and moving of all the interviews.” Temba's latest creation and new acclaimed book, How to Reclaim Your Innocence:Remembering the Love-Beauty Within has been endorsed by numerous transformational personalities and bestselling authors!


Along with Temba’s spiritual and humanitarian work (including his creation of a program to empower and support a Native American orphan family in the poorest area of the country, the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota), he has also had success in music as a Transformational hip-hop artist, performing with the legendary KRS-ONE, considered by many to be the greatest conscious lyricist of all time. The song he wrote for Janet Attwood at the behest of Michael Beckwith, Reclaim Your Power, has become a favorite of thousands at motivational seminars all over the country. He has even performed at a gathering for President Obama hosted by Louis Gossett, Jr. in Beverly Hills.
Temba sees his music, inspirational speaking, book writing, and humanitarian work as one mission—different yet related ways in which consciousness is expressing itself as love. Despite his painful beginnings, Temba’s life has become a powerful expression of service to humanity. As he puts it, “I have taken the crap of my life and turned it into spiritual fertilizer!”


Temba Spirit is available for speaking engagements, interviews, television appearances and performances. 

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