Founder

In September of 2008, a medical study began at a university in California to measure how practicing Kelee meditation can decrease anxiety, depression and stress. We will continue to research and study how practicing Kelee meditation affects the immune system and nervous system in relation to healing the physiology of the body.

At the age of nineteen Ron W. Rathbun experienced a series of extraordinary events that changed the direction of his life. These events led Ron to a man who would become his teacher, mentor and friend. The form of meditation that Ron was taught by his mentor was stillness of the mind. It was during Ron’s early years of study that he became aware of the Kelee.

Ron began teaching meditation in 1985 and over the years has taught many notable and famous people. Ron’s current focus is in medicine at UCSD where he has been teaching for the last five years.  In 2012, Ron and Dr Daniel Lee and with a team of people helping, completed The Kelee Meditation Medical Study. It is now published.

Ron is the author of five books: The Way is Within: A Spiritual Journey; The Silent Miracle: Awakening Your True Spiritual Nature; The Kelee: An Understanding of the Psychology of Spirituality; The Kelee Meditation Practice: The Basic Principles of the Kelee; The Mind and Self-Reflection: A New Way to Read with Your Mind. His books have been published in Italian, Danish and Chinese. His books have won awards and he has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah’s book, Words That Matter.

Ron is the founder of the Kelee Foundation—a nonprofit organization—that is devoted to helping those that are sincerely seeking self-understanding. He lives in Southern California. He loves nature and the ocean, surfing, bike riding and working out at a gym.