Sandra de Castro Buffington

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Sandra de Castro Buffington

Sandra de Castro Buffington is a woman who awakens love in the heart of humanity, moving it toward the light of the soul and peace in the world through conscious storytelling. As a global leader in social impact entertainment and pioneer in conscious media, she works to ignite transformation and a new narrative of peace worldwide.

Sandra’s heart-centered path started at age 18 after reading the “Autobiography of a Yogi.” Her spiritual quest took her to remote villages of South America, where she discovered the power of silent meditation, living in harmony with the forces of nature and being deeply connected to communities of pure souls. It is here that she committed herself to being of service to the highest social good.

Sandra worked in 40+ countries over 20 years to uplift the health and well-being of women, girls and families. As Founder and former Director of UCLA’s Global Media Center for Social Impact, and former Director of Hollywood, Health & Society, Sandra empowers writers and producers of television, film and emerging media to integrate storylines that elevate consciousness, and improve health, justice and wellbeing worldwide. In one three-year period, her groundbreaking work resulted in 565 storylines on 91 shows across 35 networks. Sandra founded her signature “Story Tour” series to take TV and film creators to India, South Africa and local communities to visit sacred sites and meet local storytellers to inspire conscious storylines.

For her work, Sandra was named one of the “Nation’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics” by PODER Hispanic magazine in 2012, “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Film Institute in 2014, and “Honorary Maverick” by the Female Eye Film Festival in 2015.

Presently, Sandra is creating the Conscious Media Impact network, co-leads The Shift Network’s annual “Sacred Pilgrimage into the Soul of India,” keynotes in creative capitals and spiritual gatherings globally, and is co-creating an international peace conference in Rishikesh, India. 

As we awaken to our true nature of love and allow our radiance to illuminate the path forward, we serve as keys to the kingdom of self-realization and conscious evolution. As conscious storytellers, our new story dispels the darkness of separation and unites us in the invincible light of truth as one.