For over twenty-five years, James Twyman, also known as The Peace Troubadour, has traveled to countries at war to share the prayers of peace from the 12 major religions of the world he put to music in 1994. He has been invited by peace organizations and even the leaders of countries to Bosnia, Iraq, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Syria and many other countries to initiate world synchronized meditations while battles raged around him. Each time millions of people participated, and miracles have often followed. James is also the NY Times bestselling author of Sixteen books, has recorded over eighteen albums, and has produced or directed seven films. James is presently a postuant with the Anglican Community of Francis and Clare and is also living as an anchorite for one year at Namaste Lake Chapala in Ajijc, Mexico.
On August 11, 2020 James entered a small enclosure in the heart of his spiritual community in Ajijc, Mexico to become the world's only living anchorite. The anchorite (female: anchoress) tradition dates back hundreds of years. These dedicated men and women would be walled inside a room or small enclosure, usually attached to a church, where they would remain for the rest of their lives. Completely focused on prayer and contemplation, an anchorite would have limited contact with the outside world through a small window looking out onto a street. James will remain inside his anchorhold for at least one year and will offer spiritual direction to a number of people which is how he is able to financially support himself. For more information send an email to JamesTwyman33@gmail.com. James holds a PhD in Spiritual Counseling.