2013: International Association of Sufism Annual Inspiration Award, presented at the Annual Inspiration Dinner for contributions in elevating the level of humanity in our society.
2012: The Champion of Forgiveness Award at the 18th Annual International Forgiveness Day Awards Ceremony for dedication to spiritual enlightenment, peace and forgiveness throughout the world
2003: The Nautilus Award honoring distinguished literary contribution to conscious living and positive social change.
2002: The Ghandi King Ikeda Award in recognition of service to community and the world through dedication to peace and unity, commitment to nonviolence, and persistent efforts to establish justice for all humankind.
2000: Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from The University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia , Canada.
1997: The Body Mind Spirit Award of Excellence for outstanding books in print for Confessions: The Making of a Post-Denominational Priest.
1996: The Body Mind Spirit Award of Excellence for outstanding books in print for The Reinvention of Work.
1996: The Tikkun National Ethics Award in recognition of contributions made to the spiritual life of our society.
1995: The Courage of Conscience Award by the Peace Abbey of Sherborn , Mass. Other recipients of this award include the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Ernesto Cardenal, and Rosa Parks.
1994: New York Open Center Tenth Anniversary Award for Achievement in Creative Spirituality.