Rafael Catala was born in Las Tunas, Cuba in 1942 and moved to the United States in 1961. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in New York City. His books of poetry and literary criticism and his many essays have been published in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Europe. He was a professor of Latin American Literature at several universities on the East Coast. For many years, Rafael studied with Laura Perkinpine, an Infinite Way practitioner and longtime student of Joel Goldsmith.
Rafael’s adult life has been devoted to spiritual work and he has been a highly recognized practitioner and teacher of The Infinite Way. He has traveled extensively as he has shared hundreds of inspired talks with students around the world. He has also shared talks in Spanish as well as English.