Meet some of our meditation class instructors:
All are students of Meditation Master Sri Chinmoy
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Kanala is from Slovakia, and has been practicing meditation for 19 years under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy. She has given free courses on meditation to thousands of people.
Born in Australia Salil has lived in New York since 1990. He was first introduced to Sri Chinmoy in Melbourne in 1984, at the age of 19 and shortly after became a student of his. Salil moved to New York in 1990 and has been closely involved in the organization of numerous athletic and cultural events. In 2004 Sri Chinmoy asked Salil to serve as the Executive Director of the World Harmony Run, a global running relay. He currently serves in this capacity. Visit Salil’s blog about meditation
Natabara has studied and meditated with Sri Chinmoy for over 20 years. He consults for the United Nations and recently co-directed and produced Challenging Impossibility, which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Padmasini is from Montpellier, France and has practiced meditation for 30 years under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy, and has been teaching meditation for the last 27 years.
Kailash has been practicing meditation under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy for 40 years and has taught meditation to thousands of people in more than 200 cities around the world. Kailash was trained in psychology and has managed a successful multinational company for the last 35 years.
Ashrita lives in New York and has practiced daily meditation for the last 35 years. He has set more than 300 Guinness World Records using the power of meditation to increase his inner strength.
Khipra Nichols is a Professor of Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has been practicing meditation under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy for over 30 years.
Ganapati is currently a principal member of the research staff at Charles Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA. He has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for over 30 years and attributes his own success in life to the “deep spiritual grace and influence of this most remarkable teacher and friend”.
Ashirvad is from Brazil, and practiced meditation for 12 years under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy, and has given free courses on meditation to thousands of people in over 25 countries around the world.
Kritartha is from Prague, Czech Republic, has been meditating for 18 years under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy. Kritartha offers talks on meditation and a healthy lifestyle throughout Europe, and manages an Ayurvedic herbal tea company in the Czech Republic.
Palash has been studying meditation with Sri Chinmoy for the past sixteen years. An avid runner, Palash resides in the Woodstock area in upstate New York where she has been offering meditation classes and workshops for the past twelve years while working as a librarian at Bard College.
Sujantra is the owner of the Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga Studio in San Diego. In the last 20 years, he has delivered over one thousand lectures on meditation and yoga in 25 countries.
Devashishu is from London, England. He practised meditation for 31 years under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy and has given free courses on meditation to thousands of people worldwide.
Chiropractor and computer consultant, and the owner/manager of a successful restaurant in Chicago, Pradhan’s entertaining and down-to-earth approach to meditation makes the subject easy and accessible. Pradhan has been a student of Sri Chinmoy since 1971.
Gangane is the director of UNICEF in Iceland, is an avid runner having completed 7 marathons and 2 ultramarathons. Gangane has been a student of Sri Chinmoy since 1995, and has been teaching meditation for the last 7 years.
Aditya is from Hamburg, Germany and has practiced meditation for many years under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy. In the past 25 years he has given free courses on meditation to over 100,000 people in more than 250 cities across 4 continents.