Veena R. Howard

Veena R. Howard

Veena R. Howard, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno. She teaches and researches Asian religious traditions, Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, animal ethics, interfaith interactions among Hindus and Muslims, and gender issues in…

Debashish Banerji

Debashish Banerji

Debashish Banerji is the Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of South Asian Philosophy and Culture and the Doshi Professor of Asian Art at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Prior to this, he taught at the University of Philosophical Research, Pasadena City…

Swami Vidyadhishananda

Swami Vidyadhishananda

His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda is a traditional Vedic monk of the Giri monastic order. He hails from Himalayan lineages known for their combination of sagely scholarship and Nath yogic practices. A yogi, mystic and a scholar, he was chosen as…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati was raised in Hollywood, California, graduated from Stanford University, and was completing her PhD in 1996 when she went to live permanently at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She was ordained into the order of Sanyas…

Dr. David Frawley

Dr. David Frawley

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), D.Litt is a Vedic teacher and translator, trained in the fields of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology. He is the author of more than forty books published in twenty languages worldwide and serves…

Dana Sawyer

Dana Sawyer

Dr. Sawyer is professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and a popular lecturer at such venues as the Esalen Institute and Kripalu. The author of critically acclaimed biographies of Aldous Huxley and Huston Smith, he…