Meditation Summit: Day 1: 25 April 2022
After a 20-year career in business, finance, and mergers and acquisitions, Davidji began a new journey to wholeness, which he found through meditation. He apprenticed under Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon, serving as the Chopra Center COO, Lead Educator and then as the first Dean of Chopra Center University, training more than 200,000 people to meditate and certifying more than 1,000 meditation teachers.
He has since left the Chopra Center to travel the world teaching the practical integration of meditation, mindfulness, conscious choice making, and ancient wisdom into our real-world, modern-day experiences. For more than 12 years Davidji has helped thousands of people around the world to be more reflective and less reflexive, make better decisions, sleep better, enhance their relationships, experience abundance, and live a purpose-driven life.
Davidji is a certified Vedic Master, and every month, throughout the world, he hosts empowerment workshops, life-change immersions, exotic spiritual retreats, and teacher trainings. He has a passion for working with those in high-pressure situations, including members of the military, special forces, law enforcement, business leaders, and those in crisis. He is the developer of the Blue Courage Awareness Training curriculum, which empowers police throughout the U.S., and teaches them present-moment life tools in their quest for safety, nobility, resilience and guardianship. His teachings on stress release, conflict resolution, and mindfulness are now practiced in some of the largest precincts and police academies in the country.
You can listen to Davidji on Hay House's LIVE! from the SweetSpot radio program - a free, global internet radio show with tens of thousands of listeners around the world. Davidji welcomes your emails and inquiries.
Ed & Deb Shapiro are the authors of sixteen books on meditation, personal development and social action, many published in over seventeen languages. Their latest is the award-winning Be the Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, with a foreword by The Dalai Lama. They are columnists for the HuffingtonPost.com and Oprah.com, and have been featured in numerous magazine, radio and television specials.
Ed and Deb are corporate consultants and personal coaches, working with CEO's and senior management. They have hosted their own TV series, Chill Out, on Channel Health TV in London, and their own radio show, Going Out Of Your Mind, in the USA. Together they have led meditation retreats internationally for over 25 years.
Deb grew up in London. She began meditating at the age of 15, training with Buddhist and Zen meditation teachers, including Jiyu Kennett Roshi and Chime Rinpoche. She founded the Maitreya Institute in Hawaii in 1983 for Tai Situ Rinpoche, and was initiated as Swami Dharmavati by Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda in 1987. She has also trained in numerous forms of bodywork and body-mind therapy, becoming a leading authority and highly respected for her intuitive understanding of the body-mind relationship. Her book, Your Body Speaks Your Mind, won the 2007 Visionary Book Award. For a full teaching schedule see: www.EdandDebShapiro.com
Yogacharya Dr.Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani
Yogacharya Dr. ANANDA BALAYOGI BHAVANANI, MBBS, MD (Alt.Med), C-IAYT, DSc (Yoga) is Director of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (CYTER), and Professor of Yoga Therapy at the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry (www.sbvu.ac.in).
He is an Honorary Advisor to International Association of Yoga Therapists (www.iayt.org), Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists (www.yogatherapy.org.au), and Gitananda Yoga Associations worldwide (www.rishiculture.in).
He is currently member of numerous expert committees of the Ministry of AYUSH including its National Board for Promotion of Yoga and Naturopathy, Scientific Advisory Committee & Standing Finance Committees of CCRYN, Technical Committee of the Yoga Certification Board, Expert Committees for Celebration of International Yoga Day and the Yoga & Diabetes program.
He is Consultant Resource Person for the WHO Collaborative Centre in Traditional Medicine (Yoga) at MDNIY, New Delhi. He is also EC member and Director Publications of the Indian Yoga Association (www.yogaiya.in) and Senior Vice President of the National Yogasana Sport Association (https://yogasanasport.in)
Sally Kempton is a widely respected teacher of meditation and spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. In her 20s, Sally was a journalist who wrote for Esquire, New York, and the Village Voice.
Since then, she has spent over four decades practicing, teaching, and writing on meditation and spiritual philosophy. After 20 years as a swami in a Vedic tradition, Sally emerged as a popular teacher in 2002. She is the author of the best-selling books, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga and Meditation for the Love of It,” as well as a number of audio programs, including Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation.
She is on the faculty at Esalen, Kripalu, and 1440 Multiversity, teaches meditation on the websites Glo.com, Gaia.com, and Yogajournal.com, and offers retreats, workshops, and online courses in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Her website is www.sallykempton.com.
Sister Pratiba Daya
Pratiba Daya is the program co-ordinator, facilitator and teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation, as taught by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in South Africa. At the age of 15 she was introduced to the Brahma Kumaris in Johannesburg, the practice of meditation and the teaching of Raja Yoga had a deep impact on her.
Her passion has been always been to work with women. For more than 12 years she has been primarily responsible facilitating and co-ordinating annual retreats for women in South Africa under the theme Women of Spirit. She was a board member of the Parliament of the Worlds Religions when it was held in Cape Town in 1993. She is a council member of the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum.
With her corporate world background, Pratiba often facilitates programs to help people integrate spiritual practices and understanding in everyday living. The practice of meditation offers the method for this internal alignment.
Pratiba has a very easy, natural and light approach and is able to share deep spiritual concepts with simplicity and clarity. She is committed to the principle that defines the work of the Brahma Kumaris, "As I change the world changes." Email Address