Kanha Shanti Vanam, India
Embracing the many roles of a modern-day spiritual teacher, you may find Kamlesh Patel meditating with a group of followers in the sublime stillness of a Himalayan ashram, or teaching thousands of people to meditate at a bustling international conference in Lyon, France, or Silicon Valley.
Being the fourth spiritual guide in the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga, he shares his knowledge of the practical aspects of meditation across a wide spectrum of society, including corporations, government offices, police academies, universities or with hundreds of students on a high school campus.
Many seekers come to meditate with him in his travels on small village roads in India to the great cities of the world � New York, Copenhagen, Paris, London, Minsk or Sydney and everything in between. He is comfortable with people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
His own background made him well-suited to address this diverse mix of humanity. He spent his childhood in a small village in Gujarat, India, fondly reminiscing about sleeping on the roof under the stars as a child, naturally growing up in tune with the cycles of Nature. After school, he graduated with a degree in Pharmacy in Ahmedabad and did his postgraduate studies in the United States, where he went on to own and manage twelve pharmacies in New York. He spent much of his adult life living in the US, before deciding to give his time fully to the international organization he now leads.
During this time, his inclination towards spirituality was developing and led him to his first spiritual guide in 1976, Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, known fondly to many as Babuji. From that time, his spiritual and worldly pursuits developed in an integrated way, and he continues to excel in both.
Kamlesh has that rare and beautiful blend of eastern heart and western mind. This allows him to dive deep into the inner centre of existence, while maintaining a scientific approach to original research in meditation