About the Guest Authors
MP Bhattathiry is a columnist who writes on Hinduism, holistic healing and religious issues. He believes in promoting spirituality in order to bring peace in the world and ensure victory of good over evil. Born into a family of priests, Bhattathiry graduated as an engineer, and retired as Chief Technical Examiner to the Goverment of Kerala, India. He and his wife Radha have three sons and live in the south of India.
Das Goravani is an American living in Oregon. He was profoundly swept over by the spread of Hinduism in the 1970s and 80s, primarily through the Hare Krishna movement. He is also a computer programmer and creator of the Goravani Jyotish Software. His computer skills and knowledge of Hinduism and Jyotish has led him to his current career of teaching Jyotish and Hindu Spiritual concepts.
David Hedges writes on Vedic research and comparative religion. He enjoys yoga and meditation, and has visited India several times to study Eastern meditation. Born in Ohio, Hedges has been often living and working outside the USA, and is currently based in Germany.
DR. DAVID LEFFLER & LEE LEFFLER
Dr. David R. Leffler received his Ph.D. on the topic of Invincible Defense Technology. His wife, Lee, has a Master of Arts in Professional Writing. Visit the Lefflers at DavidLeffler.com.
DR. FRANK MORALES
Also known as Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya, Dr. Frank Gaetano Morales was born in New York and has been practicing the ancient tradition of Yoga spirituality for over 30 years. After living the life of a celibate monk for years, he was ordained as a "brahmana" (a spiritual teacher and priest) in 1986. He is one of the few non-Indian spiritual teachers to be accepted by both the orthodox Indian Hindu community, in addition to Western spiritual seekers, as being a fully authentic and recognized spiritual teacher. Dr. Morales is widely renowned for his unapologetically authentic and traditional approach to teaching Hinduism.
Gyan Rajhans is an internationally recognized health and safety professional. He has been broadcasting the only non-commercial Vedic religion radio program in North America since 1981 and a global web cast on bhajanawali.com since 1999.
Mr Rajhans is a widely published author on religious and spiritual topics, including a translation of the Bhagavad Gita in English for the younger generation. He has been conferred various honors and titles, including "Rishi" by the Hindu Prarthana Samaj of Toronto, and "Hindu Ratna" by the Hindu Federation of Canada.
Jennifer Polan (Jayanthi), MSW, from Madras Christian College, India, is currently working as a community mental health worker at Pathways, Inc. in New York State. She is an American citizen who has incorporated the Indian and Hindu lifestyle into daily life since 1997.
Manoj Sadasivan is an MBA from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, currently working as a copywriter with an advertising agency in Dubai. He was born in Trivandrum, Kerala and, as he puts it, has deep and firm roots into Hinduism.
RUKMINEE GUHA THAKURTA
Rukminee Guha Thakurta is a movie buff and film critic currently based in New Delhi. An alumnus of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India, she is currently a graphic designer with India's premier newsmagazine Outlook.
DR. SUNIL JAIMAN
Dr. Sunil Jaiman, MD, is a pathologist and medical practitioner based in southern India. He reads the Gita daily and is associated with the Chinmaya Mission Foundation.
Originally from France, Swami Atma is a direct disciple of the great yoga master Swami Vishnu-devanandaji. He has taught in numerous Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Courses around the world and is the founder of the Advaita Yoga Ashrama.
Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha, is Doctor of Science, Ayurvedic Medicine & Research, and author of Ayurveda Encyclopedia. He founded the Ayurveda Holistic Center in Bayville, Long Island, New York. He has conducted a research study on "Therapeutic Cost Comparison: Ayurvedic -vs- Allopathic." He has also developed a 2-year certification program on Ayurveda.
Zoe Langley is a graduate in Liberal Arts from the University of Redlands, California, USA. She is a freelance writer, currently working on a book about learning self-control of seizures. Zoe finds yoga practice invaluable for keeping her seizure free.