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Nithya Shanti supports leaders and committed individuals in awakening their own natural wisdom and applying it to their arena of influence.He is a spiritual teacher, writer, integral educator and modern day sage. He is committed to sharing transformational principles and practices for true happiness with individuals, corporations, government bodies and international organizations He studied business management at XLRI, Jamshedpur and then worked in the field of Human Resources and Corporate Strategy.Since his teenage years he felt a deep yearning for spiritual growth and innermastery. In 2001 he left his corporate career to ordain as a forest meditation monk in Thailand. For six years he underwent rigorous monastic training living with meditation masters in the remote forests of South East Asia.
At a certain stage in his practice he felt guided to shift his emphasis from secluded practice to engaged spirituality. With the blessings of his teachers he stepped out of the monk role so he could transmit the timeless principles he had learnt in a modern context. Nithya Shanti spreads happiness by example, by being a shining presence of joy and gratitude.
He is gifted in the ability to share profound teachings in light-hearted ways. His capacity to inspire, elucidate complex subjects and offer practical transformational teachings has been appreciated by friends around the world. Since 2007 he has been conducting workshops (which he calls “Joyshops”),meditation retreats and training programs in India, Nepal, USA, Singaporeand Australia.
His achievements are diverse - he has taught at Columbia University (New York), coached CEOs, taught meditation and spiritual principles for happiness to psychiatrists, school and college teachers, jail inmates, senior government officials, security forces, etc. His work has been widelyrecognized and featured in leading publications and electronic media in many parts of the world.Some of his initiatives include The Happiest Days of Your Life Joyshop, Conscious Living Programs (for Organizations), the SMS Joyshop (Some More Smiles – for teenagers), Living Awareness Retreats, and many other transformational journeys. His vision is to share practical wisdom teachings in a joyful manner by creating a School of Wisdom for inspired living and learning. The essential purpose is "Spreading Happiness”.