Nithya Shanti

Nithya is an internationally respected spiritual teacher, seminar leader, writer and educator committed to sharing practical wisdom teachings for happiness and enlightenment with people in a joyful and transformational way.

Blending a deep study of ancient scriptures, along with a broad survey of contemporary discoveries, Nithya specializes in facilitating profound shifts in awareness for people to release limitations and awaken latent potentials for a fulfilling life. An interest in inner growth and spirituality from an early age inspired him to study with many wise teachers and awakened masters.

Not satisfied with intellectual understanding alone, he began a daily practice of meditation at the age of 16 and attended many meditation retreats.

Nithya completed a Master of Business Administration from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and then worked in the corporate sector. Despite having a promising career, he was drawn to pursue his spiritual quest further. In 2002, he was ordained as a Buddhist monk.

After six years of living in forest meditation monasteries in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and also various parts of India and the United States, he was guided to live, learn and serve in broader ways than the traditional role of a monk permitted. With the blessings of his teachers, he stepped out of the robes in early 2008 and now shares joyful teachings in happiness joyshops, youth programs, corporate trainings and meditation retreats around the world.

He has been invited to share his insights around the world by leading universities, corporate and nongovernmental organizations. He has coached CEOs, senior government officials and school teachers and has taught these principles at international conferences as well as in prisons.

His work is orchestrated by the Nithya Shanti Foundation, a nonprofit organization, with the purpose of reawakening a heart and earth-conscious culture based on wisdom and joy.

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