Roger Gabriel (Raghavanand)

Chopra Center Master Educator
Born in Liverpool, England, Roger spent his formative years in the United Kingdom. He first learned meditation there in the early 70’s, which instantly became his passion and he soon trained to be a meditation teacher under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

After moving to the US, Roger began studying Ayurveda the ancient Indian system of healthcare. In 1985, while helping to establish centers for Ayurveda and meditation, he met and became friends with Deepak Chopra. Since then, Roger has assisted Deepak with numerous training programs, seminars and workshops, taught thousands of people on all continents to meditate, and assisted in training hundreds to be teachers of meditation, Ayurveda and yoga.

Roger has been blessed to meet and study with great teachers in India and the West and has traveled extensively in India. He incorporates much of what he has learned in his practices and teaching. In 2006, Roger received his spiritual name Raghavanand from Shree Satuwa Baba Maharaji of Varanasi, India.    

As time permits, he involves himself with charity programs in India and takes like-minded seekers on tours to some of his favorite pilgrimage sites there. Roger currently serves as a Chopra Master Educator, member of the Chopra Center Certification's Advisory Board, and teaches regularly at Chopra Center workshops, seminars and teacher training programs. When not traveling, he lives in Encinitas, California.

Articles by Roger Gabriel

To be the Master of your own Self is to fully understand who you really are. Check out the steps you can take to unlock the full potential of your Self-Mastery.Read More
Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and meditation are vast subjects that can each take many years, if not a whole lifetime, to fully understand. However, when used together in a practice like Primordial Sound Meditation, they can have lasting healing benefits for your mind, body, and spirit.Read More
Forgiveness is an essential part of your spiritual growth and a necessary tool to cleanse karma. It is the key that unlocks the heart and the door to the body of love. Follow these steps to forgive, and show yourself grace in the process.Read More
An ashram is a sacred place that represents an opportunity to step away from worldly affairs and return to a simpler way of living. It’s a place to nourish your soul, deepen your spiritual practice, and awaken to your true Self. Find an opportunity to visit an ashram and discover your inner freedom.Read More
Your first visit to India will be a total sensory experience, with a plethora of sights, tastes, smells, and sounds. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect.Read More
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