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Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley ) is a Vedic Educator or Acharya and has worked internationally to promote Vedic knowledge. He is known for his ability to integrate Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedic astrology in one system to raise awareness that can be easily understood and applied today. His work has been recognized both in India and in the West.

Vamadeva is the author of more than 30 books published in 20 different languages. He is the author of numerous articles and teaching materials for Vedic courses. His most recent book Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound is considered one of the best texts available on mantra, and includes the practice of mantra meditation. He also teaches meditation based on Vedanta teachings of Ramana Maharshi.

In addition to being a Superior Educator, Vamadeva is an advisor to several groups and institutions of Ayurveda and yoga. He has worked with many spiritual and healing world organizations. He has taught at the Chopra Center since its inception. To learn more about the nature of Vedic work and teachings visit

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