Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley)

Vedic Scholar

Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) is a Vedic educator, or acharya, who teaches internationally to promote Vedic knowledge. He is noted for his ability to integrate Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedic astrology into a single system for raising consciousness that can be easily understood and applied today. His work has been honored in India and in the West.

He is the author of more than thirty books published in twenty languages. He has written many articles and teaching materials for Vedic courses. His recent book, Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound, is regarded as one of the best available texts on mantra, and includes the practice of mantra meditation. He also teaches Vedantic meditation based upon the teachings of Ramana Maharshi.

Vamadeva is an advisor for several Ayurvedic and yoga groups and institutions. He has worked with many spiritual and healing organizations worldwide. He has taught at the Chopra Center since its inception.

Articles by Vamadeva Shastri

Concentration and Meditation To reach the meditative state, concentration is required first. A scattered, distracted, and inattentive mind cannot truly meditate, even if one sits silently for long periods of time. As the Yoga Sutras teach us, one must first develop the one-pointed mind (ekagra...Read More

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