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“When stress is the basic state of mind, even good things stress us out. We have to learn to let go.”

- Sakyong Mipham

Masters of Mindfulness

The Masters of Mindfulness are the core of our programs at Ekaanta: Mindversity on the Ganges. With decades of study and professional practice behind them, each one of our International and Indian faculty members brings on board distinctive areas of expertise:

Clinical Professor at Indian School of Business and Master of Mindfulness at Ekaanta:

Dr Ram is a unique combination of expertise in B-school professorship, Fortune 500 strategy consulting, C-level executive experience, Silicon Valley and Bangalore-based
entrepreneurship and business research.

He has advised senior executives at global corporations on how to unlock new opportunities for business growth through new models of business leadership, digital
transformation and sustainable innovation practices. He engages leaders on performing under extreme pressure; achieving harmony between purpose, principles and performance; working within oneself to awaken deeper levels of wisdom and joy.

A reputed thought leader with authorship of own publications and articles in
Harvard Business Review and other publications.
Publications:
• “Workplace Well-Being and Beingful Work”, Sage Publications , 71-95

• Two Birds In A Tree – Timeless Indian Wisdom For Business Leaders

Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD) is a clinical psychologist, author and educational consultant specializing in Mindfulness.

He currently teaches at Harvard Medical School and serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He is also the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. As a leading practitioner of meditation for over 20 years, he has led hundreds of workshops around the world, with invitations
to more than two dozen countries.

Dr. Willard has presented at TEDx conferences and his thoughts have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, mindful.org, and elsewhere. He is the
author of Child’s Mind (2010) Growing Up Mindful (2016) Raising Resilience (2017) and eight other books.

In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, reading and writing, and being a father.

In the 1980s Antonio Sanz started his Meditation and Mindfulness Journey –
training at Gurdieff’s Fourth Way school. A ten-year immersion in philosophy and
practice led him to make a complete change in his approach to life.

Today, even after 35 years of his practice in Mindfulness, he continues to seek new scientific knowledge about the mysterious subject of Inner Consciousness and Mindfulness. His pursuits have also led him on a journey to author a book on this subject. “7 días con Xukla: Las claves del mindfulness”

Dr. Sanz has read, practised and followed philosophical and spiritual voices from the East and the West, both ancient and contemporary in their wisdom. He has
applied western approaches of scientific research to the more intuitive and
subjective systems of the East and defined his own approach and philosophy which he has also built into his own life.

Shantum Seth is an ordained Dharmacharya (Dharma Teacher) in the Buddhist Mindfulness lineage of the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and teaches in India and across the world. He has been leading multi-faith, educational, cultural, spiritual and transformative journeys across diverse regions of India and Asia since 1988.

He is actively involved in educational, social and ecological programmes including work on cultivating mindfulness in society, with educators,and the corporate sector amongst others.

He has been a Senior Advisor to the World Bank. He worked in the corporate sector and later in social advocacy and development, fifteen years of which were with the United Nations Development Programme, managing programmes on Volunteer Promotion and Artisan Development across 16 countries, as also initiating the Endogenous Tourism programme in India.

He has led transformative journeys for many institutions including Phillips Exeter Academy, Rietberg Museum, the Young Presidents’ Organisation, Bain and Company, Yale-NUS, the United Nations Development Programme executive board, and the Confederation of Indian
Industries. He has also led private sessions and tours for individuals such as Drew Barrymore and Sting.

Ankur is a teacher of mindfulness and a lifelong learner. His journey started with a  B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Varanasi and an M.S. in Engineering from UMCP (US). Ankur’s interest in meditation and mindfulness germinated while at IIT and led to  Masters in Spirituality from University of Naropa (US). He has learned from various teachers both from East and West.

For the past 15 years, Ankur has since then taught meditation, mindfulness and manifestation principles. He specializes in emotional awareness and energy work.

His guided meditations, centering exercises and knowledge discussions have helped
individuals to find alignment, strengthen relationships, improve focus, enhance performance, and discover deeper joy , peace, happiness and fulfilment. 

She is a medical doctor with a research background in neuroscience and mental health who has worked for many years on the frontline as an Accident and Emergency Doctor in Cambridge/London UK.

Dr. Reena Kotecha is trained in the therapeutic use of Mindfulness Meditation at the British Mindfulness Institute and is a certified teacher of ‘Search Inside Yourself’; a Mindfulness based Emotional Intelligence training programme developed at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, USA.

Over many years, she has delivered individual and organisational effectiveness solutions in high performance work settings. She has worked with companies such as:

Tech: Google, Cisco, Salesforce, eBay, Yahoo, Social Tech Trust
Healthcare: NHS, Hadi Hospital Kuwait, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital Kuwait, CalOptima Orange County, California, Baltimore Washington Medical Centre University of Maryland USA