About Me

Hari Om.

Greetings! I am a contemporary Vedanta teacher with an international following. Originally from India, I began my spiritual work at age fourteen as a disciple of the renowned Vedanta master H. H. Swami Chinmayananda, who introduced me to the ancient path of Vedanta. Deeply impacted by these nondualistic teachings, I made them the centerpiece of my studies.

Now based in Woodstock, New York, I teach and travel throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Using Sanskrit texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, I conduct programs for audiences in various centers and institutions, including the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts; London Business School in London, England; St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Ross Institute in East Hampton, New York. I also offer weekend intensives incorporating yoga asanas and address audiences on radio and TV in the United States and abroad.

Although I lecture on topics ranging from spiritual unfoldment, meditation in daily life, and the essence of divine love to managing the mind, overcoming communication issues, and the secret to success, the subject of greatest interest among my students worldwide is transforming relationships. My first book, In the Lotus of the Heart: The Essence of Relationships (October 2014), provides practical insights into this challenging task.

To schedule a talk, program, or book event, please click here or contact me directly at lotus@inthelotusoftheheart.com.

"Shubhraji is a master teacher. Her enthusiasm, warmth, and ability to simply and easily communicate complex concepts must be experienced."
— Baird Hersey, leader of Prana and author of The Practice of Nada Yoga Woodstock, NY, USA

"Shubhraji represents time-proven wisdom, freedom from nonsense, and a lot of humor. Since I started studying with her, my life has been transformed at many levels."
— Piotrek Brzozowski, English teacher Szczecin, Poland

My current teaching topics include the following:

  • The Path of Love and Devotion in Relationships
  • Discovering Your True Self
  • Contemplative Action in the Workplace
  • Transforming Negative Emotion into Positive Energy
  • Weathering the Inevitable Stresses of Life
  • Being in the Present
  • Cultivating Selflessness
  • The Qualities of Wise Speech
  • The Value of Open Listening
  • Happiness Is Your Birthright

Shubhraji and her students visit the Taj Mahal, Agra, India