Rajan Shankara left the world at 19 years old to become a monk and study his mind, find out what meaning and purpose was and if meditation could take him to higher states of consciousness. Having lived as a monk for 12 years, he is now back in society as a world-yogi to teach others how to control their mind, body, and emotions.
Rajan was trained for 7 years in monastery landscaping, construction, electrical, woodwork, office work and vehicle maintenance. He spent another 5 years in the monastery office learning clerical skills, travel management and coordination, team leadership, editing, writing and publishing—and being a part of the Hinduism Today international magazine team of senior monks and managed 16 pages.
Rajan is currently a meditation guide, award winning writer, author of four books, self-development mentor, online coach, fitness and health expert and business owner.
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Rajan as a young monk wearing the white robes of the lowest rank in the monastery