A very warm and loving welcome!
Rigpa is a long-term course for living more consciously and intentionally, for exploring our deeper potentials and realizing our true nature. Rigpa means the sky-like, open intelligence of our essential nature, unaffected by all that comes and goes.
This is going to be a wonderful adventure we will all take together!
Hello and Namaste!
I'm Nithya Shanti and I will be facilitating this course along with my team. I am committed to sharing practical wisdom teachings for happiness and awakening with people in a joyful and transformational way. My aim is to best practices for conscious living to release limitations and awaken latent potentials for an authentic, harmonious and blissful life.
An interest in personal growth and spirituality from an early age inspired me to read many books and engage in deep discussions with friends and teachers. Not content with intellectual understanding alone, I began a daily practice of meditation at the age of sixteen and attended many meditation retreats.
I later completed an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and then worked in the corporate sector. In 2002, I left my career and ordained as a Buddhist Monk. After six years of living in forest meditation monasteries in Thailand, Sri Lanka and also various parts of India and the US, I was guided to live, learn and serve in broader ways than the traditional role of a monk permitted. With the blessings of my teachers I stepped out of monastic life in early 2008. I now share inspiring teachings in Happiness Joyshops, youth programs, corporate trainings and meditation retreats around the world.
I have been invited to share these teachings around the world by leading universities, corporate and non-governmental organizations. I'm on the Advisory Board of Axialent, an international consulting firm specializing in enabling a more conscious culture in business. My books and clothes are in Pune, India. I travel much of the time and don't even notice it anymore.
Glad you took the time to go through this enrollment page.
This course is going to powerfully, meaningfully and comprehensively add value to all dimensions of our life. May we be guided by truth, love, gratitude, grace and a spirit of genuine service.
This is my wholehearted intention.
And so it is!