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Sankara Saranam is a writer, philosopher, lecturer, poet, and tireless proponent of pranayama (sense introversion). He has traveled extensively in India and Israel researching and writing on spiritual and ethical issues. His first book, Yoga and Judaism (Astrologue, 1997), shows that the early Hebrews were practitioners of various systems of asceticism and pranayama. His major work, the multiaward winning God Without Religion, seeks to balance the world's divergent and divisive cultural views of God with a scientific method of personal introspection and pranayama.

An ascetic and mystic, Sankara founded The Pranayama Institute as an expression of his ideal to make pranayama techniques available worldwide at no cost. Most recently he established Whirlwind Community as a training ground for pranayama.

In addition, Sankara is a singer, composer, and classically trained guitarist. In a style heavily influenced by the spirit of rock music, his songs celebrate its height in the 1970s and lament its subsequent demise, which he attributes to increased commercialism, dependence on music technology, and vulnerability of the self in response to the collapse of cherished democratic ideals. His best-known composition, a guitar concerto entitled Fission, pays tribute to rock music in memoriam.

Sankara Saranam graduated from Columbia University magna cum laude as a student of religion. He holds a master's degree in Eastern texts and Sanskrit from St. John's College, and currently lives with his wife and son in southern New Mexico.

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Deprogrammer Columbus, NM
guitarist Columbus, NM
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Guitar, composer, writer, poet, people
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The Pranayama Institute
Whirlwind Community, LLC
Cool Planet Technology
Sankara Saranam is located in Columbus, NM and has the following skills: Deprogrammer, guitarist
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Category: Religious / Spiritual
Sankara Saranam is the author of God Without Religion.
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BA in religious studies, Columbia Unversity MA Eastern philosophy, Sanskrit, St. John's College
Years Experience: 21


Category: Music
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Manhattan School of Music, classically trained
Years Experience: 24