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Ajayan has been exploring and teaching a variety of meditation practices since 1970. In the early 70's, he spent several years studying in residence under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation Program. For the next ten years, Ajayan taught the TM Program. Since then he has traveled the globe continuing an impassioned exploration of consciousness and developing human potential through various meditation and yogic practices.
From 1994 to 1998 Ajayan studied with India's most widely revered living woman saint, Mata Amritanandamayi (Ammachi, the "hugging saint"), living at her main ashram in Kerala, India. Amma selected Ajayan as the meditation teacher at her main ashram, and during those four years he taught daily meditation classes to many thousands of visitors from around the globe.
While in India, Ajayan also spent time with holy men and yogis in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal—a haven for saints throughout the ages—and researched the spiritual practices indigenous to that area. Having made a study of meditation his life, and having instructed and guided thousands in meditation in North America, Australia, Europe, and India, Ajayan has gained wide renown as a consummate meditation teacher.
Ajayan (Henry James Borys) is also author of The Way of Marriage: A Journal of Spiritual Growth through Conflict, Love, and Sex (Purna Press, 1991; HarperCollins, 1993), The Sacred Fire: Love as a Spiritual Path (HarperCollins, 1994), and numerous articles on meditation and relationships as a spiritual path.