Friedman is the Chairman of the Guru Dev Legacy Trust,
established in December 2014 to locate, preserve and publish the oral
discourses of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. Dan's interest in Swami
Saraswati was kindled when he learned Transcendental Meditation in
became a Transcendental Meditation Teacher in 1972 and taught TM at the
York City TM Center. Dan is retired from a 30-year career in banking
and is now
committed to the mission of the Swami Brahmananda Saraswati Trust. Dan
married, has two grown children and lives in New York City.
Heggmair learned Transcendental Meditation as a student in 1963. He received a degree in theoretical physics from Munich University and was a senior executive with BMW until his retirement in 2006. His passion for many years has been studying ancient and modern Indian spiritual traditions especially in comparison with European mystics and philosophers. He finds life and teaching of Guru Dev to be a unique source of inspiration. Lothar lives in Munich, Germany.
Shrivastava is a member of an Indian family with a long
with Guru Dev. His father was in the Indian army and served as one of
honor guards assigned to Guru Dev while Guru Dev was the Shankaracharya
Jyotir Math. His father, Shri Jugal Kishore ji Shrivastava, was deeply
devoted to Guru Dev and, as a result,
Umesh’s boyhood years were blessed with many personal
meetings with Guru Dev.
The Shrivastava family has preserved many of Guru Dev’s
discourses and is
leading the effort to locate others. Umesh is the retired Professor and
Commerce & Management of Durga Mahavidyalaya and is the
Secretary of Shankaracharya Brahmananda Saraswati Seva Sansthan,
India in 2008. Umesh is married, has three grown children and lives in Raipur,
Sanders was taught
Transcendental Meditation in 1976 and later became a teacher of
Meditation in Seelisberg, Switzerland. Robert spent fifteen years
full-time in the Transcendental Meditation organization, including
the Chairman of the TM Center in Washington, D.C. and as part of a team
teaching TM in India. Robert has practiced law in the United States for
past thirty years. He is married, has three grown children and lives in
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The Trust functions only
archivist, not as a teaching organization. Persons wishing to learn
Transcendental Meditation are encouraged to take personal instruction
at any one of the hundreds of Transcendental Meditation Centers
throughout the world. The Guru Dev Legacy Trust applauds the work of
the organizations founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to teach
Transcendental Meditation but is not affiliated with any of these
organizations and does not speak for them.