Lakshmi met and studied with Rama in 1982 and has written about her experiences in her book Awake in the Dream. Her talent is integrating the teachings of the East and West, the non-verbal with verbal, and mysticism with practical living. Lakshmi founded Integrated Meditation Studies where she teaches small groups, private sessions, online classes and offers retreats.
Larry Borok was a direct student of Rama from 1982 until Rama’s Mahasamadhi in 1998. He taught meditation to hundreds of beginners from 2000-2015. Larry focuses on how to apply meditative states of mind to a wide variety of situations living in the world (i.e. tantric practice).
Lucia studied with Rama for 17 years and has been on a spiritual path for almost 50 years. She works mainly with women, focusing on their empowerment and enlightenment. She gives teleconferences online, workshops in the U.S. and Europe, and retreats in Ecuador. Her award-winning book, Unplugging the Patriarchy, recounts her own dharmic work and embeds Rama’s teachings throughout. It has introduced thousands of people to Rama’s work.
Samvara has been sharing Rama’s teachings continuously since 1999 and has over 100 students in the United States and Europe. Motivated to teach by seeing the profound positive effects Rama’s teachings brought him and many of others, Samvara has authored books about Rama’s teachings and operates two meditation centers and a spiritual retreat in the redwoods. Samvara aims to reflect and promote Rama’s lineage by teaching his students many of the structures and disciplines Rama taught including meditation, mindfulness, computer science, career development, martial arts, music, and SCUBA diving.
Shakti is the founder of Success Through Meditation, a mindset-changing company that strives to enhance, uplift and empower you by unveiling the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. With meditation we come to know the happiness of having a fulfilling life, career and healthy relationships.
As Rama students, Tara and Ganga worked closely with Rama on many projects and were ordained Buddhist monks and teachers by him. After living in India for over seven years, Tara and Ganga returned to the United States in 2010 and began a tour to offer free seminars of all they learned in India. To date, they have given over 600 free workshops in America and Asia and have taught throughout America, the Virgin Islands, Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan and the Netherlands.
After studying directly with Rama, Turīya began offering public classes in 1994 and co-founded the Dharma Center in 1998 to provide classes in San Diego for people who live and work in the world. Turīya teaches Practical American Buddhism, a practice consisting of meditation, applied mindfulness, an excellent sense of humor, and respect for all who seek Truth. She incorporates wisdom and techniques from traditions such as Vajrayana, Zen, Bhakti Yoga, and Mysticism, based on the needs of individual students.