Past Events

Awaken Your True Self - A Live Online Interactive Day of Discovery with Acharya Shunya

Saturday, August 15, 2020

10am - 5pm

How you will benefit

This is your chance to learn from a master teacher showing the way, step by step. Through a mix of online lecture, guided meditation, and interactive exercises, Acharya Shunya will unfold ancient knowledge from the Vedas and Bhagavad Gita to help you:

Access who you truly are

  • The concept of 'Self' given in the Bhagavad Gita - This Self is not a part, product, or property of the body and yet knowing it changes everything for the better. You will not only hear the words but will be helped to assimilate the meaning and experience of Self, through an ancient guided meditation.

Experience inner peace & cultivate resilience

  • Learn an ancient Vedic psychology technique to set aside your own mental traps and free your psyche of its self-shaming and other-blaming thoughts, attachments and delusions. Once you implement this technique, you can assert mastery over your own mind and use it to your own advantage in discovery of the Self.

Be free

  • Learn how to enjoy spiritual freedom beginning today versus an imaginary tomorrow. Learn how to awaken by achieving moksha - which literally means ‘becoming free of all wrong notions’ and mukti which means freedom or sovereignty to be all you can be, as you wish to be, in your everyday life.

Live a life of purpose, meaning and joy!

  • Learn how to become a ‘greater, bolder, happier and more authentic you' inside your relationships and ultimately lead the life your true 'Self' wants you to lead. When you understand the Vedic map of desires and life goals, you learn how to have it all - Self, wealth, pleasures, and a life of purpose.

This workshop is based on my much awaited upcoming book, Sovereign Self, Claim Your Inner Joy and Freedom with the Empowering Wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita (Sounds True, Winter 2020), in which I help you align with your greater Self―the Self that is always present, all-powerful, ever-joyful, and completely sovereign.

But why wait for the book? I’ve created this workshop, from years of study and traversing my own journey from darkness to light, shadow to Self and bondage to sovereignty! You will walk away with tools to lead an empowered life,  shining with inner  freedom!

Experience my teachings first hand and register today.

Please note that this one-day workshop will be hosted live online. Instructions on how to join will be included in your event confirmation email. If you need additional assistance finding or joining the event, please email

1440 Multiversity - Cultivating Emotional Resilience

Join me for a heart-expanding webinar hosted by 1440 Multiversity where I'll share Vedic/non-dual teachings on how to cultivate resilience during challenging times.

You will learn:

  • Time-tested Vedic techniques to cultivate a peaceful mind in times of crisis.

  • Potent mantras that alter brain chemistry and esoteric techniques of the ancient Indian sages that quiet the mind and immediately relieve anxiety.

  • Numerous strategies to heighten your ability to respond to difficult situations from a conscious space.

  • Invaluable tools and exercises to encourage stillness and build resilience every day.

I'll also guide you through a meditation to calm your mind and impart lasting peace and calm. Become the master of your mind and emotions by learning to witness their activities in conscious silence. Learn skills to use your mind to your advantage.

Registration Fee: $75

Soul Circle - Online Spiritual Gatherings

Soul Circle - Online Spiritual Gatherings

Evening Circle: Soothing Your Heart & Finding Your Path During The Coronavirus Challenge

Friday @ 7pm! Join here:

🔸 We will chant together mantras for world healing.
🔸 We will meditate together.
🔸 We will discuss timeless spiritual strategies for hard times.

I look forward to seeing you there ♥️ Acharya Shunya

Sedona Yoga Festival

​Situated in the majestic land of Sedona, AZ, the Sedona Yoga Festival is a leading industry yoga conference of professionals and an entry point to authentic yoga for true seekers. With more than 200 total classes, events, workshops and performances, plus presenters from both around the corner and around the globe, SYF2020 includes offerings for every level of yogi, from absolute beginner to master teacher.

Evening Circle: Soothing Your Heart & Finding Your Path During The Coronavirus Challenge

Friday @ 7pm! Join here:

🔸 We will chant together mantras for world healing.
🔸 We will meditate together.
🔸 We will discuss timeless spiritual strategies for hard times.

I look forward to seeing you there ♥️ Acharya Shunya

Texas State University Traditional Yoga Conference

March 5-6, 2020

Texas State University Campus

San Marcos, Texas

Acharya Shunya will be delivering the keynote address on Thursday, March 5th. This will be a free event open to all students, faculty, and staff of the University as well as the general public.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas - 7th Annual Sivananda Ayurvedic Symposium

January 20 - 24, 2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas

Where there is harmony there is health. Where there is disharmony, there is disease. —Marc Halpern, DC


Ayurveda is the science of reaching the full potential of your health, physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is a timeless medicine through which we reduce our suffering, speed up our healing, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.


Each person has a certain potential that is encoded in their prakruti, or constitution. This potential is compromised when we live out of harmony with nature. Through Ayurveda, each person learns what makes them unique and what specifically they need to do in order to live come into harmony with nature.

Join extraordinary panel of leaders in the field of Ayurveda who will inspire, support, and guide you as you move forward on your journey to express your highest potential.

Sedona Yoga Festival

March 14-17, 2019

Yoga Festival

The Collective Sedona

Sedona, AZ

​Access Vedic Wisdom On Life Goals and Soul Propensity

November 5, 2018

Acharya Shunya speaks at

East West Bookshop in Mountain View, CA

324 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA, 94041

Moksha Festival

October 12, 2018

Milpitas, CA

Speaker Topic: Psychology of Yoga & Ayurveda - Sattva Vajaya Cikitsa

Art of Relationships Residential Retreat

1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA

August 31 - September 3, 2018

Retreat Leader

Ayurveda: Health for Body and Mind Conference

Loyola Marymount University

October 6-7, 2017

Speaker Topic: Thus Spoke the Sages: Ayurvedic Medicine on Environmental Issues and Dharma

Hindu American Foundation Annual Northern California Gala Dinner

September 9, 2017

Keynote Address

Bay Vision Eye Optometry Welcome Acharya Shunya

July 7, 2017

Teaching and Book Signing 

Bay Vision Eye Care Optometry

1749 Broadway 

Oakland, CA

Delight of Existence: Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda Rejuvenation Retreat for Women

June 25-30, 2017

1440 Multiversity

35th Annual American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Convention

June 21-25, 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Shiva Durga Temple Welcome Acharya Shunya and Chef Sanjai

May 14, 2107

Teaching and Book Signing 

Shiva Durga Temple

1170 Kern Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA

Book Launch at CSE

April 30, 2017

Book Launch

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment

San Jose, CA

Mystical Poetry and the Awakened Heart

April 20, 2017

Book Presentation

Vedika Global

Emeryville, CA

The Powerful Benefits of an Ayurvedic Lifestyle at Mystic Journey Bookstore

March 30, 2017

Book Presentation

Mystic Journey Bookstore

Venice, CA

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom Book Launch and Discussion - Gatsby Books

March 29, 2017

Book Launch and Discussion

Gatsby Books

Long Beach, CA

Cultural Integration Fellowship Book Presentation

March 19 2017

Book Presentation

Cultural Integration Fellowship

San Francisco, CA

Ayurveda Book Launch and Workshop

March 10 - 12, 2017

Book Launch and Workshop

California Institute of Integral Studies

San Francisco, CA

Sedona Yoga Festival

March 9 - 10, 2017​

Yoga Festival

The Collective Sedona

Sedona, AZ

Changing Hands Bookstore Book Launch and Signing

Book Launch and Signing

March 8, 2017

Changing Hands Bookstore

Tempe, AZ

Pegasus Book Launch

Book Launch 

March 1, 2017

Pegasus Books Downtown

Berkeley, CA

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: Evoke Your Health from Within

Book Launch and Workshop

February 17 - 18, 2017

East West Book Shop

Mountain View, CA

Book Launch at Book Passage

February 11, 2017

Book Launch and Workshop

Book Passage

Corte Madera, CA

Ayurveda Lifestyle Rituals for Self-Care Beauty and Pleasure at The Center SF

February 9, 2017

Ayurveda Lifestyle Rituals for Self-Care and Book Signing

The Center SF

San Francisco, CA

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Hayward, California, USA