Kamlesh Patel, known to many as Daaji, was born in Gujarat, India, in 1956. His own journey with Heartfulness started while he was still a Pharmacy student in Ahmedabad, and after migrating to the USA he raised a family and built a successful pharmacy business in New York City. In 2011 he was announced as the fourth in the century-old lineage of spiritual masters in the Heartfulness Way.
Daaji’s practical teachings in this universal heart-based system of meditation arise from his personal experience of Heartfulness, his pioneering spirit of inquiry. and his knowledge of the world’s great spiritual traditions and scientific advancements. These days Daaji extends his support to millions of seekers in over 130 countries. A self-professed student of spirituality. he devotes significant time and energy to research in the field of consciousness and spirituality. approaching the subject with scientific methodology – a practical approach that stems from his own experience and mastery in the field. He is especially supportive of today’s youth, guiding them with practical self development tools and universal values. Students and faculty in over 3,000 schools, universities, and colleges are now benefiting from these dynamic self-development programs.
Daaji also devotes time and energy to personal research in the field of spirituality and consciousness, and regularly shares his findings through public speaking engagements, his website and social media platforms, and in broadcast, print and digital media.Daaji’s articles regularly appear in various leading publications including Huffington Post. Speaking Tree, Chicago Tribune, Times of India, and Business Standard. His well-received Radio City Swaran series. Di/ Ki Awaaz, ran for twelve episodes and his Udemy online training series on Meditation and the Evolution of Consciousness is a bestseller.
Daaji bridges ancient tradition and wisdom, inner research through Yoga,and the scientific approach to knowledge and experimentation, and guides a team of scientists who research the physiological benefits of meditation and Yogic Transmission. He is adept at explaining Yoga in the light of modern science so that people will understand the benefits these practices can offer, irrespective of their background and culture.As he often says, “You are the experimenter,the experiment, and the outcome. Your laboratory is your heart.”