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Past Guest Appearances

Past Guest Appearances

As a charismatic Key Note Speaker speaking on the value of Vedic/Yoga Wisdom at corporations, Universities, or Yoga Festivals - Jeffrey captivates the audience. His knowledge and memory is encyclopedic and his talks are spiced with humor.  

For 15 years, he was a corporate executive in Silicon Valley, and a speaker for Fortune 500 companies. He was written about regularly in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, LA times, India Times, Times of India, San Jose Mercury News, Discover Magazine, CNN, FOX TV, Stern and many others.

  • Featured in “Planet Yoga” a CBC Feature length documentary on Yoga
  • Featured in “Exploring the Unknown”, FOX TV show with Michael Shermer
  • Featured in three OHM TV Documentaries, Amsterdam Holland
  • Featured in the Leo Award documentary “Take Back Your Power.”
  • Featured Speaker at the SEED Event Vancouver with Deepak Chopra and others.
  • Featured Speaker at BaliSpirit Festival, Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, World Yoga Festival UK, International Yoga Festival Rishikesh, and Kirtan Vancouver, 
Jeffrey has spoken for:
  • NSA-The National Security Agency, Vancouver Terminal City Business Club, ATT, GSA-General Services Administration, Taj Krishna Hotel Executive Business Club, The Vancouver Club, United Way of Santa Clara, Network General Corporation, Next Computing, Rotary, Chevron, Versatec, Camlin Ltd., to highlight a few. For more see past speaking engagements below.

Previously trained as a monk in the traditional way for 5 years he also has degrees in Psychology, History & Comparative Religion and English Literature. He is currently the Co- Chairman of the Vedic Friends Association (VFA) and a global advocate for the Hindu Sanatan Dharma culture. He has spoken at some of the most prestigious universities, conferences and corporations around the world.

Additional info: Jeffrey developed the WHY Seminars (World Hindu Youth) and travels around the globe speaking to Hindu youth groups, professionals, academic conferences, temples and Hindu community groups to help restore the voice of Hindu Dharma throughout the world and to inspire the next generation of Hindu youth to be proud of their great Vedic / Sanatana Dharma heritage.

He was a feature interview in The Daily Bell on India’s Ancient Culture. Read the Article here.

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PAST Speaking Engagements:

Special Events

  • House of Commons UK 2019
  • Dharma Rising: London, Edinburgh, Birmingham 2019
  • Dharma Rising: Kuala Lampur 2020
  • Dharmasooya Mahayaga Kerala India 2014. Audience 1M
  • Seed Event with Deepak Chopra Vancouver 2013 Audience 3,000
  • 150 Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanada Chicago 2013. Audience 3,000
  • 5150 year Celebration of the Bhagavad Gita being spoken, India 2013. Audience 35,000 

Business Clubs, Institutes and Corporations:

  • Taj Krishna Hotel, Hyderabad, Executive Business Club, “Traditional at Heart – Modern in Outlook”
  • The Terminal City Club: one of Canada’s most distinguished private clubs
  • Camlin Ltd, Mumbai, “New Spirit of Management Practices in Western Corporations & Its Relevance to India.”
  • Institute of Management Studies and Research, Vidyavihar, Mumbai
  • The Nehru Center, Cultural Wing of the High Commission of India, London, UK
  • Rotary Clubs, Vancouver, BC
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
  • MET Institute of Management, Mumbai

Conferences:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University: 22nd Int’l Congress of Vedanta Dec 2015
  • Dharmasooya Mahayaga 2014, India (Audience 1 million)
  • World Sanskrita Day, Surrey BC 2014 & 2015
  • The Seed Event Vancouver Oct 2012 Deepak Chopra & guests
  • NAMA – N. American Ayurvedic Medical Conferences
  • Ayurvedic Institute of Europe
  • Third Annual Human Empowerment Conference, Houston, Texas
  • “Forbidden Archeology/Reexamining Our Origins with Michael Cremo, Miceal Ledwith, Jeffrey Armstrong”, Richmond BC.
  • Human Empowerment Conference, Dallas, TX, “The Future Direction of Hindu Dharma,” Session Chair on Media & Communication
  • Human Empowerment Conference Los Angeles, CA
  • Vishwa Sangh Shibir 2006 (Ahmedabad, Gujarat India)
  • Hindu Collective Initiative of North America Conference, Orlando, FL “Strategic Thinking in the Revival of Modern Hindu Dharma,” Session Chair on Media & Communication
  • Hindu Academic Conference, Birmingham, UK,
  • “Global Hinduism in the New Millennium Conference” Sponsored by the VFA Delhi, India
  • VASA – Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts Vedic Annual Retreats 2008-2020

YOGA FESTIVALS:  

Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, Bali Spirit Festival, Yoga Day Vancouver, International Yoga Festival Rishikesh, World Yoga Conference UK 2020  

WAVES Conferences, International Locations:

  • WAVES: “Vedic Culture – Epic and Pauranic Phase” – July 13-15, 2012, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
  • WAVES: “Varna Jati and Kula – A Conference on India’s Caste System”, July 29-31,2011 Piscataway, NJ
  • WAVES: “Vedic Knowledge for Civilizational Harmony”, August 4-7, 2010, Trinidad, West Indies
  • WAVES: “Vedic heritage for Global Welfare of Next Generation”, June 27-29, 2008, Orlando, FL
  • WAVES: “Vedic Ideas for Global Harmony and Peace in the Modern Context”, July 8-10, 2006, University of Houston, Texas
  • WAVES: “India’s Intellectual Traditions in Contemporary Global Context”, July 9-11, 2004, University of MD, Washington, DC
  • WAVES: Conference Pondicherry 2003
  • WAVES: “India’s Contributions and Influences in the World”, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (MA) July 12-14, 2002

Universities:

    • Jawaharlal Nehru University: 22nd Int’l Congress of Vedanta
    • West Chester College, Philadelphia
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    • Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK “A Comparison of Hinduism with Other World Religions”
    • Manchester University, Manchester, UK “Traditional at Heart, Modern in Outlook”
    • Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University (RSM), Netherlands
    • Loyola University, Chicago, IL “The Universal Significance of Diwali”
    • Washington University, St. Louis, IL,
    • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India, “Modern India – Ancient Wisdom”
    • Simhagad Technical Education Society, Pune, “World Vedic Heritage”
    • Maharashtra Seva Sangh, Mulund, “Why go back to Vedic Roots?”
    • Thane, India, “The Use of Jyotisha in the West for Personal Counseling.”
    • St. Anne’s College, Hyderabad
    • B.N.M Institute of Technology, Bangalore
    • Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune
    • M. L. Dahanukar College of Commerce, Mumbai
    • Sinhagad Technical Education Society, Mumbai
    • K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, , Mumbai
    • K. J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti, Peetham, Mumbai University, (Dept. of Sanskrit) “The Relevanceof the Bhagavadgita for Modern Lives”
    • K.J. Somaiya Polytechnic
    • K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering
    • K.J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology
    • Vedanta Life Institute, Mumbai
    • University of Mumbai, Mumbai
    • Nerul College of Arts, Mumbai
    • Deccan College in Pune 1869

Yoga Ashrams and Conferences

        • Dharmasooya Mahayaga 2014, Kerala, India (Audience 1 million)
        • BaliSpirit Festivals 2013 – 2016
        • BhaktiFest & Shakti Fest Festivals 2014 – 2016
        • International Yoga Festival Rishikesh, India
        • Patanjali Yogpeeth Ashram, Haridwar, India. Guest of Ramdev featured in the documentary “Planet Yoga”
        • Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India. Guest of H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji featured in the documentary “Planet Yoga”
        • Sivanada Yoga Ashram Paradise Island, Bahamas 2012 & 2013, 2014, 2015
        • Sivanada Yoga Ashram Grass Valley, CA
        • Chinmaya Mission ,Thane, “Relevance of the Bhagavad-Gita In the Modern World”
        • Ongoing Yoga Centers in Canada, USA, India and Brazil (too many to list)

Temples

        • Mandir Executive Conference, Edison NJ “Bringing Knowledge of Hindu Dharma to Temples Through World-Class Speakers”
        • BAPS: Guest Speaker at Swami Narayan Organizations in Houston, London, Toronto, Chicago, Akshardham, New Delhi.
        • Tilak Mandir Vile Parle, “How the Sanatana Dharma of Bharata is Growing in the World”
        • ISCKON Temples: Guest speaker London, USA, India
        • Balaji Birmingham Temple, Birmingham UK
        • Arya Samaj, Houston TX, and The World Conference in Richmond, BC

Youth Conferences

      • National Hindu Students Forum Dynamic Spirit Conference, London, UK, “Modern Hindu Dharma & the Return of the Epic Hero,” “The Art of Choosing A Marriage Partner,” “Environmentalism & Hindu Dharma,” “Consumerism & the Modern Hindu Lifestyle”
      • Dharma Summit 2005, Rutgers University New Jersey
      • The Southeast Regional Hindu Youth Association
      • The Dharma Conference, New York 2003
      • The Northeast Regional Hindu Youth Association, Chicago IL 2004
      • The National Hindu Youth Association
      • HSC Camp Raleigh NC, “Hindu Dharma for Future Hindu Leaders”
      • HSC Conference New Jersey, “Leadership Goals for the Hindu Students Council”
      • HSC Youth Conference July 2012 Houston TX
      • HSC Youth Conference 2012 Chicago IL
      • HSC Youth Conference 2019, Vancouver BC