David Harshada Wagner
David Harshada Wagner is a meditation teacher and spiritual leader who has dedicated his life to exploring human consciousness and the art of self-transformation. He has been teaching since 1996 and is considered among the top teachers of his generation.
Wagner is classically trained in the Indian wisdom traditions of yoga, Vedanta, and Tantric Shaivism, but draws his teachings from his own journey of awakening and the practical wisdom that comes from working with people around the world. He is known for his easy-going approach to meditation and deep inner transformation.
Wagner is founder and director of Living Meditation and Adhishtana Living Ltd. He regularly teaches his unique and practical approach to diverse groups of people, including hospital patients, veterans and active duty military, Indian street kids, recovering drug addicts, and American high school students. He is reinvigorating the men's spirituality movement with his book Backbone: The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion and Power. He is on the faculty of Yogaglo.com, where he provides online video classes.
Wagner leads retreats throughout the world, including his popular pilgrimages to India, and has released numerous meditation CDs, including Living Meditation and Meditation for Everyone
What People are Saying About David Harshada Wagner
"In his retreats, David Harshada Wagner not only takes students deep into sitting meditation, but offers insight and experience which can have profound impact on their daily life. His teaching inspires, informs, and opens doorways into the heart. Highly recommended."
—Sally Kempton, founder of Awakened Heart Meditation and columnist for Yoga Journal
"With regular visits to my classes in New York, Harshada brings a sense of presence and accessible devotion to 60+ people in the blink of an eye during his meditations."
—Elena Brower, founder and co-owner of Virayoga in New York City