Peter Malakoff has been involved with Vedic Studies for the last 40 years. He was initiated as a Teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1972 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and taught TM for many years, including many lectures to both the US Army and the Strategic Air Command. In 2004, Peter completed his studies in India with Dr. Sunil Joshi, a world-renowned Ayurvedic Physician and Panchakarma Specialist. There, he received his Ayurvedic Sadhana Padavika Diploma from the Kalidas Sanskrit University of the State of Maharashtra, India- the first such program for Westerners ever offered by an Indian University. Peter writes and talks on a variety of topics such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Eastern and Western philosophy, World mythology, Buckminster Fuller, the Bhagavad-Gita, Vedanta, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana as well as a wide range of other subjects. He is now living in India where he is writing, teaching and practicing Ayurveda.