C G Mayya (Girish) is the author of Discover Your Free Mind, published in the United States and available through Harvard Book Store and on Amazon. He conducts workshops, and retreats all over the world on topics of Self-inquiry, inner transformation, psychological and emotional well-being, based on the principles of Meditation and Mindfulness practices.
For over 15 years C G Mayya trained in various monasteries studying under Indian Yoga/Vedanta teachers and Buddhist teachers in Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal & India. He also participated in several intense silent retreats, lasting from 10 days to six months. Check this interview that profiles part of his journey.
In 2015-16, he assisted in research studies with top US universities on the effectiveness of meditation and mindfulness on the brain and its application in healthcare – physical and mental. During this period, he was also the subject of various experiments carried out by neuroscientists on his brain as a sample of advanced meditator.
Presently based in India, he leads regular workshops and retreats, whenever he is not himself on a retreat. He has conducted workshops at Ashmayu Yoga, Pyramid Valley International, Soul Trends, and at various locations in Bengaluru & Mumbai. He also runs Mindfulness programs at schools, particularly for teens and teachers, for corporates and individuals seeking to manage stress and improve overall productivity.
Being a global citizen and having lived both in East and West, Mayya blends ancient Eastern wisdom with Western philosophy in his writings and workshops. He continues to live a life committed to simplicity, inner freedom and self-inquiry.