Rajesh Rai

Rajesh Rai was introduced into the many different faiths of India including Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Sufism and Buddhism from a very early age. These faiths have formed a large part of his upbringing. His formal meditation training started in 1997, when he was taught a systematic practice by the Himalayan Institute. In 2001 he was initiated into the tradition of the Himalayan Masters on the banks of the Ganges at the Maha Kumbh Mela and has been a student of the Tradition since this time. He has been practicing Meditation on almost a daily basis since 1997. 

He has travelled extensively to deepen his practice and has worked with various traditions including Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism, Sufism and Sikhism. He is a Barrister by profession specialising in Human Rights Law from Chambers in London. He is also a humanitarian and environmentalist where he has worked with and founded organisations around the world whose objectives are the rejuvenation of land, communities and promoting human rights. He helped found the first Indian vegetarian restaurant in Worcestershire with his family (www.mendiveg.com) (of which he is particularly proud), runs Poulstone Court retreat centre (www.poulstone.com) and founded Malvern Bhavan (www.malvernbhavan.com), a centre for Meditation and Enlightened Living.