Vasant Joshi, Ph.D.

Dr. Vasant Joshi, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Indian Literature on the faculty of the School of Philosophy and Religious Studies (SPRS) of Taksha Institute, holds a Ph.D. in Education and in Literature. With over thirty years of teaching experience in India and in the U.S., he has traveled worldwide giving lectures, presenting papers, participating in seminars and conferences, and conducting workshops.

In the U.S., Dr. Joshi has served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also served as Director of Institutional Research at City Colleges of Chicago. He was Academic Dean, Professor, and Chairman of Comparative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. He has also been an India Scholar/Visiting Professor at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, teaching Eastern Religion. Dr. Joshi’s range of teaching and research experience includes: education, Indian culture and history, religious studies, and meditation and self-improvement.

His publications include books and a wide range of articles published in journals, magazines, and newspapers in India, the U.S., and Australia. He has given numerous public lectures and has held meditation workshops around the world, including at the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Pentagon, as well as at Dr. Deepak Chopra’s program in San Diego, California.