Jay Chodagam

In 1998, while getting his master’s degree in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Janardhan (Jay) came to the realization that a life of fulfillment trumps a life of achievement.

His search led him to understanding and researching meditation techniques, which had an immediate impact in bringing a sense of purpose and fulfillment in his life. Since then, he has been a proponent of mindfulness training for people of all ages and backgrounds to identify their purpose and enhance the sense of selfworth. Change in awareness through meditation has proven to improve the quality of personal life and productivity at the workplace.

Jay advocates, through his own life, the importance of slowing down and “being” before “doing”. He has held workshops on stress management and mindfulness
at organizations like Gap Inc., PG&E, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Hetero Drugs, San Joaquin Hospital, San Francisco County Jail and many universities including Stanford, Hawaii, San Diego State, Portland State, Alaska and at the Wasilla High School. He has done workshops in nine countries outside the US.

Jay is currently based in San Francisco and has held senior positions in software companies. He has been a personal development expert and mindfulness trainer with the Brahma Kumaris for over 9 years.

Jay regularly conducts workshops and seminars at the Anubhuti Retreat Center in Marin County, CA, besides hosting the monthly Men’s Wisdom Circle and weekly meditation meetup in San Francisco. He is also the chair for the annual Peace in the Park festival.