Dada is a yoga monk, a meditation instructor, an author, a keynote speaker and a musician. Born in New Zealand, he was ordained as a monk in India in 1979. Dada has performed and spoken in more than 40 countries, including in Brazil in 1992 where he appeared on stage with the Dalai Lama before 10,000 people. His book on meditation, Close Your Eyes & Open Your Mind, is available in twelve languages. These days Dada teaches meditation at UC Berkeley, California, and speaks on mindfulness and creativity at corporations including TEDx, NVIDIA, LAM Research, Google, CISCO and Facebook.