Acharya Premananda (Premiji) has for more than 50 years practiced a form of meditation he learned from his teacher Swami Rudrananda (Rudi). It is a practice that focuses on releasing tension and allowing the creative energy to flow. He has taught the practice for many years while guiding students primarily from the US and Europe in their transformation process.
Premiji has written the books "Why Not Open Your Eyes", "Freedom from the Web of Karma", "Poems to the Bliss of Awareness" and most recently “Journey into the Heart of Being”. The books are available on amazon.com.
He has a Doctorate Degree in Education, with focus and was for five years professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He has also worked for many years as a consultant and trainer in industry, focusing on creativity, team building and improvement methods.
Premiji was a student of Swami Rudrananda (Rudi) in New York City in the early seventies. After that, he studied and practiced for many years in an ashram established by his teacher in the USA.
He has also studied Kashmir Shaivism and other Indian traditions. For a number of years, Premiji studied Tibetan Buddhist practices with Wangdu Lama Rimpoche, who runs a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Currently, he and his wife and partner Deviji runs a retreat center in Buger, Mallorca.