Raja Choudhury, a spiritual teacher, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and TED speaker, aims to disrupt human consciousness and awaken each of us to our true evolutionary potential using his deep knowledge of Kundalini Shakti, Tantra, and Indian Wisdom seen through the lens of neuroscience and modern psychology. In the past three years, he has emerged as one of The Shift Network’s most popular new teachers, initiating and guiding over 3,000 students into the mysteries of Kundalini Shakti, Shiva-Shakti Tantra, Karma, and the Third Eye. Raja’s own shift occurred in 2006 when, while a creative director in New York, he underwent a life-changing Kundalini awakening that rewired his system and opened up a new Universe for him.
Raja started his professional life as an architect after graduating from the acclaimed Architectural Association School in London, then went on to become a Webby-winning digital creative director in New York, where this awakening occurred. Since then, Raja has created numerous documentary films on wisdom and consciousness, including Spirituality in the Modern World with Ken Wilber and Traleg Rinpoche, Yoga: Harmony with Nature (the official international film for the first International Day of Yoga), The Quantum Indians (winner of the 2014 National Film Award of India), The Modern Mystic, and Guruji Amritananda. He’s currently making a film titled America’s First Guru for PBS on how Indian Wisdom first came to America.
Raja gave a TED talk in Bangalore on Indian Wisdom for Today’s World in 2012 and a TEDx talk in 2015 on yoga. His videos on Shakti, Mantras, Kundalini, Shiva, the Third Eye, and meditation are popular on YouTube. In his own spiritual quest, he was initiated first into Kriya Yoga in 1998, and went on to take deep initiations into Raja Yoga, advanced Kriya Yoga, and then finally, and most importantly, Sri Vidya and Maha Vidya Tantra. Raja is also a student of Trika, Qigong, sacred geometry, neuroscience, history, esoteric traditions, and the mind. His teachings are a syncretic blend of Eastern and Western philosophies and techniques.