Dada is a meditation instructor, an author, a keynote speaker and a musician. Born in New Zealand, he was ordained as a yoga monk in India in 1979. He 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. Dada has taught Meditation and Creativity at organizations including including Google, CISCO, Facebook, NVIDIA, LAM Research, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz.