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Western Master of Eastern Wisdom
Jeffrey is a relationship expert, philosopher, practitioner and teacher of Eastern (yoga) Vedic Philosophy for over 40 years.
He will challenge your mind and open your heart and show you a vision of a new world that blends modern science with timeless wisdom.
Jeffrey’s clear-eyed perspective of the issues facing the world paired with his humor and humanity take audiences on an incredible journey. Award-winning poet and best-selling author of numerous books.
Brief Bio: Jeffrey Armstrong
JEFFREY ARMSTRONG – Kavindra Rishi
Founder of VASA – Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts
He will challenge your mind and open your heart and show you a vision of a new world that blends modern science with timeless wisdom. Jeffrey’s clear-eyed perspective of the issues facing the world paired with his humour and humanity take audiences on an incredible journey.
Award-winning poet and best-selling author of numerous books including: Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar, Ancient Wisdom for a New World. Featured in the CBC documentary Planet Yoga, Wings of Yoga, and 2014 Leo Award documentary “Take Back Your Power.”
Jeffrey is a relationship expert, philosopher, practitioner and teacher of the Vedas for over 40 years. Prior to his teaching had a successful career as an executive in Silicon Valley and spent five years in an ashram as a brahmacharya (monk). He is a sought after guest expert on TV and talk radio. For 15 years, he was a corporate executive in Silicon Valley, and a speaker for Fortune 500 companies and was was written about regularly in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, LA times, San Jose Mercury News, Discover Magazine, CNN, Stern and many others.
Previously trained as a monk in the traditional way for 5 years he also has degrees in Psychology, History & Comparative Religion and English Literature. For the past 40+ years and currently as the Media and Communications Director for both the Vedic Friends Association (VFA) and the Hindu Collective Initiative for North America (HCI-NA), he’s been a global advocate for the Hindu Sanatan Dharma culture and has spoken at some of the most prestigious universities, conferences and corporations around the world.
Jeffrey Armstrong is featured in numerous documentaries including:
CBC documentary Planet Yoga: This feature film has been released in International Film Festivals and Theaters since 2011 and has been broadcast on Television Networks around the world including CBC/Radio-Canada in 2012 and 2013. Nominated for 6 Gemini Awards and a recent winner in Germany.
He was featured in The Wings of Dharma, and 3 documentaries for OHM TV Holland: The Greatness of the Vedic Culture, The Hunt for Souls, The Meaning of Avatar, Fox TV Exploring the Unknown with Michael Shermer and in the recent documentary exposé on smart meters Take Back Your Power. He was a key-note speaker at the SEED Event with Deepak Chopra, Bali Spirit Festival, Bhakti Fest, Occupy Vancouver, the March Against Monsanto.
Jeffrey developed the WHY Seminars (World Hindu Youth) and travels around the globe speaking to Hindu youth groups, professionals, academic conferences, temples, and Hindu community groups to help restore the voice of Hindu Dharma throughout the world and to inspire the next generation of Hindu youth to be proud of their great Vedic/Sanatana Dharma heritage. He was a feature interview in The Daily Bell on India’s Ancient Culture. Read the Article.
He resides in Vancouver BC with his wife.
Best selling Author, Mystic Poet
Books by Jeffrey Armstrong
Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar, Ancient Wisdom for a New World: Published by Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster. A best selling book describing the real meaning of Avatar, now in 9 international languages. At the heart of this book are teachings of the Vedas: respect for all life, the concept that we are part of the same Ultimate Being, and where everyone is able to make the journey back home to the Divine. With the social,economic, environmental, and political unrest in the world today. these lessons from the Avatar are more important that ever.
KARMA: The Ancient Science of Cause & Effect. In this compelling description of the ancient science of karma, Jeffrey Armstrong reveals the deeper mysteries of the soul, reincarnation, the laws of nature and how cause and effect rule our lives. These long secret laws of karma, excavated from the Vedic wisdom of India, will inform your actions and encourage your spiritual vision to see how profoundly all that exists is interconnected in a sacred web of life.
Vedic Learning Deck: Mandala Publishers. A “must have” learning tool for anyone interested in Vedic astrology and how its applicable in your daily life.
God (Goddess) the Astrologer: Soul Karma & Reincarnation, How We Continually Create Our Own Destiny won NEW Age Book of the year when it was published in 2001. This was the first book to make the links between the Body Types of Ayurveda and one’s Vedic Astrology chart .
The Night We First Met: A Mystical Journey Finalist at the Independent Publishers awards for Poetry. Kavindra reveals a yogi’s intimate relationship with the Divine spoken in the ancient mystical style of Rumi, Tagore, and Mirabai as revealed to him in deep states of meditation. Audio versions of some of his poetry is available online at
More Poetry Books:
Poetry Chap Books by Jeffrey Armstrong 1980 – 2009
- Lotus Eyes
- Swan of Endless Love
- This Way Never Lies
- The Mountain Climbed Me Up
- Smile When You’ve Had Enough
- Black Light of the Goddess
- Visions From the Fire
- Heart of the Night
- Love Letters Series
- Swept Away – A Collection of Meditations on Divine Love
- There is Only One Love
ONLINE Learning Over 400 Audio courses on various topics related to Eastern Philosophy, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Tantra/Yoga, Relationship etc. www.Jeffreyarmstrong.com
Jeffrey has also written the Lyrics for 3 albums with Michael Cassidy including Change of Heart
He wrote the lyrics for an album with Thomas Barquee and an upcoming album with Patrick Bernard.
Keynote and Guest Speaker
Jeffrey Armstrong is one of a new breed of corporate speakers and consultants who are working to bring soul into the workplace and heart into the way we do business.
In recent years the need for an improved model of corporate responsibility has become clear. A new vision of sustainable commerce is arising based on universal spiritual values, a healthy lifestyle and the desire to protect the environment for future generations.
As a dynamic guest speaker, Master of Ceremonies or speaking on his award-winning book, Jeffrey Armstrong is a sought after guest on TV and talk radio. For 15 years, he was a corporate executive in Silicon Valley, and a speaker for Fortune 500 companies. He was written about regularly in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, LA times, India Times, Times of India, San Jose Mercury News, Discover Magazine, CNN, FOX TV, Stern Germany. His articles have appeared in: Light on Ayurveda Journal, Common Ground SF, Hinduism Today, Sentient Times, The Daily Bell and many others.
Featured in “Planet Yoga” 2011 CBC Feature length documentary on Yoga
“Exploring the Unknown”, FOX TV show with Michael Shermer
Featured in three OHM TV Documentaries, Amsterdam Holland
Featured in the 2014 Leo Award documentary “Take Back Your Power.”
Featured Speaker at the SEED Event Vancouver with Deepak Chopra and others.
Featured Speaker at BaliSpirit Festival, Bhakti Fest, and Kirtan Vancouver
Featured Speaker at Swami Vivekanada’s 150 Birthday Celebration and UN Yoga Day
Jeffrey has spoken for…
NSA-The National Security Agency, Vancouver Terminal City Business Club, ATT, GSA-General Services Administration, Taj Krishna Hotel Executive Business Club, United Way of Santa Clara, Network General Corporation, Next Computing, Rotary, Chevron, Versatec, Camlin Ltd., to highlight a few. See past speaking engagements…below
Radio, TV, Interviews and Articles
Jeffrey’s articles have been featured in: Common Ground, The Daily Bell, Hinduism Today, Sentient Times, Ayurveda Journal of Health and many more.
✦ Newsgram.com – If-you-look-carefully-at-english-you-will-see-sanskrit-hidden-everywhere Read Article
✦ The Daily Bell – Jeffrey Armstrong on the Mysteries of Indian Culture, the Relevance of Hindu Vedas and the Reality of Ancient Flying Machines Read the Article
✦ Readthespirit.com: Indian wisdom, Vedic teaching fuse in ‘Avatar’ Read Article
✦ Hinduism Today: “Difference is Real” The Life and Teachings of Sri Madhva, One of India’s Greatest Spiritual Masters. Read article
Jeffrey Armstrong as MC
✦ Kirtan Vancouver – view youtube promo.
A New Day with Dawn Marie Stansfield on the Dr. Pat Radio Network. Interview on Love, Poetry, and the Divine
▸ The Pamala Oslie Radio Show – Obama, the Clintons, and Oprah
▸ Contact Radio – The History of Ayurvedic Medicine and the Five Element Theory
▸Sexy in Vancity Radio on 101.9 FM CITR with Caroline McGillvary
Past Speaking Appearances
West Chester College, Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford UK
Manchester University, Manchester, UK “Traditional at Heart, Modern in Outlook”
De Montfort University, Leicester UK, “The Environment – Can We Save It”, “The Universal Values Existed Well Before the Current Religions – How Relevant are They Now”
Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK “A Comparison of Hinduism with Other World Religions”
Imperial College London, “The Hindu Epic Continues: You Are the New Heroes”
Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University (RSM), Netherlands
Loyola University, Chicago, IL “The Universal Significance of Diwali”
Washington University, St. Louis, IL,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India, “Modern India – Ancient Wisdom”
Simhagad Technical Education Society, Pune, “World Vedic Heritage”
Maharashtra Seva Sangh, Mulund, “Why go back to Vedic Roots?”
St. Anne’s College, Hyderabad
B.N.M Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune
M. L. Dahanukar College of Commerce, Mumbai
Sinhagad Technical Education Society, Mumbai
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, , Mumbai
K. J. Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti, Peetham, Mumbai University, (Dept. of Sanskrit) “The Relevance of the Bhagavadgita for Modern Lives”
K.J. Somaiya Polytechnic
K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology
Vedanta Life Institute, Mumbai
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Nerul College of Arts, Mumbai
Deccan College Est. 1869, Pune
Business Clubs, Institutes and Corporations:
Taj Krishna Hotel, Hyderabad, Executive Business Club, “Traditional at Heart – Modern in Outlook”
MET Institute of Management, Mumbai
Camlin Ltd, Mumbai, “New Spirit of Management Practices in Western Corporations & Its Relevance to India.”
Institute of Management Studies and Research, Vidyavihar, Mumbai
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
The Nehru Center, Cultural Wing of the High Commission of India, London, UK
Rotary Clubs, Vancouver, BC
Terminal City Business Club Vancouver, BC
The Seed Event Vancouver Deepak Chopra & guests http://www.seedevent.org
Dharmasooya Mahayaga 2014, India (Audience 1 million)
“Forbidden Archeology/Reexamining Our Origins with Michael Cremo, Miceal Ledwith, Jeffrey Armstrong”, Richmond BC.
Be The Change Earth Alliance, Vancouver BC “Sustainability”
Human Empowerment Conference, Dallas, TX, “The Future Direction of Hindu Dharma,” Session Chair on Media & Communication
Third Annual Human Empowerment Conference, Houston, Texas
Human Empowerment Conference Los Angeles, CA
Vishwa Sangh Shibir (Ahmedabad, Gujarat India)
Ayurvedic Institute of Europe
NAMA – N. American Ayurvedic Medical Conference Florida
Hindu Collective Initiative of North America Conference, Orlando, FL “Strategic Thinking in the Revival of Modern Hindu Dharma,” Session Chair on Media & Communication
Hindu Academic Conference, Birmingham, UK,
“Global Hinduism in the New Millennium Conference” Sponsored by the VFA Delhi, India
VASA – Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts Vedic Annual Summer Retreats 2008-2012
WAVES Conferences, International Locations
WAVES: “India’s Contributions and Influences in the World”, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (MA)
WAVES: Conference Pondicherry
WAVES: “India’s Intellectual Traditions in Contemporary Global Context”, University of MD, Washington, DC
WAVES: “Vedic Ideas for Global Harmony and Peace in the Modern Context”, University of Houston, Texas
WAVES: “Vedic heritage for Global Welfare of Next Generation”, Orlando, FL
WAVES: “Vedic Knowledge for Civilizational Harmony”, Trinidad, West Indies
WAVES: “Varna Jati and Kula – A Conference on India’s Caste System”, Piscataway, NJ
Yoga Ashrams and Conferences
Dharmasooya Mahayaga, Kerala, India (Audience 1 million)
International Yoga Festival Rishikesh, India
Patanjali Yogpeeth Ashram, Haridwar, India. Guest of Ramdev featured in the documentary “Planet Yoga”
Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India. Guest of H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji featured in the documentary “Planet Yoga”
Sivanada Yoga Ashram Paradise Island 2012 & 2013 & 2015
Sivanada Yoga Ashram Grass Valley, CA
Chinmaya Mission, Thane, “Relevance of the Bhagavad-Gita In the Modern World”,
Ongoing Yoga Centers in Canada, USA, India and Brazil (too many to list)
Mandir Executive Conference, Edison NJ “Bringing Knowledge of Hindu Dharma to Temples Through World-Class Speakers”
BAPS: Guest Speaker at Swami Narayan Organizations in Houston, London, Toronto, Chicago, Akshardham, New Delhi.
Tilak Mandir Vile Parle, “How the Sanatana Dharma of Bharata is Growing in the World”
ISCKON Temples: Guest speaker London, USA, India
Balaji Birmingham Temple, Birmingham UK
Arya Samaj, Houston and World Conference in Richmond, BC
National Hindu Students Forum Dynamic Spirit Conference, London, UK, “Modern Hindu Dharma & the Return of the Epic Hero,” “The Art of Choosing A Marriage Partner,” “Environmentalism & Hindu Dharma,” “Consumerism & the Modern Hindu Lifestyle”
Dharma Summit, Rutgers University New Jersey
The Southeast Regional Hindu Youth Association
The Dharma Conference, New York
The Northeast Regional Hindu Youth Association, Chicago IL
The National Hindu Youth Association
HSC Camp Raleigh NC, “Hindu Dharma for Future Hindu Leaders”
HSC Conference New Jersey, “Leadership Goals for the Hindu Students Council”
Video & TV Interviews – Video Gallery
“Association is like a crystal stone – it reflects the qualities of what is near it. Whatever you associate with – you become like.” ~ Jeffrey Armstrong