David Fox, Ph.D.(c)
Jnana Yogi | Shivnetra-Aghor | Licensed Teacher | Author
Self-realization is easy; taming the mind – not so much!
David began his journey steeped in the academics of the ancient Hebrew mysticism of Kabbalah, shared learning with sages in Jerusalem and Kyoto, but ultimately his life path has been that of a Jnani. A seeker from a very young age, by twenty-four he was sharing time with Mother Theresa and H.H. the Dalai Lama before taking himself deep into the Himalayas where he would find his Guru, a kindly ascetic monk, a Shaivite Aghori sadhu, in a small town nobody had ever heard of.
For twenty years he discipled with the swami, carrying water, chopping wood and in the oral tradition of the Jnani, learning the path of the art and science of Yoga. And when he wasn’t tending the fire, serving tea or otherwise engaged in the Master’s discourse and daily ritual tantric practices of Kriya, Pranayama, and general observation of the universe, he was learning to live a balanced life by becoming a rigorous academic at university, a solid professional as a learning and development coach in Japan and a loving husband and father.
David has been honored to spearhead global nation-building initiatives, coaching the new leadership of Afghanistan when the Taliban fell. He’s written the Mirror Sutra, a seminal piece of modern literature that culls many of his own Master’s oral teachings. Though he shares this readily with his students, he has only reluctantly decided to publish publicly.
Currently he is engaged in empowering thousands of young people in Japan, coaching primarily in the service industry, encouraging the attention of a new generation to impeccability and integrity of word use and allowing them to discover the dynamic freedom and power that rests in that awareness.
David earned a Master’s degree in Semiotics and is a candidate for Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy. He is a licensed Yoga teacher and has created a practical program called Seven Steps to clearly guide beginners on the path of self-awareness to the knowledge of their potential, and bring advanced practitioners to mastery. Seven Steps to Samadhi begins with the fundamentals of meditation because it is these skills of mindfulness, observation, focus, concentration and more which will form the cornerstone of all studies going forward.