Vallabhdas has been Shyamdas’s editor, co-translator, project manager and friend since 2004 and recently earned his M.A. in Asian Languages and Literature from UW Seattle. Shyamdas has been an inspirational guiding force in his life since they first met at a Neem Karoli Baba satsang. Shortly thereafter Vallabhdas went to India to live and study with Shyamdas, who continued to bless him with inordinate amounts of prasad, inspiration and support. Vallabhdas is honored to serve as the director of the Shyamdas Foundation.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Mae Ryan is the niece of Shyamdas, who was a constant source of inspiration for her. She is a video journalist for The Guardian.
Susan Ryan, Shyamdas’s sister, was inspired on her spiritual path by her younger brother’s aspirations, finding herself devoted to the Tibetan Buddhist teachings. She traveled to India in the 70s and had the privilege to know Shyamdas’s guru, Prathamesh Goswami.