Surya Tahora was born in Madagascar, a former French colony located in Indian Ocean. At the age of 10, he moved to Paris for his studies and completed a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences for the Industry from Paris University and a MBA. After his studies, he worked for 14 years in multinational companies in international marketing and strategic planning both in Paris and Bangkok. He has also attended an intensive executive training program at INSEAD School of Management.
In 1995 he met Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a contemporary teacher of Non Duality (Advaita Vedanta) in the tradition of the Indian philosopher Shankaracarya. For the last 17 years, Surya has been studying with him the main ancient texts of the Indian philosophical tradition in their original Sanskrit version. He attended several short term and long term courses conducted by Swamiji at Coimbatore and Rishikesh, which are two of his major institutions of learning.
From 2007 onwards Surya has been conducting seminars, intensive retreats and giving public talks on Non Duality in India, Europe, etc. both in English and in French. He created with his wife Neema Majmudar a bilingual website in French and English called Vedanta, Being alive to what is, www.discovervedanta.com, which explains in a modern style the vision of the traditional teaching of Advaita Vedanta with numerous links to articles, blogs and videos of their talks. He launched recently a blog Bridges to Oneness, http://discovervedanta.wordpress.com/ which attempts to build bridges between Indian philosophy and various disciplines of knowledge such as psychology, ecology, neurobiology, modern physics etc.
He has also translated into French several books of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, namely the Bhagavad Gita; Mundaka Upanishad; Value of Values; Living Intelligently; The fundamental Problem; The Problem is You, the Solution is You; Morning Meditations and Prayers. Several of these books have now been published and are available for French audience.
Lastly, Surya has co-written with his wife Neema a book on the relevance of the vision of Non Duality for modern world, "Living the vision of Oneness, Exploring realities and growing as an individual"
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