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Anjaneya Foundation

Endued with wisdom, may we attain 'Poorna' - completeness

ॐ तत्वज्ञानप्रदाय नमः

Integrating ‘spirituality & ancient wisdom’ into business, academia, individual and community life.

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As a result of the pandemic our programs for this summer are cancelled. We will schedule a new one as soon as the siutation improves.


The Anjaneya Foundation takes the opportunity of using the space under MUSINGS to share knowledge and information, experiences, reflections, which readers may find useful. In the first of the series, four short pieces are shared. The section will constantly be renewed and updated and fresh content uploaded. Readers are free to use the content with due acknowledgements made to the authors, wherever required, should they make use of them in course of their professional / scholarly work.

The fundamentals of Vedantic Philosophy

VedantaSpiritual Insights

Vedanta is the culmination of knowledge, the sacred wisdom of the Hindu sages, and the transcendental experience of the seers of truth. It is the essence, or conclusion, of the Vedas. As the Upanishads come at the end of the Vedas, so it is called Vedanta. Literally, Veda means knowledge and anta means end. Read more

What is Meditation or ‘Dhyana’?

Yoga & MeditationSpirituality

Meditation has been glorified by the Hindu scriptures as the most sacred vocation of human being. Humans alone are capable of this highest effort, by which they can rise beyond the mind and the intellect, the factors that limit them states Swami Chimayananda (2008:13). The spiritual stalwart of our times, further states, and rightly so, that, few of us can remain for a single moment without the mind and intellect roaming in clusters of thoughts. The question is: How can we regulate the production and flow of our thoughts? (ibid) Seeking an answer to this can had by cultivating controls over thoughts, gaining mastery on controlling and directing their flow, which can be attained by practicing meditation or dhyana. Read more

  • Prof. Dr. René Fahr

    Shekhar has been inspiring our students at Paderborn University for years. His insightful teachings draw on the Vedas and the Upanishads as well on his long term managerial experience. Shekhar gives you a clear idea on how to make spirituality part of your personal and professional life.

    – Prof. Dr. René Fahr

    Vice-President for Technology Transfer Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Corporate Governance. University of Paderborn, Germany

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Schneider

    Returning to Paderborn regularly since 2009, Shekhar is a distinguished visiting professor to our university. He is a gifted teacher who combines valuable experience as an executive and consultant with academic rigour, instilling in students from all over the world a truly global mindset.

    – Prof. Dr. Martin Schneider

    Professor for Personnel Economics Faculty of Economics and Business Administration University of Paderborn Germany

  • Prof. Dr. E A Ramaswamy

    Anjaneya Foundation strives to harness traditional wisdom to address modern challenges. It is an effort that should be welcomed by anyone who believes that spiritual values enshrined in ancient scriptures have a relevance that goes beyond time and space. As our world gets ever more complex they could well be the rudder that keeps us and our institutions on an even keel.

    – Prof. Dr. E A Ramaswamy

    Professor & Management Consultant, Author Bengaluru, India

  • Dr. Freek Schiphorst

    From career manager in human resources to an uncertain path in the academic world, Shekhar has found himself a well-earned place – a niche place—in academia. Inspired not only by what management science has to offer but equally also by what spiritual forces have in store he is now a respected teacher giving guidance to professionals in business. I wish him success in this latest endeavour starting the Anjaneya Foundation. The interventions it will design will - I am confident - let its participants realise that there is more between heaven and earth than dreamt of in their philosophy.

    – Dr. Freek Schiphorst

    Associate Professor - Deputy Rector for Educational Affairs Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Shekhar decided a few years ago to put an end to his work as a professor of human resources management and to focus on his real field of interest, spirituality in business and in individual and community life. This was a far reaching decision and I appreciated his courage to give up the wide lanes of academic work in the area of business administration for the discovery of new paths through a less common field. I admire his courage to leave the comfort of an academic position and his sense of purpose and perseverance in his new pursuit. I wish him success.

    – Prof. Dr. Lodewijk Berlage

    Professor emeritus, KU Leuven (Belgium)

  • Sukadev Bretz

    Dr. Chandrashekhar Pandey has been a regular guest speaker and consultant at Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany, Meinberg near Paderborn – Europe’s biggest Yoga Institution. He has a tremendous knowledge and a clear lecture style making it easy to grasp. More importantly, his talks and workshops touch participants deeply, inspire and help them to find purpose in their lives. Dr. Pandey has also helped Yoga Vidya, as consultant for the Ashram leadership and directors helping to improve communication, organization structure, mission purpose awareness and sense of community. We are highly grateful to him for his valuable services.

    – Sukadev Bretz

    Founder of Haus Yoga Vidya and the Yoga Vidya organization, Bad-Meinberg, Germany

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