Tejas Monteverdi was raised focused on Eastern philosophy. After exploring many traditions throughout his life, the science of Vedanta became his priority. Tejas practices Jangama meditation with the guidance of his Guru Shiva Rudra Balayogi. He is an avid student of Vedanta inspired by his teachers James Swartz (Ramji) and Swami Dayananda. His devotion to Truth inspires him to share the traditional teachings with others, so that through their own inquiry they could realize their true nature and be free. Since 2016 Tejas has been co-presenting the Living Consciously Education workshops with Karen Monteverdi at Ananda Ashram.