Linda Ingstad (Basanti)
I found Vedanta after I developed an interest in Hatha Yoga, and started to practice meditation. I knew that I needed a teacher, but did not know where to look. I was studying acting in Hollywood, and one of my acting coaches wore a silver OM necklace. She told me about the Vedanta center, and invited me to attend a Tuesday evening lecture. I felt very much at home, and inspired by the readings from the Gospel...I was hooked and several weeks after I started to attend I met my Guru Swami Prabhavanandaji. I was a very blessed 21 year old.