Aruna’s first encounter with spiritual truths and experience of meditation was at the age of 8. Her deep personal experiences led her to realize her purpose by the time she was 14. For over 35 years Aruna has been practicing meditation and has become an accomplished spiritual author.
Aruna is fortunate to have the blend of two cultures – the East and West! She was born in Kenya, educated in England, worked in Canada, and has lived in various other parts of the world and travels regularly to India.
The gift of a contemplative mind and her deep search for truth has enabled Aruna to focus on her personal soul-journey. Aruna’s writing was inspired by the teachings of the Brahma Kumaris (www.brahmakumaris.org), where she studied the gentle art of Raja Yoga Meditation. She is one of their experienced and dedicated teachers helping to promote this yogic art. Aruna also facilitates retreats and trainings, and manages various self-development projects.
Aruna has helped to establish meditation centres in Vancouver-Canada, Istanbul-Turkey, Manama-Bahrain and Kuwait City-Kuwait. Aruna’s interest in the study of the ‘self’ has led her to explore different ways of creating a peaceful life, through the balance of a dairy-free lifestyle combined with meditation. As a Certified Negotiator in Conflict Resolution, Aruna works to promote inner peace and harmony. In her own way she has become a peace ambassador.
Aruna’s clear intellect and insight helps to convey spiritual wisdom in a way that is easy and accessible, with a style and language that speaks to everyone. Aruna has launched eight books: ‘It’s Time… for Relationships’ , ‘It’s Time… for Change’, ‘It’s Time… for Self-Empowerment’, ‘It’s Time… to be Cool’, ‘It’s Time… to Meditate’, ‘It’s Time… to do the Inner Work’, and ’50 Things’ a collection of beautiful inspired writing that covers a wide range of topics. ‘Conflict Resolution’, is Aruna’s self-published workbook that will help you manage most of your conflicts! This is Aruna’s gift to you and you can download a FREE copy from the home page. Also available for purchase at a non-profit price.
Aruna began blogging February 2010. She has been writing a weekly blog ever since. Articles are now being translated into several languages. Subscribe to her successful blog: ‘It’s Time…’, at www.arunaladva.org or itstimetomeditate.org
In November 2014, Aruna received a ‘Women of Excellence Award’ from the Yoga Federation of India, for her contribution to social work.
Special Thanks and Appreciation
I would really like to thank all those who have had faith in me and supported ‘It’s Time…’ over the years. Without you ‘It’s Time…’ could not have come this far – thank you from the bottom of my heart and may we continue to make a collective difference in the world!
Dadi Janki for believing in me when I did not! I love you!
Carol Lipthorpe for helping to edit the articles and bringing clarity when most needed! Thanks for your patience!
Marion Highman for your detailed eye and help – thanks for being always ever ready! You are an angel!
Jaymini Patel at BK Publications for turning a vision into a reality. You are wonderful!
Girish Wadhwani for initiating and developing the ‘It’s Time…’ App and holding a vision greater than mine! Many thanks!
Joachim Debarge for all the beautiful illustrations. Thanks for your patience and dedication! Merci Beaucoup!
Thanks also to Bina Shivram for all blog support – you have a big heart! Always smiling and willing!
Mike Saunders for web support – thanks for making the blog look so pretty in ‘soul and body’!
All of you readers for your support and encouraging comments. The fact that the readership continues to increase every month, enthuses me to continue writing. Thank you for walking this journey with me!
Peace and Love,