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Our Founder, Kambiz Naficy
Born in 1953, Kambiz Naficy first visited the U.S. in 1962, during the Kennedy era when his father was assigned to a diplomatic mission in Washington D.C. At this junction of his life, Kambiz became fluent in the English language, in addition to his fluency in the French and Farsi languages. As a young boy, he quickly learnt the ways of the West, integrating them with his profound understanding of Persian philosophy and way of life.
Years later, having attended an international school in the Middle East, he completed his undergraduate education in the U.S. and moved on to obtain two graduate degrees, one a Harvard-sponsored MBA, and the second, a Masters in International Studies from Columbia University in New York. Kambiz Naficy is a published poet and obtained his third graduate degree, a Masters in Fine Arts (in poetry), from The New School for Social Research also located in New York City.
After achieving success on Wall Street, Kambiz Naficy set out on his search for the Eternal Soul which took him to India. During a 15-year expedition to India, Kambiz studied with all of the Grand Masters of meditation and Yoga. Kambiz Naficy was initiated into the 1800-year-old science of Kriya Yoga by Swami Hariharananda who comes from the lineage of Babaji and Paramahansa Yogananda (Autobiography of a Yogi).
Naficy’s repertoire of higher education and multi-cultural experiences helps him conduct his meditation and self-development programs. As a Kriya yoga meditation master, he currently serves the diverse countries of Sri Lanka, India, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, and the U.S.
What sets Kambiz Naficy apart is a combination of his very deep and calming voice, his strong stage presence, his immense patience and empathy giving him the power of human understanding across cultures and across geographic boundaries. Master Kambiz Naficy is a modern, well-educated man who easily integrates the Western sciences of psychology and spiritual quantum physics with the ancient Vedic scriptures as well as the Persian poetry of Rumi and Hafez. He uses all of these immense and innate resources to do deep and quick cleansing of the human psyche, emotions, and Soul.
Thus far, thousands of students from all walks of life and from three continents have witnessed magnificent transformations in their lives after coming into loving contact with Kriya Master Kambiz Naficy.
Master Naficy is married and lives with his wife partly in the West and partly in Asia.
Master Naficy created The Joy of Life Organization in 2001 and now leads the organization with several dozen assistants around the globe. Master Naficy has been conducting Kriya Yoga meditation, personal transformation, and personal coaching programs for the past twenty-five years on three continents. Occasionally, he collaborates with well-known holistic and Yoga meditation centers in the West.
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Stage Presence and Content Delivery
Kambiz Naficy has a loving and charismatic presence on stage. He is well versed as a spiritual and professional speaker and has conducted dozens of public talks in the presence of very large TV, radio, religious, and professional assembly audiences. He has addressed large audiences at Indian temples, Unity Churches, IONS assemblies, and Rotary Club meetings of top-level CEO’s from such firms such as IBM, Mercedes Benz, and Coca Cola.
Master Naficy’s talks are practical, direct, deep, scientific, and spiritual. He explains profound ideas related to the scriptures, psychology & human motivation, and the quantum physics of manifestation in amazingly clear and concise ways.
Interviews and Publications
Meditation 101: An NBC television interview in the U.S. about the benefits of meditation and how Kriya Yoga works with the breath:
• CJSW Radio, Calgary, Canada
• Minneapolis (MN) Radio, U.S.A.
• Seventh Wave Radio, California, U.S.A.
- Kambiz Naficy’s Book: Riding the Waves of Life – Available on www.amazon.com
- Hindustan Times, India: Manifesting Reality (January 17, 2007)
- Yoga Chicago: Are You Tuned in to the Energies of Life? (March/April 2011)
- Edge Magazine, USA: An Interview with Persian Guru (December 2008)
- The Business Standard, Sri Lanka: The odd, modern Yogi (June 9, 2006)