At the age of 8 Karuna was a monk in the hill tracks of the Chittagong mountains.
At the age of 14 Karuna studied BA Hons meditation and mindfulness in Sri Lanka under Professor KL Dammajoti Phd.
Karuna gained his Masters in Indian Buddhism at SOAS.
Karuna founded Akanista with his wife Nitima, an integrative therapist and mindfulness teacher. They set up weekly classes in four studios in London and begun running weekend retreats.
Save The Children
Karuna and Nitima piloted the first Mindfulness training course in an organizational setting with Save The Children in London. They observed reduction of stress and increase in social engagement and communication. Managers were also able to manage conflicts within organization.
Karuna partnered with Imperial College researchers to measure KPI’s for organizations undertaking Mindfulness Training.
Retreats in UK and Portugal
Extended retreats in the UK near London and Portugal on the Algarve Coast.
Partnered in 2016 with Soho House Shoreditch events team to deliver Mindfulness Training to their Members.