Timeline

1993

Bangladesh

At the age of 8 Karuna was a monk in the hill tracks of the Chittagong mountains.

1999

Sri Lanka

At the age of 14 Karuna studied BA Hons meditation and mindfulness in Sri Lanka under Professor KL Dammajoti Phd.

2005

SOAS

Karuna gained his Masters in Indian Buddhism at SOAS.

2011

Akanista Mindfulness

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.

2014

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.

2015

Imperial College

Karuna partnered with Imperial College researchers to measure KPI’s for organizations undertaking Mindfulness Training.

2015

Retreats in UK and Portugal

Extended retreats in the UK near London and Portugal on the Algarve Coast.

2016

Soho House

Partnered in 2016 with Soho House Shoreditch events team to deliver Mindfulness Training to their Members.