hyam Singha was born in Kashmir of Kashmiri
and Russian blood. His background was deeply religious. His mother - still
alive today - was a great devotee of Saint Kirpal Singh (originator of RUHANI
SATSANG), himself a frequent visitor to the small Ashram she had built. By the
age of twelve, Shyam had read the great Indian epics, including the Mahabharata
and Ramayana and his passion for reading all the great teachings of the
different disciplines continued throughout his life.
his background nurtured in Shyam Singha a
deep and lasting search for inner truth and led him to sit with the great
spiritual masters, SRI AUROBINDO, THE MOTHER, GURDJIEF, GURU RAM DAS, SWAMI
VISHNU DEVANADA, KRISHNAMURTI and OSHO, amongst others. Most gurus gave Dr.
Singha the name of Bodhisattva (whose function is to lead others onto the path
of spiritual enlightenment, postponing his own entrance to Nirvana).
fter graduating from Patna University and
gaining his BSc. in Aeronautical Engineering, Shyam Singha joined the Air
Force. He came to England in 1953, where he worked as an aeronautical engineer.
He then switched to accountancy and became chief accountant to a large
international firm. He then turned to Naturopathy and Osteopathy, studying at
the British College. He then went to Hong Kong, China, Japan and Taiwan and
studied with the great guru of acupuncture, FDr Wn Wei Ping.
uring this period he invented Radio
Sunglasses, which made him a millionaire and he mixed with the dignitaries and
royalties of Europe, the USA and the Middle East. Whilst on a lecturing tour of
the USA his business collapsed and once again, he lost everything. He returned
to the UK and opened the first British School of Acupuncture for the British
Acupuncture Association. He opened the Sri Aurobindo Centre and the Osho
n the late sixties and seventies he hobnobbed
with Zuzuki (Introducing Zen), the Koestlers (Act of Creation and Roots of
Coincidence), Ronnie Laing (The Politics of Experience), Fritz Pearls
(Gestalt), Oshawa (of Macrobiotic fame), N. Cohen and Francis Huxley (son of
r. Singha continues to practise in London and
Suffolk. He travels frequently to the USA, Holland, Germany and Italy, where he
teaches and gives workshops in meditation and lectures on Mind - Body - Health
- Food, Food as Medicine, Medicine as Food.
e is a painter, a philosopher, a poet, a chef
extraordinaire. And he draws on all these gifts in his capacity as a