Academic Advisory Council

Dr. Mark McLaughlin

Full Professor, South Asian Religions
Department of Religious Studies
The College of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, VA, USA

Dr. Elaine Fisher

Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies
Stanford University,
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Dr. William K. Mahony

Founding Member
Professor of Religious Studies
Davidson College
Davidson, North Carolina, USA

Dr. Nihar Purohit

Guest Lecturer
Sanskrit Vidyaa Dharma Vijyaana Sankaaya
Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi, U.P., India

Swami Shantananda

Founding Member
Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
SYDA Foundation,
South Fallsburg, NY, USA

Dr. Hamsa Stainton

Assistant Professor
School of Religious Studies
McGill University,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dr. Ben Williams

Assistant Professor
Yoga Studies and Hinduism
Naropa University,
Colorado. USA

Dr. Borayin Larios

Assistant Professor
Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies,
University of Vienna, Austria
Effective August 1, 2023, Dr. Larios will assume the roles of Director of the Department of Indology at the French Institute of Pondicherry and Research Fellow of the Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry, India.