Raymond's journey began when he discovered Transcendental Meditation (TM) and became a meditation teacher in his early twenties. His dedication to meditation led him to become the Chairman of the TM Center in Long Island, NY, where he played a pivotal role in establishing it as the most active and successful center in North America during his tenure.
Driven by a thirst for knowledge, Raymond expanded his expertise beyond meditation, delving into the realms of Vedic astrology and Ayurveda. His deep understanding of these ancient sciences allowed him to serve a prestigious clientele, including many top CEO’s and A-list celebrities who sought his guidance and insights.
During his spiritual quest, Raymond had the privilege of studying with powerful healers from the Kundalini tradition and receiving guidance from revered spiritual figures such as Amma and Sri Karunamayi. However, it was in the year 2000 that his path took a profound turn when he met Sri Kaleshwar at a sacred fire ceremony in Topanga Canyon, CA. In a fateful encounter, Sri Kaleshwar told Raymond, "I've come to you, now you come to me."
Intrigued by this profound invitation, Raymond embarked on a two-week visit to Sri Kaleshwar's ashram in India. Little did he know that this visit would stretch into a life-changing five-year stay, filled with intense sadhana (spiritual practice) and study under Sri Kaleshwar's nurturing guidance. During this transformative period, Raymond developed supernatural healing abilities and became one of Sri Kaleshwar's first Master Sai Shakti healers.
In 2006, Sri Kaleshwar directed Raymond to go back to Los Angeles with only a plane ticket and $100 in his pocket. Despite initial challenges, he trusted the guidance of his master deeply and built a thriving healing practice, sharing Sri Kaleshwar's teachings and giving thousands of healings. Raymond's practice attracted numerous individuals seeking solace, guidance, and transformation. His compassionate nature and profound understanding of the human spirit created a safe and nurturing space for healing and growth.
During this time, he authored "Mystic Living—The Principles of Vaastu for the 21st Century," the first in a trilogy of books on spiritual relationships, which provides practical insights into our sacred connection with the environment and ways to enhance the quality of living and work spaces.
In 2009, a new chapter unfolded when Swathimaa approached him with her first sacred jewelry creations and asked him to co-found SHIVALOKA, a venture dedicated to showcasing the authenticity of sacred power objects and their potential to enrich every individual's life.
Following Swami's guidance, and after nine years of preparation, Raymond established Baba's Sacred Dhuni in Bali, a sacred ceremonial fire pit established in 2021 as a mechanism for spiritual protection and wish-fulfillment.
In 2023, Raymond and Swathimaa collaborated again with the launch of SAI academy.
Raymond's journey as a teacher and healer continues to touch the lives of many, inspiring them to tap into their own innate healing abilities and access profound spiritual wisdom. His commitment to sharing the teachings of Sri Kaleshwar and his dedication to helping others manifest positive change have earned him a reputation as a respected spiritual guide and mentor.
~ Sri Kaleshwar