Dr. Manoj Chalam

Dr. Manoj Chalam


These days people call Manoj a “spiritual stand up comedian” but he often falls flat on his face and that keeps his ego in check. Manoj uses an entertaining story telling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy and help people in their hero’s journey. An Indian-born scientist with a PhD in Chemical engineering from Cornell University, Manoj helps individuals find their archetypes in Hindu Yogic deities and teaches the 5 practices to work with their archetype as a Vedantic practice. He has also compiled a book on the symbolisms of Hindu and Buddhist deity archetypes.

Manoj is in the business of story telling to inspire people. And podcasts and youtube videos are the new compelling media to tell stories. Manoj was interviewed recently by the Ram Dass foundation for their podcast on "The Deities".  Manoj, Jyothi and Kurt have created an “online ashram” under Patreon. Manoj’s workshops are usually 70% lecture, 15% archetypical deity yoga meditations, 10% Mantra chantings and 5% light spiritual stretches. 

You Tube channel / Patreon: Murtis and Vedanta