After many years of sharing various aspects of Shamanic teachings in weekend workshops and classes, in 2012 Rajinder decided to take it a step further and open The Munay Centre of Shamanic Studies. Since then, the Munay Centre has become a serious place of learning for those interested in the Andean tradition of Shamanism. Offering one day and weekend workshops on various topics and Shamanic techniques, the centre also holds ongoing Medicine Wheel training for those looking to go deeper into the work or become practitioners themselves.
Rajinder was born in India, a culture rich in ancient traditions of Spirituality, Faith & Religions. His parents knew of his path years before he was born and it was no surprise when he started to accompany his father to Spiritual Teachers at an early age. At the age of eleven he moved to London with his uncle leaving his family in India. The years spent away from his family were not easy and after twelve years he returned to India only to find his sister very ill and his father not well either. The following year his sister passed away and a year later his father, his hero. The need to heal and answer the calling only grew stronger and in the years that followed he was back on his path trying to combine his spiritual quest with his day job.
The calling took him to spend time and learn from Master Shamans & Spiritual Teachers in India, West Africa, USA, Europe and more recently Peru which he now regards as his second spiritual home. In 2004 he moved to Cork and he started to practice energy work full time and teach meditation in it's various forms. He believes that knowledge is a gift and a blessing that has been passed down to us and that we need to pass it on to the next generation. After years of giving introductory workshops on various aspects of Shamanism, in 2012 Rajinder started training those interested in this work. "This is hard work" he explains "as first the Student needs to learn about him/herself, learn the stories, the wounds that live within them and heal them and not everyone is ready to heal the past. Clarity to help others can only come when you heal the traumas within yourself and for a Shaman this is an essential part of training. The very basic work can take years for some people to get to grips with let alone master."
Although lighthearted at the best of times, Rajinder is serious about his work as a practitioner and as a teacher. "I come from a culture where a Teachers name will open doors for a student and this is because the Teachers only take on students that are dedicated and are serious about the path. I'd like to think that I too carry that tradition and the people training with me know that I'm serious. When a student is ready I will know and they will know. This knowing comes from experience not certificates of attendance."