The Sanskrit word “Nirvana” means “to extinguish” or “blow out”. It is a word that describes one of the greatest possible internal experiences of life. It represents that moment when an individual transcends the conditioned limitations of the mind, including fear, boredom, and uncertainty, to experience an unparalleled state of internal bliss and joy.

“Nirvana” is a non-religious spiritual community dedicated to the exploration of the inner mysteries of life. We are here to explore and experience life to its fullest by pursuing our own individual paths to awakening, as well as helping each other along the way. “Nirvana” is the ultimate spiritual destination to live and grow in freedom, guided by an enlightened teacher.

Our Purpose

With our first meditation center being developed in Tennessee, we at Nirvana are striving to empower people to go beyond the stress and anxiety of daily life and reach to their highest possibility. 

During our lives, we all develop mental blocks which inhibit our creative ability, affect our positivity, and hide our purpose in life. Through programs and experiential workshops, we teach people how to overcome these mental blocks and obstacles. 

We are a curious bunch of people seeking the best of what life has to offer; inner peace, happiness and a deeper connection with life. We are passionate about meditation and its tremendous possibilities.



Is Religion Serving its Purpose?

Is Religion Serving its Purpose?

As a meditator, my meaning of religion would be very different from the general audience, because I see religion from inside, not from outside. Usually, we see religion from the outside. What it offers is the comfort it gives us and the identity it gives us. It’s very...

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We know too much about too many people. Most of it is unnecessary and doesn't serve any purpose to us. Still, our mind is occupied realizing how others are doing, and the lifestyle comparison begins. We've caught ourselves in the clutches of material possessions and...

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One Minute to Enlightenment

One Minute to Enlightenment

Listen to a voice recording of this talk on SoundCloud here Is Language Good or Bad? Is language our gift or is it a curse? Is language a boon or a bane? Is language helping us or hurting us? That's a fundamental question because somehow we have assumed that language...

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What you can do with 20,000 breaths a day

What you can do with 20,000 breaths a day

Breath. It's one of those things that you don't really notice most of the time, sort of like the heart beat, but it's pretty incredible that we do it, on average, 20,000 times per day! Breath is our connection to life; one cannot live more than a few minutes without...

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Controlling your Mind with your Body

Controlling your Mind with your Body

Severe stress or panic attacks are moments when you feel you have no control over what's happening around you, you have no control over your mind and body, and is a direct result of uncontrolled excessive thinking about something - usually something negative. You're...

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While a good book provides answers, a great book compels you to ask new questions. “The Silent Path” steps on the toes of institutional belief systems, exposing a beautiful path to individual liberation. Instead of providing readymade answers, this book inspires you to think and question your limiting belief systems.

Enlightened teacher Avi takes you on a magnificent journey into your inner world of silence and stillness. He offers an ideal introduction to the world of meditation and answers some of your most important questions about pursuing a more meaningful way of life. “The Silent Path” describes how to balance the responsibilities of a modern lifestyle, while pursuing a practical and scientific path to inner peace, certainty and happiness.

Here are a few questions Avi addresses in this book:

  • What can meditation do for me? How do I practice it?
  • How do I gain control over my thoughts and emotions?
  • How do I stop worrying so much?
  • How do I manage my anger and frustration?
  • What exactly is Enlightenment and how do I attain it? 

An “illuminating breath of fresh air,” “The Silent Path” will change your life forever.

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About the Author:

Once in a while, an individual comes along who possesses the ability to profoundly alter our perception and understanding of life. Avi is one such person. Avi’s deep understanding of human life comes from his experiential journey into the depths of silence and stillness.

After going through regular college and career, Avi still felt restless and incomplete. He left his financial analyst job at Thomson Reuters to pursue his passion for life, spirituality and meditation. After completing his NLP Masters, he dove into the world of meditation. He spent several years in intense silence, solitude and meditation, at the end of which he had a profound life-altering experience of Self-Realization.

Currently, Avi lives in Tennessee and travels around the country delivering talks to share his experiences. His teachings are both inspiring and illuminating. Nirvana Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Avi to help spread his message and teachings around the world.

Avi Raa

Praise for the book

“This book has changed the way I look at life. Such amazing insights! Avi is truly gifted.”


Student, Nirvana

“This is a must read book for all those who are interested in meditation. Just loved it.”


Business Analyst, Northern Trust


In today’s digital age, you don’t have to physically be at Nirvana to volunteer. We have volunteering opportunities in transcribing videos, writing articles, book editing, program organization, teaching, and lots more.

Our first meditation center is under construction in Crab Orchard, Tennessee. We could use help from folks who have skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical or general labor skills.

If you’re interested in helping us by contributing your time and energy, use the volunteer form to share your information.

Volunteering with Nirvana offers you an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of people around you. It also offers you an opportunity to transform your own life by bringing in more meaning and purpose to your actions.

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