Kanchana Krishnan Ayyar, winner of several literary awards for her three highly acclaimed books, has taught Indian philosophy, yoga and mythology for 25 years in three continents. Her latest book, “The Present: a Gift from the Divine,” a revelation on happiness and the power of the present has received a rare endorsement from H.H. the Dalai Lama. She runs Hamsa Meditation groups in south Florida and has a vision of bringing meditation to the workplace, addiction centers and women’s shelters. Look for her upcoming Creative Writing workshops for Middle and High schoolers coming up shortly.