Rev. Sundari Jensen met her spiritual teacher, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, in March of 1992 and was initiated into Kriya Yoga by her in 1999, and ordained in 2002. She serves as a Senior Kriya Yoga Teacher and Executive Minister. Sundari leads the Core Teachings Team which is responsible for all classes and retreats related to yoga and meditation. As Provost of Meru Institute, Sundari draws on her vast experience as an educator to oversee the training and preparation of teachers and leaders in the Kriya Yoga tradition. Sundari acts as editor-in-chief for CSE’s quarterly magazine, the Enlightenment Journal. She oversees CSE Press and the global marketing team that is responsible for publishing books, audio/video production, artwork, websites, digital and print media. Sundari also serves as executive assistant to Yogacharya.
Rev. Sylvia Karuna Lunt was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 1987 and ordained in 2000. She serves as a Senior Kriya Yoga Teacher and Executive Minister. Karuna leads the Ministry Services Team which is responsible for worship services, youth spiritual education, and all aspects of community ministry. As VP of Board Operations, she draws from decades of experience in the business sector as she oversees Center-wide operations, which includes fundraising, upkeep of the ashram grounds, human resources, and administration. Additionally, Karuna supports the ministerial team, and oversees development of affiliated meditation centers in the community.