Music is the worship of an organized sound.
Pandit Divyang Vakil (known as Guruji, or “respected teacher”) is a Tabla and rhythm guru renowned for his teaching excellence. In his expansive teaching career of over 43 years, he has produced innumerable music professionals. After performing for many years with stalwarts of Indian classical music and dance, he gave up his performing career to dedicate himself to his teaching and spiritual commitments. Currently Guruji Pandit Divyang Vakil is conducting extensive rhythm training for Kathak dancers across the globe. His Taalvidya programs for Kathak dancers aim at providing a deeper understanding of the rhythmic patterns around which the artform revolves, giving an insight into the fundamental structure of the art which opens up many new possibilities for an artist to explore.
Before man begins his
struggle to realize God,
he must first realize
Raised in an environment imbibed with philosophy, Guruji Pandit Divyang Vakil expressed an interest in deeper questions of life since his youth. With a deep desire to understand the world, he travelled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the Gir forest to Bengal, seeking out sanyasis, senior spiritual practitioners and religious heads. In his years of travel, Guruji has been fortunate to receive blessings and rare gems of knowledge from many sanayasis and fakirs and formally studied Indian and Western philosophy under his father and philosopher, Dr. Suresh Vakil. He was also greatly inspired by the ideas of Osho, Swami Chinmayananda, and Munni Subodh Sagarji, with whom he has had extensive interactions.