Inspired to embrace a meditative, aesthetic lifestyle, she moved to the quietude of the Rocky Mountains in the Western United States, married and became a householder raising three children. Regarding the planet as a living entity, she engaged in large-scale organic farming, reforestation and conservation projects. Like her grandmother, she avidly studied natural healing and herbal medicine, leading her to contribute to building a rural health clinic and organize organic food distribution cooperatives, while engaging business ventures in forest reclamation that demanded the expertise of contracting with the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Atlantic Richfield and Exxon Oil Company. This hands-on background, integrated an ample degree of practical expertise that would be vital to becoming a servant of humanity.
As her children grew to adulthood, she traversed the globe delving into the world's spiritual wealth in the remote reaches of the Himalayas, the jungles of the Amazon, the highlands of the Andes, the temples of ancient Egypt, and the Mayan Yucatan. Her thirst for the headwaters of wisdom, led her to be welcomed into the tribal ceremonies of Native Americans in the West as well as in the monasteries and caves of Tibet and Nepal. Significant years immersed in the Holy Land, following in the footsteps of the saints and prophets, provided an immense diversity of direct experience and a deep compassion for humanity's struggles.
Compelled to unify all paths, she began to organize her spiritual writings into an eloquent synthesis of eastern and western streams of wisdom into what became the Universal Archives of the Royal Path, a source of inspiration for countless readers from all walks of life. Recognized internationally as a master teacher in the early 1990's, she soon founded her institute for the divine sciences, offering credentialed programs for meditation and the transformational arts in the United States and Europe. Further exemplifying a 'feet on the ground' approach, she expanded her interests to planetary sustainability and human values, becoming involved with international NGO's, environmental initiatives and humanitarian projects, giving her in-depth insight on the glaring urgency of global issues. This led her to found the Peace Promise Initiative in Israel in early 2000 that sponsored seminars for world peace in the Middle East.
The near epic range of her global experiences, from her dedication to planetary prosperity, to her life-changing quest for the ageless masters who appeared and disappeared into the mists of the high Himalayas is indeed groundbreaking. As a tireless servant of humanity, her largess of global awareness is nothing less than remarkable and her life story even more so. Yet, what is inspiring for many seekers, is that Rishi Devra's homage to the divine has always been balanced by the joys and rigors of raising children and grandchildren, which she heartfully continues today as a spiritually awakened household
With her illumination in full radiance, Devra continued to exemplify a 'feet on the ground' approach, expanding her focus for global awareness to a wide range of scientific and technological fields, as well as global financial systems, planetary sustainability and all aspects of human values. Organizing and attending conferences for world peace and humanitarian governance increased her involvement with international leadership groups, humanitarian projects in regions of conflict, environmental initiatives and international think-tanks which enabled her to gain a wide range of insight on the glaring urgency of contemporary global issues. She founded the Peace Promise Initiative in early 2000, a humanitarian endeavor that sponsored expos and seminars for world peace in the Middle East. Her time spent in regions of conflict enabled her to have a visceral appreciation of the human devastation that came with the ravages of war and famine, and its inevitable impact on the entirety of the planetary system, all the while continually immersing ever deeper in the Divine. As the founder of our institute for meditative life mastery, her hands on life approach enables her to be especially sensitive to modern life in its full context of demands, at the same time that she brings a profound eloquence to all that she does. She is as practical in her pragmatic logic, as she is sublime in her divine grace.