Namasté! I’m not very good at the whole “bio on the fly”, so here is a bit copied off the back of one of my books:
“Internationally respected, life coach and teacher, Dharmacharya Gurudas Sunyatananda (Dr. F. Gianmichael Salvato, O.C., M.Sc.) is a Buddhist and Franciscan contemplative, and author of the popular book, “The Dharma of Compassion - One Monk’s Reflections on the Teachings of the Enlightened and Anointed Ones”. He is best known for his on-going contributions to helping people unlock the power of their own minds — teaching them how to apply that power to create strong, loving relationships, improve their financial situations, and live healthier, more meaningful, prosperous, health and satisfying lives.”
All that nonsense aside, I am a simple Buddhist-Franciscan monk, whose only religion is compassion; whose only god is Love; and whose only spiritual path is service to those who suffer.
Not into the fluff and refinery of titles, such as “Lama”, “Venerable”, etc. I’d rather be called “dude” or simply Gurudas.
Honoured to be here!