Dr. Pillai's Bio

Dr. Pillai is an International Speaker and World Thought Leader who is deeply committed to helping people across the globe make the shift in consciousness from a life of limitations to a life unlimited.

Dr. Pillai is the most progressive and innovative source of self- advancement knowledge, tools and practices living on our planet today. He has been featured in Time Magazine for having millions of views of his free teaching videos on Youtube and was voted as the “Youtube Guru” in 2008. Tens of thousands of people have already experience massive shifts in their lives as a result of practicing his Siddha Sound Technologies.

Dr. Pillai has been a speaker for the United Nations Conference of World Religions and the World Knowledge Forum, and has hosted forums on Religion and Science.

Dr. Pillai knows that Siddha Wisdom and Modern Science are not complete on their own and His teaching brings both together. He often quotes Einstein: "Science without Religion is lame, Religion without Science is blind."


His scholarly background includes Masters degrees in English Literature and Comparative Literature from Madurai University and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh where he was both a teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies and Coordinator of Indian Studies program for the Department of International Studies.

Dr. Pillai is an Enlightened Master from the South Indian Siddha tradition.

He is the author of several books including Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side, Miracles of the Avatar, and One Minute Guide to Prosperity and Enlightenment.

Dr. Wayne Dyer lovingly dedicated his breakthrough book “Manifest Your Destiny” to Dr. Pillai, a.k.a. Guruji, for giving to Dr. Dyer the now famous “Ah” Meditation.


He created and continues to develop The Pillai Center (http://www.pillaicenter.com), an educational company with a goal of enhancing human intelligence and positively transforming every aspect of life. Courses are offered on self development in health, prosperity, relationship and spirituality.

Dr. Pillai is the founder of AstroVed (http://www.astroved.com), an organization which focuses on the propagation of the Vedic sciences, and offers spiritual technologies to bring about positive transformation in the areas of prosperity, health, relationship, career and inner growth.


As founder of non-profit, Tripura Foundation (http://www.tripurafoundation.org), Dr. Pillai is committed to abolishing extreme poverty. For over 20 years, Tripura's programs have been designed to eradicate hunger, educate children, and empower women & girls. Tripura's current "Hope Centers" provide science-based, transformational tools through educational programs to its 45 centers serving underprivileged children. Tripura has built sustainable, environmentally-friendly housing for the poorest of the poor, replacing slum dwellings with beautiful homes. Tripura Foundation also sponsors Boystown residential facility for impoverished boys, delivers feeding programs, and offers other relief programs around the world.


~Dr. Pillai's Light Body Program Message~

“I wanted it to be a live program so that I could do whatever the Divine wants me to do rather than something that was set and done; But rather be in a moment and give you the most relevant, the most useful, the most important teaching.

I am going to be meditating with you. It is all going to be live. No syllabus except one syllabus and that is to be in a moment and to realize that we are already the Light Body and that we are fighting with the illusions. Then one day, as we may meditate together, we will be transformed. In the wink of an eye, the body will turn into light and that is the ultimate evolution.

I will prepare you to a level where you will be able to conquer your senses, conquer your appetite, conquer your sense of enjoyments, conquer your ignorance, conquer your ego and then be ready but still you will be hanging on to the ego self, the mind and the distractions. But then you are ready through the practices and at that time the divine will, in the wink of an eye, will turn the body into light."~ Dr. Pillai