I was born in Amman, Jordan into an Armenian family, the second of five children. Our family life was filled with the ideas, belief systems, and peoples of different religions, cultures, and languages. This included Christians of all denominations, Muslims and Sufis, further enriched by the teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as the Ageless Wisdom Teachings of Blavatsky, Bailey, and Agni Yoga. We were also told fables and hero stories from various cultures.
We were always motivated to read and study and do our homework by the example of my parents; they always gave us examples of self discipline, integrity, and through their deep knowledge, a love of scholarly pursuits.
We emigrated from Jordon to the United States in 1959 and I grew up in Los Angeles. In 1987 I started TSG Publishing Foundation, and in 1994, I moved to Arizona where our TSG Center is at present.
At first, we simply published and distributed Torkom’s books, but slowly this work grew as the need grew. I taught classes, gave lectures and seminars, and expanded my work. The TSG University started officially in 2000 September with a training program and beautiful meditation courses.
I was appointed by Torkom Saraydarian as the Trustee of the Creative Trust, which holds all of his published and unpublished creative works. I am involved in all the aspects of TSG Foundation and continue to publish the remaining manuscripts; giving seminars, classes, and meditations courses; and archiving the Creative Trust Library.
I love the Teaching. Why? I have traveled and met many kinds of people and I have a strong academic background and training in research and critical thinking. I see most clearly that the Teaching is the only path that gives us a sense of who we truly are. I can understand life in its complexities, its good and its bad, only when I can see it from the perspective of the Teaching. There is no other discipline in the world that can give the comprehensive, internally consistent philosophy and logic that the Teaching does about every aspect of life in its multiple dimensions!