Gita Saraydarian is the Founder and President of TSG Foundation and TSG University. She has established a worldwide audience as a lecturer and teacher of the Wisdom Teachings. As an educator of progressive ideas, transformation and goodwill, Gita writes and speaks on a range of topics that show contemporary life issues through the prism of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings.
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I was appointed by Torkom Saraydarian as the Trustee of the Creative Trust, which holds all of his published and unpublished creative works.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!
Gita’s educational background includes a Master of Arts degree in Law and Diplomacy; a Master of Arts degree in History; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics. She also taught and studied in Taiwan. Gita’s multi-disciplinary academic training, travels and studies abroad combined with her family background give a cross-cultural quality to her entire philosophy, approach to life, and her approach to the Teaching.
Gita has been imbued with the principles of the Ageless Wisdom teachings from a young age. Her father, Torkom Saraydarian, was a renowned scholar and teacher of comparative religions and philosophy. Her mother is a deeply spiritual person whose life has demonstrated selfless sacrifice to her family and community as she raised and educated her five children.
Inspired by her love of the spiritual Teachings, Gita founded TSG Publishing Foundation in 1987 for the purpose of publishing Torkom Saraydarian’s books. The work expanded to include seminars, weekly classes, workshops, meditation and spiritual training programs. She is also an ordained Minister in the Ageless Wisdom tradition.
Gita has been teaching the Ageless Wisdom since 1984. She has presented hundreds of courses on a broad range of topics to many American and International audiences. She currently presides over the work of TSG Foundation and TSG University, which enjoys a world-wide connection of spiritual seekers. She continues to publish Torkom’s books, and manages all copyright and translation activities.
How Can Gita's Work Help Me?
My passion is to make the Teaching available to any interested person and to help create a culture of understanding, appreciation, and spiritual nobility. This is the path of salvation for humanity. Human beings have made important expansions in the last 50-100 years. We can only judge the human condition and see the unfolding of humanity if we take a long-term view through the prism of the Teaching. The Teaching gives us the tools for comprehensive understanding, and helps us develop the inner patience and strength necessary to journey throughout life despite the many challenges that come our way.
Every person in the world can benefit from some part of the Teaching. Learning about the Wisdom and applying even a small portion of it to our life brings us many benefits. The Wisdom Teaching is the crucial path to living in health, harmony, and appreciation of the complexities of life, both individually and collectively. People are living and working in very complex social settings and in areas of the world that are vastly different from their homelands. We face huge challenges never seen before in the history of humanity. We are truly one world now and we see the immense need to have a foundation in life that helps us understand ourselves in a new way and understand each other. The understanding of the Teaching and the practice of its principles is the path to greater harmony in all parts of life.
Life offers tremendous possibilities and each of us has tremendous opportunities to excel regardless of where life and karma has placed us. We can overcome anything if we see it in its true light. What we reap depends entirely on what we sow.
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