Madhu B. Wangu is an author and the founder of Mindful Writers Groups. She has a doctorate in the phenomenology of Religion from the University of Pittsburgh (1988) and a post-doctoral Fellowship from Harvard University (1989-1991). For fifteen years she taught Hindu and Buddhist art history at various universities.
Madhu Wangu has written books about goddesses. Images of Indian Goddesses: Myths, Meanings and Models, (Abhinav Publications, New Delhi, 2003) discusses the meaning of goddess myths and symbols. A Goddess is Born, (Spark Publishers, 2002) details the social, political, and cultural meanings of the Kashmiri goddess, Khir Bhavani. She has also written two extensively illustrated books for young adults, Hinduism (Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1991) and Buddhism (Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1993).
Based on decades of the practice of mindfulness meditation Dr. Wangu developed Writing Meditation Practice. In 2010, she founded the Mindful Writers Group. In 2011 her first CD, “Meditations for Mindful Writers: Body, Heart, Mind” was burned. A second Mindful Writers Group started in 2016, and second CD, “Meditations for Mindful Writers: Sensations, Feelings, Thoughts” was released in 2017. Her meditations inspire, help remove blocks, improve focus and increase creative flow. A must for novice as well as professional writers.
Madhu Wangu, an award-winning author released her debut collection, Chance Meetings: Stories About Cross-Cultural Karmic Collisions and Compassion in 2015. Her novel, An Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey was published in 2016. Her forthcoming novel, The Last Suttee, will be available in August 2017.
She lives in Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA with her husband Manoj, a retired robotics engineer. They have two daughters—an avionics engineer and a pediatrician. Madhu and Manoj are blessed with three grandchildren.