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 and a post-doctoral Fellowship from Harvard University. For twenty-five years she taught Hindu and Buddhist symbolic art at various American colleges and universities.
Dr. Wangu has published four non-fiction books: Images of Indian Goddesses: Myths, Meanings and Models, (Abhinav Publications, New Delhi, 2003), A Goddess is Born, (Spark Publishers, 2002), and extensively illustrated books for young adults, Hinduism (Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1991) and Buddhism (Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1993).
Her first fiction, Chance Meetings: Stories About Cross-Cultural Karmic Collisions and Compassion, was released in 2015, and her debut novel, An Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey, in April 2016. Her second novel, The Last Suttee is forthcoming in August 2017. Currently she is writing her second story collection.
Based on decades of the practice of mindfulness meditation Dr. Wangu developed Writing Meditation Practice. In 2010, she founded the Mindful Writers Group. A second group was started in January 2016. As she led professional as well as novice writers in meditation, in 2011 Madhu was inspired to burn her first CD, “Meditations for Mindful Writers: Body, Heart, Mind.” Her second CD, “Meditations for Mindful Writers II: Sensations, Feelings and Thoughts” is forthcoming in August, 2017).