In 2010 after three decades of meditation practice Dr. Madhu Bazaz Wangu, who calls herself a Mindful Writer, started a daily practice that combines meditation, journaling and walking. She calls it Writing Meditation Practice. In 2011, she founded the first Mindful Writers Group. She leads writers groups with the meditations written and narrated by her. One group has now grown into five including the Online Mindful Writers Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/706933849506291/?source=create_flow).
Her first CD, “Meditations for Mindful Writers: Body, Heart, Mind” was released in 2011; “Meditations for Mindful Writers II: Sensations, Feelings, Thoughts” in 2017; and “Meditations for Mindful Writers III: Gratitude, Generosity, Self-Compassion, Trust” in 2019. Her calming meditations inspire, remove blocks, improve focus and increase creative flow.
Dr. Wangu has published Images of Indian Goddesses: Myths, Meanings and Models (Abhinav Publications, New Delhi, 2003) and A Goddess is Born (Spark Publishers, 2002), as well as two illustrated books for young adults, Hinduism (Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1991) and Buddhism (Facts on File, Inc., New York, 1993). She is also an award-winning fiction writer. She released her debut story collection, Chance Meetings: Stories About Cross-Cultural Karmic Collisions and Compassion in 2015. Her debut novel, An Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey was published in 2016 and the second, The Last Suttee, in August 2017.
Madhu Bazaz Wangu was born in the Kashmir Valley, grew up in New Delhi and went to M.S. University of Baroda, India for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in painting and art history respectively. She has a post-doctoral Fellowship from Harvard University (1989-1991). For twenty years she taught Hindu and Buddhist art history at various universities.
Currently, she is writing her second collection of short stories, What We Don’t Know and a guidebook, Unclog Your Flow, Enrich Your Daily Life: 365 Journaling Prompts and 13 Meditations.
She lives in Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA with her husband Manoj, a retired Sr. Executive Engineer. They have two daughters, a program manager in Avionics and pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases. She is blessed with three grandchildren.