Dr. John Gilbert has taught beginning, intermediate and advanced meditation workshops and courses for Universal Seminary since 1972 and the Temple of Gnostic Yoga since 1994. His ordained name is Mahaswami Medhirananda in the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda the author of "Autobiography of a Yoga." Dr. Gilbert has a Ph.D. in Education and a D.D. in Comparative Religions. John has also taught Qaballah for Universal Seminary since 1972. He'was a visiting professor of Qabalah at several colleges and seminaries.