Ashok Nalamalapu has been meditating for twenty years. He was trained at Vipassana Meditation Center in Chicago and by many spiritual leaders including Dr. Lama Willa Miller Ph.D & Dr. Liz Monson., Ph.D from Harvard Divinity School, Lama Samten, Lama John Markansky, , Venerable Khenmo Drolma and Swami Tyagananda. He has graduated in a two year Margha Program studying with Dr. Lama Willa Miller. Margha program trains students thoroughly and deeply in a variety of meditative practices. He has guided meditation at Bhakti Fest, Lovelight Festival and Maine Yoga Fest and in yoga classes. He enjoys his daily meditation. He founded Sadhana, a meditation center. He has published articles on meditation in the Portland Press Herald and in Inner Tapestry.
He has given talks at primary schools, universities, national festivals, national conferences and churches on various topics. He founded Swan Kirtan, in which he plays harmonium and leads devotional chanting (Kirtan). He has served as the Master of Ceremonies at Bhakti Fest of California, Boston Yoga Chant Fest, Omega Ecstatic Chant of New York, Denver Chant Fest and Devotion Fest.