Sipra has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for 40 years. In 1976 at the request of Sri Chinmoy she came to Adelaide to establish the Adelaide Sri Chinmoy Centre. Since that time she has delivered hundreds of free meditation classes, workshops and tutorials.
In 1979 she became the first woman to complete the State Marathon. Nowadays, when not giving meditation classes, she can be found at Joy-Discovery Vegetarian Café cooking up a storm and feeding the many delightful customers who partake of the goodies she serves.
Padmanandana has been a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre since1993. He visited New York a number of times to study meditation with Sri Chinmoy. A retired school teacher, Padmanandana takes introductory classes in meditation.
Padmanandana is also an accomplished photographer. His photograph of Adelaide graces the front page.