My name is Shamā Mehtā. Born in India, I am a lifelong practicing Hindu.
I am a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and work as a Hospital Chaplain. In other words, I am a Hindu Chaplain.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry (Interfaith Chaplaincy). I am also a Qualified Bilingual Medical Interpreter.
I also have the privilege of representing Hinduism on local interfaith panels and get to speak on a variety of topics as they relate to Hinduism.
My personal perspective and practice of Hinduism is referred to as Advaita Vedānta – Non-Duality. It informs my daily life as well as my understanding of life in general.
In my leisure time, I love to read, stargaze (love everything about Space and Astronomy), take road-trips, obsess over A R Rahman’s music and some more. I also love listening to Indian Classical Instrumental music. I also enjoy my share of jewelry, shoes, mehendi (henna) and make-up.