BA in Religious Studies - Bard College (2000)
MA in Indian Philosophy - Banaras Hindu University (2002)
Completed his D.Phil at the University of Oxford. His research dealt with the non-dual system of Vedanta as presented by its most celebrated exponent, the late 7th century AD philosopher, Shankara.
His thesis examined Shankara's soteriological tradition in the light of certain pedagogical and interpretive principles.