Local author and speaker, Farahana Surya Kassam, uniquely blends her cultural diversity and experiences to aid others to find their “center and balance” through the art of meditation. Explore techniques for creating a peaceful mind and environment.
Farahana Surya Kassam (Farahana Surya Namaskar – FSN) is a published author and speaker located in Dallas, TX. Born in Vancouver, Canada, raised in Nairobi, Kenya and of Indian, Asian roots, Namaskar uniquely blends her cultural diversity and real-life experiences into her written and spoken work.
Much of her written and spoken work addresses controversial topics that she is passionate about which she believes must be brought to the forefront of our society’s awareness. Living in the US has exposed Namaskar to witnessing first hand, the stereotypical attitudes, and perceptions towards Muslims. Society’s constant need to categorize individuals in all ways possible has further exposed Namaskar to the wrath of her minority status as a woman, a divorced woman, and a divorced Muslim woman.
Breaking away from these attachments, stereotypes, and labels have become Namaskar’s entry into her purpose driven life. She describes herself as a dreamer, an idealist, a seeker, a visionary and a game changer. Some of her most passionate topics she brings to the forefront include but are not limited to; “Mastering Fear”, “The Mask We Live In”, “Brands and Labels”, “Seeking Validation” and “Judgment”.
Her 6-year-old son is her earth angel who inspires her every day. Her most recent written work is a children’s book called “Doing and Being” which teaches children and parents the importance of mindfulness; our ability to use our breath and five basic senses to stay anchored in the present moment. She reminds readers through her book that “Doing is important, but don’t forget about being”.
Date(s) - Jun 30, 2018