Hyderabad: Agnija Kazusa, a travel writer and meditation trainer from Latvia, said she cannot stay away from Hyderabad.
The globetrotter, who has seen 42 countries, finds a special connect with India, and more so with Hyderabad, where she earlier worked as a teacher.
Here for the fifth time, the 32-year-old novelist will speak at Hyderabad Literary Festival and lead a meditation workshop too. The three-day festival begins on January 26.
Kazusa was certified as a meditation trainer in 2015 by the Thailand-based World Peace Initiative Foundation, where Thai Buddhist monks teach meditation to volunteers like her. Conducting workshops across Europe, Kazusa said teaching meditation gives her immense joy.
Calling Hyderabad her second home, she said it was only fitting that she gives back her best to the city.
“Meditation is a way to understand oneself better, become more aware and mindful of one’s decisions, and add that much-needed meaning to life. Hyderabad has helped me grow as a person; and I would be happy to help spread mindfulness and inner peace among the warm and loving people of this city,” said Kazusa, who first visited the city in 2011.
“Meditation has changed my life, and I wish to share the insights with as many people as I can. For this reason, I have kept my workshops free. I am looking for venues in the city for more workshops after the literary festival,” Kazusa told ‘Telangana Today’.