Paramananda Ishaya was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1975 and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he works as an electrician. He first learned how to meditate in 1999. Since then, he has dedicated his life to exploring and sharing the freedom of this path. In 2003, he began to teach meditation and offer retreats based on the teachings of The Bright Path. These teachings reveal all that is required to walk this path with joy. He teaches that the silence and the humility of not taking yourself seriously are the foundations to seeing that you are already free. He is the author of A Path of Joy and The Way of Nothing.