Mahavir (Robert) Homsy, Ph.D.

Mahavir (Robert) Homsy, Ph.D. is a retired applied mathematician and electrochemical computational fluid dynamicist. The last half of his career was spent applying decision theory in support of US Government policy in

the fields of R&D portfolio management, arms control, and international security. He worked for various branches of the federal government in Washington, DC., including the Departments of Energy, Defense, and within the Intelligence Community. His spiritual practice is heavily based in Buddhism and various devotional practices. Mahavir has been a student of Ram Das and Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.

He and his wife, Maggie, and their two young children spent a year living in the World Community in Bedford following the 2015 loss of all of their possessions in a California wildfire that destroyed 1200 homes, including theirs. No doubt this has been one of the most tangible experiences of impermanence that he will live through in his lifetime. Mahavir and family are living now in St. Helena, CA in the Napa Valley wine country. Among his avocations is a long-standing love of sailing and performing East-Indian music.