In this video, Pradeep Hoogakker talks about the experience of receiving his spiritual name. Pradeep talks about how the process helped teach many lessons of the spiritual life – such as the role of expectation, detachment and oneness with his Master.

Pradeep Hoogakker lives in the Hague, Netherlands where he works as a manager of a health store. In 2011 Pradeep Hoogakker became the first Dutchman to finish the world’s longest race – the 3100 Mile Self Transcendence Race. (News item at Sri Chinmoy Races)


  • Pradeep video – Pradeep talks about developing a relationship with Sri Chinmoy during his early years as a disciple.
  • In the whirlwind of life – article by Pradeep at Sri Chinmoy Centre