Renu (aka Rajinder) K. Bains lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley. She is a native of Long Island and has also lived in Wilmington, DE, Knoxville, TN and Syracuse, NY. She attended Marymount Manhattan College and City University of NY to earn a degree in Economics. For many years she worked in research for various firms in NYC.
She has travelled around the globe to many countries including India, Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Hungary, England, Australia, Canada and the Caribbean. Through her travels and volunteer work as Chairperson of the Dinner Dialogue Committee at Inter-Faith Works of Central New York, she acquired a worldview on spiritualism. Her writings on spiritual awareness have been published in the daily Post Standard of Syracuse. Her favorite readings are from Mark Nepo’s Book of Awakening. As Director of The Sikh Heritage Foundation, Renu is fundraising with a goal to provide a venue for diverse individuals to affirm dignity and celebrate differences.
Renu was awarded a grant, along with teammates for their success in the formation, planning and launching of a multicultural globetrotter club for children grades 3-5. Her work with this club educated young children in navigating through the global environment.
Her art portrays a sense of calm, which she finds therapeutic and restorative. The impressionist artists (especially Van Gogh) inspire her use of warm, vibrant colors. She has studied with artists in Roslyn Heights and The Art Studio in Liverpool. She practices yoga and meditation and is certified as a facilitator of attitudinal healing for the Heart-light Center for Inner Peace (Attitudinal Healing).
Just as the lotus blooms where it is planted in the murky waters, Renu continues to strive to remain light-centered, especially during times of darkness.