Dallas Observer Article by Megan Feldman Bettencourt

Can an over-analytical control freak find inner peace— or at least get up in the morning—with help from an Indian life coach?

I’m on my way to see a Delhi-born meditation guru who once worked for Gandhi and who specializes in the virtues of discipline and peace. Naturally, I’m late.

I slept through two alarms and turned off the third, woke up an hour later, and now I’m speeding west on Highway 183, gulping my coffee, gobbling a banana and nervously glancing at the clock on my dash. 11:08 a.m. If I gun it I’ll still be within 10 minutes of my appointment. I dodge a slow-moving semi, dart off the freeway and minutes later screech into a bank tower parking lot.

Journalist Megan Feldman Bettencourt Dallas Observer Reporter
Journalist, Megan Feldman Bettencourt

The office I’m looking for is on the top floor, a penthouse with views in all directions. Still catching my breath, I take the elevator, pad down the carpeted hallway and stop at a door marked Dr. Om Prakash, Ph.D., PC.

A longtime clinical psychologist who at 85 is beginning a new phase of his career—


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