Though she guards her privacy fiercely, it is an open secret that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has turned to Buddhism in her quest for personal peace. A Vipassana practitioner for 11 years, she has done many courses, including the advanced, very rigorous and intensive ‘Sattipatahana’ courses, as taught by S.N. Goenka and his Vipassana Sadhna Sansthaan. Last October she also participated in a retreat to learn about Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s meditation techniques. Priyanka is currently in the last year of completing her MA in Buddhist Studies.