Acarya Dayashiilananda Avadhuta (Dada) learned meditation in 1991. He has been working for Ananda Marga since 1996. Dada Dayashiilananda gives lectures and teaches meditation and yoga in Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec, but also travels to Toronto and stays there for a few weeks during the winter. In the spring, summer, and autumn, he takes care of the Ananda Kanak Master Unit in Quebec, where he does organic farming and receives guests that enjoy the spiritual company and natural environment of the Master Unit. During the winter, he teaches yoga and meditation to university students in Ottawa. He also works on translations of Ananda Marga books from English to French.