When Patrick Timothy Walsh completed part of his spiritual training, he was given a new name: Ravindra.
Patrick went by Ravi (which is short for Ravindra) for years without legally changing his name, but, recently, he decided to go through with the legal name change.
Just days after it took place, Ravi reflected on how the decision to change his name was really a decision to change his life.
Production by Samuel Whitehead. Music by Chris Zabriskie, Ashok Pathak, Jalikabba Kuyateh and the Toubas, and Podington Bear.
This piece originally aired on the December 29th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.