Ajili has been a student of meditation for over 30 years. Ajili was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up traveling the world as a United States military dependent. He attended Michigan State University as a scholar athlete where he received his BA and MA degrees in Advertising. After a career in the printing and publishing industry in the San Francisco bay area he returned to school and received his law degree from the University of Iowa, College of Law in 1990. Thereafter he began practicing law in Columbus, Ohio. He is now practicing law in Seattle, WA where he manages his own firm, Hodari Law Office, PLLC.