Ajili has been a student of meditation for over 30 years. Ajili was born inSt. Louis,Missouriand grew up traveling the world as aUnited Statesmilitary dependent. He attendedMichiganStateUniversityas a scholar athlete where he received his BA and MA degrees in Advertising. After a career in the printing and publishing industry in theSan Franciscobay area he returned to school and received his law degree from theUniversityofIowa,CollegeofLawin 1990. Thereafter he began practicing law inColumbus,Ohio. He is now practicing law inSeattle,WAwhere he manages his own firm, Hodari Law Office, PLLC.