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Swami Bodhichitananda Saraswati
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  • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, Himalayas.
  • India
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Kriya Yoga of Babaji

Kriya Yoga, as given by the deathless Himalayan Yogi Mahavatar Babaji, and the lineages coming from him, including Paramahansa Yogananda, is the ancient science of gaining control of one's Prana, or Life Energy, and thereby gaining direct control of the mind. In the line of Raja Yoga it is the most direct and quickest way to Self-Realization.See More
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"Hari Om. Sandip, do you mean Brahma or Brahman? At any rate, yes i do know, as you are That, and i'm speaking with you now.... much love... Om"
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"Says Swami Bodhichitananda, 'My Kind of Architecture: most people build boxes and call it architecture, but nature does not make box shaped trees, animals, or even stones. So think about how living in a box all the time will affect your mind! I…"
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"Update on Jan. 31, 2014 - Upper Japanese Fish Pond Construction: "We have started construction on the upper japanese fish pond to feed into the lower larger one with small waterfall, for beauty and meditation. Ideally traditional Japanese…"
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"Update on Jan. 29, 2014 - HYA community sitting room: "We just got the concrete roof on the dining area of Himalayan Yogis Ashram. One mason, and three laborers from Kothar, the local village above Neelakantha, and this swami worked hard into…"
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"Swami Bodhichitananda Saraswati is a Kriya Yogi who has lived in the Indian Himalayas since 1991 and is founder of Himalayan Yogis Sadhana Ashram, just outside Rishikesh, India. He received his monastic vows as a Swami from Sri Swami Chidananda…"
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Profile Information

I ...
... am a Yoga Practicioner, ... am a Yoga Teacher, ... have/direct a Yoga Center/studio, ... have a Yoga Ashram, ... live in a Yoga Center or Ashram
I am an expert in the following areas:
Sivananda Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Meditation, Integral Spirituality
My Yoga tradition/style/center, Yoga practice, Yoga Master/s, Teacher/s
I am a Swami of Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, The Divine Life Society, International Headquarters of H.H. Swami Sivananda's World Mission, having served as secretary to and received my monastic vows from H.H. Swami Chidananda, President/successor of Swami Sivananda. I resided there 12 years, from 1991 to 2003 and served as Ashram Yogacharya and started the Sivananda Audio/Visual Studio and Library. I have had my own Ashram in Rishikesh since 2003, Himalayan Yogis Ashram. Prior to that i was a sannyasi/resident of Self-Realization Felllowship Ashrams, in California, the Ashrams of Kriya Yoga of Babaji and Paramahansa Yogananda. I am authorized to give Kriya Yoga initiation by an advanced Himalayan Kriya Yogi.
More about me:
I became a renunciate in 1977, right from my studies in architecture and design in college. I wandered as a penniless Yogi around the USA, begging my food, sleeping wherever i found myself, residing for periods of time under trees, in parks, etc. practicing meditation, studying yoga philosophy, in short, practicing austerities to prepare the mind to receive Guru's grace and dedicate my life to monastic/sannyas life. God and Guru have been my unfailing Guides.
My Favorite Quote/What inspires me:
"Adapt, adjust, accommodate, bear insult, bear injury; highest sadhana"
H.H. Swami Sivananda
I've found this to be my highest teaching, that when adversity, or rather, challenges beset us on the spiritual path, and all life is spiritual life; especially when someone "unfairly" opposes us, we have our greatest opportunity, to use this energy, redirecting it through love, compassion and wisdom, for inner transformation, and for the opening of greater possibilities, both within and without in our our world circumstances. In Truth, our enemies are our greatest friends. The fuel of spiritual evolution is friction. ...of course, not always easy; that why Swami Sivananda said it's the "highest sadhana".
June 12, 1957

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At 7:41pm on April 8, 2010, Sukadev Bretz said…
Om Namah Shivaya
Blessed Swamiji,
thank you for being here.
Please share some photographs, write about where you are, inspiring tipps etc.
See you in summer!
Om Shanti Love, Sukadev
At 11:30pm on April 14, 2010, haripriya_deepa said…
Hari om Swami ji,
thanks for inviting me to your page. I like the quote that you chose from Swami Sivananda. It is very true. I like the following quote as well: "Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds." The Buddha
Hari om,
At 2:18pm on April 15, 2010, dr santosh bhalke said…
Hello swamiji,
I feel myself fortunate, to b ur friend. Though i dont practice yoga, i like the philosophy of soul and Self Realisation. Ur place seems to b wonderful,; may i know where is tunganath, i mean how far from rishikesh. becoz i had been to rishikesh recently, n devprayag. all these r heavens on earth.
may the Lord bless us all with his Love.
At 3:22pm on April 15, 2010, rainbowyoga said…
thank you for offering me your hand in friendship. i am deeply honored. i have just read through your profile on your page and am deeply impressed by your sacrifices and accomplishments.

At 5:31pm on April 15, 2010, Marie-Hélène HIRBEC said…
Om namah Shivaya,
My spiritual name is Niravarana, and I am a Sivananda yoga teacher. I am honoured to become your friend and I hope to go next year to Rishikesh.
Om Shanti
At 12:50am on April 16, 2010, Ziv Porat said…
Hi Swamiji,
Thank you for your contact. It would be a delight to get to know you.
God bless,
At 8:01am on April 16, 2010, Sukadev Bretz said…
Om Namo Narayanaya - have a wonderful Weekend, blessed Swamiji Maharaj! Please share some of your insights here, may be as a blog post, may be in the forum... Thank you!
At 6:13pm on November 16, 2010, Dr Hemant D Khedekar said…
hello swamiji
i m hemant from pune india. i conduct some programmes on spirituality and traditional welness techniques in remote place in pune, where i have my own ashram. i will be happy to converse with you sometime.
till then namaste
At 6:09am on December 26, 2010, Bhante Dhammarakshit said…
hello h r u?
At 7:58am on March 17, 2011, deepak w. said…
hi my name is deepak i am yoga techar

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