Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, Himalayas.

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".

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  • I am impressed with your devotion for yoga . You are practicing yoga from very long period ,have you tested pleasure of Samadhi ?
  • Namasté Swami,

    happy birthday to you.

    May your wildest dreams come true.

    Om shanti
    Ravidas - Member of Yoga Vidya e. V. Webteam


  • 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

  • Respected Swamiji, Do you Know Bramha ?

  • Thank you Swamiji, for accepting my friendship request....
    I spent a week at the ashram attending the Guru Purnima celebrations.
    Now I am back at home. Everything went on well with HIS Grace.

  • i am from india , working in kuwait , hope to be in converse one day when time helps

  • Hallo Swami,

    happy birthday to you.

    May your wildest dreams come true.

    Om shanti
    Eduard - Member of Yoga Vidya e. V. Webteam


  • you know haddi vidhya

  • Swamiji Pranam,

    First of all my heartiest acknowledgement to you for accepting my friendship, It is an honor for me to have you on my list of friends, Swamiji after reading 'AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI" I got to know so many aspects of life and beyond though I had a vague knowledge of it; as my parents and the clan I belong to are from Vaishnava belief.
    I have also downloaded the Book 'YOGA AND KRIYA' by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and it is really a life changing experience from me reading this fascinating piece of Information from this wonderful book.
    Swamiji I would want guidance from you and want to meet you in person, I have never met you before Please let me know how this can be initiated.


  • swami je i sarch the job. in yoga mastar but i am tech youga free plz. send me job. app. nute thanks

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