ancient teachings must be put in as
simple a manner as possible, so as to be
understandable and beneficial to all.
One may wonder, “If it
is as simple as to ‘Know thyself’ or to ‘Be still and know,’
then why is it so difficult? What’s wrong with me?”
Therein is our challenge, reconciling simplicity and not understanding.
Students should not be blamed for feeling they cannot retreat to a
forest for 12 years of study and practice.
Swami Rama has suggested that the teachings must be put “in as simple
a manner as possible,” and that “the presentation should be
understandable and beneficial to all.” He suggests that, “balance
can be found by bringing together the two great forces of spirituality
and science,” and that “problems can be solved by creating harmony
between realism and idealism.”
With our modern marketing strategies, we have subdivided and given
trademarked brand names to aspects and stages of the ancient practices
taught by the masters, terribly
confusing ourselves, and losing awareness of the underlying universal
The ancient way of teaching by discourses can be greatly enhanced by
integrating all the resources of modern educational systems design and
By integrating ancient and modern training methods, we can better see
how the simple practices of Yoga meditation truly lead to the center of consciousness from
where All flows.
of this website, classes and other training
is that the ancient teachings of self-awareness through
Yoga meditation be
presented in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not
compromising quality or depth, that systematically lead one to the
highest Realization of the center of consciousness as guided by the
sages of the Himalayas.
In loving service,
NOTE: The comments above were first written around
1997. Except for a couple words in the last paragraph, it remains as
written then. These truly have been a guiding force for me, and that
continues today, in 2009. They have been posted here on the website
since 2002, both for others and as a reminder to me.
This site is devoted to
presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of
the Tradition of the Himalayan masters
in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising
quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest
Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the
center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is
one and the same with the Absolute Reality.
This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga
Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the
intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which
complement one another like fingers on a hand.
We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti
Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha,
and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer
finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final
stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the