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Meditation and Discourse on Applications of Patanjali Yoga Sutra (with Samadhi emphasis)

Workshop Details

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We have an excellent opportunity to participate in a meditation by the Indian TV celebrity Shri Vachananda Swamiji and to listen to Shri Deshikendra Swamiji who heads many educational institutions, and from the Karnataka's (India) spiritual icon Shri Sidhheshwar Swamiji.

Date/Time: Friday, July 12th, 7pm - 9pm; Dinner prasad will be served after the workshop
Venue: Saratoga Oaks clubhouse, 14700 Springer Ave, Saratoga, CA, 95070
Fees: FREE (donations welcome


Workshop qualifies for RYT 200 and DYT hours.

Shri Vachanananda Swamiji
(Shwaasa Yoga, Harihara, Karnataka)
Shwaasa Guru Sri Vachanand Swamiji is the Pontiff of the Harihara Panchamasali Mutt. He works on fostering health in the society through Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga Studio at the Peetha. He travels internationally and also gives regular TV shows on yoga and health. He has taken his yoga training from Bihar School of Yoga. He is popularly known as the Baba Ramdev of the south.

Shri Siddeshwara Swamiji
(Jnana Yogashrama, Bijapur, Karnataka)
Jnanayogi Shri Siddheshwar swamiji, who is often referred to as the ‘Walking God of North Karnataka’ is profoundly learned and has researched into spiritual aspects of many religions. He has authored several books based on the works of Saints and Seers of India. At the age of 19, Shri Siddeshwara Swamiji wrote “Siddantha Shikhamani” book under the guidance of his guru, Shri Mallikarjun Swamiji. His works on Upanishads, Gita and Vachanas are known for author's originality in thinking, expression and contemplation. Shri Swamiji has edited his own preceptor’s “Pathanjali’s Yogasutra” with great scholarly erudition. Shri Siddeshwar Swamiji lives simple inspiring life style. Leads contentment life by example. Shri Swamiji’s discourses on Vedantha, The Gita, Yogasutra, Vachana are known for their originality, thinking, expression and contemplation. His discourses are known for their precision and penetration attracting the layman and the learned alike.

Shri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji
(Suttur Mutt, Mysore, Karnataka)
Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji is the 24th pontiff of Sri Suttur Math, established in the 10th century. He heads JSS Mahavidyapeetha, an educational and cultural organization dedicated to the ideal of providing education to the villages of Karnataka. He has established Vedic schools and Gurukulas with the goal of passing the knowledge present in spiritual scripts & texts through publications to spiritual leaders. He provides free schools for thousands of economically deprived students, special schools for physically and mentally challenged and hundreds of educational institutes including medical and engineering schools across India and in other countries, Health services, Agri-based services to farming community. In addition, he is a stark promotor of art and culture.