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I am here for you
As I transition the Level 1 training to the online course, some people have expressed concern about having support as they move through their process. I am here for you. There are many means of connecting. Satsang, online meditation and our social media channels are there as means of community and support.
If you need my personal attention, feel free to email using the button below. I will answer. Depending on what my schedule, I may not be prompt, but I will answer. If you find you need more extensive support, perhaps a coaching session or package would be appropriate.
Sunyata and the Kriya Lineage
If you wish to learn about the roots of Kriya Yoga, I recommend Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda and the documentary movie Awake: The Life of Yogananda. For now, know that Mahavatar Babaji passed the science of Kriya Yoga to Lahiri Mahasaya. Lahiri taught Sri Yukteswar who taught Paramahansa Yogananda and sent him to the USA to teach Kriya to Americans.
When Yogananda came to the USA, he mainly shared the Bhakti path, the path of devotion, since most Americans were focused on Christianity or other devotional systems. As a child, Goswami Sunyata Saraswati, my instructor and mentor, was taken to Yogananda who recognized Sunyata and knew that the Bhakti path would not suffice for him. Sunyata needed to know and understand, not worship.
Since Yogananda was based in Los Angeles, he had Sunyata study with Goswami Kriyananda in Chicago, Sunyata’s native city. Kriyananda was a student of Toronto-based Sri Shelliji,
whose focus was the Jyoti Path, the Light of Knowledge. Young Sunyata studied and practiced in Chicago during the school year and went to India during the summers. When he was old enough, Sunyata moved to India to continue his studies full time.
Less known than his relationship with Lahiri Mahasaya is that Babaji also passed Kriya science to Sivananda Saraswati in India and to Janardan in Nepal. Janardan focused on Ajapa Japa, Cosmic Sound Current Meditation. Sivananda taught Kriya to Satyananda Saraswati, who focused on Kriya Jyoti Tantric Yoga. Sunyata studied Ajapa Japa directly under Janardan in Nepal, and learned Kriya Jyoti Tantric Yoga directly from Satyananda in India.
In Sunyata, three branches of Kriya Yoga were rejoined: Kriya, Tantric Kriya, and Ajapa Japa. Sunyata’s desire to learn did not stop there. He learned Karma Yoga in Sri Lanka, Chi Kung in Hong Kong, Tibetan Lama Yoga at the Monastery of Nine Fire Dragons, Egyptian Solar Yoga in Heliopolis, Egypt, Native American Quodoushka in the American Southwest, esoteric meditations in the Temple of Seven Rays in Peru, Western Mysteries in Germany and Sound Current Meditation of several systems. Sunyata was a Master or Grandmaster of five different Taoist martial arts and nine different Buddhist martial arts (Kung Fu) and he was a 7th Level Tibetan Seichem Reiki Master.
I had the honor and privilege to learn from Sunyata for years and to live with him for a time. He was more than a mentor to me. After I experienced and integrated the results of Kriya practice, Sunyata and I transitioned from teacher-student to ancient friends, brothers and spiritual allies. Even as I write this and recall these memories, I am humbled to have known him so intimately and to be asked to carry on the work of so many amazing bright lights.
In rare instances in which an aspirant is exceptionally dedicated to their growth, healing and expansion, I will engage as a personal coach. I prefer candidates to have received Cobra Breath and Kriya Yoga Initiation, but am willing to consider sincere individuals still engaged in Level 1 Kriya Jyoti Tantric Yoga.
My goal is to help you be you. I am very direct and to-the-point. I will do what it takes to help you overcome your barriers. That includes pushing when I sense resistance. If you are interested in applying for personal coaching, send an email expressing the goals you have, the challenges you face, what you would expect from me and why you feel you would be a good coaching candidate.
My Purpose and Vision for the Future
There are solutions to every challenge that humanity faces. We have all of the technology and logistical skill we need to create a paradise on Earth in which every human can live a healthy, abundant, fulfilling life. All we need is to collectively make the decision to do so.
My life is dedicated to that cause. To me, there is no other enterprise more worthy of my time and energy. I have taken a four vector approach to addressing these challenges. I invite you to join me on this journey.
Consciousness is the foundation of all solutions. Humanity won’t seek or integrate real solutions until they rise out of the consciousness that created the problems. That is why teaching Kriya and other spiritual sciences is a priority.
Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture
Permaculture is an ethical design system that prioritizes Earth care, people care, return of surplus and zero waste. Regenerative agriculture builds soil and regenerates ecosystems while producing food and other products.
If all agriculture is converted to regenerative, we can sequester enough carbon to return to pre-industrial atmospheric levels without removing a single vehicle from service while producing more and healthier food, eliminating agricultural pollution, recharging aquifers and restoring degraded ecosystems. I have been studying permaculture and regenerative agriculture for years and recently received my Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Discover Permaculture school.
Rather than just preach and teach about social change, I intend to put the principles into action by creating a community of the future. Skeptics can then see the tangible results, know that change is possible and choose to participate when they are ready. We can demonstrate that ecology and economy can go hand-in-hand. Principles and profits can go together.
The initial focus will be on food security and resource independence. The community would include resident homes, intern and apprentice housing, a retreat center to teach spiritual sciences, regenerative agriculture, healing arts and to support agri-tourism. Regenerative agriculture will produce the needed food, clothing, shelter and other necessities of life in regenerative ways, leaving more soil and resources after each harvest. Plentiful bounty will be sold to the public, providing cash flow and demonstrating the profit model. The possibilities will be endless as we live our truth together in natural abundance, harmony and prosperity.
I have written an 800 page book that describes how we can create a universally prosperous, fulfilling and regenerative society using existing technology and logistical skills while keeping an eye to new innovations on the near horizon. The book needs editing and updating prior to publishing. Soon, I will begin creating video content for social media that shares this information in a more accessible format.
Join the effort. If anyone is inspired to participate in one or more of these vectors and wishes to contribute time, skills or other resources, please reach out to me.
Observation of my life to date shows that the larger the number for whom I work, the more positively effective I become. Thus, it is obvious that if I work always and only for all humanity, I will be optimally effective.
– R. Buckminster Fuller