Dandi Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati is the teacher of Swami Ma Tripurashakti Bharati. He is the founder of Abhyasa Ashram in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and the author and creator of the well known and comprehensive website: www.SwamiJ.com
Since March 2009 he lovingly guides me on this path. I think that Swamiji’s gift is the way he offers the 5000-year old teachings with a modern approach and simplicity, without loosing its depth and authenticity.
My respect to him goes in many directions, one of them is that he strives to presents the teachings of his teacher Swami Rama as pure as possible, without altering them. His effort is to maintain these authentic teachings. And he makes all efforts to present them in ways so they become accessible for everyone who long to know and understand these teachings, for everyone who longs for direct experience of the Union of the individual self and the universal Self. He does this sharing selflessly and with full devotion and in my opinion with true reverence to the Tradition of sages and masters of the Himalayas.
My gratitude and respect also goes to his accessibility, how he lovingly, and willingly gives all he can to guide those on the path, he is truly my best friend and a honest teacher. I am so grateful for his guidance.
With love and respect,
Swami Ma Tripurashakti
copied from www.swamij.com:
Spontaneously practicing meditation and other yogic practices from early childhood, Swami Jnaneshvara has been a student of the Himalayan Tradition of yoga meditation since 1986 when initiated in meditation by Swami Rama (10 years to the day prior to Swami Rama leaving the body). Several months later he met Pandit Usharbudh Arya, through whom supplemental training was given from time to time during the next few years. Swami Jnaneshvara was given novice monastic initiation in 1990, was ordained as a monk (swami) of the Himalayan tradition and the order of Shankaracharya in 1993 by Swami Rama, and was given one of the highest yogic initiations of direct experience in 1996, with final teachings and instructions being imparted shortly before Swami Rama left the body in November, 1996.
In 1998 and 1999 Swami Jnaneshvara received training, practices and grace from the venerated sage Naga Swami Hanuman Giri at the cave hermitages in the high Himalayas beyond Badrinath and Mana (He left the body in 2002). In 1999, initiation as Dandi Swami (a most honorific swami initiation in the Shankara tradition, in which a Danda, or staff is bestowed) was given at the bank of the Ganges in Haridwar, India by a highly revered Acharya (teacher) of Dandi Swamis, Acharya Dandi Swami Indradev Ashram. In 2000, the sage Vratti Baba of Kalimath, Himalayas passed on his initiatory transmissions at the time of his dropping the body (Vratti Baba was a long time friend and spiritual brother of Swami Rama). Swami Jnaneshvara has also been invited to be initiated as Mahamandaleshwar, said to be one of the highest leadership posts within the swami orders. The invitation has been respectfully declined so as to remain focused on the service work at hand.
“Love is what is left when you have let go of all the things you love.” ~Swami Jnaneshvara
“Shakti is Shiva on the move.” ~ Swami Jnaneshvara
“Following Shakti leads to Shiva in the same way that following the smoke leads to the fire.” ~ Swami Jnaneshvara
“If one day I say I am a Buddhist, the next a Christian,
the next a Hindu, the next a Jew, the next a Muslim,
and the next something else, has the “I” actually changed,
or only the opinions of the mind? Who am I?
That cannot be answered with a mere opinion of mind.
It can only be experienced in the stillness and silence
of direct experience, wherein these divisions evaporate.
May all humans one day see that we all are of the same one source.” ~ Swami Jnaneshvara
” Study leads to knowing. When study leads to un-knowing it leads to wisdom.” ~ Swami Jnaneshvara
“The most important trip you’ll make in life is the trip into meditation, where you go nowhere.” ~ Swami Jnaneshvara
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Yoga Meditation, Contemplation, and Devotion for Self-realization
This site is an offering to those who deeply long to experience Pure Consciousness that is known as Divine Mother or Tripura (‘Tri’ means three, and ‘pura’ means city); She is the one that lives in the three cities of Waking, Dreaming and Deep Sleep. Temporary leaving behind the three cities and residing only in Pure Consciousness is called Self-realization. Another name for this realization is Yoga; the union of the individual self with the universal Self; the union of Atman with Brahman, or Shiva with Shakti; or the dis-union of Purusha and Prakriti. Some might think of Tripura as an anthropomorphic being but She is not, She is the Non-dual Reality in which all appearing manifestation seems to exist. All that is, is the Non-dual Reality.
On this site the teachings of Yoga, Vedanta, and Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra are offered to guide you in learning to meditate directly on Tripura by using modern ways of communication such as through animations, while preserving the ancient wisdom. These teaching have been given to us by an ancient lineage of meditation masters, lovingly called the Tradition of the Himalayan masters. These practices lead us to a space of stillness and silence where Yoga meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer converge into deep devotion and constant awareness of Tripura. At the end of the journey when all efforts are exhausted, grace will dawn. This is known as shaktipata, through which the final barrier is removed, which is the piercing of the bindu, and leads to the direct experience of Non-dual Reality. This finally reveals an unimaginable Joy from knowing the Non-dual Reality or Pure Consciousness!
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