• Navratri 2015 Durga Puja

    The Nine Nights of the Great Mother : October 13 – 22, 2015
    Observances & Mantras


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  • Deconstructing Consumer Yoga

    I participated in a conversation on my Facebook profile page between May 16-19, with the purpose to examine closely our own narratives about yoga, spirituality, mysticism, self-knowledge.  The goal is to use that “deconstruction” as an […]

  • Spiritual Retreats

    Baba Rampuri’s Spiritual Retreats and Events Past, Present, & Future My next retreat, December 18-24, 2015, “Deconstructing Yoga; Liberating Consciousness” will be at my dhuni, the sacred hearth, in Goa, India. We will make a homa, […]

  • Deconstructing Yoga 2015

    Deconstructing Yoga: Liberating Consciousness Retreat hosted by Baba Rampuri at his dhuni in Goa, India December 18-24, 2015 Our December retreat, “Deconstructing Yoga: Liberating Consciousness,” will take place at my dhuni in Goa from December 18-24, […]

  • Read excerpts from Autobiography of a Sadhu

    “I dreamed India into existence. Not that it was my personal private dream, but a believable movie reasonably constructed from the group psyche. It was comforting this dream, cushioned, as it were, with familiarity. It tamed […]

  • Consciousness & Speech Series : Videos

    Consciousness & Speech Series Videos Conversations from our Sacred Speech MasterClass.

  • MasterClass

    Sacred Speech MasterClass The MYSTERY OF POWER AND MEANING “The Goddess of Learning does not smile on those who neglect the Ancients.” Live Webinar hosted by Baba Rampuri Continuing on May 8, 2014 MasterClass Videos (many […]

Navratri 2015

Navratri Day One

Navratri Day One – Invoking Shailaputri Devi

Navratri Durga Puja 2015 Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Shakti Rupen Sansthita Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namo Namah Navratri Day One – October 13, 2015 – Ghatsthapana Invoking Shailaputri Devi On the first night of Navratri, […]

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Navratri Day Two – Chandra Darshan

The first lunar night of Navratri 2015 covers two days according to the Indian Panchang. On the second day of Navratri, it is still the Pratipada, the first night of the moon. The significance of the […]

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Navratri Day Three – Brahmacharini Ma

Mother Goddess as Yogini – Brahmacharini Ma Tonight, the second night of the Moon (bright half) according to the Indian panchang. On Navratri Day Three, Thursday, October 15, 2015, we worship Durga Ma as the tapasvini, […]

Chandraghanta Ma

Navratri Day Four – Chandraghanta Ma

On Navratri Day Four, Friday, October 16, 2015, the third day of the Moon, we worship Chandraghanta Ma, who is also Parvati, but AFTER her marriage to Shiva, and this is marked by Shiva’s 5 day […]

Kushmanda Devi

Navratri Day Five – Kushmanda Devi

On Navratri Day Five, Saturday, October 17, 2015, we invoke and worship Kushmanda Ma, the 4th manifestation of Durga, Whose name alone is a compendium of knowledge and secrets. If we pronounce Her name correctly, which […]

Skandamata Devi

Navratri Day Six – Invoking Devi Skandamata

On Navratri Day Six, Sunday, October 18, 2015, the fourth day of the Moon, Chaturthi, we invoke and worship Devi Skandamata, who as a further manifestation of Parvati, gives birth to Kartikeya, also known as Skanda. […]

Katyayani Ma

Navratri Day Seven – Invoking Katyayani Ma

On Navratri Day Seven, Monday, October 19, 2015, we invoke and worship Katyayani Mata, the 6th manifestation of Durga. Katyayani Mata rules Jupiter. It was the great Rishi and Grammarian, Katyayana, without whose commentary, the Vedas […]

Kalratri Ma

Navratri Day Eight – Invoking Kalratri Devi

On Navratri Day Eight, the 7th day of the Moon, Tuesday, October 20, 2015, we invoke the 7th of Durga Ma’s manifestations, certainly Her most frightening, Kalratri Ma. Her image alone is unsettling – while most […]

Mahagauri Ma

Navratri Day Nine – Invoking Mahagauri Ma

On Navratri Day Nine, the Maha Ashtami of Durga, Wednesday, 21 October, 2015, Her 8th manifestation appears, Mahagauri Ma. Yesterday, Her color was midnight black, today She is effulgent white, as Her name suggests. Gauri means […]

Siddhidatri Ma

Navratri Day Ten – Siddhidatri Ma – Dussehra

On Navratri Day Ten, we invoke and worship Siddhidatri Ma, who is not only worshipped by humans, but by the Gods and Goddesses, Demons, Gandharvas (celestial musicians), Yakshas (Earth spirits), and Siddhas. This is actually the […]


Navratri Durga Puja 2014

Navratri Durga Puja 2014 Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Shakti Rupen Sansthita Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namo Namah Worshipping the Mother Goddess The Sharda Navratri Puja begins on September 25, 2014, on the first day […]

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Weaponizing Yoga I

“When knowledge is weaponized, it is made opaque and useless, and the human race suffers. Modern Consumer Yoga is responsible for Weaponizing Yoga.” *

“When one attacks or destroys the knowledge of something, this may be called “epistemic violence.” — Baba Rampuri

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Towards Defining Yoga II

Defining yoga depends entirely on the context in which the word “yoga” is used. Modern western discourse (outside some pockets of the academy) is mostly not about thinking at all-its about control and commodification- modern “yoga” […]

Post Modern Yogi

Practice & Truth in Yoga III

“But the fact of the matter is the horse is out the barn. Call it junk, industrial or corporate yoga—these Tupperware parades of cultural coercion have been clawing at the landscape since the early 1980s like […]


Fetishizing Yoga IV

I find very few people in the New Age, Yoga, and Spiritual movements questioning the very foundations of their ideologies and beliefs, and although enchanted by Indian culture, are no different in their structure of thinking about these things, meaning, using the same discourse as the people who give us the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to come to their New Age conclusions.


Speech and Yoga V

What is truly spectacular and indispensable about Sanskrit, IF EVEN for no other reason, is because the language comes with a highly detailed manual, including the code itself, supported by 2500 years of commentary. Compared to […]

Consumer Yoga

Western Industrial Modern Postural Yoga VI

… how something is propagated, marketed. In the West what distinguishes Yoga from another system of physical culture is its branding, packaging and marketing as the “exotic” “mystical east” with its “until now” secret techniques, cures, […]

Ram and Guru Vashith

Is Western Yoga Indian VII

“I like your intrigue in China. You may want to delve into the siddhas of Tamil Nadu for your answer. Bhoghanathar in particular whose guru Kalingi Natha lived in China got Bhoga(natha) over to China to […]

Yoga Education

Yoga Education VIII

It would behoove the USA and indeed the entire world if they would focus on giving the kids a better education as the USA is on the bottom of the rankings in the modern world, rather than having Wall Street trying to figure out how to sneak branded yoga into public schools.


Patanjali, Cognition and Yoga IX

“There is certainly an academic argument regarding the theory of two Patanjalis, but I have never come across this argument in my oral tradition and related traditions in my 45 years of interest. Not once. I […]


Science and Yoga X

“Let’s not fall for the mythology that science is “supposed to” equal truth or is even supposed to seek Truth, any more than history is an account of what actually happened. These are sophisticated games with […]


Culture and Yoga XI

“I had to understand, when engaging the “Other” (whether culture, religion, gender, species) what assumptions and presumptions I bring into the engagement which ultimately prevents assimilation into (or connection with) the “Other.” Curiously I discovered that […]

Latest Videos

Guru Dattatreya

Guru Dattatreya Story

During a recent retreat at Baba Rampuri’s dhuni, he tells the story of the birth of Guru Dattatreya and the Stri Shakti (Feminine Divine) of his mother, Anusuya Devi. Guru Dattatreya is known as the guru […]


Vedic Fire Sacrifice I

Baba Rampuri’s workshop on Vedic Fire Sacrifice, Havan, during recent Mahashivaratri retreat at his dhuni. Part I.

Read Baba Rampuri's story - "Autobiography of a Sadhu"

Autobiography of a Sadhu by Baba Rampuri

Autobiography of a Sadhu

In his quest for self knowledge & the sacred, Baba Rampuri is initiated as the first foreigner into the mystical & often dangerous world of the Naga Sadhu.

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Autobiography of a Sadhu: Excerpts

Read fifty full page excerpts from Baba Rampuri’s classic book, that provides an articulate insider’s description of the wisdom tradition of the Naga Babas.

Autobiography of a Sadhu Reviews

Autobiography of a Sadhu: Reviews

“Rampuri seeks the ability to read the book of the world but there are too many obstacles in his way. He marvels at the way Hari Puri Baba talks the language of crows and doles out advice, cures, and blessings to the people who come to him. After his guru’s death, Rampuri feels that he has possessed him. At the end of this compelling autobiography, the author says that he hopes readers will be edified and entertained by his quest for Truth and his adventures in the Extraordinary World.”


Baba Rampuri reads from “Autobiography of a Sadhu”

“When I turned around, I saw myself reflected from every angle. In fact, I was in a room full of mirrors, and there were now thousands of me. The sky had vanished, replaced by a ceiling mirror, and when I looked up, my multitudes looked down on me. Hari Puri was no longer with me and I was sitting atop an abyss, in a world that consisted only of my own reflected image.”

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Muss lesen Bücher liste

Muss lesen Bücher liste –Baba Rampuri empfiehlt: Zeitgenössische Denker Amazon.de Widgets Literatur Amazon.de Widgets Indischen Tradition Amazon.de Widgets Dolmetscher Amazon.de Widgets Westlichen Tradition Amazon.de Widgets


Meeting Cartouche … chapter 1

Meeting Cartouche THE THREE-DECKED STEAMSHIP HAD BEEN FOLLOWING the contour of the palm-lined Indian coastline since sunrise, weaving its way through flotillas of fishing boats and other small ships until it reached Bombay. The voyage from […]


Children of the Revolution … chapter 1

Children of the Revolution We were pilgrims, refugees, children of the revolution! We came from North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East, and every country in Europe. We had encountered one another at every stop […]

Che Guevara

Spiritual Che Guevara … from chapter 1

Spiritual Che Guevara The last name was of a sadhu in Rajasthan. “Hari Puri Baba is a bit more modern. He speaks English, which my baba doesn’t. I studied with my guru the traditional way, in […]

Le Marchand d'eau

I Dream India into Existence … from chapter 2

I Dream India into Existence I dream India into existence. Not that it was my personal private dream, but a believable movie reasonably constructed from the group psyche. It was comforting this dream, cushioned, as it […]


Stories of Gods, Yogis, & Shamans, chap. 2

The Stories of Gods, Yogis, & Shamans I became enchanted listening to stories of gods, yogis, shamans, and other sometimes bizarre sages. I heard of sadhus performing great austerities, acquiring superhuman powers, called siddhis, attaining great […]


Rajasthan … chapter 3

Rajasthan My dream of India fully matured in Rajasthan, the land of kings. Leaving the pink city of Jaipur, the bus entered the scrub desert heading north on the Bikaner Road, negotiating right-of-way with camel caravans, […]