• Maha Kumbh Mela Ujjain 2016

    15 Million take sacred dip during Shahi Snan – Maha Kumbh Mela Ujjain 2016 Every street and alleyway in Ujjain is jammed packed with jubilant pilgrims as a city of close to 500,00 inhabitants welcomes 15 […]

  • Among Naga Babas – an Angrez

    An ANGREZ among NAGA BABAS Baba Rampuri’s Story An autobiograhical novel describing his years of discipleship among Naga Babas. During the Allahabad Maha Kumbh Mela in 1971, on the banks of the River Ganga, Baba Rampuri […]

  • Mahashivaratri 2016

    Maha Shivaratri 2016 in Assagao, Goa – March 7 This year, 2016, Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on March 7th. After a very successful Mahashivaratri celebration last year at my dhuni in Assagao, Goa, we’ve decided to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Autobiography of a Sadhu Excerpts

    “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 the wild profusion of things, using the sights, sounds, and faces of India as its raw material. Everything might appear different from my ordinary world back home, but I knew that this was the way it was supposed to be. It was a good dream, it made me feel happy.”

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  • Dhuni

    The Dhuni is a sacred fire maintained by traditional yogis for invocation, sadhana, and blessings. Baba Rampuri established a small temple of Guru Dattatreya and a dhuni in Assagao, Goa, in 2014, for the purpose of […]

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

Baba Rampuri tells his story

among Naga Babas at Kumbh Mela

Among Naga Babas – Baba Rampuri

An ANGREZ among NAGA BABAS Baba Rampuri’s Story An autobiograhical novel describing his years of discipleship among Naga Babas. During the Allahabad Maha Kumbh Mela in 1971, on the banks of the River Ganga, Baba Rampuri […]

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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.”

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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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Shiva Lingashtakam on Mahashivaratri at the Dhuni

Shiva Linga Ashtakam

Shiva Lingashtakam is the eight verse stotram sung to Lord Shiva, especially in His form of the Shiva Linga. The esteemed Purohits from Mookambika Shakti Pith in Karnataka perform this sacred chanting at midnight on Mahashivaratri, […]

Guru Puja

Guru Purnima 2016

Guru Purnima Full Moon – July 19, 2016 Guru Puja गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुः साक्षात् परब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ The Blessings and Gratitude Moon “I send you love, light and the blessings of health, […]

Was Pir Shams a Naga Baba?

Song for Pir Shams

Suryadima plays the Saz & sings for Pir Shams At the dhuni of Baba Rampuri Persian Dervish Suryadima sings the praises of Pir Shams, known as the guru of the greatest of Persian poets, Jalaluddin Rumi. […]

Pir Shams

Darvish Drums for Pir Shams

Baba Suryadima Master Darvish Drums – Baba Rampuri Dhuni An amazing drum- The Daf Baba Suryadima, a master musician from Iran appeared at my dhuni to enchant and entrance us with his devotional songs & rhythms […]

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Naga Babas Ujjain Kumbh Mela Video

Naga Babas of Juna Akhara Shahi Snan at Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016 In this Kumbh Mela video, Baba Rampuri and Baba Mangalanand Puri (aka Goa Gil) take you inside of the procession of the Naga Babas […]

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Simhastha Kumbh Mela Shahi Snan

Simhastha Maha Kumbh Mela – 2nd Shahi Snan I’ve probably made this Kumbh Mela shahi snan procession fifty times in my life over the past 46 years as a sadhu and member of Juna Akhara, and […]

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The Pir of Datt Akhara after Shahi Snan

The PIR of Datt Akhara Shri Mahant Mangalanand Puri and I receive blessings from our Pir and guru bhai, Paramanand Puri Ji Maharaj, at the dhuni and gadi of Datt Akhara in Ujjain, at the time […]

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Crows Magic

A short video clip about the magic of crows, and their relationship to shamans and yogis. I also talk about crows magic and their astounding language in my book, “Autobiography of a Sadhu.” There are very few babas or shamans, today, that are able to speak with crows, but when I was first in India, I met several babas who could.

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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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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” […]

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Shiva Lingashtakam on Mahashivaratri at the Dhuni

Shiva Linga Ashtakam

Shiva Lingashtakam is the eight verse stotram sung to Lord Shiva, especially in His form of the Shiva Linga. The esteemed Purohits from Mookambika Shakti Pith in Karnataka perform this sacred chanting at midnight on Mahashivaratri, […]

Was Pir Shams a Naga Baba?

Song for Pir Shams

Suryadima plays the Saz & sings for Pir Shams At the dhuni of Baba Rampuri Persian Dervish Suryadima sings the praises of Pir Shams, known as the guru of the greatest of Persian poets, Jalaluddin Rumi. […]

Pir Shams

Darvish Drums for Pir Shams

Baba Suryadima Master Darvish Drums – Baba Rampuri Dhuni An amazing drum- The Daf Baba Suryadima, a master musician from Iran appeared at my dhuni to enchant and entrance us with his devotional songs & rhythms […]

sanatan dharma celebration

Naga Babas Ujjain Kumbh Mela Video

Naga Babas of Juna Akhara Shahi Snan at Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016 In this Kumbh Mela video, Baba Rampuri and Baba Mangalanand Puri (aka Goa Gil) take you inside of the procession of the Naga Babas […]

Guru Puja

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 […]

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Vedic Fire Sacrifice I

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

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]