Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Connecting in Your Community

by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

Update (May 6, 2009): A total of 13 people have asked to participate in the Satsang of Community networking, and are now listed below. I appreciate their interest and hope that their local gatherings become fruitful for themselves and others. If you are reading this page, and would also like to participate by being listed here, please contact me.

Connecting in Your Community:

People often ask me if I travel to their city or country (I travel little, other than retreats in India), or if I have personal contacts/students in their area who are teaching the principles and practices specifically as I have described them on the site  (and in alignment with the tradition of which I am a part). While I am not trying to establish "branches" or "centers" in other locations, I have great compassion for such sincere seekers, and it seems a good idea to connect people with one another whether for individual friendship, informal satsang groups, or classes in alignment with our perspective and tradition.

If you are ardent about the particular teachings and approaches on the website and would like to connect with other such people in your geographic area, please scroll through the list below. If you would like to be listed below, please contact me.

  • If you and I already know each other very well, then please write to me requesting to be listed here. Be sure to include the listing information below.
  • If you and I have only briefly met, or have not met at all, please write with a more detailed description about yourself, your interests, and why you want to be listed here.
  • Please do not ask to use this page solely as a way to promote your business or other services if you do not have a strong interest in the articles and practices on the website.

When you send me your information, please include the following. I'll contact you by email to verify the information once posted on this webpage.

  • Your real name
  • City and country
  • Preferred contact information, whether phone, email or website
  • A brief note (up to 25 words) about your interest in, and what you are doing, or want to do (weekly satsang/fellowship, classes, individual connection, etc.).
  • If you have a website, facebook page, or other such page, please include that as well, if you wish.

NOTE: I personally know most of the people below. They are very sincere in their practices and gathering with others who are of like mind and interest in practices. Please contact them directly so that you can together decide on what you would like to do in your community. Here are a few other, somewhat related links:

Facebook Satsang group: Most of the people below are active in these discussions:
Swami J satsang group on Facebook:
Traditional Yoga group on Facebook:
Weekly (Saturday, 8:30am Central time, US) video satsang:

Friends of
Connecting in Your Community



Pamela Greer Yuill
Opelika, Alabama
Would like to join with others for study of the Yoga Sutras, meditation, discussion based on the wealth of information at the website, sharing vegetarian meals (potluck), etc.


Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Daily meditation, satsang, other gatherings, author of

Center for Nondualism
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati, Director
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Sunday alternative program; philosophically matches

June Enfinger
Ponce de Leon, FL 
Weekly group sessions are held most Tuesday evenings at 6 pm.

Phillip and Candi Ellis
Seaside, FL (S. Walton County)
One Hand Clapping


Kathleen Gibson
Aurora, IL (near Chicago)
(I will give my phone number to people after initial contact.)
weekly satsang, classes, individual connection, hatha yoga studio, etc.


Erica Jacknin
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Prefer email contact:
Would like to form a community of people in Bowling Green area.

Rob McAlister
Louisville, Kentucky
Interested in meeting with people in the Louisville area from time to time, such as once a week or once a month.

New York City

Jennifer Rose
New York, NY
Tuesday Evening, Meditation and Satsang among frequent visitors to and Swami J's Abhyasa Ashram


Gene and Hannah Frank
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
phone #724-265-7992
Occasional get togethers for and with like minded people; dinners, meetings, and periodic visit from Swami J.


Lisa (Leela) Marie Patterson
Nashville, TN
Would like to meet for satsang.


Zulema Higueras
Santiago, Chile
"Si te sientes atraído(a) por estas enseñanzas, escribe a este mail y conversemos..."
"Write to this e-mail if you feel attracted to these teachings and let's talk..."



Sadhana Mandir Ashram (Swami Rama's Ashram)
Swami Jnaneshvara is on the Faculty and facilitates retreat programs every March and November.
Rishikesh, India


Satya Dev (Jim Danisch)
Location: A few hours drive from Katmandu
Contact me if you are visiting Nepal.
Involved with Hansada Yoga Ashram in Nepal, founded by Swami Rama
Teach with Swami J at Swami Rama’s Ashram in Rishikesh, India


Massimo Barberi, Oslo
I would be interested in organising and/or participate in groups of collective meditation, or groups of discussion of traditional Yoga philosophy.





This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.