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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Vrati Baba Dhyana Kendar
Kalimath, Himalayas
Dandi Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati and Ma Jyoti Chetanya

Vrati Baba was a sage of the Himalayas in the truest sense of the word, being an adept of the highest of the Tantras. He was Baba of the most sacred Kalimath for many decades.

Vrati Baba and Swami Rama were friends and spiritual brothers for even longer. During their earlier years they roamed the secret, sacred places of the Himalayas together. While Swami Rama went to the West, Vrati Baba guided from within, from this sacred hermitage in the Himalayas. 


The village of Kalimath is about 6,000 feet above sea level, along a tributary to the Ganges. It is accessible by the foot bridge shown in the picture. 


Kalimath is in the Himalayas, at the red dot on the map, in Northern India, within 30 miles of the Tibet/China border.

It is about a 6-7 hour drive from Rishikesh, and is near the area of Kedarnath and Jyotimath, on the way to Badrinath. 

This area of the Himalayas is said to be one of the most spiritually vibrant areas for meditation in the Himalayas, and in the world. Of those places, Kalimath is among the most potent, having the force of shakti, as well as an ancient history of saints doing their meditations there. 

Photo: Vrati Baba, Swami Jnaneshvara, and Ma Jyoti in Kalimath, 40 days before Vrati Baba cast off his body on November 19, 2000.

On November 10, 2000 Vrati Baba announced that he was going to leave his body, and that he was passing on his legacy to two people, both disciples of his brother, Swami Rama. Vrati Baba's spiritual gifts were most lovingly bequeathed to Dandi Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati, a native of USA who had been in Rishikesh, India for over five years, and Ma Jyoti Chetanya of Dehra Dun and Haridwar, India. 


After Vrati Baba had cast off the body, a ritual and bandhara celebration was held, in which over 1,000 people were given the offering of a meal to commemorate the event of Mahasamadhi. (When a saint casts off the body, it is called Mahasamadhi, the Great Samadhi)

In the photo are some of the village children from Kalimath on the day of the celebration. Behind them is the Samadhi shrine built for the body of Vrati Baba.

During the Mahasamadhi celebration, Ma Jyoti and Swami Jnaneshvara are in the shrine, along with three local pandits who are performing the rituals. 

Vrati Baba is buried directly under Swami Jnaneshvara. The body is positioned in meditation posture, as is the custom with a saint. 

The Samadhi shrine is now a quiet and sacred place for spiritual practices, with only the sounds of silence, the sacred, and the flow of the river.






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.





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