In 1963 at the age of 18, Bhagavan Das left California and journeyed solo through Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, eventually arriving in India. He was the first American to live in the jungle of the Himalayas as a hermit-sadhu. He was given the holy name of Ram by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He then came to meet Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirth who gave him tapas to pray for God's Grace. In 1965, after a year of fasting, prayer and intense purification, Bhagavan Das met his Sat Guru, the Mahasiddha Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji) who he lived with side by side for many years. Maharaji sent him to Anandamayi Ma to receive initiation from the Divine Mother. Later, during his time with the Tibetan yogis, he was the first westerner to meet and live with Lama Kalu, the guru of the 16th Karmapa. He gave Bhagavan Das the Mahamudra transmission. Bhagavan Das received the Clear Light of Primordial Awareness from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and then the Vajra Yogini transmission directly from the 16th Karmapa in Sikkim. He lived with Yogi Chen who explained all the details to him in English in his hermitage in Kalimpong. When on pilgrimage to the holy Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Bhagavan Das met Richard Alpert who became Ram Dass after Bhagavan Das brought him to Maharaji. Then, Bhagavan Das was sent to Amma in the 1980s, who saved him again from the ravages of the world. The Grace of his Sat Guru Maharaji led Bhagavan Das HOME to the Divine Mother in the form of Amulya Maa, his precious Beloved Wife, who is always guiding him on the true path of Bodhichitta with her crystal clarity, ancient wisdom and pure Love.
Bhagavan Das + Amulya Maa are a dynamic husband & wife co-creative couple sharing the Love & Light of their spiritual lineage in service to all sentient beings. Bhagavan Das is a spiritual icon & Amulya Maa is a gifted transformational healer. Together they weave a blanket of profound & very alive Tantric Teachings inspired by their Guru Neem Karoli Baba and other Yogic masters. Their chanting is powerfully transcendent as their voices merge in deep devotion to the Divine Mother. Bhagavan Das + Amulya Maa offer online Satsang, Sadhana development, Mantra, Meditation, Kirtan, Life-Coaching, Transformational Healing & Tantric Relationship mentorships. Their wisdom comes from the deep well of the Saints. Bhagavan Das published his spiritual memoir “It’s Here Now, Are You?” in 1997. Currently, Bhagavan Das + Amulya Maa are working on their first book together. Soon they will launch a membership site with longer videos on a variety of topics all related to ending the Samsaric cycle of Birth & Death.
Please Visit our shared website and learn more about our current online & in-person offerings: Yoga Mentorship Sessions, Private In-Person Retreats and Events including Kirtan, Sound Bath & Satsang.
OM MANI PADME HUM
May all Sentient Beings be FREE of Suffering and the CAUSE of Suffering.
Amulya Maa, MS, LMT has been a practitioner of yoga & meditation for more than 25 years, and dream yoga since she was a little girl. As a Mystic, Muse and Lover of Life, Amulya Maa is an advanced Vipassana meditator, having completed eleven 10-day retreats and maintaining a consistent Vipassana practice 2x/day. She is a bhakti yogini and tantrika who deepens her practices through the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana lineage. Amulya received the name "Sangay Dolma" from the Venerable Lama Gyalsten when she was initiated into the Shangpa Kagyu lineage of the great Lama Kalu Rinpoche. Sangay Dolma means “Clear Buddha with feminine form”. For several years, Amulya served alongside the great humanitarian saint Amma Amritanandamayi Ma, who gave her the name "Amulya" in 2009. Amulya means "priceless, precious, and of a value too great to measure." As an alchemist, Amulya Maa facilitates transformational healing and heart path awakening through spiritual and intuitive guidance in online sessions. She pierces deeply into the real grit, while maintaining a refined sense of subtleties - identifying where the Light of awareness will illuminate shadows. Amulya Maa is a death doula & Hospice caregiver, a Kripalu-certified yoga instructor and an Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga teacher. For 2 yrs while in San Francisco, Amulya Maa studied Sexology on the PhD track and authored 12 columns per month on various topics dealing with Sexuality and Sexual Healing. She is also a massage therapist specializing in Craniosacral Therapy. Amulya Maa's MS degree is in Organizational Psychology. She formerly worked as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, and since 2007 she has offered her gifts as a transformational healer. Amulya Maa cultivates a sacred space for holographic healing and partners with clients in the conscious realignment & reactivation of creative energies. One of Amulya Maa's greatest gifts is the ability to hold crystal clear presence and offer her clients razor sharp reflections as they journey through life-changing initiations and strip into the raw and grounded remembrance of their Authentic Self.