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Join us at Nature Yoga Sanctuary to discuss the second book of our Yoga Book Club series: Autobiography of a Sadhu by Rampuri

Sunday August 4th, 3-4pm
FREE
Nature Yoga Sanctuary 2021 W. Division

Book: Autobiography of a Sadhu by Rampuri.

Description: The first insider account of an ancient and secretive tradition.
• By the first foreigner to become a member, and later an elder, of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas.
• Filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities.
• With lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, and Indian culture woven throughout.

After traveling at age 18 from his native California to India in 1969, Rampuri was drawn to the Naga Babas, an ancient and wild order of naked yogis whom he calls the “Hell’s Angels of Indian Spirituality.” Organized into a sect by Adi Shankara in the 5th century BC, the Naga Babas see themselves as the ultimate protectors of the Sanatan Dharma, or what we call the Hindu religion. Rampuri became a disciple of a Naga Baba--a master shaman sadhu--from Rajasthan and, as foretold by astrological prophecy, soon found himself the first foreigner to become an initiate of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas with more than 50,000 sadhu members. From drinking the “Nectar of Immortality” at the source of the Ganges River to allegations of tantric murder, this autobiography is filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities, with lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, mantra, and Indian culture woven throughout. Through his journey of extremes, Rampuri takes us into the mystic heart of India.

Why I chose it: This book is filled with the magic and possibility of yoga, giving us a taste of what is possible with dedication and fearlessness. - Gopi


OTHER DATES:

Saturday, June 1st, 3:30-4:30pm, Tula Yoga Studio
Join us at Tula Yoga studio to discuss the first book of our Yoga Book Club series: The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, October 5th, 3:30-4:30pm, Tula Yoga Studio
Join us at Tula Yoga studio to discuss the third book of our Yoga Book Club series: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Sunday, December 8th, 3:00-4:00pm, Nature Yoga Sanctuary
Join us at Nature Yoga Sanctuary to discuss the fourth book of our Yoga Book Club series: Five Years, Eleven Months by Visakha Dasi

Book club is FREE, but please register to let us know you are coming.

Earlier Event: July 28
Guided Meditation
Later Event: August 18
Cooling Gentle Yoga