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    Swami Tripurari Biography

    It is difficult to find someone from the West that both understands and can elegantly express the theory behind an Eastern mystical tradition. It is even more difficult to find a modern mystic. In Swami Tripurari we have both: a traditional mystic who can articulate the teachings of an ancient spiritual tradition.

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    Spiritual Lineage

    The spiritual lineage of Sri Caitanya Sanga traces its origin to the flute of Sri Krishna, into which he pours his life breath in search of his dearmost devotees, the milkmaidens (gopis) of his idyllic pastoral abode.

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    Audarya

    Audarya was initially founded for the purpose of facilitating Swami B. V. Tripurari’s distinct literary voice characterized by its depth of spiritual insight and contemporary sensibility. Audarya’s remote twenty-acre ridgetop site amidst clusters of redwoods serves as an ideal setting for contemplative, experiential spiritual life.

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    Madhuvan

    Madhuvan is a 150-acre remote mountain jungle monastery and yoga retreat that Swami Tripurari founded in on the West coast of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste, twelve miles from the Pacific ocean. The Sanskrit name “Madhuvan” means “sweet forest.” Overflowing with fruit, flora, and fauna, Madhuvan is a tropical paradise with breathtaking views in all directions for as far as the eye can see.

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    Teachings

    It is only after a prolonged evolution of consciousness through corresponding forms of life that we become aware of ourselves. This awareness occurs in human life. Human life is therefore the opportunity to know oneself—to become aware of the extent to which one exists.

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Nitya and Sadhana—Both are Siddha

February 19th, 2010 | No Comments

In the Gaudiya sampradaya there have been thousands of gurus, and there will be many more as time goes on. Currently there is a tendency among some to promote the idea that most gurus are eternally-perfect souls (nitya-siddhas), descended from Krishna lila to cultivate others’bhakti such that they might ascend to perfection as well. In actuality, most […]

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Mahadeva Siva and Vaishnavism

February 12th, 2010 | No Comments

Regard for Siva and regard for Krishna are not at odds with one another. If we read and study the Bhagavatam we can find so much room to understand, accommodate, and appreciate Lord Siva.

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Writing, Rasa Sastra, and Rasabhasa

February 11th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Writing rasa sastra, as with reading rasa sastra, must be done according to spiritual qualification, which itself will become clear through engaging in Harinama-sankirtana, guru-seva, and the study of Gaudiya siddhanta. Thus it is these activities that we ought be concerned with.

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Diksa, Siksa, and Sri Guru

February 8th, 2010 | No Comments

First we shall sit with the guru, hear from and observe him while he simultaneously observes us. Then diksa follows and is further supported by siksa.

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