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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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The Rasika Vaishnava

January 16th, 2010 | No Comments

Meditating on Krishna lila from the perspective of one’s inner spiritual body, the practitioner sometimes experiences himself to be part of the lila and sometimes sees himself as a practitioner, aware of his practitioner’s body. When he experiences himself as part of the lila, his meditation becomes his reality. He no longer sees himself as a viewer of […]

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Uttarayana and the Soul’s Departure

January 13th, 2010 | No Comments

As the sun begins its journey north, the devas awaken from their slumber and start their day. This period is called uttarayana, the sun’s six month northern orbit. It is mentioned in the eighth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita with regard to the yogi’s passing from this world. After having spoken about pure devotion (ananya-cetah satatam yo mama […]

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Sannyasa in Kali Yuga

January 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Is there a precedent for bheka or sannyasa in the modern world, especially considering Mahaprabhu is said to have declared that there is no sannyasa in Kali yuga?

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The Progression of Scriptural Understanding

January 2nd, 2010 | No Comments

By drawing philosophical lessons from the lila and learning to apply them in spiritual practice, one begins to find their way onto the canvas on which the art of Krishna lila is drawn.

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