Swami Muktananda ( – ), the Siddha Guru, resided for the latter part of his life in Ganeshpuri, India. His inner blaze electrified a generation of people. Swami Muktananda was affectionately known by all as simply Baba. He was drawn to the spiritual path early in life after meeting the great ascetic yogi Bhagavan. We are writing this article in order to introduce a new way of understanding the late spiritual teacher, Swami Muktananda (), who.

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His reputation as a meditation master spread throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He received shaktipat initiation from him at 15 August of that year.

On tour during the summer, she said, they would feed over a thousand people, and bring in three thousand dollars in cash a day. God dwells within you as you. Michael is only now coming out of a period of depression and emptiness.

Baba was a perfect manifestation of his name, Muktananda, which means the bliss of freedom.

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Chandra said she had rationalized the guru’s having sex in mukhananda past, but was dismayed to learn it had happened to her young friend Mary. Inone of Muktananda’s swamis, Stan Trout, wrote an open letter accusing his guru of molesting Little girls on the pretext of checking their virginity. When asked about the ashram’s finances, she said that all income was put back into facilities.

He wasn’t really penetrating muktnanda victims, they said. Michael Dinga knew otherwise. He asked Mary to come to his bedroom several times, and gave her gifts of money and jewelry. They found the courtyard of Shree Gurudev Ashram filled with bejewelled elephants, musicians playing, and villagers chanting ecstatically. At South Fallsburg, Muktananda used to stand behind a curtain in the evening, watching the girls coming back to the dormitory. Prior to his own passing in l, Bhagavan Nityananda encouraged his disciple to live nearby and predicted his spiritual accomplishment and influence would spread very wide in the future.


Stan Trout still considers Muktananda a great yogi, but a tragically flawed man. Some ex-followers still are. THIS IS a story of serious accusations made against a muktanansa leader who is still prayed to and revered by thousands.

He was standing up, and his eyes were rolled up to the ceiling. The German was hauled outside, put under a cold shower, stripped naked, and laid out on a concrete slab behind the ashram. Callender, Nobody is a Nobody, Amazonp. How much money did Muktananda amass from his efforts? Join Our Mailing List. He was featured prominently in magazines, television documentaries, and newspaper articles.

Their doorbell and telephone started ringing at odd hours, and Michael saw the “enforcers” running away from their door one night. The guru wasn’t pleased. The people in the ashram thought it was a great honor to be beaten by the guru. When that failed, he started to weep.

Ultimately, Chandra felt it didn’t make any difference. Michael Dinga, an Oakland contractor who was head of construction for the ashram and a trustee of the foundation, said the guru’s sexual exploits were common knowledge in the ashram.

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Muktananda had intercourse with Jennifer for an hour, she said, and was quite proud of the fact. Inafter Muktananda’s death, William Rodarmor printed several accusations of physical and sexual abuse, in CoEvolution Quarterlybava anonymous female devotees that Muktananda regularly had sex with them.


Utter freedom, utter joy [ In India, they were isolated from their culture. Even a woman who is still close to the movement admitted that “the long hours were a drag.

Swami Muktananda was affectionately known by all as simply Baba.

Mary was in her early twenties at the time. Muktananda’s ubiquitous valet, Noni Patel, was a regular target of his master’s wrath. Stan Trout, formerly Swami Abhayananda, served Muktananda for ten years as a teacher and ashram director.

Meeting Nityananda again years later in Ganeshpuri, he received a powerful spiritual transmission. The enlightened are on an equal footing with the ignorant in the struggle against their own evil – the only difference being that the enlightened person knows the truth, and has no excuse for betraying it.

Tibetan and Zen Buddhist stories are full of sharp blows that stop the students rational minds long enough for them to become enlightened. Michael’s wife Chandra was disturbed. At age 15 he encountered Bhagavan Nityananda, a wandering avadhoot who profoundly changed his life. He also instituted a traditional order of monastics. Lines of pilgrims wound through the marble courtyard as Baba greeted each person with warmhearted respect.

Respected, that is, until now.