Yogi Shyamasundara is an ordained servant and lover of Lord Sri Krishna whose life is dedicated to awakening humanity to the direct experience of God. He founded Krishna Marga™ in 2008, as a holy yogic tradition of God and Self-Realization.
In 2018, Yogi Shyamasundara founded Sri Krishna Shaligrama Temple, a holy temple dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna for the benefit of all beings, and the first Sri Shaligrama temple in the United States. Nestled high in the mountains of the San Bernardino forest, it houses hundreds of holy and extremely rare Sri Shaligramas.
Jai Śrī Kṛṣṇa! Hari Om Tat Sat
Yogi Shyamasundara was born and raised in the United States. The son of an American father and an immigrant mother from Mexico, most of his youth was defined by poverty, violence, and many adverse conditions. Yet from a very young age, Yogi Shyamasundara exhibited a deep connection with God and holy mystic experiences were common around him.
His parents tell us that when Yogi Shyamasundara was just 3 years old, he'd sit in front of a large picture of Saint Jude in his bedroom and would talk, laugh, and play for hours in front of it. One day, curious to find out what he was doing that kept him so entertained, his parents peeked through the door and found that whenever he pushed his toy car towards the picture of Saint Jude, the car would stop, turn around on its own and would return back to him. Surprised and intrigued to find how this was happening, they entered the bedroom to identify the cause. They say Yogi Shyamasundara immediately scolded them and said, "You made Tata go away!" When his parents inquired what he meant by this, he pointed to the picture of St. Jude and explained that 'Tata' (his word for God) comes out to play with him. Determined to find a rational explanation, they did everything they could to replicate what his car was doing, but to no avail. They witnessed this holy phenomena many times for about a year.
His mother also tells of another holy incident when Yogi Shyamasundara was just a few months old. One evening she stepped out to the corner store while Yogi Shyamasundara was sleeping. When she returned 10 minutes later, she noticed the light in the bedroom was on which she had turned off before she left. As she got closer, she realized that it wasn't a house light, but appeared like a fire inside the house. At that moment, she dropped the bag of groceries, screamed for help as she thought the house was on fire, and ran into the house to rescue Yogi Shyamasundara. However, when she entered the bedroom there was no fire, instead a golden light permeated the room which immediately entered Yogi Shyamasundara's body and the room became pitch black again. She stood there in awe, as neighbors ran to help as a result of her screaming "Fire!", but she had no way to explain to them what she had experienced.
Just as unusual are the stories his mother relates about Yogi Shyamasundara's birth. For example, Yogi Shyamasundara's parents say that they heard him laugh a few times while he was still in his mother's womb. At first his father didn't believe his wife. But on one occasion, while getting ready for bed, Yogi Shyamasundara laughed loudly inside her womb and it startled his father. His wife said, "See! I tell you your son is laughing inside me." Concerned for their child's well-being, they went to their doctor, but he had no idea how Yogi Shyamasundara could laugh in the womb as this was not possible.
Furthermore, Yogi Shyamasundara grew in the womb in such an unusual position, that his mother never showed a belly. She laughs when she recollects that even on Yogi Shyamasundara's birth day, she was wearing tight bell bottoms and a shirt her father had given her when she was only 16 years old (she was 24 then). When she arrived at the hospital, the staff didn't believe she was in labor, because she showed no belly. Friends would often comment, "You can't be pregnant. What are you having a mouse?!" Even more unusual is the story she tells of only having two contractions. The first one signaled her that she was going into labor, the second one was from pushing the baby out. She said her labor was so easy, that she wondered why women made such a big deal about having children (a pain she said she would clearly understand on having her 2nd and 3rd children, as she almost died giving birth to her 2nd son, and her 3rd child was born 3 months premature). She relates that 45 minutes after giving birth to Yogi Shyamasundara, she was showered, dressed, and was ready to go. When Yogi Shyamasundara's father arrived at the hospital from work, he was shocked that his wife had already given birth and was ready to go home. Next to her was a healthy 7.5lbs baby boy.
Yogi Shyamasundara's parents also share that their son was an unusually peaceful baby, who didn't cry and didn't wake them at night. Instead, his father explained that whenever Yogi Shyamasundara needed something, he would give out a very soft whimper. His father describes it as a new born puppy. So softly, that his parents had to keep his crib right next to their bed, as they were concerned they wouldn't hear him when he needed something.
By age 3, Yogi Shyamasundara longed intensely to be in service of God. A desire his parents were shocked to hear and found very rare in a child that age. But Yogi Shyamasundara had a deep yearning to connect with God and felt very much at home in all places of worship. Frustrated that his parents wouldn't go to church as often as he wished, he would regularly sneak out of his home to attend church services by himself as a child of 10, and would constantly go straight to church as soon as he got out of school. Since the church was too far for a little boy to walk all by himself, so not to worry his parents, he pretended to go to the park right next to their home, while in reality undertaking that journey to his church instead. Yogi Shyamasundara relates that he was deeply moved and inspired by the lives of saints and he had a deep aspiration to become a saint himself. So he spent countless hours as a young boy researching how the saints had attained God, then committed deeply to live in such holy ways. And though Yogi Shyamasundara was raised Catholic, he believed from a young age that all religions expressed different aspects of God and that by studying all religions we could better understand God.
His parents also tell us that Yogi Shyamasundara had a profound wisdom beyond his age, an intense interest in spiritual matters, and a deep compassion for people and animals. From a very young age, adults around him had a propensity and desire to relay their problems to him. As they spoke about their sufferings, he would sit and listen to their problems compassionately for hours and somehow always had an answer to their problems. His deep compassion extended to animals as well, as he continuously rescued abandoned and injured animals from the street. Since food was many times scarce, he would often forgo eating to feed these rescued animals instead of himself, without his mother knowing. When Yogi Shyamasundara was four years old, he was taken to a bullfight. Angry to see how the bull was mistreated, he quickly ran down the bleachers, collected seat cushions from the stands, and while the crowds cheered, he instead booed the bullfighter and threw cushions at him yelling, "Assassin! Assassin!" Shocked by this response, his parents had no choice but to swiftly leave the arena.
Healing miracles were also reported by his parents. For example, his mother tells of an incident where she had an accident at work. She relays how after moping the floor at the restaurant where she worked as a waitress, as she was just about to close the restaurant, she slipped and twisted her foot. In excruciating pain she limped home and by the time she arrived her foot was immensely swollen and had turned black. Fear and anxiety took hold of her, as she became immensely concerned that she would not be able to work in her condition. Having to work two jobs to support her children, this was not a luxury she could afford. So she sat on the bed with her leg stretched out, praying to God for His help. Immediately, little Yogi Shyamasundara entered into the room and pointed to her foot saying, "Booboo Mami! Booboo." His mom relayed to him that indeed this was a Booboo (injury). She said Yogi Shyamasundara looked at her with deep compassion, shaking his head at her injury looking very disappointed. He then walked across the room, ran as fast as he could, and then suddenly jumped and landed sitting down on her injured foot. His mother says she screamed as she was shocked by this incident and thought to herself, "My son has really done it and my foot is now broken!" Immediately Yogi Shyamasundara jumped off her foot, and to her surprise, her foot was instantly healed. The swelling and the black bruising had completely disappeared! Little Yogi Shyamasundara then looked at his mother, pointed at her foot, and sweetly said, "Ba!" (his word for 'oh wow'). Then he kissed her and ran out of the room. His mother sat there stunned that her foot was completely healed in that instance.
In another incident, Yogi Shyamasundara's mother had just lost her father and was feeling deeply depressed by her loss. She recalls sitting there crying, when little Yogi Shyamasundara came up to her. He stood there for a few moments looking at his mother, then she says, "He walked up to me and placed his little hands on the top of my head as I was hunched over crying. I suddenly felt like someone had vacuumed all the pain and suffering in my heart. It was instantly gone. Not a trace of it remained. The pain in my heart over the loss of my father never came back. Once again, I sat there in awe wondering how this had happened. Wondering who is this little boy that can do this? There was something so special about him, but I couldn't comprehend it."
At 8 years old, Yogi Shyamasundara had learned to control the temperature of his body using his mind. He tells us he would put his head on his desk at school and would meditate on fire. He would hold on to the feeling of fire until he'd get a headache. When the headache attained a certain intensity, he knew it was time to go to the nurse. Time and again, the nurse would find that he had a fever and would send him home. Then when he got home, he would mediate on cold ice, and the fever would dissipate. He accomplished this feat over and over, but stopped when his parents insisted on him taking medicine in the form of shots.
At the age of 10, Yogi Shyamasundara entered a contest to win a gigantic Christmas stocking full of toys at his neighborhood store. He told his mother that he would win that stocking so that he could take these toys to homeless children across the border in Mexico. True to his word, he won, and personally delivered the toys to children living on the streets on Christmas day. Even though Yogi Shyamasundara's family was very poor and his parents encouraged him to keep them, he refused to keep the toys and happily gave them away to these children.
From a very young age of 5, Yogi Shyamasundara's parents would often find him meditating in dark closed places, his favorite being the house closets. His mother tells how confused she was by what she perceived to be a very strange habit of her son, and would often ask him, "Why are you sitting there alone in the dark with your eyes closed?" But Yogi Shyamasundara would just smile back at her. This happened so often, she would get upset at times because Yogi Shyamasundara would disappear for long periods of time, causing her worry when she couldn't find her son. By age 10, Yogi Shyamasundara had a dedicated meditation practice that he adopted on his own, without formal instruction. A practice he continued religiously for the rest of his life. About this time Yogi Shyamasundara began training in martial arts with an 8th degree black belt master. This master introduced Yogi Shyamasundara to disciplined practices of body, mind and soul, which he deeply fell in love with.
Between the ages of 11 and 18, Yogi Shyamasundara was deeply spiritual, meditated constantly, was deeply in love with God, and had regular visions and dreams of saints and holy sages. At about 15 years old, Yogi Shyamasundara was taken to see a well-known clairvoyant, who had a true gift to see the past lives of others and predict their future. This clairvoyant gave a reading to each member of his family. Yogi Shyamasundara was the last to go. As he sat in front of her, the clairvoyant immediately looked away as if she had been blinded by the sun, and exclaimed, "I can't see anything! Your son's light is too bright. I can't see anything at all. He is a very special boy. Very spiritual! I have never seen anything like this before!" She sat there staring at him in awe.
By age 17, Yogi Shyamasundara found he could expound deep spiritual dharma to others in very simple ways. He taught peers to meditate and influenced them academically and spiritually. He was known for his softness, who always had a compassionate heart for the suffering of his peers. It is not surprising that he was voted most likely to succeed, mostly likely to be wealthy, and most likely to become a priest. It was during this time that Yogi Shyamasundara convinced his English teacher, Mr. Santaella, a great man with several PhDs and Masters, who only needed a couple of hours of sleep a night due to his advanced meditation practices, to personally teach him deeper meditation practices. This teacher became a great source of spiritual wisdom, inspiration, and esoteric practices.
Aside from his spiritual inclinations, Yogi Shyamasundara also excelled academically and was always top of his class. He graduated salutatorian and also excelled as a musician, playing violin and trumpet. He was recruited and enrolled at USC in 1994, where he sought to become a doctor.
Yet despite his achievements, Yogi Shyamasundara didn't feel that they provided him with a true sense of fulfillment and he became deeply dissatisfied with academic and worldly life. To further exacerbate this condition, his grandfather's death caused him to question the purpose of life altogether, and he entered a profound existential crisis. This led him down a dark journey of immense depression, disconnection from the world, and eventually drug use.
He tells us, "I was feeling so confused. Wondering why are we here? What is the purpose of life? What is the point to all this? We are born, we learn things, we go to school, learn more, go to college, learn more, get a degree. Then we embark on a career to make money, find someone to spend the rest of our life with, have a family, raise the family, and when it is all over, retire and then die. Death took everything away. Nothing made sense to me anymore and I wanted to run far away, but there was nowhere to go. It all seemed so futile and meaningless. No matter what we did, no matter what we accomplished, we didn't take anything with us. Day after day, night after night, I followed every single possible path, and it all ended in the same way. Death took it all. I didn't see the point of working so hard for a world that we leave behind when we die. I even contemplated suicide, but I couldn't put my family and friends through that pain. My heart was burning for something deeper. Something death could not touch.
Then I remember one meaningful day that would change my life. As I was going up the escalator and out of the subway, I looked at the people coming down the escalator on the other side. Most were dressed in business attire and looked very prosperous, but their faces were so serious and their eyes were distant and sad. They looked tired and beaten. Lifeless inside, like an assembly of robots. I looked for a smile, for a sign of happiness, but I couldn't find it. All I could see were beaten souls, doing what they had to do to make a living, to get through life. They were surviving just fine, but they were not living. I felt so sad for them and had a profound realization that I did not want to end up like that. It became very clear to me that everything I was told was a lie, an illusion. That happiness did not come from success, money, degrees, relationships, nor anything from this world. That if I truly wanted to be happy, I had to look somewhere else.
So after 3 years of college, I left school, no longer interested in the prescribed and traditional journey. In 1998, I embarked on a intense spiritual journey to discover all that I could about the meaning of life. I prayed to God everyday to help me understand and often cried myself to sleep at the foot of my altar for not having the answer, nor being able to experience God directly as the saints did. It was in that intense yearning for God and Truth, in that feeling of helplessness, that my spiritual path started to flower in mysterious ways. Through Divine Grace, path after path began to appear and mystical states opened within me as I devoted my life to serving and studying with holy masters of various traditions."
The journey led Yogi Shyamasundara to monasteries in India, Germany, England, and the USA where he received holy blessings, initiations, & teachings from enlightened masters. Through their kindness, he experienced the state of holy consciousness.
Yogi Shyamasundara tells us, "The holy processes and blessings of my kind Gurus opened doors of consciousness I could have never imagined, and lead me to sublime spiritual states that are utterly blissful. I began to experience unconditional love for the first time, happiness without a reason, peace even in the midst of chaos, and mystic states that no words can describe. Life began to have meaning again. I felt alive and was excited to discover more about myself and my relationship with God each day. I started to heal from my past, and every experience led to a deeper connection with God, life, and all living beings Then it finally happened... I got to experience God directly! God revealed Himself to me."
Yogi Shyamasundara received the first darshan (direct vision) of Lord Krishna in 1998, when Lord Krishna's face appeared to him in the sky as he waited for the bus after work. Yogi Shyamasundara explains that Lord Krishna said nothing to him, but smiled so sweetly. He relates that he immediately jumped up from his seat and swiftly walked like a madman through the streets of downtown Los Angeles wanting to reach Lord Krishna, but it was like chasing a rainbow. Lord Krishna then disappeared. However, this beautiful vision deeply established a permanent relationship between him and Lord Krishna. From that day forward, Lord Sri Krishna's presence would become a constant appearance in Yogi Shyamasundara's life.
Later Yogi Shyamasundara received the darshan of Christ, Divine Mother, Buddha, Kali, Durga, Saraswati, Vajrayoginni, Guadalupe, Vajrasattva, Isis, Medicine Buddha, Vishnu, but above all Lord Sri Krishna, whose number of darshans he soon lost count.
In 2005, Yogi Shyamasundara enrolled in intensive clinical past-life regression training in the Dr. Morris Netherton technique. As part of the training, each student must experience a past-life regression session under the supervision of the instructor. The day Yogi Shyamasundara underwent his past life regression, a supervising representative for the Netherton Institute was there to visit and supervise.
Yogi Shyamasundara's regression memories began in his mother's womb, and he spoke of the "Light" he was experiencing. At first, the regressionist and the supervisor thought that perhaps he was remembering the flashlight of a doctor inspecting his mother's uterus during pregnancy, but Sri Yogi Shyamasundara commented that it was God's Light. Despite several attempts in the process to see if something else was there, all lead to the same conclusion, that he was enveloped in the Light of God and he was very blissful. An interesting account, considering his mother's story of Yogi Shyamasundara laughing in her womb during her pregnancy. As Yogi Shyamasundara was clinically regressed further, instead of jumping to a previous lifetime like his peers, he began to tell his extraordinary story of his coming to this Earth. He recalled the world of holy beings he came from, Vaikuntha, of which all had golden holy light bodies. He was one of five buddha-like committee representatives in that world responsible for the care of living beings in this world. There was great concern for the suffering of Earth's beings and a profound discussion arouse among them as to what could be done to alleviate their suffering. Yogi Shyamasundara began to cry intensely during his regression at the plight of the world and the suffering of humanity. He remembered seeing a thin veil of darkness around human beings, who at the same time were surrounded by an infinite ocean of God's Light. Because of this veil, the people of this world couldn't experience God. As such, they suffer in darkness, they forget their holiness, and believe themselves to be separate from God. In his divine form Yogi Shyamasundara knew how to remove this veil of delusion and as such volunteered to come to this world for the sake of humanity. He told with extraordinary detail what his divine world of Vaikuntha was like, and even what they wore, including tall golden crowns like Lord Vishnu. When he returned from his regression, his face drenched with tears of compassion, he opened his eyes to a room of shocked faces filled with tender love, from the students and supervisors who were witness to this sacred regression and marvelous story of holiness and compassion...a first-hand account of a divine incarnation.
In the few years that followed, Yogi Shyamasundara had many unusual circumstances happen to him. For example, in a major spiritual training, while laying his hands on a woman to bless her, the lady jumped off of the table, and pulled him out of the hall. She broke down crying in front of him, and asked, "Do you know who you are? Do you remember?" She said, "When you put your hands on me, thousands of Buddhas appeared and offered their blessings through you! It was incredible! Do you know who you are?" Then she knelt on the floor in front of him and said, "Thank you for coming here. Thank you for coming to help all humanity. We are so fortunate to have you here with us!" Yogi Shyamasundara, surprised by this devotional affection, asked her to please stand up as she kept weeping intensely with gratitude at his feet. He later found out that this lady was a well-known clairvoyant who was very sought after for her gift.
Soon after that, the Buddhist master, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, Spiritual Director of the Kadampa tradition, privately approached Yogi Shyamasundara one day and said to him, "You know Shyamasundara, sometimes a Boddhisattva is born, but due to his karma, he doesn't remember that he's a great Boddhisattva. Soon when that karma is cleared, he will remember." Then she smiled and walked away. Yogi Shyamasundara stood there surprised contemplating why she had said that.
Then on July 4, 2006, after he had just offered initiations as a gift to his disciples for his birthday, Yogi Shyamasundara chanted and meditated intensely on his beloved Lord Krishna. Suddenly, Lord Sri Krishna appeared to Yogi Shyamasundara in his glory and revealed how to transmit the holy light blessings of any form of God to bless humanity. Lord Sri Krishna then dissolved into Light, entered into Yogi Shyamasundara's crown, and dissolved into him. Immediately, Yogi Shyamasundara saw a multitude of God's holy forms appear before him, including various forms of Divine Mother, Christ, Buddha, Ganesha, Shiva, Medicine Buddha, and many divine emanations, who one by one dissolved into Light and entered into Yogi Shyamasundara's body. He describes this sacred experience as intense blissful downloads of holy Shakti. Due to Yogi Shyamasundara's deep love for Lord Sri Krishna, intense spiritual austerities, and sincere service to humanity, Yogi Shyamasundara was given the divine gift to bless others with God's blessings. It was a holy experience of God's grace, an initiation from Lord Sri Krishna Himself.
From that day forward, Yogi Shyamasundara was given the profound gift to bless humanity through any divine manifestation of God that he requests bless through him. Thus no matter what spiritual tradition the disciple comes from, God offers blessings through Yogi Shyamasundara according to the personal aspect of God most meaningful to that soul. Soon after, many souls who were blessed by this holy gift of Krishna, began to report profound miracles, including God appearing and speaking with them.
A month later, Yogi Shyamasundara received the darshan of God as his Supreme Self. A direct experience that lasted non-stop for months, not just in meditation but in his day to day affairs, all day long without interruption. He describes, "It was God's Light of Supreme Consciousness of unimaginable love that went on inside me and permanently changed the way I would approach spirituality. God's bliss was so profound that I found myself in such high states of consciousness that I would lose myself and fall and roll on the ground in ecstatic bliss many times for very long periods of time, even at places like stores and at work. I couldn't control the immensity of spontaneous bliss and divine love flowing through me. It wasn't long before I started to fall into deep states of emptiness and bliss. I often say the greatest darshan I received from Lord Sri Krishna was not in form, but as all-pervading Consciousness. Even when my Atman revealed Himself in my inner space, I still felt separated from Him. But in God's all pervading presence, in His holy Consciousness and Being, I am everything, and yet nothing at all. There is no me, no other, no doing, everything is only God. It is truly sublime and ecstatic!"
In August 2006, while undergoing sacred processes in India, Yogi Shyamasundara experienced directly God's holy Consciousness and awoke to profound spiritual realizations. God then spoke to him and said, "You are the greatest story ever told! Nothing more and nothing less. This story is my gift to you."
These experiences profoundly shifted the way Yogi Shyamasundara would see the world again. It was a divine awakening to the Truth he had been seeking. He says, "It was a profound awakening where I instantly understood that life cannot be understood. It can only be experienced. In that experience lies the end to all your life questions and the bliss of your Supreme Self. Everything in life is in perfect order. Happiness comes when we allow ourselves to surrender to the present moment for what it is and not for what we want it to be instead. Suffering is simple to understand. It is the resistance to life as it is. This resistance creates a gap between what we want in life and what God is giving us instead. Drop this gap and your suffering is gone! Suffering can be healed by having gratitude for what we have right now. For what we have right now, whether we realize it or not, is God Himself. Life is God. When we lovingly accept our lives, great peace and happiness naturally arises. Things come and go, but we remain peaceful and blissful. Our faith becomes stronger and we move with a fluidity that is truly sublime. So accept everything dear souls of God, resist nothing, including yourselves and others. This doesn't mean we shouldn't try to change our lives for the better. Please do. Just realize we're not the director. We are the actors. We can suggest many ideas for our role in this play of life, but ultimately it is God, the director, who will decide whether or not to change His story. So please trust the life God is giving you, for you are never alone. God is always within you, playing with his life story. God is emanating as life, as you, as everyone! There is only God. Only God exists."
Deeply moved to end the suffering of humanity, Yogi Shyamasundara had also dedicated himself to learning everything he could on how to heal others at the encouragement of the holy master, Sri Amritanandamayi. This holy master blessed Yogi Shyamasundara to become a divine healer for humanity. Inspired to become a master healer, he studied with world renowned healers for over 10 years. At his first healer initiation, the teacher approached Yogi Shyamasundara and asked if he knew a lady named Amma. Surprised by that question, he responded that Amma was his Guru. She proceeded to say, that this lady dressed all in white appeared to her during the initiation, said she was Amma, and told her that she would initiate Yogi Shyamasundara herself. Touched by this auspicious incident he was moved to tears.
In April 2007, Yogi Shyamasundara resigned from his job at Self-Realization Fellowship to recover from a serious spinal injury. It was at this time that the holy master Sri Karunamayi told Yogi Shyamasundara, "My son, do you know that you're a sage? You must know that you're a sage son! A great sage! You have been a sage in previous lifetimes and have led many souls to God and Self-Realization. You're a sage son... a great sage! You must know this son." Yogi Shyamasundara touched by her holy words, responded, "Mother all I want is to help humanity attain God and enlightenment." Sri Karunamayi smiled and responded, "Yes son. You will."
In January 2008, Yogi Shyamasundara founded Krishna Marga™ as his holy yogic tradition, so that souls from all faiths could come together to experience deep states of holy consciousness and the direct experience of God. A holy tradition that upheld the sacred yogic science of enlightenment, a place to receive holy blessings and the wisdom he had received from his enlightened gurus, through his rigorous yogic austerities, and directly from God through his direct experiences of Truth and holy consciousness.
Though the severe pain of his spinal injury made this a most challenging feat, Yogi Shyamasundara pushed forward relentlessly to establish this center for the sake of all beings. And despite the many reports from doctors, neurosurgeons, and chiropractors stating that Yogi Shyamasundara would remain permanently disabled and insisted he undergo surgery, Yogi Shyamasundara worked relentlessly to heal his back through the holy processes he had learned. In this way, his back miraculously healed without surgery.
Yogi Shyamasundara says this about healing his spinal injury:
"This injury was the most painful experience of my life. And to be honest, I didn't do well at first. The pain was excruciating. I couldn't dress myself. I couldn't even go to the restroom by myself. I couldn't lift anything, could barely sit for a few minutes at a time without screaming in pain, and couldn't drive. I couldn't sleep because the pain woke me up all night long. To make matters worse, my employers at Self-Realization Fellowship were unkind, judgemental, and forced me to return back to work despite the immense pain. Consequently, I decided to leave my employment to recover from this injury. So I was jobless, physically handicapped with relentless pain, and emotionally distressed by this turn of events as doctor upon doctor kept telling me that I needed surgery and that even then, I might not get better but worse. I kept hearing words like "permanently disabled", "might lose your ability to walk", and was given a permanent and stationary disabled status by doctors. Then I reflected on all that had been revealed to me in my spiritual journey, and I became determined to prove that these holy spiritual sciences really do work. I wanted to prove through my own life and body the validity of the sacred science of the holy sages. I was committed to healing my body and become the example of what God can do for us. So little by little my back got better. And before long, I had accomplished what I was told was impossible. Without any surgery or medical therapy, God healed my back and I returned to a normal life. That is the beauty of life. We can use our suffering and turn it into a source of power. We can use our past hurts and turn them into a source of compassion, love, healing, and forgiveness. Our past only disempowers us if we give it the power to do so. So choose wisely dear souls. You are more powerful than the residue of your past experiences or any disease in the body, despite what anyone says. All we need is to reconnect with God through our holiness. Allow God to flow through you! When we abide in such holy spiritual states, God's miracles are certainly possible. I am humbled to show you the holy way of the holy sages."
Around 2009, the holy master, Master Sha, was offering karma purification services. However, in order to receive this divine service, one had to apply and receive permission from God. If one did not receive God's permission, Master Sha could not offer the karmic purification to that soul. Yogi Shyamasundara applied to be considered, but received an unusual message from the institute. So he called the institute to further inquire about his application. Master Sha's assistant explained they had received his application, but Master Sha said Yogi Shyamasundara's karma was too small and didn't need that service; that Yogi Shyamasundara was a karma free soul.
A few years later, Sri Karunamayi told Yogi Shyamasundara, "Son, you don't need a Guru in a human body anymore. God is now your Guru. This is your last lifetime son. You will not be returning again to this world." Yogi Shyamasundara immediately responded with deep concern and compassion, "Thank you Mother. But it is not enough for me to be enlightened alone when so many souls are suffering in this world, I want to liberate all beings too. I want all souls to be enlightened." Sri Karunamayi then gently smiled and they shared a long moment of silence. Yogi Shyamasundara suddenly understood and accepted that his work in this world was now done after many lifetimes of serving humanity and it was finally time to merge in the ocean of God, his one longing desire, that he had delayed for many lifetimes for the sake of humanity.
On March 31, 2018, on an extremely rare and holy confluence, where a full moon, a blue moon, and Hanuman Jayanti all fell on the same day, Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi, Yogi Shyamasundara's last Guru, formally ordained Yogi Shyamasundara as an authentic yogi, as per the ancient Vedic yogic tradition, to authentically uphold and disseminate the holy science of enlightenment, and to give Yogi Shyamasundara the spiritual authority to initiate sincere seekers of God and Self-Realization, into holy mantra, as disciples of his holy Krishna Marga™ tradition. She also requested to meet with him privately as she wanted to view his Sri Shaligramas. During this private meeting, Yogi Shyamasundara further discussed his holy mission with Amma.
When a disciple is initiated, the Guru graciously offers millions of mantras worth of his virtue to his disciple, but in return takes an immensity of negative karma from the disciple that purifies the disciple's demerits of this and previous lifetimes. It is truly the greatest act of compassion. So knowing Yogi Shyamasundara's great compassionate heart, Amma advised him, "Son don't initiate just anyone son. You must test your disciples to be sure they're qualified to receive your initiation. Remember son that when you initiate them, millions of mantras you have chanted will pour from you into them. So they must be worthy to receive this initiation from you."
Amma also advised, "Never give initiation to others for free son. It is very important they pay for initiation. Use that money to support your mission and your temple."
They conversed for a couple of hours about many things. During this meeting , Yogi Shyamasundara presented Amma the darshan of his hundreds of holy Shaligramas. Amma was in awe. She expressed she had never seen a Shaligrama collection as incredible as Yogi Shyamasundara's and was shocked that he had many super rare Shaligramas she had only read about in scriptures but had never seen in person. It is important to note that Amma herself had just installed her own Shaligrama temple in Bangalore, India, which houses over 25,000 Shaligramas. Amma's Srinivas Saligrama Devasthanam Sri Shaligrama temple was established in 2017. So for her to say this speaks volumes about Yogi Shyamasundara, his Shaligramas, and his holy mission. Amma exclaimed, "Vishnu loves you so much son! This is incredible! You no longer need to run after God anymore, because God now runs after you son!"
Yogi Shyamasundara then communicated his plan to establish for the benefit of the world, the first exclusive Sri Shaligrama temple outside of India here in the United States, which he was dedicating to Lord Sri Krishna. Sri Karunamayi responded, "Yes son! You will build this Saligrama temple! It will be very special. It will be even more beautiful than Amma's temple because in Amma's temple the Saligramas are buried underground, but in your temple they will be displayed for everyone to see and to receive Narayana's darshan."
True to his word, in 2018 Yogi Shyamasundara founded Sri Krishna Shaligrama Temple, high in the mountains of the beautiful San Bernardino forest in Southern California.
Yogi Shyamasundara's message for the world is:
"True everlasting fulfillment only happens when we return to our original holiness that is union with God, when the chatter of mind ceases to control our lives and we return back to the bliss of Holy Consciousness. We are more magnificent than we were ever told. We posses a power of love and divinity that is truly beyond the mind's comprehension. Once we merge with this blissful cosmic ocean of God, our true Self, we will never need anything again. In this wholeness, there is abundant power, unconditional love, child-like joy, health, prosperity, bliss, and peace for ourselves and to share with others. This is our true holy essence that allows us to enjoy our Earthly journey in sacred celebration of life each day, free from attachments, desires, and expectations that are unnecessary from one who is truly whole with themselves. I found the meaning of life through the direct experience of God. You can experience this too, if you only turn to God with love and sincerely practice what this meaningful yogic tradition offers, as many have done for thousands of years before me. Eternal ones, you are everything you have been searching for. God is manifesting as you, as everyone, as everything that's visible and invisible. That is why the holy mystic yogis declare, Hari Om Tat Sat, "God is the Supreme Reality, the only Truth", "Everything is only God", for God is the all pervading reality of non-duality and oneness. Never stop until you're ever established in this Truth of Him, not as mere philosophy, but as a continuous conscious experience and expression of holiness in your day to day life. My sincere wish is that each and every being may experience this Truth, and as such have humbly dedicated my life solely to serving God and humanity. Through this holy yogic path of God and Self-Realization, the ancient secret of the holy Rishis (sages), you will find God residing as your true Self, the all-pervading One.
Sri Krishna is the compassionate Lord of love, bliss, and enlightenment that resides as the Supreme Self within all beings. Everything, everywhere, is only God. God is the Supreme Consciousness and Adi Shakti, the supreme reality, the refuge and source of all beings, the all-attractive Original One where God and soul are inseparably one. He is our supreme friend, the sweetest, most loving and playful, who is ever with us and remembers us always. Amongst countless titles, He is known as JagadYogi, the Yogi of the universe; Purnavatar, the complete incarnation of God; and Yogavatar, the Lord who fully reveals the holy science of yogic enlightenment. Oh sweet souls, experience Him deep in your heart, in deep meditation, and He shall reveal Himself to you completely!
Enlightenment is our original nature, the holiness that we are, but have yet to experience directly. In this holy state, we are awakened to the supreme bliss of union with God, in the fulfillment of everlasting divinity. This liberation from all mistaken appearances, from the illusion of the person that we think we are, to the blissful consciousness of God that is our true nature, is Self-Realization. There is nothing more meaningful, more beautiful, more sublime, than to experience God within you...everywhere. If there is nothing else you take from me, please remember this... there is only God, only God exists, this is the Supreme Truth.
May all beings be free from sufferings, may all beings experience everlasting bliss, and may all beings abide in the awakened holiness that is union with God. I love you so much sweet souls of God. God bless you. Hari Om Tat Sat. Om Namo Narayanaya."
Yogi Shyamasundara's beautiful story on how he received his auspicious spiritual name initiation from Amma:
"My spiritual name was bestowed by Sri Amritanandamayi, the revered hugging holy master from India and recipient of the United Nations' Gandhi-King Peace Award.
In 2002, waiting to see if Amma, as my spiritual Guru at the time, would initiate me with a spiritual name, I sincerely prayed to Sri Krishna, "Oh my Lord Krishna, if I receive a spiritual name today, please let it be you who bestows this name. If it doesn't come from you, I don't want a spiritual name at all. Please prove to me that you are indeed present in Amma, as my Guru."
Then I meditated on Sri Krishna intensely as I inwardly chanted "Krishna" with all of my heart. I had been lovingly warned by other senior disciples not to be attached to receiving a spiritual name, since they had to ask many times before they received one, and some still after many years were still waiting. Attached to no outcome, but surrendering myself to the will of my Lord, as I sat there meditating on Krishna, Amma suddenly called me to her and with an intense holy look in her eyes, she initiated me with the spiritual name of "Shyamasundara". Not knowing Sanskrit at the time, I looked at Amma's Swami who was standing next to her and asked what the name meant. As he responded, "Your name is one of the names of Lord Krishna, it means 'Beautiful Krishna'", Amma immediately interrupted Swami and said something to him. Swamiji then said to me, "Amma says that your name means, 'He who is as beautiful as Krishna.'"
I immediately burst into uncontrollable tears of joy. My sweet Krishna had heard my prayer! I suddenly realized that the holy look on Amma's face, the wondrous eyes of Eternity staring back at me, was a personal Krishna Bhava that Amma was gifting me, so that I could gaze into the face of my Lord as my spiritual name was bestowed upon me. Thus fulfilling my humble desire that Lord Krishna Himself be the one to give me a spiritual name.
With a mischievous smile on her face, Amma then shrugged her shoulders and lifted her hands as if saying, "Was that what you wanted?" I laughed blissfully as the immensity of what I had just experienced settled into my being, all the while Amma continued to stare at me mischievously. Amma's demeanor then melted into the sweetness of Divine Mother again and she continued hugging the line of people waiting for her, like nothing had happened.
As I walked back in tears to my sitting spot, deeply moved by this holy experience and humbled by the spiritual name I was given, devotees stopped me along the way to ask, "What was that all about?!" They had witnessed God's leela, but I had no words to describe the experience.
Profoundly touched by that holy experience, from that day forward I changed my birth name, and humbly adopted the spiritual name given by my Lord Sri Krishna through my holy Guru."
In 2018, Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi, Yogi Shyamasundara's last guru, formally ordained Yogi Shyamasundara as an authentic Yogi, as per the ancient Vedic yogic tradition, to authentically uphold and disseminate the holy science of enlightenment, and to give Yogi Shyamasundara the spiritual authority to initiate sincere seekers of God and Self-Realization as disciples of his holy Krishna Marga™ tradition. After bestowing this holy ordination and title, Shyamasundara became Yogi Shyamasundara.
"Hari Om Tat Sat Yogi Shyamasundaraji,
I want to share some of my incredible recent experiences I have had due to your holy services!
A few days after your blessings, my being was flooded with a continuous stream of spontaneous clarity about myself and my family. The blessings from God you offered us and your dharma blessed me to realize things about myself that I never thought would be there, but in truth comprised the key components. And I felt I was getting a glimpse of what you mean by "being established in truth", and what "to see is to be free" means. It was the most liberating experience of my life!!
During your Satsang service last week, my altar picture of Krishna kept smiling and then returning to normal! He even fluttered his eyes for me!! It is such a tremendous gift to be able to talk to God and feel that is right there listening because his face is moving, gazing and smiling at you!! Also, the same face Krishna has been giving me has been popping up on the faces of the people I am interacting with! It is as if Krishna is saying "I am here!" You are truly blessing us with God in our lives!!
After last Monday's Darshan, I looked up and saw my bed breathing!! In your prior services, I have seen the ceiling and other objects breathing, like they have a consciousness. And then I remember your sacred dharma that "everything is consciousness", and that "God is a being"!
Oh beloved Yogi Shyamasundaraji, we are SO BLESSED to have you in our lives!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I am looking forward to your holy Sri Shaligrama Pujas this Friday!"
"Namaste Yogi Shyamasundaraji,
Thank you very much for the amazing gift that you are. From my very first service over a year ago, I knew I was in the hands of one of the most gifted, loving, and miraculous spiritual masters walking this planet. Over the past year my company has exploded with abundance and my life has reached levels of richness I never knew were possible. I have grown on so many levels as a direct result of the work you do. Every friend I have brought to you has said that it has been one of the most profound spiritual experiences of their lives. I am so grateful for the being that you are and the contribution you make to all existence. I love you and thank you! Thank you! Thank You!
I would like to say a few more things - I have missed you soooooooooooooo much - your amazing teachings, guidance and the wonderful being that you are! Since I have been learning from you my life has changed beyond ever imagined, all due to the stand you are on this planet. I thank you sooo much for the opportunity to learn from you and for all the lives you change on a daily basis. We are sooooo honored and blessed to have such an amazing enlightened being in our presence!
Since you have been gone I have felt like my path has been clouded and I have not been clear on how to proceed. I thank God, Krishna, Buddha and all the masters and enlightened beings that you are back with us. I sooo look forward to being in your presence and getting back on the path. Please always know how appreciated you are and how impactful you are to SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many lives in our community (and around the universe, of course).
Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!"
President, Level 3 Design Group
"Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Yogi Shyamasundara for your never ending devotion of your Love, Energy, Compassion and being willing to bring all that you learn to share with us. All that you do is Priceless! I would be at every single event you have, if it was possible. So, I put this message out to everyone, if you would like your Life to change please experience at least one event with Yogi Shyamasundara. Your Life will be forever changed. It will give you something in your Mind, Body, and Soul that will make you want to take in all that you can, and seek more so you can truly come home to your True Self, and really live on & in Heaven on Earth. Because it is all right here, right now inside of You! You could not ask for a more Powerful, Loving Teacher than Yogi Shyamasundara. And believe me I have had a lot of spiritual Teachers; no one comes even close to Yogi Shyamasundara! Give yourself a Gift, the Gift of Living, have one experience with Yogi Shyamasundara!"
Much Love, and Many Blessings,
Psychic and Healer
"I just wanted to say to all here, to God as my witness, I do not know why I was chosen out of the billions of people in this world to find the perfect teacher. The one who resonates with my soul on levels I am just beginning to comprehend, but I am so lucky. I feel the luckiest person in the world. This teacher, Guru, person who I met has completely transformed my life, I am in awe. I am in awe because he knows exactly what I need and pushes me past my own self imposed limitations. He is wisdom, love, strength, compassion, divinity incarnate and I am still so surprised I was chosen to be his student. How did I win this lottery I will never know but I say thank you beyond what any words could even begin to express. My attempt here is flawed but to the best of my ability I give my thanks. I give my love and BHAKTI to Yogi Shyamasundaraji for he is a humble saint and while my life will go through many experiences and changes he is the one incandescent point and the greatest turning point in my life. This individual is responsible for so much good it is incomprehensible. My mind will never understand but my heart knew the moment we met and I am so incredibly grateful for that day!!!!
Dear Guruji, we are so blessed by your love and dedication to humankind! I do not know what I would do without you in my life. You are like an eternally blooming flower showering such a sweet fragrance to us all. I can't do anything to repay you but tell you how much you mean to me. Thank you for all you do!
Thank you also for tonight's Krishna Darshan!! The presence of God always flows from you to us!! I felt a shift in consciousness and a tingle in my third eye just before you arrived. I went so deep into your blessings I lost my sense of self completely!! A feeling of God's love and a warm comforting feeling enveloped me. The power of your blessings were intense and beautiful!! I am so grateful for these wonderful services and feel so lucky to be in your presence. No where else can you find such a powerful experience of God every week!!! Thank you for blessing my life and always increasing my faith and love for God!!!
Your Shakti is so powerful and divine I felt like I just went to ten Masters in one session. Thank you so much for making yourself so accessible and for all your services. I went so deep into myself despite the very real and painful chronic pain condition I have. It normally keeps me from going as deep as I would like but I feel like I went to ten darshans and saw ten, twenty saints at once. Thank you so much!!!"
"Think of some of the happiest most peaceful moments in your life. I feel this way every time I am in the presence of Yogi Shyamasundara ji. Even if you do not consider yourself a very spiritual person you will be blown away by what Yogi Shyamasundara can do. Simply said Yogi Shyamasundara ji is awesome! If mother earth had modern day apostles Yogi Shyamasundara would be one of them. Go spend an hour with Yogi Shyamasundara and experience total bliss."
President of Online Evolution Group, Inc.
"Thank you for the wonderful Darshan last night! It never stops to amaze me and delight me the way your love, warmth and blessings bring us to such a close and intimate relationship with God! They awaken the Divine presence to such an extent that I felt myself embraced by my Lord, whispering to him with my soul and my heart so intimately whispering: I love you, I love you, I love you my Lord, thank you, thank you, thank you as we all chanted together.
Also, thank you for the marvelous meditation service! The dharma you gave us made such a deep impression on me and my perception of what this life truly is about...And the meditation just deepened that experience, with the feeling of reaching a place so familiar where I feel all the tranquility, calmness and warmth, where I feel so safe...And then chanting to the Lord Krishna, so emotional and sincere, like the most beautiful poetry...it almost brought tears to my eyes..and right away I knew..that place can only be the place where the Lord is. Thank you for showing us the direction...and for helping us never lose our bearings...Forever and always!" Namaste dear Yogi Shyamasundara ji for your effort, love and blessings."
Love, Tamara Tasha
"Thank you Yogi Shyamasundara! You are so sweet! And so powerful! I was so out of my body after your service that I just enjoyed the space and then went to sleep! I felt Divine Mother and Krishna so powerfully that tears come to my eyes as I write this to you.
I have a beautiful picture of Krishna on my wall behind me where I was sitting too and I could feel his love emanating from it all around me. Thank you for 2 beautiful days of healing, clearing, unconditional love, and peace! Even as I write these words, the blessings that I feel doesn't even come close to these words as descriptions! I love and honor you, I'm so grateful for you and your loving service, grace, and healing."
In Deep Gratitude, Love,
Tina Marie Bertoli
Agape Spiritual Counselor, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master
"Where do I begin to describe what an amazing impact Yogi Shyamasundaraji has made on my life? A better question would be, where do I stop? In the eight years since I've known Guruji, I've experienced such profound healing and spiritual growth, I don't know where I'd be without him. With him I've met enlightened beings, seen angels and divine entities, enjoyed the deepest meditations and the greatest bliss I've ever known. During his guided meditations I've reached amazing states of consciousness, seen remarkable divine forms of God, felt myself expand beyond the universe to see the unity of all creation before me.
Through Yogi Shyamasundaraji I've had incredible revelations and insights about myself that have allowed me to improve the way I live and the way I relate to others. Through his guidance and counseling I've healed relationships with my parents, friends, even my ex-wife, who I thought I could never forgive. He has shown me the problems and behaviors that create the obstacles in my life that keep me from accomplishing my goals, and he's given me ways to correct them.
Yogi Shyamasundaraji has taught me to calm or energize myself through wonderful yogic meditation practices and easy pranic exercises. It is amazing how quickly I can now eliminate negativity from my mind. Since using techniques he showed me for manifesting abundance, I've gone from a job that was draining my life, through a series of interesting, skill developing projects, to an exciting position with a major company at nearly twice the pay and a hundred times the satisfaction. I am calmer, happier, more successful, and more contented than I've ever been.
Physically, Yogi Shyamasundaraji has healed me of chronic headaches, back pain, digestive problems, and anxiety, and I'm never less than amazed by the results. Time and again he has dramatically reduced or eliminated severe head pain, intestinal cramps, and vertigo in minutes with his blessings, often from miles away. He has frequently amazed me by not only healing, but also determining the true source of my pains, such as headaches caused by liver problems or cramps triggered by guilt. He's done the same for my parents as well, even though they are 3000 miles away.
Recently I had the flu and was suffering a 102 degree fever. Yogi Shyamasundara ji blessed me, and within an hour my fever broke. I was even able to go to work the next morning.
I could go on and on with examples of Guruji's incredible holy gifts, but I have to stop somewhere. So I will simply conclude by saying I have never met a kinder, more compassionate, more gifted, holy being than Yogi Shyamasundaraji. I consider myself greatly blessed just to have met him.
Guruji, thank you sooooo much for your extraordinary Sri Radharani celebration and Puja Friday night! I was deeply touched and inspired by your profound dharma on Radha Krishna, their truly Divine relationship and its deeper spiritual meanings. Your immense reverence and love when you spoke about Radha and Krishna gave me an intense desire to reach higher consciousness and seek a stronger relationship with God. The divine Shakti flowing during your dharma was immensely powerful, and skyrocketed during the meditation. My whole body felt like pure light as waves of bliss came over me. The Shakti became even more intense during your Shaligrama puja, sending me into a state of pure divine emptiness where I felt completely immersed in Rhada Krishna! Words can't possible express my gratitude for your amazing blessings and divine Shakti, for your profound guidance and the wisdom you share so generously, for always encouraging and leading us to the bliss and love of God!"
Film & Video Producer; UFC Editor
"Hari Om Tat Sat dearest Yogi Shyamasundaraji. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your amazing blessings. A few weeks back it had come to my attention that a coworker of mine was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. It was such devastating news for everyone who knew him. I wanted to do something for him but felt so helpless. It finally dawned at me that I could register him for your service. I did so and prayed that your blessings would be able to help him in some way. It has been some time since his original diagnosis yet just three weeks after your blessings there was news that his current checkup indicated that his cancer has diminished by 50 percent. This has been amazing news! I just wanted to express my gratitude. Your blessings made a tremendous difference! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your beautiful presence and amazing blessings."
Love, Betty Ortiz EPISD School Teacher
"Hari Om Tat Sat Yogi Shyamasundara,
I want to thank you so much for the Divine empowerments that I so kindly received from you. I definitely feel the energetic shifts and find myself in a new space. I am so grateful to have received such a divine gift. I woke up the next morning and was in complete awe of what I had just received. Your teachings and processes for healing and spiritual growth are truly divine. Thanks to your integrity, experience, and determination, anyone who is lucky enough to be in your presence can truly benefit in so many meaningful ways. I love the dharma, I could listen to you talk for hours on end. I feel truly connected when you are speaking. I always feel you are speaking directly to me when you give examples of your own experiences, thoughts, and life in general. It's always exactly what I need to hear. It's about time my karma has finally ripened and put me in front of a truly enlightened, beautiful, and amazing spiritual guide. I have learned and received so much from you and words cannot express my gratitude.
I also want to thank you for the divine services that you hold on Monday nights. I have been doing these for quite sometime (3+ years), and the healing that I have had the blessing to receive is paramount to anything that I have ever experienced. Your wisdom, sincerity, integrity, and your heart are unlike any other. Your presence in my life has brought me to tears many, many times. When I try to explain to people who you are and what you do, I also tear up every time. Your presence is so powerful even when you're not around, I feel you in my heart. I am forever grateful for you and your commitment to God and Spirituality. Thank you for just being you, that is the best gift and blessing you have given to this world.
Your commitment and passion for the enlightenment of others is paramount, and truly transformational. I am so grateful to have crossed paths with you and experience your love and light...I feel truly blessed. Thank you for who you are and the unconditional love you bring into this world as it is truly needed.
I love you. You are a special gift to so many. All I can say is... thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Owner, Premier Video Casting
"Hari Om Tat Sat Yogi Shyamasundaraji. I cannot thank you enough for all the Dharma you have shared with me. You are the purest Soul I've ever encountered and I am so blessed to have met you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing God to the lives of so many and for all the blessings I have in my life because of you. My deepest gratitude to you today and always.
I'm blessed to have such a precious opportunity to receive God's blessings under your supreme wisdom and guidance. I cannot express how grateful I am to be able to experience such profound calmness and surrender during your services and to be able to help others receive this precious gift to help ease their suffering. Your Dharma inspires me to live my life in a selfless way helping everyone I encounter through God's love.
I humbly thank you for your grace Yogi Shyamasundara. Thank you for leading us to enlightenment, through your offering of such auspicious Satsang sessions. Last night's Dharma was so profound and inspired me to become connected with God. I'm so blessed to have such a precious opportunity to train under your wisdom. After your Shaktipath Blessings of Sri Krishna, I felt so much love and energy.
I humbly bow down to this incredible opportunity to be blessed by such an enlightened being. I was overjoyed that I was able to include my family to receive your incredible blessings. I was feeling overwhelmed and irritable prior to your service and when we started the session all of my irritability and stress melted away. Thanks so much for all the inspiring Dharma that always is just what I need to hear. My deepest gratitude and love!
Thank you divine Yogi Shyamasundaraji!"
Vanessa Mirabal, PhD
Owner, Premier Video Casting Photographer
"Dearest Yogi Shyamasundara,
Thank you for today's Krishna Darshan session--one of the most profound meditation experiences of my life so far. There are some things that I would prefer only to describe in person, or next time I speak to you, because they are personal, but I will say I was surprised at the end by a wonderful scent of flowers and something like myrrh. I have no explanation for where this beautiful scent came from, as no candles or incense were lit and no windows were open.
Infinite thanks for the profound and beautiful session--each time we have enjoyed together, becomes more and more precious. The truth of each experience continues to bless my life with auspiciousness and joy. Thank you for the many years of dedicated practice and compassionate service, which benefits me, your students, and all beings. I'm honored to be part of these sessions. Thank you for being an embodiment of Divine Love."
I love you dearest Yogi Shyamasundara,
"Dearest Yogi Shyamasundara ji,
I wanted to write and express my deepest gratitude to you for the amazing experience I had upon receiving your blessings yesterday. As you know I had retinal detachment surgery two days before your blessings and the morning after I received your amazing Blessings, my eye is now half as red as it was before and all the pain and swelling are gone. The Dr. told me my eye would be red and swollen for about four weeks and you've helped me to heal overnight!!
When you gave your blessing I felt and saw the most amazing thing.... a thousand angel wings felt as if they flew through my eyelids all at once, and I saw violet, glowing white feathers rushing through my eyes, then tears started to stream down my face. I felt God's Love surround me in the most profound way and afterwards I felt like a new person, so full of hope. Most of all I now feel like my eyes are filled with so much of God's Love and everything I look at I will see through that light of union with God. When I first came to you I felt my eyes were ill and had been told they could be an ongoing problem for me. Now because of your beautiful Blessing you have imbued them with, I feel they are the most sacred thing on my body. God Bless you dear Yogi Shyamasundara ji, you are truly an Earth Angel and I am so grateful to God that I have met you and am able to learn from you."
With much appreciation to be your student, God Bless, love,
"Yogi Shyamasundaraji I wanted to thank you for the Puja yesterday. I feel so peaceful and I am thankful for all your blessings. A weight has lifted from my heart and I feel deep love flooding my very being. Thank you!"
"Namaste Yogi Shyamasundara!
My words cannot express my bliss and joy and gratitude I feel for you Yogi Shyamasundara. You cleansed my soul and love is pouring out of me at a speed and quantity I never thought possible. My husband and I have gone from the lowest low and telling of truths, to forgiveness and love that has me walking on clouds. THANK YOU Yogi Shyamasundara!!! I love you. You unlocked my life and opened a door.
You are life's great game changer! Love the love!"
"Dear Yogi Shyamasundara,
I had done a few meditations on my own and a few yoga classes before meeting you. But I was not "that person" to get caught up in all the "hoopla". I am a very realistic linear thinking person. I came to you out of desperation to have a second child. I had been trying for over two and a half years with one miscarriage. I was recommended to you by a doctor I had recently seen who had been to you. I came to you with an open mind because of my desperation. I was about to do my IVF session and wanted to calm myself and negate my mind of all the negative things that had been told to me about my chances of ever having another child. I had a long discussion with you and then your service and felt very relaxed but not really any different. Same thing with the second service. The third service was totally different, as you had said it would be. It was a very uncomfortable session. I felt like my body was out of control. I kept jerking and I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. It was a very uncomfortable experience but you said it was a good thing. I did feel different after your services. I felt like I had a coat of arms around me to protect me from the negative things that were being said to me. I was told that I only had a 4 percent chance of ever getting pregnant and actually having the baby. I was also told that I had a less than one percent chance of having multiples. I am now three and a half months pregnant with twins and they are thriving. I really believe, and I was not a believer, that your blessings really made a huge difference! Thank you Yogi Shyamasundara. Thank you."
"Dear Yogi Shyamasundara,
I wanted to let you know how I am doing since my session with you. I had an MRI done last week and my doctor called me on Friday with the most amazing results. The tumor in my brain is shrinking! It has shrunk 2mm which she said is quite significant. It is no longer compressing any nerves or glands. She said I am very lucky as she has never seen this before!
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help. All your blessings really made a difference."
(A few weeks later, Sonar reported her cystic tumor completely gone.)
Thank you and Namaste,
Field Clinical Engineer, St. Jude Medical
"Thank you so much dear Yogi Shyamasundara for tonight's service. I was having a migraine headache and began thinking of you and wishing in my heart for a service tonight. Then I get a message informing me that you were going to offer your service! I was in shock and super happy to know that God answered my prayer!
My body was feeling very sick, exhausted. After your blessings I felt completely brand new. Like a weight was lifted, the pressure on my body was gone!
Thank you so much for your love and devotion towards humanity and also for being my spiritual doctor. You are a blessing in my life and on all of your followers. I thank God that I have meet you and that I am able to attend your services. I always think back on the Susanne that I used to be, to the person that I am now. And it has been through your love, guidance and teachings that I have been able to evolve and be a happier more peaceful person. Thank you thank you thank you."
With much love,
"Yogi Shyamasundara, you are the MOST WONDERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD! NO MORE kidney meds, my kidney is healed!!!!!! There will never be any amount of gratitude big enough to show you how truly blessed I am to have met you. Your blessings are so powerful and a great gift from God. Thank you!!!!"
"Thank you for a true miracle today! You are so wonderful to help my mom, so quickly things went so well today. Words cannot express how grateful I am for your powerful prayers to the Divine on my mom's behalf. What a blessing you are to my dear mother as I've called on you so many times for her health and received miracles along the way. Words cannot express my gratitude!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you."
"I found myself at my lowest point. I had been praying, meditating, and just hoping that I would feel better. Since this feeling was new to me, I couldn't quite understand what to do or how to get out of the feeling. While visiting Ammachi, I had the blessing of receiving blessings from Yogi Shyamasundara. I cannot even begin to explain the shift I began to feel on an energetic level almost immediately. After a few services, I found myself unbelievably blissed out. I felt my worries just melt away, and for the first time in a long time, I was able to go through my days not worrying about the outcome. Laughter and Joy feel my heart. Unexplained joy is how I can describe it. It has only been a couple of days, and this has been my experience. I am certain that my entire life is transforming. Before receiving his blessings, I frantically ran to and fro to try and make things happen. For the past couple of days, I have made space to allow for things to occur naturally. I have allowed myself to let the Divine work through my mind thus attracting all I need to move forward. To someone who is open to receive this treatment..I highly recommend several services.
I feel high. I awakened late again this morning. I cannot explain the feeling I feel. I don't really have an agenda. Yet I do know that I feel as though my eyesight is clear. I feel my root chakra vibrating. Fears come up, but somehow..I'm like whatever. I feel high. At first I was a bit concerned when I awakened this morning because I didn't know if I should do this or do that and I literally couldn't wrap my mind around anything..LOL.
Wow...is all I can say...I could barely even put on my shoes this morning. Thank You!!!
Thank You!!!!!!!! I am literally so blessed to know Yogi Shyamasundara."
CEO, Bright Karma Public Relations
"During a very stressful time in my life which had resulted in several chronic health concerns, I was led to Yogi Shyamasundara. I had many short, and several extended sessions with him. His sincerity, intuition, and his gentle, caring approach immediately created trust toward him in me. His services always helped me to activate my own healing power, which led to a considerable reduction in the symptoms I was having. I can highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trustworthy, creative, intuitive and spiritual healer.
I definitely want to support his healing because he has a unique divine gift."
Peter Stasch, M.D.
"Dear Yogi Shyamasundara,
I had never been able to fully meditate on my own, despite my interest in meditation, as random thoughts would always interfere. Although I had ideas about how breath work would help, I didn't fully understand until I arrived at your studio and did the work.
During the meditation and through your guidance, I saw light energy for the first time in my life. I first saw an orange glow and then when I thought of nothing and truly let go, I saw a beautiful blue light in the shape of a bursting sun or a flower! Whenever thoughts came into my mind, the blue light would fade.
Thanks for the wonderful experience! I will cherish it for the rest of my life."
"Namaste Yogi Shyamasundaraji,
You're amazing. Thank you dear for everything! Yesterday was just incredible. Beyond words! I bow down to you. I love you so much. You've changed my life and are changing it. Helping me. I'm so excited to be on this spiritual path.
Really though, I love you Yogi Shyamasundaraji and I'm so excited to be a part of your wonderful spiritual community. I look forward to the many retreats we will all spend together.
You are such a kind and wonderful spiritual guide and have so much love!"
Actor and Realtor
"Dear Yogi Shyamasundara,
I honor your commitment to all those whose lives you touch. You are a wealth of spiritual knowledge and I admire you more than you will ever know.
Thank you for all that you do to spread your light... you are AWESOME!!!!"
Many blessings, dear wonderful teacher, mentor and friend,
"It's been about a year since I went to my first meditation at your temple, and about 11 months since my first session with you. I marvel at the changes I have gone through and the progress I have made since then. When I think back to the grief-stricken state I was in a year ago, with almost no understanding of the Divine, my true soul nature, the laws of karma and reincarnation, etc. etc. I am amazed. I could not have handled the death of my brother as well as I did had it not been for my spiritual growth over the 9 months prior.
I have you and God (and maybe some work and perseverance on my part) to thank for my growth.
Over the past 3-4 months, in addition to meditation, I have been doing a lot of spiritual reading and have been learning a lot. Admittedly it is all "intellectual" knowledge, but it has helped with my understanding. I know I have a long long long way to go. I yearn for the Experience of God, to Know, even for a moment, my true Self and to Know Oneness would be incredible gift of grace. That experiential knowledge would truly eclipse everything I've learned.
What I want to say in appreciation is I am just starting to really deeply understand and appreciate how "hard won" your spiritual knowledge and experience really is. How much work, effort, time, money, dedication you have put into your journey which has enabled you to acquire what you have acquired. I appreciate that you then sift through and synthesize what you've learned and pass it along to your students. That is a rare gift of ability and generosity. What's more, I can understand, though I'm not sure I can articulate at all, how most of us (and certainly myself of a few months back) can be mislead by appearances and not really realize or understand the depths to which you have gone and what incredible wisdom you impart to us. Just as when I saw my first enlightened being, I really didn't understand what an enlightened being was. I'd like to say your "normalness" tends to obscure your achievements, but I'm not sure you ever come off as "normal". Actually, as I write this, I realize that for a while it was my limited perspective which kept me from seeing you and all you had to offer."
I see that now as I read things and think, oh yeah, Yogi Shyamasundara said this or that, etc. I wish I could have a do-over, as there is so much you taught that went over my head in this past year. I need to go re-read my notes and hope I captured what I need to learn. Just like I am re-reading Autobiography of a Yogi, and discovering how much is in it that I didn't understand then and do now. I hope that as I continue to learn from you and others and continue to grow that when I re-read things a year hence, I will discover even more depth not yet accessible to me. I thank God for all I have learned and experienced and ask for continued growth and experience.
I love you and thank you (though the word "thank you" hardly expresses my deepest gratitude)."
"Sweet Yogi Shyamasundaraji,
I can not believe how lucky I am to have crossed your path. I absolutely adore you, I admire you & I am inspired by you. I have prayed for my next teacher and its crazy how easily and wonderfully you magically appeared. I don’t know exactly where it is I am going, but I also don’t really care because I can feel the hand of God guiding my way. Thank you for bringing light, thank you for bringing a mirror and thank you for being, it is the greatest gift.
Last night's meditation was, as always, quite special. After going through the meditation, when you started offering blessings, I felt very calm and peaceful and then SLAM, I was hit with an energy that felt like it broke through my energy field. I gasped out of surprise and then saw a human sized Buddha sitting in front of me! It was white-gold and was surrounded by golden sparkles. Then there was a flash of very bright white light. I was filled with warmth, vibration and bliss.
I feel like this Buddha energy is still with me today! Thank you for a very profound experience!
Your blessings are incredible! So much healing going on! My sweet friend Kindall was one of two friends I included in your service. I called her afterwards and her mind was blown! She could feel Yogi Shyamasundara's blessings. She felt Lakshmi and was surrounded by gold coins and gold light. She saw herself wearing a pink robe with Lakshmi on the back! She had no idea she was a part of the service, she just felt Yogi Shyamasundara's blessings! These services are so powerful! I can't even describe the healing I felt in my body. I was in a sleep like state and shook with a flash of intense healing energy. Your kindness is so beautiful! Thank you thank you thank you!
Thank you also so much for the karma purification process! Today I feel rejuvenated, healthy, strong, and happy!
Yesterday I had different experiences in each service. During first service I disappeared into pure consciousness. At one point you had us lay down and the next thing I knew you were telling us to put our hands back down on our laps as we prepared for the closing breaths. I had disappeared for the whole session. When this happens its a little confusing, like what just happened?!!!
During the second session I was blessed with the experience of seeing white-golden light when we laid down. Usually when I notice something like this it goes away in a split second, but this time it didn't it stayed for quite a while. I also saw blue light when we were addressing Krishna and this kept coming and going thoroughly the process. I also saw green light during Ganesha and yellow light!
I am so grateful to have shared in this Divine love and compassion from you and all the Buddhas and Divine emanations.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
If you are lucky enough to be in LA, come meditate with the most powerful teacher outside of India. Maybe even inside of India too!"
I love you so much,
Actor and Realtor
"Namaste dear Guruji,
Thank you so much for helping me to carry the peace within me in every day life, to be relaxed and happy . Also sharing with us the secret about the mind, new meditation technique, material law for the success, and for giving us the homeworks (there is no I can't anymore, brake your patterns, no victims thoughts, etc). I feel that all of that together beautifully works for me, I'm happier, I'm better with people and they are so nice to me, I'm more productive (I booked 5 jobs this week and can't remember when was the last time that this happened!) and I'm in peace :))))
Thank you so very much for all your teachings, Love and support!! I want to tell you that I'm really enjoying listening to your Dharma talks and even if I'm not fluent in English I can understand everything and everything makes so much sense to me, like you are telling me something that I already know, but forgot.
I love how you teach us about different aspects of our one beloved God. How you teach us the great Secrets of the Saints, that were revealed from great Enlightenment Masters, who were taking human body and lived or are still living on planet Earth! I love all of them with my great respect, but I'm close to you, I have special connection with you and you are always here for me.
I love you with all my heart and I'm so grateful that you are in my life! I bow to you for everything that you are doing for us."
"Dear Yogi Shyamasundara,
Thank you so much for your help.
You spent so much time talking to me and helping me with my ordeal, and to finally put some clarity that words cannot describe how thankful I am.
I was in a place where I felt I did not belong. I was unbelievably depressed, anxious, and pretty much felt every single symptom that you might have seen listed in one of those "anti-depression" medication commercials. I was deeply frustrated, would wake up crying every morning. That is if I even slept! The first healing session alone, I felt how in tune you were with everything I was feeling. Your healing blessings were BEYOND HELPFUL! I got home that night, and felt as though a huge load had been lifted off my entire body. I experienced peace, love, serenity, happiness, BLISS, all in less than 3 hours... and I slept like a baby. I can't emphasize the difference it made on my life.
After that I can tell you I was able to finish my nursing school prerequisites. I was accepted to a great nursing program and even got a scholarship that is currently paying my tuition and fees. You helped me through my darkest days. You are an incredible being. Again, thank you for your help!!!!"
Charie Fugonn, RN
"Thank you Yogi Shyamasundara for tonight's special full moon service. I'm still amongst the stars! You are such a force of pure heart filled with spiritual lessons of growth and insights!!"
"Yogi Shyamasundara's temple is one of those special places that you go to and come out with prolific transformation!"
Jill M Jackson
Psychic and Healer
"Namaste Yogi Shyamasundara,
Last night I had the most wonderful dream and you were in it!! You were healing me and another person who was laying down next to me. You got to our legs, you did her legs first, and then my legs. You told her you felt her kundalini energy rising, and then when you came to me, you said the same thing. You took your hands and hovered them over my body and went quickly up from my toes to my stomach, and the energy was SO strong that it woke me up out of my sleep!! It was incredible!!
I also wanted to share with you a repeated experience that I have had during your Krishna Darshan services. I often start experiencing your energy (Shakti) during the dharma in the beginning. I ignored it for a while because I thought, "He hasn't started the blessings yet, I must not really be feeling this." Then, one of the last times I was on the line, you talked about how we are receiving blessings long before we even get started. And then it occurred to me that what I am feeling is your beautiful blessings even though you are only still in the dharma part of the session! It is like a pulsing of electricity or energy that surges through my body. With every word you speak, it's like a shock through my body. I can feel the vibration over every inch of my body. Thank you so much for all of your beautiful blessings for me and for everyone around you. You are such a gift, thank you for sharing!"
"Namaste Yogi Shyamasundaraji,
I have amazing news for you. I went to the Dr today and he told me the health problem I have been struggling with is completely gone!!! I am healed!!! I am beyond Grateful. My heart is so in awe and wonder, and I feel so Blessed."
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,
The following letter was given to Yogi Shyamasundara when he was only 18 years old (over 29 years ago), demonstrating the impact Guruji already had on others at a young age. DeSorrow would be his roommate for two months while attending an engineering program at the University of Houston:
"You may have already heard me say something to this effect before, but I'm going to say it again. I have been in existence on this earth for almost 18 years and not once have I met a person as dynamic, talented, determined, and self-disciplined as you. I have been in school for 12 years and yet I have never learned as much from one person as I have from you. Out of all the important people in my life, none have influenced me as much as you have. (That includes my parents by the way.) I know how modest you are, but you deserve credit where credit is due. I can't even begin to tell you how blessed I am to come across a friend like you. You already know how I try to hide and mask my emotions. Yet no matter how hard I try, tears still come to my eyes as I write this letter. To get to the point, I just wanted to say thank you for all have done for me and to wish you good luck on the long and difficult road to achieving your goals and dreams. I am sure that all I have learned from you will be very beneficial in helping me to achieve my goals as well. Keep up the good work, never let your guard down, and continue to help others as you have done for me."
DeSorrow Golden, June 18, 1993
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