Sri Chinmoy
Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy (27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007), was an Indian spiritual master who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. Chinmoy e...
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda (or Swami Chidvilasananda) is the current spiritual head of the Siddha Yoga path. She is formally known as Swami Chidvilasananda or more informally as Gurumayi (the word trans...
Sahajananda Saraswati
Sahajananda Saraswati (10 July 1925 – 10 December 2007) was the spiritual head of the Divine Life Society of South Africa. He was born in the small midlands town of Estcourt, South Africa.
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Swami Virajananda
Kalikrishna Bose (10 June 1873 – 30 May 1951), known as Virajananda, was an initiated disciple of Sarada Devi and a former president of the Ramakrishna Order. Born as the son of Trailokyanath Bose and...
Kavisekhara Dr Umar Alisha
Kavisekhara Dr Umar Alisha (28 February 1885, in Pithapuram – 23 January 1945, in Narsapur) was the sixth Peethadhipathi of Sri Viswa Viznana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham in Pithapuram, India. He succeede...
Pavitra
Pavitra (January 16, 1894 – May 16, 1969) (from the Sanskrit word for "pure") was one of the very early disciples of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The name was one of Srimati Radharani's 1000 names.
S. N. Goenka
Satya Narayan Goenka (30 January 1924 – 29 September 2013), commonly known as S.N. Goenka, was a Burmese-Indian teacher of Vipassanā meditation. Born in Burma of Indian descent, he became a student of...
Canchupati Venkatrao Venkaswami Rao
Canchupati Venkatrao Vencasami Rao, also known as Master C.V.V. (August 4, 1868 in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India – May 12, 1922) was a Yoga guru.
Canchupati Venkatrao Vencasami Rao was born ...
Anthony de Mello
Anthony "Tony" de Mello (4 September 1931 – 2 June 1987) was an Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist. A spiritual teacher, writer and public speaker, De Mello wrote several books on spirituality ...
Sri Anna Subramanium
Sri Anna Subramanian, known as "Anna" to his friends and disciples, was a spiritual leader in the community and a prolific writer authoring more than 100 spiritual and religious books. He got his edu...
Challenging Impossibility
Challenging Impossibility is a 2011 documentary film which chronicles the weightlifting odyssey of the spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, who in 1985 at the age of 54 took up weightlifting and performing...
Mahavatar Babaji
Mahavatar Babaji (IAST: Mahāvatār Bābājī) is the name given to an Indian saint by Shyāmacharan Lahirī and several of his disciples who met Mahavatar Babaji between 1861 and 1935. Some of these meeting...
Cutteslowe Park, Oxford
Cutteslowe Park is a public park in Cutteslowe in North Oxford, England. It was established in 1935 when Oxford City Council acquired land of the former Cutteslowe Manor farm, whose house still stands...
Bhagat Singh Thind
Bhagat Singh Thind (October 3, 1892 – September 15, 1967) was an Indian-American Sikh writer and lecturer on spirituality who was involved in an important legal battle over the rights of Indians ...
Muktananda
Muktananda (16 May 1908 – 2 October 1982) is the monastic name of the Siddha Yoga guru who was the founder of the Siddha Yoga spiritual path. Muktananda was a disciple and the successor of Bhaga...
Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra (/ˈdiːpɑːk ˈtʃoʊprə/; born October 22, 1947) is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality,...
Integral yoga
Integral yoga sometimes also called supramental yoga is yoga stipulated by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa (commonly referred to as the mother). Many of its philosophical concepts and practices are f...
Nirmala Srivastava
Shree Nirmala Srivastava (née Nirmala Salve) (21 March 1923 – 23 February 2011), also known as Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, was the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a meditation technique and new religious ...
Chinmayananda Saraswati
Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati (born Balakrishna Menon; 8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993) was a Hindu spiritual leader and teacher who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organi...
Sahaja Yoga
Sahaja Yoga is a new religious movement founded by Nirmala Srivastava, more widely known as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi or as "Mother" by her followers, who are called Sahaja yogis. According to the move...
Auroville
Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "T...
Self-Realization Fellowship
Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) is a worldwide spiritual organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920 and legally incorporated as a non-profit religious organization in 1935, to serve as Y...
Romola Butalia
Romola Butalia is an Indian writer, a journalist and a website editor. She was born in Kolkata. Her many passions in life have included travel, people, writing, communication and the Himalayas. She te...
Mirabehn
Madeleine Slade (Mirabehn) (22 November 1892 – 20 July 1982), daughter of the British Rear-Admiral Sir Edmond Slade, was a British woman who left her home in Britain to live and work with Mohandas Gan...