On September 25th, 2018, Baba Hari Dass, 95, left his body. He was one of Ram Dass’ early teachers and the inspiration behind Mount Madonna Center, Mount Madonna School, and Sri Ram Orphanage in India. Jeevakan Abbate, Yogaville resident and Integral Yoga teacher recalls, “Many of us at the Integral Yoga Institute in Santa Cruz, California in the 1970s, spent some time with him and his sangha. He practiced mouna (silence) and wrote on a chalkboard hanging around his neck. We would often attend his sangha’s great theatrical performances of the Ramayana. We are grateful for his radiant teachings.” The Hanuman Fellowship noted: “Babaji’s concise and deeply perceptive style of writing communicated volumes in very few words. He taught that Yoga was a way of life that included virtuous living and self-reflection. An example of this is his often-quoted instructions for a living a good life, ‘Work honestly, meditate every day, meet people without fear, and play.‘” A traditional Vedic ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 7th at Mount Madonna Center to honor his life.
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