DEAN DAS is the founder of Mind-Yoga (Aust).
Dean Das is a Western-born Meditation Master, a teacher for over 30 years.
Dean commenced practicing Yoga at 15 years of age. In the early 1970's, Dean Das met his Guru's Guru. On his instruction Dean Das travelled to India, and lived with his Guru, in a 'father-son' relationship for 7 years atop Sapta Shringi Devi mountain, Nasik, Western India. His Guru is the revered Siddha Master, Swami Prakashananda Sarasvati ('Babaji') of Nasik. Dean Das took initiation as a Bramachari Sannyas monk of the Sarasvati Order. Upon returning to Australia, Dean Das worked as a University academic, a Mental Health Specialist, and Consultant in the field of Forensic Psychology. In 2010, Dean Das fulfilled his Guru's prophesy by founding Mind-Yoga (Aust), dedicated to training students in the ancient Siddha/Nath Yoga system of Western India. Mind-Yoga (Aust) provides each student with ongoing 'one-to-one' teacher-student guidance within a group setting.
Dean Das conducts weekly Meditation Yoga Courses, regular Meditation Yoga Intensives, and monthly Chanting Satsangs. He also presents at Yoga Conferences and Yoga Festivals. Dean Das writes and publishes Journal articles on Meditation, Yoga and the Mind. He is currently producing a documentary film on the life of his Guru, 'The Prakashananda Documentary' http://prakashanandadocumentary.com
SWAMI PRAKASHANANDA SARASWATI ('Babaji') meaning 'revered father', lived at the top of Sapta Shringi mountain, outside the city of Nasik, Western India, for 27 years. In 1988 he left his body. 'Babaji' was a revered Siddha Yogi (God-Realized/Self-Realized Yogi) throughout India. He was described as 'the living embodiment of love'.
Babaji saw himself as a simple and humble man describing himself in terms of an 'Agaram Bagaram Baba' ( 'a bit of this, a bit of that' Baba'). Yet behind this humble exterior was a man of immense 'spiritual power' capable of 'awakening' a seekers latent 'spiritual consciousness' (shaktipat) via direct transmission of his own spiritual energy.
(Recommended reading on Swami Prakashananda Saraswati is 'Agaram Bagaram Baba' by Titus Foster, and 'Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels' by Kirin Narayan, listed in Menu under 'Book References'. For direct purchase of these books, simply email: email@example.com and the book will be posted to you.