Swami Shambhavananda

Disciple of:
Lineage initiations:
Sannyasa initiation in 1982 from Baba Muktananda.
Other initiations:
Initiated as a Mahamandaleshwar by Ma Yoga Shakti.
Main Location:
near Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Name of Organization:
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat
Kundalini yoga, hatha yoga.
Spontaneous Recognition
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Swami Shambhavananda studied with Rudi for two years before Rudi took samadhi. He founded the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat and Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram in the 1980’s as centers for the teaching and practice of yoga. Shambhavananda was awarded the title of Rishi Maha Mandaleshwar by Matri Acharya Maha Mandaleshwar Mataji Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati of Niranjani Akhara of India. The title Maha Mandaleshwar means the Head of a Circle (Mandala) of Swamis. It is a title of great respect given to spiritual masters in the yogic tradition. One who is called Maha Mandaleshwar has been elevated by his peers to the highest level of traditional spiritual guardianship. Niranjani Akhara is the oldest, largest and most active organization of swamis and sadhus in the world and Shambhavananda is one of the first Americans in history to be awarded this title.