Ordained Kriya Gurus
Krishna Mohan Thompson-Singh
Krishna Mohan Thompson-Singh is the son of Ashok Kumar Singh, a disciple of Maheshwari Prasad Dubey. He was born in 1987. When he was 11 years old, he received the first Kriya initiation from Dubeyji in 1998 in California.
Krishna continued practicing Kriya under his father’s guidance. By 2015 Krishna was initiated in all the advanced kriyas by his father Ashok K Singh. He was authorized to initiate others into Kriya Yoga by his father in 2017.
Following in the tradition of householder gurus established by Lahiri Mahasaya, Krishna is dedicated to initiating sincere seekers on a one-to-one basis into the original Kriya Yoga and guiding them to self-realization. He can be reached at: 310-817-3456 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Forrest Knutson read of Lahiri Mahasaya and his Kriyayoga Pranakarma in "Autobiography of a Yogi" when he was 14. Applying as a SRF monastic at 17. During his time as a Postulant, cloistered in Encinitas, he discovered a system of biofeedback for meditation, which he would later write a book about. After 5 years of service he left the ashram to follow more closely Lahiri Baba's example and pursue the self-reliant life of a yogi-householder.
In his study of this Yogastra he has found the Sri Panchanon Bhattacharya lineages the most pure and faithful to the unparalleled genius and divinity that is Yogaraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya; he is the Krishna of our times, and to meddle with that Charioteer's original council is to risk the loss of our own Kurushetra battle. It is with this internal guidance that Forrest sought out Sri Ashok Singh who has so perfectly preserved this transmission. Not a hollow instruction, but a living breath of fire handed from one guru to the next.
Forrest was authorized to initiate others by Sri Ashok Singh in 2017. Following in this householder line, he is dedicated to initiating sincere seekers on a one-to-one basis into Lahiri Baba's original Kriya Yoga system and guiding them into non-dual bliss. He can be reached at: email@example.com
As a youth raised in a Christian church Duane studied the bible and learned devotion to Jesus Christ. At seventeen he experienced the baptism of fire in the spine, but unable to find a teacher to guide him, he struggled on until reading Autobiography of a Yogi. In Los Angeles, in 1993 Duane met his friend and teacher Forrest Knutson. Little did he know at the time that one day Lahiri Mahasaya's pranakarma would be revealed by his lifelong friend and counselor.
Duane has found the teachings of Jesus to be in complete alignment with the Gita as revealed by Sri Lahiri Mahasaya. It is with profound gratitude Duane has recieved this living breath of fire as preserved by Sri Ashok Singh and Forrest Knutson. Duane was Ordained as an authorized teacher by Forrest Knutson as of August 2018, following this sacred Householder line; dedicated to guiding his students into the Non-dual at the medulla. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nandikesha (Janzel Martinez)
Nandikesha received kirya initiation at the age of 15 from Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF). After completing his Bachellor in Physics and Mathematics, he joined SRF as a monk. In 2009, after 10 year of service, he was asked to leave the monastery in a dramatic and shocking manner. This impulsed Nandikesha to search for a Kriya Yoga lineage that could exemplify the precepts of Lahiri Baba and Sanatana Dharma in its traditional form.
In 2012 Nandikesha sought refuge at the feet of Sri Ashok Kumar Singh, whom initiated him into the Kriya lineage of Panchanon Bhattacharya and in September 2018 gave him authorization to initiate and guide others into the sacred science of Kriya yoga following the grihasta tradition of yogis.
Currently Nandikesha lives in Querétaro, Mexico, and frequently travels to the USA. He can be reached at: email@example.com
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