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Dhyana Meditation : Initiation Locations

Shiva Bala Yogi Dhyana Meditation TechniqueSwamiji’s blessings for meditation are typically referred to as his “initiation” (dhyana diksha, initiation into dhyana meditation).  Actually, Swamiji was unhappy about the use of the word “initiation” to the extent that it implies a religion, a cult, or any strict religious rules.  The Telugu word that Swamiji used translates literally as “give.” Swamiji gives meditation as a gift without any obligation on the part of the recipient.

Shivabalayogi's gift of dhyana meditation is available at regular meditation and bhajan programs in various places throughout the world. In addition to these regular programs, certain individuals are available to make Shri Swamiji's initiation available by private arrangement. These individuals can be contacted and arrangements made for the initiation and one hour meditation.

Shivabalayogi is very adamant that THERE IS NO CHARGE whatsoever for his blessings or initiation. There are no rules or restrictions concerning diet, cleanliness, prayer, etc.

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Adivarapupeta. Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj Ashram Trust, Adivarapupeta, Draksharama, Ramachandrapuram, East Godavari Dist., Andhra Pradesh 533 262 India. Tel. (0885752) 412. Bhajans every night, especially on Friday nights which is the main night. This is the "Mother Ashram" where Shri Swamiji is present in the Samadhi where His holy physical body lies interred, in the Shivalingam and Goddess Devi consecrated in the place where He sat in tapas for almost ten years, and in spiritual trance and bhava and darshan through bhava samadhi.  The loving blessings for one's meditation are powerful. For more information and assistance, contact Mr. K. Gopanna, trustee, at Kommireddi House & Street, Kakinada 533 001, India, telephone +91-8857-252412

Doddaballapur, India. This is the first ashram established after Adivarapupeta and has a long history and exciting bhajans. Doddaballapur is a short distance north of Bangalore. Bhajans are conducted every Sunday evening from 6.30 to 8.00 PM. The ashram is opposite the rural police station near the Milk Dairy. Contact Sri P. M. Ramachandrappa, ashram secretary, at 2589 Chickapet, Doddaballapur 361 203.

Bangalore. Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj Trust, 1/A, Phase 3, J. P. Nagar, Bangalore 560 078 India. Tel. + +91-80-2658 6243 or Jagadish's Home: +91-80-2222 5142 & Jagadish's Mobile: +91-98454 76525 & Jagadish's Work: +91-80-2552 3575 . This ashram is Shri Swamiji's International Centre for Indian Culture. Bhajans every night but Sunday night is the main night when one can experience the blessings through the bhajans and witness Shri Swamiji's and the gods' play and astral presence through bhava. There is a mass feeding every Sunday after the bhajans which run between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. The Trust maintains an office at the ashram.

Bangalore - Langford Town Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj International Trust, No.2, Olleff Road, Bangalore - 560 025, INDIA. Tel: +91-80-2222 5142   Programs on Saturdays begin in the evening at 5.30 PM with meditation and are followed by bhajans from 6.30 to 8.00 PM and mass feeding at 8.00 PM. This is in addition to the monthly program on the second Saturday of every month at Shri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple.

Bangalore, Shri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple  2658 0546, 2658 0822  The International Trust conducts a meditation program on the second Saturday of every month at Shri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple Trust premises in the meditation hall from 10.00 to 11.00 AM. Mahalaxmi Layout, Bangalore.

Dehradun. Shri Shiva Bala Yogi Maharaj Trust, Kailash Kumari Devi Bhawan, International Center for Indian Culture, 180-C Rajpur Road, Dehradun 248 009 India. Tel.  +91-135-273 4214  There is a manager on site. Dehradun is a center for traveling and treking in the Himalayas and the ashrams of many other great souls are located in and about Dehradun. Visitors should make a point to visit this beautiful and peaceful setting for meditation.

Sambhar Lake, India. Sri Shivabalayogi Satsang Mandir (opposite Labour Society), Sambhar Lake, Rajastan 303 604 India. Telephone contact: G. R. Lamba, res 4207. The ashram is managed by Sri Krishan Lal Ghai and his wife and is located in a small community on the edge of the Rajastan desert. This ashram has a well deserved reputation for its devotees' love for Shri Swamiji and other devotees. Weekly programs every Friday evening.

Anantapur, India. This beautifully built out ashram is located south of the city just off the Bangalore Highway. There is a temple which has the first consecrated statue of Shri Swamiji which was installed in October of 1982. Contact C. Mallikarjuna, ashram treasurer, proprietor, Sri Venkatarama Traders, 24-41, Gandhi Bazaar, Anantapur. Tel. +91-8554-272456

Gollapalli (Hyderabad, A.P.), India. Gollapalli is located in a peaceful, rural setting about an hour outside of Hyderbad. Shri Swamiji once told devotees that this ashram is the best place suited for meditation. For information and assistance, contact DVS Raju: 040-331-3093; PVS Raju: 040-334-0338, working president of the ashram committee, managing director, ELICO, Ltd., 6-3-456/A/1 Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500 082. NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER DVS Raju +91-40-2331 3093 & PVS Raju +91-40-2334 0338  

Muddireddipalli, (Hindupur) India. Located a few hours by bus north from Bangalore, this ashram has weekly bhajan programs every Saturday evening. The ashram is located in the southwest of the Muddireddipalli in the Shivabalayogi Nagar neighborhood. Visitors should contact Sri Muniappa or Sri Timayya, both of whom live a few hundred yards from the ashram and will provide invaluable assistance.

Guntur, India. Shri Swamiji used to stay in Guntur during his frequent travels between Hyderabad and Adivarapupeta. The ashram is located opposite the Satyanarayana Swamy Temple at B1-46 in Ravindra Nagar, Guntur, and Miss Yashoda is the on-site manager. For information, contact the ashram secretary, Mr. Ganapaty, at tel. 231596 (office) or 231939 (res.), or the ashram president, Dr. P. N. Murthy, 86B Sanjeeva Reddy Nagar, Hyderabad 500 038. Tel. res +91-(040) 274805 & 274765 or office +91-(040) 231246.

Ratnagiri (Rolla, A.P), India. Shri Swamiji’s newest ashram is located five hours by road northeast from Bangalore, just inside Andhra Pradesh at Shri Shivabalayogi Nagar, Rolla Mandalam, Anantapur District, A.P. 515 321. The setting is idyllic and peaceful, there are regular bhajans, and the hospitality genuine and enthusiastic. The founder and onsite manager is Sri. R. Thippanna who can be reached by telephone through V. M. Pande Rangappa, ashram committee working president, (08493) 89118.

Jhansi, India. Jhansi has a group of devotees whose activity and dedication are an inspiration for the rest of us. They hold weekly kirtan every Saturday night at 6:30. The bandhara (mass feeding) conducted each year to celebrate Shri Swamiji's birthday on the 24th of January is probably the largest among Shri Swamiji's ashrams or devotees. Any devotee passing anywhere near to Jhansi should contact Sri R. C. Nanda at 95/7, 38 Civil Lines (near Jain Nursing Home), Jhansi, tel: (0517) 446633 & 441151. You will be in for a treat.

Delhi, India.  Meditation and bhajan programs are held periodically, often at the house of D. S. Walia, C-77 Pandav Nagar, Delhi 110 092, telephone +91-11-2221 4103. Those interested in receiving Shri Swamiji's initiation or more information about His Holiness are encouraged to contact Mr. Walia.

Hyderabad, Moved to Shree Dharampuri (via) Deeptidri Nagar, Mirjapur, Hyderabad – 500 050. Tel: +91-40-2304 0539.

Gopanna, Kakinada  +91-884-2378303

Jhansi (Nanda) +91-517-244 1151 or 244 6633

There are other ashrams and groups of devotees. For details please contact Dasari Jagadish Kumar at or.+91(country code) -80 (city code) 5133 6200 during the weekday or +91(country code) -80 (city code) 2552 3575 and 2222 5142 Also see: "Meditation Centers & Ashrams."

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London -
Graham Wagstaff, trustee 01538 702609
Sarasa Anandalingam 0181 402 9676
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Hamburg - Contact Monika & D. S. Singh-Sesodia, Barca Strasse, 14, 22087 Hamburg.



For program information contact Mela:
For initiation contact Marina:

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Sierra Vista- Jay Mazo 520-515-9654

Prescott -
Contact Ken Rose at 928-771-2408
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Los Angeles - Erika Holderith 213-344-0032

Laguna Beach - Steve Sadleir 714-491-3356
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Boulder - Sadananda 303-786-7437
Richard W. Lazzara, 1840 Violet Avenue, Boulder, Colorado, 80304. USA
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Fairfield - Sally Moburg 805-895-1221


Maui - Ken & Faith Rose
342 Ainakula Road
Kula, HI 96790
Cell: 406-599-1993
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Baltimore  - Ryan 410-566-6746
Rockport - Dr. Mysore Nagaraj 301-977-2347
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Meditation and initiation, please telephone Ken and Vivien Purmort at 507-334-3904 or email

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New York City Area

Kavitta Khanna 914-941-3659
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North Carolina

Durham  - Marty 919-929-7735

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Portland - Call Steve Scheer (503) 285-6756.
Hood River - Weekly meditations at 4 p.m. every Sunday at 1250 Methodist Road, Hood River, OR 97031. Contact is Charlie and Carol Hopkins at (541) 386-6656.
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Germaine Gray,
108 Yogaville Way,
Buckingham, VA 23921.
phone 434-969-2900.,
Roanoke, Christine Visscher,, 540-884-3456, Weekly, Sundays at  5PM at  833 Woods End Lane
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Washington State

Seattle - For more information, click HERE
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Perth, Western Australia

Shivabalayogi Dhyana Meditation (Australia) Inc.
Weekly Programs are held every Thursday 7.30 pm at
Wollaston College, 1 Wollaston Rd., Mt. Claremont.

Enquiries: Doris (08) 9447 2126,
Rua or Peter (08) 9431 7508

 Programs consist of group meditation, bhajans. No charge. All welcome

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110-N Wishart road, Singapore 098741.
(located near the world trade center, at the foot of mount Faber)
Regular meditation, bhajan & initiation on Fridays 7.30p.m.

Contact Chandra:
Landline: +65-6278 3573 and cell (hand/mobile) phone: +65-9386 6197

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Sri Shenbagavalli Ashram
Pathma Devi, 03-958-1975,
Sundays, 6:30pm, 11A Jalan Balais Polis, Batu 7-1/2, Sungei Besi

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Dhyana Meditation Free classes every Tuesday evening 5:30p, Ubud.  Learn the meditation technique of the great Self-realized yogi Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, followed by bhajans (devotional singing), prashad (blessed food) and discussion.  This meditation will deepen whatever spiritual path you follow.  Free All-Day Meditation Retreat, first Sunday of every month.  For more information call: 0361-976402.  In Denpasar: 081-239-23333; in Singaraja: 081-239-18572; or email:

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Isla de Margarita -  Michael Day & Dovida Goodman 011-58-416-695-8282 (cell),


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