Siddha Ashram Center (SAC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing a peaceful natural environment for people from all walks of life to learn, experience, and practice yogic meditation and lifestyle wellness disciplines to enrich spiritual development and maintain a healthy body and peaceful mind.
Swami Nardanand (also known as Swamiji or “beloved monk”) has a rare presence that radiates peace. He comes from a long lineage of remarkable spiritual masters. Swamiji is an Ayurvedic specialist and global teacher whose teachings blend ancient Vedic and modern scientific understanding.
In 1990, he founded the Siddha Ashram in the holy city of Ujjain in central India. The ashram is located along the banks of the Shipra River in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India, one of the four major Kumbha Mela sites.
Swami Nardanand comes from a lineage of adepts, remarkable for their purity and degree of spiritual realization. His lineage chart is shown below:
Characteristics of an authentic guru–Swami Nardanand through the eyes of a disciple
“Swami Nardanand is a remarkable spiritual teacher. He does everything to help his students be happy and free. He travels the world tirelessly spreading Shaktipat to all those that seek freedom, always remaining humble and kind. He uses his resources to build an ashram so that his students can have places to meditate to accelerate their spiritual advancement, free from the encumbrances of the world. And such places he has built! A meditation dome unique in the world that palpably circulates one’s spiritual currents; a womb-like cave covered in sandstone, free of dust and so comforting in its quiet darkness.
When his students are hungry he cooks for them. If they need a blanket he will give his own. He counsels his students and listens when they cry. He laughs with them when they are happy. Yet remains detached at all times. He is like a cooling breeze or running water, quenching the thirst of those who seek but in itself, ungraspable and free. He blesses us with Shaktipat. The only system I have found (after 25 years of trying) that awakens a profound inner guidance. A guidance that leads one to freedom through the path of ever-increasing consciousness and bliss. This guidance ultimately makes the need for an outer spiritual teacher unnecessary, so that finally all of his students are free, happy and free.”
The International Leadership Team
Our leadership team is made up of individuals from various backgrounds and professions who are deeply committed to truth and surrender to the highest divine consciousness – God. We are joined by our wish to live in harmony with the world and to realize our pure divine nature through meditation and awareness of the divine nature in all of life. We respect all the world’s spiritual traditions and believe that the paths to God are many and the Truth itself is one.
Swami Tapasya Ma
Swami Jyoti Ma – USA and Europe
Swami Pravananda –
Manager, Siddha Ashram, Ujjain India.
Terri Geer, Director, Siddha Ashram Center, USA
Hugh Mitchell, CFO
Gael Hancock, Director of Communications
Janet Roseli, Web Master
Liz Mawhinney, Director of Education