Bodhi Sattva

Bodhi Sattva

Lead Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga Nidra Master

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The Journey…

Swami Anand Bodhi Sattva, known to his students and followers as “Bodhi Sattva,” is a long-time spiritual seeker, an experienced meditation mindfulness yoga nidra teacher from India. He has dedicated his life over 28 years to inner journey and consciousness growth through various forms of meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and yoga nidra practices from many prominent spiritual traditions, paths, and schools.

Over the years, Bodhi Sattva has received extensive learning and training in higher yogic practices under the guidance of many Indian and western meditation masters. His inner journey, practices and teachings are mainly influenced by the teachings of ancient masters like Patanjali, Buddha, Krishna, Kabir, and contemporary masters like Osho, Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti.

Anand Bodhisattva
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Early Age & The Search…

From an early age, he was asking questions regarding the meaning and purpose of life and was not satisfied with the quality of life lived in general. His interest in a deeper meaning and purpose of living pushed him to look for the different ways to discover the truth. This inner confusion and lack of proper answers from the outside led him towards the inner journey. His search for spiritual awakening became stronger while he was pursuing his professional carrier of accountancy. He has travelled and lived in various meditation, yoga ashrams across India in search of truth, peace, joy in life, and acquire a deeper practical understanding of the science of meditation, yoga, and spiritual journey.

Apart from his long journey of meditation and mindfulness practices, he has spent many years in different Indian ashrams for the study of Hatha yoga, Bhakti yoga, Vedanta philosophy, and the Art of living. His passion for healing and wellness of oneself also led him to the study & practice of Yoga therapy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Reiki through many training programs & courses to understand the essence of alternative healing science. With all the knowledge gained, he became an expert in Ayurvedic cooking and has developed a mastery in introducing delicious sattvic ayurvedic foods in his Ashram.

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Teachings & Philosophy…

After his long search in the spiritual journey, he founded the Yoga Essence Ashram in Rishikesh India to share the universal wisdom of yoga, meditation, and a quality lifestyle. Yoga Essence runs under his direct guidance and vision to help seekers around the globe for self-transformation, holistic-mindful living, and consciousness growth. He imparts the yogic science in its purest forms that allow his students to dive deeper into an experiential, transformational journey by breaking many deep-rooted conditionings, obsessive thought patterns, negative emotions, and false images of life.

Bodhi Sattva integrates the ancient wisdom of yogic science with the contemporary modern scientific developments to make his teachings more life-oriented, all-inclusive, and suitable for the contemporary time. He helps and encourages his students to get the knack of a holistic, equanimous, peaceful life through the insights and techniques of yogis, masters, mystics of all the time. His teachings invoke for a deeper self-transformation and self-actualization by opening up to the experiences of higher freedom, love, compassion, courage, creativity.

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According to Bodhi Sattva, Spirituality is a true alchemy for the transformation and expansions of life. For him, inner journey and spirituality open up to actualize one’s unique potentials and allow him to live the life without any limitations.  It leads one to experience and understand the life in its full depth and dimensions by enhancing greater human values such as love, compassion, peace, and joy. He feels, spirituality develops a deep sense of oneness and belonging to the whole universe as one organic unity.

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His vision is to spread the truth, joy, freedom, love and oneness for the humanity. Bodhi Sattva is well known for his authentic approach towards yogic science and for the practical applications of it in everyday life.  He sees yogic science offers the huge techniques to experience the transcendental state of consciousness and to know Who am I? For him, the life is a great opportunity to explore the unknown dimensions for the evolution consciousness and truthful integrated living. His long search and experience inspired him to develop many new meditation practices and to present the ancient yogic practices in modified version so that they can be suitable for the modern man and his lifestyle.

He is simply an invitation to explore your own authentic-self, manifestation of your unique potentials & true-nature. He is a great inspiration for your inner journey and spiritual quest. His teachings, practices, presence have to be experienced, imbibed, and lived.

“I wish the melody of meditation and yoga will enrich your life for an integrated, joyful, and peaceful living.” Love ∼ Bodhi Sattva.

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“Path of Yoga is the Path of Wisdom.

Seek Experience, not Information. Seek Wisdom not Knowledge.

You will hold the True Essence of Yoga.”

~ Bodhi Sattva

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Insight & Wisdom from Bodhi Sattva