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  • Baba Hari Dass, is a yoga master, a silent monk, and commentator of Indian scriptural tradition of Dharma and Moksha, who was born in March 28, 1923 in Almora near Nainital, Uttar Pradesh, now Uttarakand, in India. He was classically trained in Ashtanga Yoga, also known as Raja Yoga, as well as Kriya Yoga, Ayurveda, Samkhya, Tantra Yoga, Vedanta, and Sanskrit. Born into the 13th generation of Kumaoni Karnataka Brahmin family, in the lunar month of Chaitra, in Shukla Paksha Dashami, he is an author, play writer, martial arts teacher, sculptor and a builder. Upon his arrival in the US in the early 1971, he funded several yoga teaching projects in California and in Vancouver in Canada. His extensive literary creativity includes scriptural commentaries to Yoga Sutras, Bhagavat Gita, Samkhya Karika, and Vedanta, collections of wisdom aphorisms about meaning and purpose of life, essays, play-writing, short stories, children stories, kirtan mantras and in depth instructional yoga materials that form the basis of yoga certification-training program. He was an early proponent of Ayurveda in the United States, an ancient Indian system of health and healing.

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