An American Hindu Monk:
Swami Sadashiva Tirtha is an American Hindu monk, author, Ayurveda practitioner
and a lifelong devotee, who lives in 'sacred solitude' in the state of New York
and counsels the needy.
A Desciple of Swami Narayan Tirtha:
Tirtha began his formal spiritual and Gita studies in 1976 and his Ayurveda
studies in 1987. He became a Hindu monk in 1990, after receiving teachings from
his guru, Swami Narayan Tirtha, at his ashram (hermitage) called Shankar Math
in Uttarkashi situated high up in the Indian Himalayas. Since then, Tirtha has
visited his guru every year until his demise in 2001.
The Tirtha Lineage:
Tirtha is a part of the dual Siddhayoga Tirtha lineage created by Adi
(788-820 CE), and is more recently known through Shankaracharya Bharati Krishna Tirtha, who, at the invitation of Paramhamsa
, was the first Shankaracharya to visit the USA. The Siddhayoga
lineage is traced from Swamiji's guru, Swami Narayan Tirtha to his guru, Swami
Shankar Purushottam Tirtha, to Narayan Dev Tirtha and to his teacher Swami Gangadhar Tirth Maharaj.
Author, Researcher and Academic:
The Tirtha Math or Monastery:
Tirtha founded the Swami Narayan
, an ashram or monastery in his guru's name, where he helps people unearth
peace in their daily lives. He has also published two books by Swami Shankar
Purushottam Tirtha: Yoga Vani, Instructions for the Attainment of Siddhayoga,
and Guru Bani, 100 Ways to Attain Inner Peace.