Getting to know a pure soul
Swamini Pramananda (affectionately known as Ammaji) is the Spiritual Leader and Visionary behind the organization, Purna Vidya, based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
It was a great honor meeting her while I did my first module of yin yoga teacher training in Munich last week. She got invited by Helga Baumgartner (Yin Yoga) and did the five days course analyzing with us the Yoga Sutras. It was such a great pleasure doing this with her as she did an amazing job explaining us the different Sutras and the message behind with so much warmness, humor and knowledge it was easy to follow. Even though the day started early morning I was able to concentrate all day long as the topics just were so interesting. In case you are truly interested in classical Vedanta – try to assist to one of her teachings. I couldn´t imagine a better teacher for the philosophic part of a yoga teacher training. Besides the theoretical part we also did some chanting, daily meditation and one yin practice per day. The week finished with a sacred water workshops were we were able to assist a ceremony in honor of Ganga, the river being unified with the Isar river.
The yin session that day was accompanied by Miriam Burtscher and her singing bowls, I´m so grateful to her taking part and allowing us falling into the sounds. In case you are interested in more, kindly check out her site on Facebook!
All in all an unforgettable week!
Ammajj´s background faces more than 30 years of sharing her vision of Oneness and Harmony around the world.
Swamini Pramananda is a Vedanta teacher and a teacher of teachers as well as a Sanskrit scholar. Her scholarship is grounded in these timeless teachings as well as her direct experience of the truth they reveal. As a result, she has become one of the clearest and most eloquent teachers of the Vedic vision of Oneness and Happiness you will find in the world today.
Besides the teaching she also begun writing books about the Vedic Heritage and created the Purna Vidya® Programme.
Being translated into several lenguages this series of 24 books provide a study base giving a comprehensive overview of Vedic wisdom and culture for adults as well as children — and offers everyone, no matter their cultural background, a beautiful opportunity to discover and savor the richness of India’s spiritual heritage.
Ammaji is also an outspoken and recognized leader in the worldwide environmental movement. She was a featured speaker at the 2009 Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, an honored delegate at the International Peace Project in Bahrain, the Hindu-Buddhist Conference in Cambodia, and the Yogi-Sufi dialogue in Kathmandu and Japan. She also presented the Hindu/Spiritual perspective of Oneness and the environmental crisis in New York (USA), Birmingham (UK), Barcelona (Spain), Toronto (Canada), Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), and Dubai, (U.A.E.), Singapore, and Malaysia. In 2011 and 2015, Purna Vidya co-sponsored, with GPIW (Global Peace Initiative for Women), the Inner Dimensions of Climate Change Conference for Asian Youth, held in Rishikesh, Himalayas as well as ‘Awakening the Light of Dharma’ Conference held in Varanasi.
If you want to know more, I warmly recommend you check out the following homepage where you could also make donations for the charities if you wish: http://purnavidya.org/