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Study and consultations with Dr. Jonn Mumford
We are proud to sponsor correspondence courses and online consultations with our beloved teacher Dr. Jonn Mumford.

Information about Bhagavan Das
The great Bhakti yogi and kirtan master. Another dear friend and esteemed teacher.

The Inner Freeway

Swami Ajnananda Saraswati is a brilliant teacher and a gurubhai of Dr. Jonn Mumford. Both studied under Parahamsa Satyananda Saraswati at the Bihar School of Yoga.

We highly recommend this unique, brilliantly presented and powerful seven CD set. Let Swami Ajnananda guide you through a series of authentic inner Tantric practices, including Yoga Nidra, Antar Mouna, and Prana Vidya.

"Once you start to meditate, withdraw your attention both from the world of the senses and the chatter of the mind, you change. If you are young and want to affect the world for the better, this is the starting point. Identify, refine and focus yourself first, as this, your body and mind, is the tool you will have to use to accomplish this task. If you are old, or anywhere in between, the sooner you start the sooner you can discard the unnecessary baggage of conditioning and begin to live as a free human being. The modern Yogi is not a dry stick. He or she can combine a fulfilling outer life with inner self-discovery. Meditation is not about becoming holy. It is not about killing your passions or eliminating feeling and emotion. It frees you from being at their mercy."

Friends and Colleagues:

Om Kara Kriya® Graduates
This page lists graduates of Om Kara Kriya® programs supervised by Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati). is a website for people interested in open relationships of all kinds, including monogamy with benefits, nonmonogamy, partnered nonmonogamy, swigning, polyamory, polyfidelity, solo polyamory, mixed orientation marriages, and other relationships styles beyond monogamy. It features a blog, an extensive resource guide, message boards, and the Open List, a list of professionals (therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, consultants, relationship and life coaches, doctors, lawyers, etc.) who are experienced and knowledgeable about alternative sexuality, lifestyles, and relationships. The site is also an online “home base” for the book Opening Up and its author, Tristan Taormino.
The professional practice of Dr. Barnaby Barratt.
Sugar is a lesbian owned, women and trans operated sex toy store that provides education and toys in a shame free, sex positive, fun environment. Jacq Jones, the owner, is a good friend and a great supporter of our work.

Bruce Anderson (Somananda) is one of our closest friends and is a pioneer in teaching Tantra to gay men. He is an authorized Naga Pranayama initiator and an Om Kara Kriya® graduate in the Los Angeles area.

Polona Sepe (Ambikananda) is an OM Kara Kriya® graduate and an authorized Naga Pranayama initiator. She is based in Ljubjana, Slovenia, where she has created a vital community. If you are looking for serious study in Europe, pay her site a visit.

Rakinanandaa / Golden Lotus School
Michele Murphy (Rakinanandaa) is an Om Kara Kriya® graduate and a great supporter of Swamijii's. Her yoga school is in Western Australia.

Devidasan Giri
Devidasan Giri, of Adelaide, Australia, is a good friend and a graduate of both Ananda Ashram's six month residential teacher training and Dr. Mumford's Om Kara Kriya® program.

Robert Brown
Robert Brown is a long-time student of Swamiji's. He offers Yoga instruction in Victoria, Australia.

Tantra Tai Chi
We admire Diana and Richard Daffner and teach some techniques we have learned from them. They're based near Sarasota, Florida and have some wonderful methods for enhancing intimacy. Their approach fuses Tantra and soft style martial arts.

Marci Javril
Our dear friend Marci Javril is a gifted massage therapist and teacher with many years of experience in Tantra. She is based near Los Angeles.

Sylvia Brallier
Sylvia Brallier, now of Las Vegas, Nevada, has many years of teaching experience and extensive knowledge of Tantra and shamanism. She is a gifted healer and was one of Mark's first teachers.

Sheri Winston
Sheri Winston's background as a nurse-midwife makes her uniquely qualified to teach courses on women's health and sexuality. She's a lively, dynamic teacher, and whether you're a man or a woman, you will undoubtedly come away from one of her classes with a lot of new knowledge.

Other Recommended Resources in Tantra, neo-Tantra and Sacred Sexuality

Hindu Tantrik Home Page
A wonderful site loaded with information on traditional Hindu Tantra, translations of tantric texts and more.
Probably the most popular Tantra and sacred sexualtiy site on the web. An excellent resource for finding teachers, workshops and information about techniques.

Yoga Blog
This Romanian site has a wealth of information about Tantra and Yoga. Interestingly, Tantra played a significant role in speeding the collapse of the Communist regime in Romania.

Ancient Techniques of Tantra and Kundalini Yoga.
An introduction to aspects of traditional Tantra. Well-presented, with a nice links page.

Daniel Odier
Daniel Odier conducts retreats in France and the U.S. for those interested in traditional Kashmir Saivite Tantra. Mark attended a week-long intensive with him several years ago and found it very worthwhile.

Dr. Joseph Kramer
Dr. Kramer, founder of the Body Electric School is a pioneer in the field of sacred sexuality. His website is a wonderful resource.

The Body Electric School
Body Electric offers a variety of workshops, from weekend intensives to longer programs.

Other Links
Human Ecology -Let's make our earth home life secure and safe.
Inspired by the Siddhars: The enlightened yogi sages of south India who journey beyond. Mystical Yoga- Turiya Yoga; "Visions Beyond Enlightenment"- Art Gallery; Sacred Music, Spiritual Community, Photo Gallery of spiritual south India & Ancient Wisdom- Ancient Learning of Tantric Wisdom!

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We interviewed other Tantra teachers in the NY area, and none seemed more kind and loving than Mark and Patricia. We only wish we could spend more time with them! They were a delight to be with -- so gentle and nurturing and always considerate of our boundaries and what felt comfortable for us.

- J & C, Connecticut

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