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110-year-old Shivakumara Swami

June 23, 2017 – A highlight of my trip to Bangalore, India with my dear teacher/mentor 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch was meeting and receiving a blessing from 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami. He is the head of Sree Siddaganga Matha–a monastery that provides education to people in the Tumkur District of Karnataka in South India. Highly respected for his humanitarian work, he is also known locally as “Nadedaduva Devaru” (Walking God). I was delighted to be in his presence and witness his incredible work at the Matha. After our audience with him, we had lunch there and they showed us how they prepare the food for thousands of people every day. It was very impressive and obviously much needed.

110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch receiving a blessing from 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch receiving a blessing from 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy contemplating the blessing she received from 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy contemplating the blessing she received from 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Siddaganga Matha after meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Siddaganga Matha after meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Siddaganga Matha after meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Siddaganga Matha after meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch eating at the Siddaganga Matha after meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch eating at the Siddaganga Matha after meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch eating at the Siddaganga Matha after meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with Shwaasa Guru and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch eating at the Siddaganga Matha after meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017