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.