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Bhagwan Das was born in Laguna Beach, California, in 1945. Seeking enlightenment and his life’s purpose, he left home at 18. His travels led him to India in 1963 where he became a yogi and renounced the world.


Bhagwan Das was the first American to live with the acknowledged saint Neem Karoli Baba and was the catalyst for the many westerners who followed on a similar journey to the East in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. He spent six continuous years in India and Nepal. He studied Hinduism and Buddhism, living the life of a ’sadhu’. During these years, he received numerous initiations and teachings from living masters including Kaumapa, Dudjous Rinpoche, Lama KaluantMahesh Yogi.


As a devotee and scholar, Bhagwan Das offers an unparalleled perspective of bending Eastern consciousness into the spiritual whirlpool of modern Western Life. His book ‘It’s Here Now. Are You?’ was successful. His album ‘Now’ is a ground-breaking record of Eastern devotional chanting.