At the age of four Paramahansa Jagadish fell headfirst into a hole in the family garden, and landed in the lotus position in an unforgettable state of mind, one he later described as the state of illumination. The memory set him on a lifelong quest.
That quest took him to remote areas of India and Nepal for more than a decade in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Studying with Hindu monks known as the Babajis, he shared their modest life, enduring with only bare necessities. Once, during those years, he fell so ill he faced death at a young age. He was brought before his guru, who blessed and healed him. Upon his complete recovery, he found his own gift of energetic healing and in 1983, received the great honor of the title of lineage holder in the Rasik tradition of Indian Hinduism. “Rasik” comes from the Sanskrit word “rasa” which means juice or marrow and by extension, flavor, essence or bliss. A “Rasika” is one who tastes “rasa,” a person of discernment and wisdom. A lineage holder brings the spiritual power of the past into present times.
Jagadish’s teachings arise from his eclectic experience and practice, which draws from yoga and Tibetan Buddhist and Hawaiian traditions. He holds a bachelor's degree in transpersonal psychology from Sonoma State University and is author of The Prayer Project.