Born on March
14, 1945 in Syracuse, New York. According to his autobiography,
The Bliss of Freedom.
at the age of 24 he happened to glance at a photograph
of Swami Muktananda and was plunged into an extraordinary
state of altered consciousness for hours. Shortly afterward
he went to live in India, where he studied for twelve
years with Muktananda and became a monk.
he returned to the United States and created the Synchronicity
lives today at the Synchronicity Sanctuary, a rustic
retreat situated on 700 acres of rolling hills and woodlands
in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia.
Master Charles is a disciple of Swami Muktananda, a
yogi of the Siddha Yoga tradition who was famous for
the power of his energetic transmission. For more information
about Muktananda, see his autobiography, Play
organization, the Synchronicity Foundation, produces
sound recordings that use binaural-beat technology to
induce meditative states. These recordings are sold
through the mail and used on-site at retreats.
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My Life With a Contemporary Master
By Alan Scherr
practicing Transcendental Meditation for 25 years, this
former college professor met Master Charles, a contemporary
Western disciple of Swami Muktananda, and was plunged
into an extraordinary state of blissful awareness beyond
anything he had known before. This experience changed
the author's life permanently. Two years later he moved
his family to Virginia so he could live and work with
Master Charles Met Swami Muktananda
excerpt from Master Charles's autobiography.
reference page on machines that help induce meditative
states. Overview, book recommendations, and links to
articles and sites.
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Excellent overview of Siddha Mahayoga, a type of yoga
in which the seeker practices mudras, asanas, and other
kriyas spontaneously, without training, following initiation.
Swami Muktananda, from whom Master Charles received
transmission, was of this tradition.