SWAMINI KARUNA – UK’S APPOINTED SWAMINI
Four years ago, Paramahamsa Vishwananda initiated Swamini Karuna into the Bhakti Marga Vaishnava Lineage. She is the Swamini responsible for Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s mission in the UK, Ireland, Iceland and Greenland. Swamini Karuna developed a course around the Simply Meditation techniques introduced by Paramahamsa Vishwananda. Simply Meditation teachers help people in the secular world open up to the many benefits of meditation.
SWAMINI KARUNA’S EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Swamini Karuna was drawn to spirituality as a young child. After leaving secondary school, she went to university and received a BA Hons Degree in Philosophy and Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She had hoped to find the meaning of life during her studies in Western philosophy. However, she knew there was something missing in the academic world. Through her time at university, Swamini Karuna realised academia did not have all the answers, despite the university professors’ prodigious knowledge and wealth of philosophy literature available to students. Rational and logical dominated academia’s culture, but it had no ‘heart’.
She began to read Vedic texts from India. The profound spiritual wisdom revealed within the scriptures inspired Swamini Karuna to travel overland to India and Nepal. During her travels, Swamini Karuna’s impelling aspiration to find a deeper purpose led her to visit holy sites in Turkey, Iran, India and Nepal. The spiritually charged atmosphere at these places of pilgrimage gave her an altogether different insight into an inner philosophy, which was not present in modern Western philosophy.
SWAMINI KARUNA MEETS HER SPIRITUAL MASTER
Swamini Karuna has taught various forms of meditation for the last 40 years. In 2003, she met her Spiritual Master, Paramahamsa Vishwananda. At the time she was not looking for a Spiritual Master. When the meeting took place between them, she immediately experienced love and peace she had never experienced before in her meditation practice.
She was so overwhelmed by Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s presence that she decided to be near the ‘Divine Love’ He emanated at every opportunity.
Her life would never be the same again. With the endless Grace of Paramahamsa Vishwananda, her spiritual path accelerated rapidly. She realised that one month with her Guru, was equivalent to 20 years trying to gain spiritual wisdom and understanding on her own.
THE JOY OF BEING AN ATMA KRIYA YOGA TEACHER
Paramahamsa Vishwananda taught Swamini Karuna a new meditation technique called Atma Kriya Yoga (AKY). This remarkable new meditation system was so powerful that it had a life-changing effect on her spiritual awareness. When Paramahamsa Vishwananda asked Swamini Karuna to become an Atma Kriya Yoga teacher, she felt incredibly blessed.
Teaching Atma Kriya Yoga has become one of her greatest joys in life – to give people an experience of the Divine Love dwelling within their hearts. Swamini Karuna loves seeing how Atma Kriya Yoga changes her meditation students’ lives and deepens their spiritual experience. Atma Kriya Yoga is the perfect synergy between science and consciousness that Swamini Karuna was seeking earlier in her life.
This meditation is unlike any other meditation I have taught in the past. Guruji’s Grace and the techniques help transform people in a way which is unique to them and their spiritual journey. I feel so blessed to be part of his mission.”