CHARLES BERNER (YOGESHWAR MUNI)
Charles Berner (Yogeshwar Muni) was born in 1929 in CA, USA. He passed on in 2007 in Merimbula, NSW Australia. He was a dedicated master of yoga and a master teacher of kundalini yoga (sahaja or natural yoga) of the Pashupta Lineage
On this website you will find his writings (see below), tributes to him, information about his last days, a slide show of his final ceremony and his life story and yogic sadhana related in a detailed slide show entitled Charles Berner's Life in Pictures
He began his study of science, metaphysics and scripture as a child. In his quest for the truth he visited many spiritual teachers and experimented with many spiritual growth paths.
He created the Institute of Ability, Mind Clearing Programs, and the Enlightenment Intensive, a process that is used today world-wide to seek the truth by conscious, direct knowledge. Thanks to the countless satsangas he offered as a master teacher, Yogeshwar's students have copious notes to guide them on their path of yogic sadhana.
In 1973 after twenty five years of searching, he met Swami Kripalvanana while on a pilgrimage in India and received shaktipat initiation from him. In due course, Swami Kripalvananda bestowed upon him the highest yogic teachings and initiations.
In response to Swami Kripalvananda's Birthday Discourse in 1978, Yogeshwar created courses of study in Holistic Yoga and Energy Mastery; in addition he created a comprehensive leveled course of study for the Priesthood. based on ancient yogic principles and on his years of teaching experience. This course of study formed the basis of his teaching at Kayavaronhana West in St. Helena. CA.
Once initiated Charles Berner as Yogeshwar Muni kept up a rigorous schedule of meditation of eight hours a day as well as continuing to teach his own students. He taught and wrote extensively on Natural Yoga (Meditation) and yogic scripture.
He developed the Lila Paradigm from his direct knowledge of the Truth underlying the fundamental principles of the universe. In collaboration with Dr. Biljana Percinkova of the South East European University in Skopje, Macedonia, he verified his theory with scientific proofs.
He is responsible for the carefully rendered English edition of Yogacharya Kripalvananda's Revealing the Secret, Commentary on The Small Burning Lamp of Sun-Moon Yoga. This rendering gives serious aspirants who are not familiar with the traditional cultures of ancient and modern India access to the esoteric realm of Sun-Moon Yoga.
Charles Berner passed away on June 24, 2007, at his home in Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia. He was surrounded by his close and devoted students. You can read tributes to him online and view a memorial slide show of his final ceremony.