Our campus is now open. Learn about our commitment to keeping you safe.

< Back to Lectures

The Himalayan Tradition: Discovering Our Spiritual Roots

To most aspirants, the idea of tradition is both inspiring and enigmatic. Is there only one tradition or are there many? What are the origins of a tradition, and what makes a tradition living? How can we be a part of a tradition, and what role can it play in our lives as spiritual seekers?

The Himalayan sages treasured the role of tradition in their spiritual evolution. They refer to tradition as guru parampara—the unbroken lineage of living wisdom that lights our path and guides us to the highest experience of Self.

In this livestream, Ishan Tigunait unravels the mysteries of tradition, delving into the origins of the Himalayan Tradition and the masters who are the custodians of our lineage.

Learn where we fit into this living tradition, and how we can share in the gifts that the Himalayan Tradition has to offer.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 1 hr 28 mins

Source: Livestream recorded live at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA on July 15, 2018.

Further Reading

The Himalayan Masters 1200x1800 640x e1531935882680 - Himalayan Institute
The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

The tradition of the Himalayan sages that exists today is an unbroken chain that extends for more than 5,000 years. Undisturbed by the passage of time, this tradition is not concerned with teachings that apply only to a particular era of history or geographical region of the world—its entire emphasis is on the experience of the universal truth of who we are.

The readings in this livestream can be found on pages: xi, 1, and 84.

Touched by Fire 1200 x 1800 640x e1531935809721 - Himalayan Institute
Touched by Fire

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Pandit Tigunait’s autobiography recounts his remarkable journey from his boyhood home in Amar Garh, a traditional village in northern India, to his current life as the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. Along the way, you’ll share in his immersion in the Sanskrit scriptures, meet the saints and spiritual masters who teach him valuable meditation techniques, and witness some astonishing miracles and mystical events.

About the Presenter

Ishan Tigunait

Growing up at the Himalayan Institute, Ishan Tigunait received his first spiritual lessons from Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and has continued his spiritual education for the past 30 years under the guidance of his father, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Ishan serves as Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute and Chairman of Yoga International, and has been a driving force for the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian projects in Africa over the past 15 years. He also serves as Managing Director of Himalayan Institute India, and spearheaded the establishment of the Institute’s newest campus in Khajuraho, India. Ishan’s passion is sharing modern reflections on the ancient wisdom of the yogic and tantric traditions. As a Himalayan Institute faculty member, he is a key contributor to the Vishoka Meditation program and the Institute’s 500-hour yoga teacher training program, and also leads annual pilgrimages to India and the Himalayas. Holding a degree in computer engineering, Ishan worked for IBM before returning to the Himalayan Institute in 2006. Ishan is also co-founder of Moka Origins, a socially conscious bean-to-bar chocolate maker and specialty coffee roaster. He is an avid social entrepreneur, and is committed to sharing the transformational power of yoga to unleash our full potential.

See Teacher's Content, Programs, and Courses