Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his recently-released The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker.
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.