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Institute of

the Himalayan Tradition

The Art of Fulfilling Your Nature

A new collection of the work of Justin O'Brien, PhD (Swami Jaidev)

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Spanning several decades and ranging from the intellectual to the playful, this new anthology of Swami Jaidev's work features articles, talks, poetry, and Q&A. Journey with him as he explores the life of Thomas Aquinas, contemplates ancient Greek philosophy, reflects on the Tao Te Ching, and demystifies the master-disciple tradition. 


The Art of Fulfilling Your Nature is a brilliant gem of wisdom gained through a lifetime of spiritual exploration and scholarship. I highly recommend this wonderful and insightful book to any and all who are interested in their own personal and spiritual development.

- Dr. Phil Nuernberger, President, SIS

The Passing of
Swami Jaidev Bharati

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Our beloved spiritual teacher, Swami Jaidev Bharati, left his body on June 19, 2021.

This is a great loss for all of us and he has touched many people all over the world.


View a recording of Swamiji's celebration of life

Watch a video tribute of Swamiji throughout the years

Yoga and Spirituality


IHT is dedicated to fostering the spiritual and daily well-being of students inspired by the holistic teachings of Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the Tradition of the Himalayan Sages.

The Institute of the Himalayan Tradition® was inaugurated as a spiritual teaching center by the saint His Holiness Swami Rama of the Himalayas. One of the rare yoga masters of the world, he was born in the Garhwal Himalayas, raised by the yogic master, Bengali Baba, and trained in the 5000-year-old Himalayan Yoga Tradition, the oldest, non-broken tradition of spirituality in the world. Sent to the West to teach in 1969, Swami Rama demonstrated the scientific basis of yoga’s wisdom and body-mind control at the Menninger Foundation and many universities.

Swami Jaidev and Ma Devi, long-time disciples and close companions of Sri Swami Rama, founded IHT St. Paul and served as spiritual directors. 

Learn more about Swami Rama


Audio Book

Walking with a Himalayan Master is now available as an Audible Audio book!

Download now 

Listen to recordings from prior satsang gatherings. 


Listen now

Watch an interview with Swami Jaidev

(Dr. Justin O'Brien)

Listen to Swami Jaidev on Edge Talk Radio and 

The Mischke Roadshow 

(start at 22:30)


Hear Swami Jaidev


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Ma Devi's blog

Follow Ma Devi's journey from early childhood to the formation of the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition. 

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