Hello world!

The photo at the top of the page shows the Ashram as it was about 15 years ago. As I learn to work this site, I shall add other images, in line with the title and topic of this blog, but including generic images that for some (or perhaps only for me) will have a certain connection with India. If you wish to read about my experience there, do a Google or Amazon search for my name, Thomas Matus, and for my recent books: Ashram Diary: In India with Bede Griffiths and Yoga and the Jesus Prayer, both published by O Books. Please visit http://www.YouTube.com/thomasmatus

About ashramdiary

Thomas Matus, who blogs this Ashram Diary, was born 1940 in Hollywood, California. Academics: A.B. in music from Occidental College (Los Angeles); S.T.L. in ecumenical theology from Athenaeum Anselmianum (Rome, Italy); Ph.D. in comparative mysticism from Fordham University (New York). Initiated into Kriya Yoga (by direct disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda) in 1958. Became a Catholic in 1960 and entered New Camaldoli Hermitage (Big Sur, California) as a novice monk in 1962. Lived for more than 30 years at the Monastery of Camaldoli in Italy. Traveled to India some 20 times; made frequent retreats at Saccidananda Ashram (Shantivanam) in southern India. Was in Brazil, off and on, from 1999 to 2006. Now back in California, he lives at the Hermitage in Big Sur and Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley, California. See: http://www.youtube.com/user/thomasmatus
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1 Response to Hello world!

  1. noel a light bearer says:

    how do i subscribe to this post it is wonderful
    god bless you

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