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229 Index Abhinavagupta, 48, 50, 105 Advaita, 3, 10–11, 96, 110, 124, 183n1, 190–192 Advaita Yoga, 124 Advaita Vedanta, 5, 10–11, 32, 43, 110, 163–182, 189, 195, 202, 207–208, 220 Albanese, Catherine, 2–3, 168, 182 Alpert, Richard. See Ram Dass Ambro, James, 78 Amrit Desai, 5–6, 7–8, 63–82, 220–221, 222 appeal to needs of American lifestyle , 70, 72, 74, 75–76 arrival in America, 8, 65–66 charisma of, 65, 67, 69, 71–72, 75–76, 77 East-West approach of, 65, 75–76 Kripalu and, 66–69 role as “American” guru, 69 sexual impropriety of, 7, 78–79 teachings on prana (“meditation in motion”), 72–74, 85n46 youth, 8, 67–68, 75 Anusara network, 9, 88, 100–101, 104 appeal to American audiences, 108–111 dismantling of, 100 views on enlightenment, 109, 110 Anusara Yoga (“Modern Postural Yoga”), 9, 88, 100–102, 104 Aquarian Age, 116, 117, 124, 128, 135 Arunachala Ramana (Dee Wayne Trammell), 11, 164, 177–180, 181 appeal to American audiences, 179 Association of Happiness for All Mankind, 178 background, 177–178 Christian doctrines and, 179 Maharshi and, 179–180 Association of Happiness for All Mankind (AHAM), 178–180, 186–187n61 “Completion Process,” 179 Aurobindo, Sri, 74, 189, 204–205, 222 Bampton, Pete, 204 Barnard, Sandra, 8–9, 88, 94–100, 110, 222 background, 95–96 Full Spectrum Center for Spiritual Awakening, 97–100 guru-disciple relationship, 94–95, 97–98, 100 Nityananda and, 96, 222 spiritual awakening, 95–96, 222 SYDA and, 96, 97–98 Westernization of practices, 100 Basham, A. L., 158 Be Here Now (Ram Dass), 6, 16, 17, 22–23, 27, 31, 36, 220 Bergson, Henri, 204 bhakti, 3, 4, 6, 15, 23, 25–26, 27, 32, 88, 124, 128, 219–220 Bharati, Agehananda, 32, 39n51 Blacker, Hal, 197 Bolukbasi, Levent, 96–97 Brahman, 11, 110, 163, 167, 171, 183n1, 191–192, 202, 205 230 / INDEX Brooks, Douglas, 68, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104–105, 109 Rajanaka Yoga and, 103 Brunton, Paul, 169 Bryant, Stephen, 150–151, 161n33 Buddhism, 13, 107, 167, 172–173, 217 American Buddhism, 13, 208, 221 Tibetan Buddhism, 19, 27, 29, 42–43, 55–56, 173–174, 209, 221, 222 Zen Buddhism, 55, 181, 191, 199, 221 Cannon, Charles. See Master Charles charisma and charismatic authority, 8, 10, 64–65, 66–82 passim, 141–142, 150 Chetanananda, Swami, 46, 49, 54–55 Chettiar, Kandiah, 119–120, 121 Chidvalasananda. See Gurumayi Chinmayananda, Swami, 165–166 Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, 29, 221 Chopra, Deepak, 173 Christianity, 10, 117, 124–125, 129, 135, 151–153, 167, 172–173, 178–179, 181 Cohen, Andrew, 3, 6, 11–12, 69, 79, 189–210, 217, 220, 222–223 Americanization of Hinduism, 189–190 Aurobindo, parallels with, 205 early life, 190 “evolutionary enlightenment,” 11–12, 189–190, 200–206, 208 guru-disciple relationship, 199–200, 206–207 “impersonal enlightenment,” 12, 195–196, 200, 203–204 Ken Wilber and, 206 Poonja and, 11–12, 192, 194–195, 207 publications, 191, 195, 198–199 relationship with mother (Luna Tarlo), 197, 205 response to critiques, 198–199 spiritual awakening, 190 teaching methods as controversial, 194, 196–200, 204 views on enlightenment, 193–195, 201–202 Csordas, Thomas, 11, 166–168, 173, 177, 179, 181–182 Da Free John, 195, 221 Deleuze, Gilles, 112 De Michelis, Elizabeth, 2, 101 Durgananda, Swami. See Kempton, Sally Eisenstadt, S.N., 71, 76, 77 Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 204 Emmanuel, 33–34, 40n56 EnlightenNext (magazine), 202–203, 206 evolutionary enlightenment, 11–12, 189–190, 200–206, 208 Forrest, Caroline, 20, 38n19 Forsthoefel, Thomas, 1, 5 Friend, John, 3, 9, 88, 100–105, 109 allegations of misconduct, 100 Anusara Yoga (“Modern Postural Yoga”) and, 101 Gurumayi and, 9, 102 Siddha Yoga and, 102 SYDA and, 102–103 Full Spectrum Center for Spiritual Awakening (Full Spectrum Healing Arts School), 97–100 Gangaji (Antoinette Roberson), 11, 164, 173–177, 179, 180, 181, 195 appeal to Western audiences, 176–177 background, 173–174 Maharshi and, 175 teaching techniques, 175–177 Gebser, Jean, 204 Gitananda, Swami. See Pomeda, Carlos Good Friday Experiment, 19 Gopi Krishna, 222 INDEX / 231 Guattari, Felix, 112 Gurdjieff, George, 43, 54 Gurudeva. See Sivaya Subramuniyaswami guru-disciple relationship, 12–13, 45–46, 54, 56, 65, 67, 71–72, 78, 80–81, 82, 91, 94–95, 97–98, 100, 107, 110, 189, 194, 199–200, 206–207, 209 Gurumayi, 8, 9, 68, 87, 90, 91, 102, 103, 104, 108, 111–112 Ham, Keith. See Kirtanananda Swami Hansen...

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