Sri Vasudeva



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Fast Facts
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Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Kundalini Yoga, Shaktipat, Maha Yoga, Siddha Yoga
Main Countries of Activity: 
Caribbean, North America, Europe
Date of Birth: 
14, August, 1954
Place of Birth: 
Chaguanas, Trinidad, West Indies
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes

Biography

Sri Vasudeva, founder of the International Blue Star Organization is a spiritual teacher from Trinidad and Tobago, whose teachings bring ancient wisdom to the modern world. His message is one of self-empowerment, peace, love, and inner transformation.

All of Sri Vasudeva’s teachings are based on his own spiritual experiences and journey. He teaches not only from intellectual knowledge but from a space of inner experience.
His spiritual journey began in 1975, at the age of 21 when he left for India in search of a spiritual master who could lead him to enlightenment – his sole desire.

While travelling through India and visiting various ashrams, Sri Vasudeva experienced a profound spiritual awakening at the Shree Gurudev Ashram of Swami Muktananda (whom he later met personally in 1977) in Ganeshpuri, Maharashtra. During his stay in India that year, he found a path he could follow, “Kundalini Yoga,” and the tools he needed for further spiritual growth. The powerful teachings and ashram of Swami Muktananda became a great inspiration to him.

What followed was an amazing journey, which opened Sri Vasudeva’s awareness to subtle energy fields through the practices of this ancient science of yoga. He returned to Trinidad feeling empowered, and maintained his spiritual practice, skillfully integrating it with worldly living. He visited India in 1977 to pursue more spiritual training at the ashram. On his departure, Swami Muktananda blessed him, and at his request for a spiritual name gave him the name “Vasudeva.”

In 1978, Sri Vasudeva underwent a 40-day period of deep yogic experiences which left him in a state of complete peace, love and inner freedom. He experienced a complete transformation in being and saw the world with new eyes. His sole desire after this profound inner change was to share this gift with seekers and to participate in creating a world of peace, love and harmony. To this end, Sri Vasudeva later founded the Blue Star Organization in 1993 and dedicated his life to holistic human development and community service. His teachings are rooted in the ancient science of yoga and his goal is to bring ancient wisdom into modern thinking.

After his profound spiritual change in 1978, Sri Vasudeva also sought to master the secular world, moving on to complete his academic studies in Engineering and working for several years in the field, using spiritual principles in the workplace. In 1993, he retired from his profession as a Manager and founded Blue Star International, a non-profit, non-sectarian charitable organization, beginning his work as a spiritual teacher and leader. The Blue Star Organization is a vehicle to promote a holistic lifestyle and to serve the community, and aims to create a more enlightened, healthy and peaceful society.

Sri Vasudeva teaches his students how to transform the world by first transforming themselves. This is a simple yet powerful message which he models perfectly every day as “a master of himself and servant to the world.” The response to his teachings has been overwhelming. Today, there are Blue Star Centres in many countries and the organization continues to grow.

At Centres in the Caribbean, North America and Europe, individuals from different backgrounds, races and religions continue to practice and receive inspiration from Sri Vasudeva’s message of peace, love and self-transformation. The main Blue Star Centre is in Trinidad, where Sri Vasudeva also resides. The Trinidad Centre offers many programs and amenities to both local and international guests. These include daily meditation, yoga and chanting practice, a counselling and wellness program, a biodynamic garden, and a vegetarian lifestyle. Blue Star Centres aim at being ideal sanctuaries for spiritual practice and personal development.

The Blue Star, under Sri Vasudeva’s guidance, also aims at bringing spirituality to all aspects of life. His teachings and publications touch many different fields, which include spirituality, meditation, healing, psychotherapy, mental mastery, management, relationships, music, the physical body, and emotional intelligence. What is truly unique about the Blue Star teachings is that they are rooted in ancient wisdom but can be applied to all aspects of modern life.
The Blue Star pursues its goal of world transformation through a variety of programs internationally, including youth camps, meditation retreats, satsangs, discussion groups and workshops. Moving forward, Blue Star programs continue to evolve using the most advanced technological tools in order to bring peace, love and harmony to communities around the world.

Teachings

Mastery of Energy

As a Kundalini Master, Sri Vasudeva speaks from direct experience of energy awareness and mastery.

Sri Vasudeva is such a being who, by his look, words, or touch, can awaken dormant energies within you, if you are receptive and ready. He has the gift of transmitting “Shaktipat” and leading you to your own inner Guru. This life transforming energy has been known throughout time and in all cultures. It is known as “Kundalini” or “coiled power” and its subtle energy is stored at the base of the spine, which on release begins a process of inner transformation.

With guidance, and by example, he teaches how to tap into the power of the energy centres or “chakras,” and how to apply these in our daily living. The awakening of these subtle energy fields brings about tremendous development in one’s human potential that impacts every level of human activity.

We are multi-dimensional beings. We can develop greater mental and emotional intelligence and improve the vitality of our body. We become more loving and socially conscious individuals. We evolve and have a positive influence on our communities. He empowers us, saying “You are the Light.”

Meditation as a Tool

As a Meditation Master, Sri Vasudeva reminds us that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. He shares the techniques of meditation, which allow us to connect to our Source and uncover our true identity. While there are many benefits from meditation such as healing, stress relief, concentration, and contentment, the true goal is to touch that sacred space within, the seat of our power. It happens “when you begin to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Eating, talking, listening, working and interacting with nature can all be done in silence/meditation and with the power of attention and intention. As your awareness is heightened, detachment grows.” He exemplifies “In the Spirit You Are Free.”

Living in Awareness

As a Master of the Self, and servant to the world, Sri Vasudeva models how to use the principles of ancient wisdom in every aspect of modern life in a humble and powerful way. In his numerous retreats and workshops, he teaches how to use the seven energy centres in a practical way for our own spiritual growth and to uplift others. Many therapists, health practitioners, managers, students, and individuals are being guided and counselled on how to apply these teachings in their workplaces and homes. “When we use these centres of vitality, love, leadership, or a combination of all, we are participating in a collective co-creation of building a better world through our thoughts, emotions, attitudes and actions. Let us transform ourselves and transform our world.”

Wake Up!

His greatest joy is when his students wake up to their own divinity, experiencing the eternal, blissful consciousness inside. It is a Source of all peace, love, joy and wisdom: a realization that “I am Divine.” His profound, yet simple message is “Seek God Within.”

Locations

Blue Star Centre Trinidad and Tobago
Type: 
Ashram
Address: 
Blue Star Centre Trinidad and Tobago
#39 Bandoo Street,
Union Village, Claxton Bay, , Trinidad and Tobago
Phone: 
# 1-868-659-0440
Contact Persons: 
Pearl
Special Events: 

Sacred conversations with Sri Vasudeva, every day starting at 2.45 pm EST at http://www.livestream.com/blue_star

Daily Schedule & Opening Hours: 

Blue Star Centre Daily Schedule
4:45 - 5:15 am Meditation
5:15 - 6:30 am Morning song/chant
7:00 - 7:45 am Yoga & Exercise
7:45 - 8:30 am Selfless Service
8:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 am Selfless Service
11:55 - 12:30 pm Midday Meditation
12:45 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 pm Rest and Personal Time
2:45 - 3:45 pm Workshop, discussion group, etc.
4:00 - 5:30 pm Selfless Service
6:00 - 6:30 pm Meditation
6:30 - 7:15 pm Dinner
8:00 - 9:00 pm Evening song/chant & meditation
9:30 - Lights out

When to Go: 

Activities (Highlights of the year)

March 25h – May 6th: 40 day period
August 14th: Sri Vasudeva’s Birthday
Guru Purnima
Shivratri
Christmas and New year
Leaders retreat
Divali (November 5)

Accomodation: 

Accommodation options inside the center and valuable tips

Blue Star Trinidad and Tobago is located at Claxton Bay. It houses a Retreat Centre, a Healing and Wellness Centre, a Learning Centre, a Biodynamic Garden and the Main Administrative Offices.
ACCOMMODATION: The Blue Star offers boarding for visitors and guests (three meals daily). The dorms are separated for male and female. The costs include meals.
MEALS: Balanced vegetarian meals are served daily.
CANTEEN: Bottled water (recommended for drinking) is available at the canteen together with healthy snacks and other drinks.
DRESS CODE: One is also expected to dress modestly (No sleeveless, shorts or tight clothes. Loose clothing only to suit the spiritual environment). Clothes below knee length will be appropriate.
ACTIVITIES: Activities at the Centre include Yoga, Meditation, Lectures/Discussions, Counseling, Reiki, Tai Chi, Reflexology, Biodynamic Gardening, etc.

Pro Opinions

He's My Guiding Star (updated Nov 1/17)

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See my reflections on Sri Vasudeva's teachings:
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