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Fast Facts
Other Names and Nicknames: 
Aziz Kristof
Spiritual Teacher
Beyond Traditions, Advaita, Zen
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, Israel
Date of Birth: 
May 11, 1962
Place of Birth: 
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Other Related Gurus: 
Harada Roshi


Anadi’s life has been dedicated with uncompromising devotion to the completion of his spiritual path. Among other traditions, he studied in depth Advaita in India and Zen Buddhism in Korea and Japan. Based on his disillusionment with the level of understanding and clarity present in past traditions of enlightenment he, throughout many years of personal struggle, evolution and exploration of the inner realm, created a unique system of teaching, presenting an entirely new vision of human enlightenment based on the multidimensional evolution into the state of wholeness.

Anadi has been teaching for over 15 years. He currently lives in North India and gives meditation retreats regularly in India and Israel.

Anadi was born with the name Kristof on May 11, 1962 in Poland. His family was poor and of a different ethnic origin than the people in the village. During his childhood, he found himself continually isolated from the other children.

At the age of five, he experienced his first awakening glimpse experience, a radical relocation into a dimension of Pure Consciousness.

After graduating and serving in the Polish army, he began his intensive seeking and study of spiritual teachings. These teachings included those of traditions such as Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, Upanishads, and Sufism; and of teachers such as Krishnamurti, Osho, Nisargadatta Maharaj and Sri Ramana Maharishi. +

Soon after, he decided to embark on spiritual traveling in the Far East. His first destination was China, followed by Korea and Japan. In these countries, he attended different types of Zen groups, Zen monasteries and retreats. These activities finally led according to him to some important experiences of establishing in a state of presence and abiding in the absolute.

From Japan, he traveled to Thailand and soon after arrived in India for the first time. There he met various teachers and gurus, mainly of the Advaita tradition, including brief meetings with Papaji, Ramesh Balsekar, U.G. Krishnamurti and Ranjit Maharaj.

At some point on his journey, on December 1996, according to his account, he became stabilized in the Absolute. He took on the name Aziz, and started teaching under the name Aziz Kristof.

During the years after, he provided satsangs and retreats in various places in India, mainly in Puna and Goa, combining Zen and Advaita principles.

In early 2000's, Aziz stopped satsangs for several years and gone into seclusion.

Later, he went out of seclusion, changed his name to Anadi and started again tp provide satsangs and retreats.


A taste of Kristof's unique approach is provided in the Satsang transcripts attached below.

Kristof draws his principles from both Zen and Advaita and puts special emphasis on a "state of presence" which is in essence the state of being, the Advaita's sense of "I Am", in contrast to "I am this or that".

In practice, he is mostly in favor of the Zen Shikanza meditation. Shikanza, literally "just sitting," is alert non-selective attention which neither pursues nor suppresses thoughts, sensations, or any other observed mental object. Instead, alert detached attention is drawn to whatever arises in and vanishes from consciousness.

Enlightenment to Being is the realization of the Absolute State which unites you with the Uncreated. The experience of Being, as such, we would not call Enlightenment but rather an experience of enlightened energy. The Absolute is the very ground, the bottomless foundation of Being. When you surrender in meditation, energy links itself on some level with the Absolute Energy. It is still experienced within the manifested, but there is even deeper a connection with the Unmanifested.

The antidote against fear is trust. On some level, it is your choice…you make a decision to trust, for to trust is to take a risk. You may simply trust without being conscious of the risk involved. But in such a case, it is not trust anymore but rather a letting go to allow things to be as they are.

More satsang transcripts are attached below.



Anadi provides meditation retreats in India and occasionally in other countries. He is currently staying in Israel.


2014 -

January 10th - February 18th, 2014 - Corbett Park, India 40-Day retreat.

2013 (past) -

August 20th - September 2nd, 2013 -Kibutz Tuval, Israel 14-Day retreat.
November 10th - December 19th, 2013 - Corbett Park, India 40-Day retreat.

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Books & Media

Recommended Books: 
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Transmission of Awakening

by Aziz Kristof


The book contains the energy of Guidance-and-Grace. This energy brings us not only to the clarity of understanding but, most importantly, to inner transformation and Awakening. It is a Transmission from the Plane of Wholeness; a golden bridge through which we can cross over from the darkness of seperation to the eternal light of 1 AM which is Heart of the Beloved.

Pro Opinions

Great soul

lucas's picture

Great man, great soul. Met him once in Tiru many years ago. I hope that since then he managed to break his addiction to effort which seemed to be his (as of many others) obstacle to realization.

Hridayam's picture


Bhagavan Ramana :
'No one succeeds without effort, the successful few owe their success to their perseverance...'

Hridayam | Wed, 02/08/2012 - 00:46

Clarity of teaching is unparalled

venkym's picture

No other guru points as clearly to awakening as Anadi/Aziz does. His message does not go down well with the "no effort" school of thought.

YOU know that work is necessary.

slenten's picture

Anadi is long on philosophy and a tad short on the nuts and bolts of technique but that's where his retreats probably probably pick up the slack.

Con Opinions

Too much emphasis on discipline and meditation

avi's picture

He puts too much emphasis on discipline and meditation, maybe due to his zen origins. I saw what it did in the end to Zen people - made their mind and ego stronger and their psyche shakier.

Deep Meditator, Strong Transmission, Limited Audience

lchaim's picture

Anadi's understanding of meditation states is excellent. His samadhi is real. He can transmit to students.

abra's picture

Fascinating account, thanks

Fascinating account, thanks so much. I wish I could have read your opinions about other teachers/gurus you've been with, I like your way of analyzing.

Were you a follower of him once?

abra | Sat, 01/25/2014 - 17:58
now's picture

Original, deep knowledge, but ...

Ichaim, thank you for your account. I am studying Anadi's teaching full time for more than year now. I have read all his books, listened to video and audio recordings, read articles. His knowledge is extraordinary, language he uses is very precise, detailed and experiential.

I have one but rather strong doubt about him however, as I feel dissonance between his teachings and his, let say "personal aura", which I perceive to be tense, rigid and arrogant, energetically unbalanced towards some sort of extreme seriousness and "deadness". In the beginning I was hoping this is just a first impression, but, as time goes by, this feeling only grows stronger.

I don't know Anadi personally, and I would be happy to hear some first hand accounts from his disciples, or from people who met him, hoping for my doubt to be dispelled.

now | Mon, 02/02/2015 - 00:19
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Reply to Now

Questioner "Now" - most biggest advice is trust instinct. really important you do this. Modern times is heavy with guru trips and traps

I read couple of his books and go to retreat. think he have good idea on meditation. but What you sense was same for me and it means even if some of it was good no reason to continue with him.

Guys like Anadi are all or nothing people. Good sometimes to be "all in" on your practice to develop yes but does not always grow wisdom. Middle way teachings can mean nothing to people like this.

Anadi say he study buddha completely but no signs remain in Anadi of the wisdom it has for working with obstacles of being a person. all or nothing people want only the final answer and think if they find for themself that is the answer for every other seeker. that is kind of stupid but the man has giant blind spots like this

The surrender he asks for goes around psychology and wants you to go direct to the divine source. In the books and the many lectures and in the retreat there are no signs he has a clue about psycho-pathologies that must be cleaned to become able to really get to a better state. why you should not be suprise he has strong shadow? Human beings are more than divine even if they can be that way. They are humans too but that does not interest him at all

Of course he is the messenger and key to the oversoul he claims to be in contact with what will purify you. So he is telling to connect with a conscousness beyond men but he discusses little of other manifests of consscousness, just his super divine connection source. That is a pretty special map that excludes other existences, other beings in different kinds of dimension.

I find this like a very patronizing kind of guru set up he created for himself. Some of his students really do think without him they are hopeless. Even if it is not his plan to make cult, his way of describe reality creates some too dependant students. Not all of the ones I saw; some very cool people too but yes some becoming less intelligence not sharper or clearer or cleaner following his logic.

What good is this transformation he sells if you become less intelligent? very common now for people to take everything from past and remove all intellect sources that help student study and learn and compare. anadi must be the original source; his teachings beyond all comparision which is BS

he seemed to me completely ignorant of human relations outside of guru situation he has created for himself. he lives in a bubble and he is a professonal guru who makes his living this way. OK making money doing yoga and meditation not the problem but if the game is make yourself the only one with the answers and the other traditions are no good now then it is also a con game even if he is good at meditation and some are help by him

He thinks you will become a true individual by discovering the real Me in his process (it is his special process of course; he wants to make you believe everything before him is no longer going to work; this is the new way and so on. He called a book Englightment beyond Tradition; yes pretty arrogant as you say)

yes he is cold and detach. thinks he is a savior for best yogi nominates so what he thinks compassion very narrow in concept.

Be brave. You choose your life. Be a free man or woman. Learn from best teachers. Some are good for only once then keep moving. You are not a slave to spirit laws if they play games with your mind.

If you meet teacher who already free and also wise and you love them they will know and understand you better than most humans. but Anadi may not for you if you already feel those feelings of his darkness. you cant warm the cold with hope. you must bring your own fire and work with wise people if you want wisdom. being powerful or divine can be the biggest game in the world so do not be afraid to say no

good luck

AbuMar | Thu, 12/22/2016 - 21:59
now's picture

Thank you!

Dear AbuMar,
thank you for taking time to reply! I really appreciate your thoughts and feel sorry for those remaining under the spell of Anadi. I learned from a friend, that "The Buddha at the gas pump" yt channel has removed their interview with Anadi, because of some serious issues related to Anadi's misbehaviour in India.

He certainly has some insights into spiritual practice, but also seems to be deeply deluded about himself and psychologically deficient, which is very dangerous mix for a teacher.

Be well!

now | Tue, 12/27/2016 - 10:50
Kevin1993's picture

Do you know what exactly

Do you know what exactly happened? What did Anadi do as a misbehaviour?

Kevin1993 | Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:10
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karakondzula | Sun, 05/12/2019 - 21:38
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Anadi teachings

Hi, can we please talk about Anadi? I am very interested about his teachings, but I can not find any person who had experience with him. We can talk via email, or something else...

Best regarts,

karakondzula | Sun, 05/12/2019 - 21:39

Stay away

sims99's picture

Anadi is not teaching the spiritual path. Psychologically abusive. Practice itself can be very damaging if done over longer periods. Brainwashing methods used.

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