Rajesh Ananda

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Main Countries of Activity: 
UK, Spain, USA
Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth: 
Barking, Essex, UK
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Rajesh Ananda was born in Barking, Essex, England in 1959.

The name Rajesh Ananda means in spiritual terms “Lord of Kings who is Divine Love”.

Rajesh met Jasmini in 1979 and she introduced him to meditation. Afterwards they fell in love and became a couple. Together they became teachers for Gururaj Ananda Yogi. They came to know him on a personal level at the beginning as his cooks on residential courses. Afterwards, whenever he came to England he would always stay with them. They both felt very honoured to have him stay in a humble terraced house in the East End of London. They both became involved with his work in the UK and internationally, and ran the London operations. When he stayed in London with the couple he would teach them many things and they would sit up for hours discussing philosophical subjects.

On the evening of the 31st August 1986, it is said that Gururaj Ananda Yogi made a telephone call to Rajesh and told him that he would be his spiritual heir and that his mission was to keep the teachings of Gururaj alive. Rajesh and Jasmini promised him that they would keep his teachings alive until their very last breath.

When Gururaj passed away in 1988, Rajesh began his work and started teaching, giving satsangs and helping the new organisation that he and Jasmini formed called FISU – Foundation for International Spiritual Unfoldment to establish itself. Gururaj had laid the foundation, and from that foundation FISU would promote and propagate his message of love, truth and hope.

Today, Rajesh is considered an expert on meditation and spiritual unfoldment. He is sometimes called to speak at symposiums on these subjects around the globe.

FISU has opened centres in a number of different countries and has many more planned. Rajesh’s second language is Spanish and he hopes to establish more centres in Spain and Latin America over the next few years so that the Spanish-speaking communities can be exposed to these teachings.



Meditation & Spiritual Unfoldment

Our first reaction in life when faced with problems whether health, stress or just unhappiness, is to seek a remedy from an external source. Whereas the solution lies in changing our direction from constantly seeking outwards to consciously seeking inwards.

Spiritual Unfoldment is an unveiling of the patternings of the mind. By diving deep within ourselves, the force emitted through this process infuses itself in the patterned areas of our mind, dissolving away all the burdens and unnecessary conditionings and attachments that cause us to lose sight of, or to experience our true Divine Nature - our Real Self. Through meditation that inward journey begins.

Individually Prescribed Practices

The Foundation for International Spiritual Unfoldment functions in a unique way whereby Meditation and Spiritual practices are individually prescribed for each meditator, based on that individual's unique vibration. With personally prescribed meditation techniques we can reach deeper levels of ourselves and draw on the more supporting life-giving energies that reside there. The theory that everything is within us is supported here in that the practices given reflect us in all aspects, therefore they totally harmonise and put us in direct contact with our essence - the core of our being.

Meditation Benefits your Health

The benefits of meditation are endless. You gain physically from the deep relaxation experienced by the body. Your ability to think clearly will improve as the techniques calm the mind, naturally alleviating stress and helping you to become more positive, precise and alert - a more concentrated person without having to concentrate. The calming of the whole nervous system will benefit the bodily functions which normally absorb the stresses of life.

Meditation increases Perception and Awareness

In that quietude you draw from the infinite source of supply, energies to heal you mentally, physically and emotionally as you Spiritually unfold. In the process of unfolding you gather greater inner strength whilst perception and awareness increase, which in turn will help you to face life's adversities as you become more aware of the opportunities inherent in them. Coupled with conscious effort and self-help, you begin to accept yourself, to discriminate and be responsible for your own life. All in all, your life will be transformed and uplifted as you begin to draw on, and shine that inner light which will also reflect on all those around you. Your relationship with other people will definitely improve as you become more open and loving.

Opening of the Heart and Self Integration

Should techniques just deal with the mind and body only and not touch the Heart or essential part of ourselves, then we would be dominated by the ego or emotions. By going beyond the limitations of the mind through personally prescribed meditation, we begin to unfold the Heart, whose energy becomes the guiding force in life. So we have a system where the expansion of the mind and body is accompanied by the Unfoldment of the Heart. Through meditation we combine and bring into harmony all three aspects of Man - Body, Mind and Spirit, as we are led from fragmentation to integration.



International Teaching Centres

FISU is a non-denominational, non-sectarian organisation and is a UK registered charity. Informal classes are held at numerous centres throughout various countries.

Introductory talks can be arranged in the centres on "Why Meditate and what Meditation is all about".

The Foundation for International Spiritual Unfoldment is dedicated to promote and propagate the teachings of Gururaj Ananda Yogi. Although no longer in his physical body, his work continues through this foundation under the spiritual guidance of Rajesh Ananda.

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