Adina Riposan-Taylor (Saraswati Devi)

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Adina is a Saraswati Devi, an introverted Leo who has dedicated her life to Self-realization, helping and guiding others and bringing the Truth into the world. Adina has studied meditation since 1992, and yoga since 1998 – after years of spontaneous yoga practice and introspection through her entire childhood, the feeling of “being guided” from a subtle plane of existence, super-conscious awareness, dedication to righteousness, the sense of sacredness and Divine Grace. She has undergone her first years of seeking into spirituality on her own, during her teenage, reading books and searching through libraries and documents archives with fervor and vibrant aspiration – while living her life as a secluded teenager and reclusive young girl completely absorbed in study and introspection. She made her first steps in meditation self-practicing entirely from the books, and discovered the beauty and the richness of a “different kind of life” – the life of the seeker and aspiring person, searching for God and the pure understanding of the Divine nature. That was further established as her lifetime Self-realization pathway. She attended her first formal meditation and transpersonal psychology classes in 1995 and joined a Yoga school in 1998. She met Sahajananda in 1999 and immediately…


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