Swami VishwaTulsidasananda

Swami VishwaTulsidasananda is originally from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, he started meditating at 15, and began exploring spirituality and religion, especially Buddhism and Christianity. Only when he found yoga and Hinduism, did he feel that he had found what he was looking for.

He moved to an ashram at the age of 18, where a resident showed him a picture of Paramahamsa Vishwananda. When he saw the picture, his heart made the words, ‘He's your Guru.’ He got the opportunity to meet Paramahamsa Vishwananda soon after, and was deeply touched by the amount of love that came from Guruji. He asked Paramahamsa Vishwananda if he could live in Guruji's ashram, and moved to the Steffenshof ashram 6 months later.

When Paramahamsa Vishwananda started teaching Atma Kriya Yoga, the work of spreading the teachings was given to Swami Tulsidas. Six months later, Guruji asked him to begin formally training the teachers, which he did for the next 10 years.

In 2011, Paramahamsa Vishwananda initiated him as a Rishi, and also gave him a special murti which he was instructed to let no one see for seven years. Upon Swami Tulsidas' initiation as an Appointed Swami during Navaratri 2018, Guruji then allowed him to show the murti publicly.

This murti is of a form of Narasimha that only a handful of souls have ever seen previously, called Paranitya Narasimha (‘supreme eternal Narasimha’).

This form has not been talked about in the Vedas, as it was so secret. Swami Tulsidas said, ‘He destroys the material mindedness of the people who receive His darshan. It's an amazing blessing for the world to see Him now.’

As an Appointed Swami, Swami Tulsidas is responsible for Canada and the USA. After 12 years of living in the ashram, Paramahamsa Vishwananda has instructed him to live in those countries to create a community of Bhakti Marga devotees.

Swami VishwaTulsidasananda shared that his greatest joy is to watch people remember their personal relationship with God - and that he loves Tulsi Devi very much.

Swami's contact: +1 360 306 9841 · vishwatulsidasananda@bhaktimarga.org