The Theosophical Society in America

Online Webinars

Theosophical Teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish

Initiation into Yoga

Facilitators: Anand Jagota, Sujata Jagota, Gwynne Mayer, and Sy Ginsburg

Every Monday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Central time [UTC -05] / 8:30 - 9:30 pm IST [UTC +5:30]


This ongoing reading and discussion group meets to study the teachings of Sri Madhava Ashish (1920-1997) and his gurus. Born in Scotland, Ashish joined the RAF and served in India, staying on after WWII to pursue the spiritual life. He became a disciple of Sri Krishna Prem and assumed leadership of the Mirtola Ashram after Prem’s death in 1965.

Having completed a detailed study of Ashish’s book, Man, Son of Man, the group now turns to Initiation into Yoga: An Introduction to the Spiritual Life by Sri Krishna Prem. According to Prem, “the Truth exists already in our hearts, however ignorant our outer personalities may be; it is a sheer fact that words that spring from deep realization raise echoes within us if we listen to them with free minds.”

Anand Jagota was a pupil of Sri Madhava Ashish from 1980 through 1997, visiting the Mirtola Ashram several times during that period.

Sujata Jagota has been associated with the Mirtola Ashram and Ashish since she was four years old, when her parents began going to the ashram. After moving to the United States, she continued to visit Mirtola from 1980 through 1997.

Gwynne Mayer, MA, is a life-long student of Jung, Blavatsky, Steiner, and Gurdjieff. She has extensive experience as a therapist, astrologer, and educational systems advisor.

Sy Ginsburg visited Ashish at the Mirtola Ashram from 1978 to 1997. He wrote the book, The Masters Speak: An American Businessman Encounters Ashish and Gurdjieff.

Click to order Initiation into Yoga: An Introduction to the Spiritual Life  from Quest Books.

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