Tribute : Shree Amrender Muni Ji : 12 April, 1949 -14th August, 2018

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Shree Amrender Muni Ji : 12 April, 1949 -14th August, 2018

Shree Amrender Muni Ji was born in 1949 in Delhi. He left home at the age of 11 to live in the company of Jain monks and was formally initiated (Diksha) at the age of 14. He left his body today at 7am in New Jersey, USA. He was ill from long time. 

He holds a degree in Shastri (Sanskrit), Masters Degree in Philosophy and is self-educated in the Hindu, Buddist and Jain scriptures. He has discussed the values of non-violence, peaceful co-existence and environmental protection with several senior religious and political leaders.

He has met Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, many Presidents and Prime Ministers of India. Muni Ji has traveled all the inhabited continents spreading the message of non-violence and world peace. He is not only an experienced philosopher but also a “hathyogi”. He often states inner conflicts of a person, which surprises many.


He organizes camps for children and families to teach principles of Jainism, Non-Violence, Meditation and Yoga in India, the USA and Canada every year. He promotes scholarships to poor children and preaches compassion to prisoners in India.

Muniji has established three health centers in India, which serve the health care needs of the poor through alternate forms of medicine such as Naturopathy and Homeopathy.

Muni Ji has started a unique project on the outskirts of New Delhi, which will have temples of various faiths, boarding schools for orphans, a retirement home for the underprivledged elderly persons and a modern hospital. The uniqueness of this effort lies in the expected mutual care and support between the orphans and the elderly, which will be ably supported by a school and a health center on the premises.

Propagator of Arhum Yoga

Arhum Yoga is an ancient system for the mastery of the inner self through watchfulness and direct perception.

Arhum Yoga encompasses all aspects of philosophy and yogic practice in the Arihant spiritual tradition.

Derived from the Jain system of yoga, it was brought to the USA by H.H. Acharya Sushil Kumarji Maharaj in 1975. He was a Jain Monk and a master of meditation and the science of sound.

Arhum Yoga is only taught by a very few. H.H. Amrendra Muniji Maharaj was one of the most profound teachers of this. 

Hatha Yoga classes in the Arhum Yoga tradition are taught as complete yoga experiences and include breathing and meditation in every class. Sound vibration is taught as a part of the meditative experience.

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