Livingwiththe Ruchira Avatar, Adi Da Samraj, with Julie Anderson

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Julie Anderson, a former Playboy centerfold model, was an intimate companion of Adi Da Samraj from 1976 until 1992. During that time she was known as Kanya Samarpana Remembrance (also Swami Dama Kalottara Devi, and a number of other names). Her article, “The Real Practice of Guru-Devotion,” was published in the Free Daist Magazine in 1992.

Here she shares many details of the sixteen year period when she lived in the household of the spiritual master known as the Ruchira Avatar (among other names).

00:00:00 Introduction

00:02:43 Early intimations

00:15:59 Joining the community

00:30:50 Meeting the Guru

00:48:24 Household of the avatar

01:11:03 Sixteen years together

01:20:45 The decision to leave

01:31:40 The human side of Adi Da

01:49:36 Conclusion

Edited subtitles for this video are available in English, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Swedish, and Spanish.

(Recorded on October 26, 2023)

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Published on December 1, 2023


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