Tyagabhai [Tyagananda Das Brahmachari]
Tyagabhai is a monk on a mission to enlighten the world
As a close disciple and monk of H.H. Sai Maa, Tyagabhai has the unique privilege of being closely trained by Sai Maa, as well as addressing audiences of hundreds throughout the world. His authentic and passionate teaching style has allowed him to connect to people across various cultures and inspire them to make lasting changes in their life.
Tyagabhai grew up in Ithaca, NY. At an early age he was exposed to both eastern and western spirituality with a father who taught yoga at Cornell University and a mother who loved the Dali Lama and had a picture of him on the refrigerator.
With a background in the healing arts, Tyagabhai holds a Bachelors from the University of Rochester and Masters degrees in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University. He is passionate about working with people such that they light up and can see the beauty and awesomeness of who they already are.
In addition to teaching, he plays a key leadership role in running Awakened Life, Maa’s international company.
Tyagabhai currently lives in Denver, Colorado.
Tyaga (“TEE-ya-guh”) is a sanskrit word that means “one who generously gives up everything for God”
Bhai (“Bye”) means “brother”