RaparthiRama Academy of Yogic Sciences (RAYS), the academic wing of Yoga Consciousness Trust, Nandyal branch, affiliated to Rayalaseema University, Kurnool..
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About Yoga Consciousness Trust
Yoga Consciousness Trust (YCT) is a registered public charitable trust formed in 1983 by a group of sadhakas trained by poojya Gurudev His Holiness Yogacharya Raparthi Rama Raoji for the propagation of Anustana Yoga Vedanta.
Yoga Consciousness, the Divine Experience
Everybody is experiencing the three states of consciousness namely wakeful, dream and deep sleep state. Beyond these three states is the state of Yoga consciousness, the divine experience. By attaining the Yoga Consciousness, one will be in harmony with Universal Consciousness, which will bring everlasting bliss, the ultimate goal of human life.
By systematic training in the physical, mental and spiritual planes through the method of Anushtana Yoga Vedanta, one’s body, mind and heart will be in harmony. By this one can attain yoga consciousness and perfect integrated personality, the key to blissful living.
For achieving the above aims, YCT is conducting many training programs in traditional gurusampradaya. All the courses are open to everyone regardless of sex, social status, religion, race or nationality.
Striving to make every individual a perfect personality by training them as perfect Yogi (as defined in Bhagavad Gita)
The mission of Yoga Consciousness Trust is to develop the individual personality in its entirety (physical, mental, emotional & spiritual planes) through systematic practice of Yoga and Vedanta in daily life. The main aim is to help experience firsthand the states of Yoga Consciousness and know one’s True Self.
YCT methodology is rooted in the Himalayan tradition of H.H. Ramlal Prabhuji. By a systematic training in Yoga and Vedanta the Guru awakens the inner Chaitanya (Divine Energy), to help the individual transcend from darkness to light.
- Preparing higher grade yoga sadhakas who will be able to guide others
- Training and producing qualified and well-grounded yoga instructors
- Conducting yoga training programs catering to all walks of life
- Publish lectures of Guruji in the form of books and audio-visual aids in yoga and vedanta
- To undertake research in the role of yoga for human transformation
His Holiness Yogacharya Raparti Rama Raoji was born on the night of 30th September 1923 at Vizinigiri, Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh. A sincere devotee right from childhood he practiced ascetic, traditional and devotional methods to attain self-realization.
Graduated in Arts & Education, he has chosen the profession of teaching to realize the goal of life in preference to other jobs. First appointment as teacher was at Ichapuram in the year 1948. Married at the age of 24 to Smt. Chitti Mahalakshmi, he lead the life of a house holder.
Completed post-graduation in English literature and History. Mastered Astrology, psychology, Vedic scriptures Upanishads, different branches of Yoga. Registered as a Medical Practitioner in Homeopathy. Retired in 1978 as principal of Government junior college.
Met his Guru His Holiness Kundala Gangayya Prabhuji at Ichapuram who guided him through his Yoga practices. Attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi in 1955. Since then he remained in ‘sahaja avastha’ and did not reveal himself till retirement. Dedicated himself to the propagation of yoga on the direction of his guru since 1979.
Conducted Anushtana Yoga Vedanta classes to all people irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion, nationality and age. Also held Yogacharya residential courses of one year duration at Ramathirtha Institute of Peace, Santhi Ashram.
Held the post of Vice president, Mission of peace, Santhi Ashram and Swami Ramathirtha Institute of Peace. He is the Spiritual Head of Yoga Consciousness Trust.
Guided many senior sadhakas who had higher yoga experiences and are in turn training numerous students of yoga under His guidance.
Visited Australia in 1994 to spread the message of Yoga.
After guiding numerous devotees remaining in seclusion at YCT, Yoga Chaitanyaramam, Vizinigiri Gurudev attained Mahasamadhi in the early hours of 8th Oct 201