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About Pandit Dabral

"Love yourself and recognize your capacities
and stay within those limits." - Pandit Dabral


Pandit Dabral, Director of The Himalayan and Meditation Center & founder of The Shri Rama Yoga Meditation Centre, was born near Dehradun, India, in a family of Sanskrit scholars and is a Forth generation Priest.

He holds a doctorate in Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit from Varanasi, India.

A disciple of H. H. Swami Rama of the Himalayas, he has been trained by Dr. Swami Veda Bharati and worked closely with him for 17 years travelling & teaching Meditation and Yoga Philosoply throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

The Himalayan Tradition is an unbroken stream of spiritual knowledge flowing from the great sages of the Himalayan Cave Monasteries. The initial purpose of the Tradition is to rekindle the divine flame that lies within every human being and emphasizes purification of thoughts and emotions.

H. H. Swami Rama sent Pandit Dabral to the United States in 1992 and in 1994, appointed him as Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute in Chicago. Trained and authorized by Swami Rama to give initiations, Panditji has initiated many hundreds of people.

He is an experienced teacher in the Himalayan Tradition who is capable of bringing the authentic teachings of the yoga masters to all types of students. People of all ages enjoy his accessibility and humor. His knowledge of Sanskrit and the yoga scriptures is vast and comprehensive yet he is able to explain complex ideas in ways that are easy to understand and apply to daily life. He brings the experiences and knowledge of the Himalayan sages to life.

An inspiring speaker, he guides aspirants in meditation in various centers in North America. He is a senior teacher and coordinator of the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association. He travels internationally to initiate and teach.

"The thousand year old teachings of yoga apply today because the human mind is the same regardless of technology, understanding etc. The OPERATIONS of the mind are the same." -Pandit Dabral