Meet the Founder

Acharya Shree Yogeesh is a living enlightened master of this era and founder of the Siddhayatan Tirth and Spiritual Retreat, a unique 200 acre spiritual pilgrimage site and meditation park in North America providing the perfect atmosphere for spiritual learning, community, and soul awakening to help truth seekers advance spiritually. Acharya Shree Yogeesh is also the founder of the Yogeesh Ashram near Los Angeles, California, Yogeesh Ashram International in New Delhi, India, and the Acharya Yogeesh Primary & Higher Secondary School in Haryana, India.
As an inspiring revolutionary spiritual leader and in-demand speaker worldwide, for over forty years Acharya Shree Yogeesh has dedicated his life to helping guide hundreds of thousands of people on their spiritual journey of self-improvement and self-realization. Recently, he was publicly given the highest honor in Agra, India for his spiritual work worldwide, an honor that has never been given by all four Jain sanghs throughout history until now.
It is Acharya Shree Yogeesh’s mission to spread the message of nonviolence, vegetarianism, oneness, and total transformation. Through his knowing and wisdom he guides people to totally transform and leads them towards enlightenment.


“Spirituality is Practicality.” – Acharya Shree Yogeesh

Non-Violence Advocate
Acharya Shree says that non-violence is the first step of spirituality. Non-violence starts in you – in your thoughts, actions and speech. When you change, others will change too.
Enlightened Master
For over forty-five years as a monk, Acharya Shree has been sharing his wisdom from his own self-realization and enlightenment, helping and healing thousands worldwide.

Humanitarian
Acharya Shree has opened a higher secondary school in Haryana, India providing free education to over 250 students and in the near future will be opening a children’s orphanage and free eye-clinic.
Spiritual Leader
Thousands of Truth and Spiritual Seekers around the world turn to Acharya Shree for his guidance and help on the spiritual path

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Sadhvi Siddhali Shree

Meet the Spiritual Director

Sadhvi Siddhali Shree is the chief disciple of living enlightened master Acharya Shree Yogeesh and the first American Jain monk. She was publicly initiated at the age of 24 in 2008, by Acharya Shree, making her the first Jain monk to be initiated outside of India. She is the Spiritual Director of Siddhayatan Tirth, a 200-acre spiritual retreat center located near Dallas, Texas. She is the author of 31 Days to a Changed You, a practical guide for personal transformation. In 2013 she released her first piano meditation album Songs of the Sadhvi. Multi-talented, she uses her technical, design and communication skills to share Acharya Shree’s teachings through workshops, books, dvds, audio courses, online video, and much more. Her mission in life is to spread the universal teachings of Acharya Shree Yogeesh and the Tirthankaras, with the hope that truth seekers will transform and awaken just as she has.

Sadhvi Siddhali Shree passionately writes and speaks on spirituality, transformation and personal growth. She is known amongst her peers for her playful, witty yet wise shining spirit.

Meet The Monks-in-Training

Siddhayatan is comprised of highly dedicated monks and monks-in-training who help run and manage the ashram.



Sadhvi Anubhuti
Administration, Operations & Marketing

Inspired by the universal teachings of Acharya Shree Yogeesh, Sadhvi Anubhuti is dedicating her life to purifying and freeing her soul. Since beginning her studies in 2011 under the direct guidance of Acharya Shree, she continues to blossom, realize the truth, and advance on her path.  Humble, well-intentioned, joyful and with a big heart, she continues to positively affect the lives of those around her. She officially became a monk on July 9, 2016.


Saman Abhiroop
Operations & Facility Management

While traveling the ocean as an underwater photographer, Saman Abhiroop realized he was seeking something within his own depths. Just a momentary glimpse of it and his heart completely changed. With the guidance and teachings of Acharya Shree Yogeesh, he stopped wandering and turned inward, beginning the backward journey to soul. He hopes many will find Siddhayatan and begin to realize truth. He was ordained a monk on July 9, 2017.


Cody
Operations & Facility Management

Adamantly sure of his path in life and not satisfied with anything less, Cody has been seeking the blissful truth of his own soul under the guidance of enlightened master Acharya Shree Yogeesh.  Acharya Shree's teachings have deeply inspired him and he has found his place at Siddhayatan to continue the profound journey on the path towards monkhood.