Da is a
spiritual friend and mentor, a guide whose work is to be a friend to
those who tread the path of Awakening and seek to be of service in the
process. He is an authority on the use of quartz crystals,
having studied with teachers from a variety of backgrounds ranging from the scientific to the
spiritual and shamanic. Rumi has trained as an addictions counselor, massage
therapist, and professional rebirther. He is a graduate instructor of the
School of Hatha and Raja Yoga of Toronto, Canada, and has participated in informal
training in Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Bio-energetics, Neuro-Linguistic
Programming, and Spirit Releasement®
Therapy. He is also a member of the Association
to Advance Ethical Hypnosis and the Sound Healers Association.
In 1979 he was initiated into sannyas by
Osho Rajneesh and given the name Swami Anand Rumi Da.
In 1981 he was given the Dharma name
of Venerable Karma Tigme Tashi by
His Holiness Kalu Rinpoche and in 2002
Khenpo Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Twewang Dongyal Rinpoche gave him the name Pema Lhasung upon his reconfirming his refuge
dedication. Rumi has a broad
understanding of Theosophy and the teachings of the Tibetan Master Djwal Khul as presented
through Alice Bailey and Janet McClure. He is also a Reiki
Master/Teacher in both the Usui and Karuna systems of Reiki. Rumi Da
is also a student of Trika Shaivism as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo.
He has traveled extensively throughout the
United States, Canada, Europe, and South East Asia offering teaching to a wide
variety of individuals. He is a teacher and consultant for the School
of Traditional Ayurveda and Allied Disciplines in San Vito, Italy. To
experience his lectures and seminars is to be accessed to the energies of
Love and Humor as well as to a broad spectrum of knowing, expertise, and
understanding. Rumi Da brings both Eastern and Western mystery traditions into
up-to-date, practical, and interesting presentations.
He is the author of Lifestream Crystal
Crystals, numerous articles for a variety of publications, and
has in preparation Crystals, Love, and The Matrix of Consciousness.
Rumi has conducted workshops
with friend and mentor Dr. Marcel Vogel with whom he acquired his fundamental training and
knowledge of the use of quartz crystals. Of him, Marcel said:
I see in Rumi Da a man who is capable of
carrying on the teaching in a lovable,
meaningful manner. This teaching is to know Self in a deeper, more meaningful way
and to release the attachments to the past in a loving manner.
Rumi Da now treads the path of Enlightenment
and the unfolding of the Soul descending more fully into matter. Rumi has the
training, he has the crystals, and you can come to him... and he will have other people
that he will train and this type of training can be passed on to others.
Shortly before his death in 1991, Dr. Vogel asked
Rumi Da to continue the work with crystals and specifically to offer teachings to those
individuals interested in this form of service:
I ask that you carry on this work as best you
can and maintain the standards we have striven to achieve over the years. I have given you
the heart of my work and I know you will continue with wisdom and love.
To this purpose we continue the teaching on crystals
and the exclusive authorized production of the authentic Vogel-cut crystals.
Rumi Da has also trained in the use of crystals with Ross Andaloro,
DaEl Walker and Dhyani Ywahoo.
If you have an
interest in further information about these, please do not hesitate to
contact us at:
LIFESTREAM ASSOCIATES LLC 70 Sable Ct.,
Winter Springs, FL 32708-4117, USA,