Mai Ram Art
Man and the universe are the unity.
Guru Mai Ram
About the Author Mai Ram
Mai Ram was born in Vilnius on January 15th, 1969. Before discovering yoga, she studied Chemistry at Vilnius University. Yoga came to Mai Ram's life very naturally: since childhood, she had been raising existential questions, consistently seeking spiritual knowledge, was interested in philosophical and religious questions, as well as spiritual practices.
A desire to find out how thinking, behavior and the body interact led the already practicing yogini to enroll in the Bachelor studies of Psychology. She acquired detailed knowledge in anatomy, physiology, psyche, anthropology and various branches of psychology that helped her to better understand other people and to pass on the yogic teachings to them.
Mai Ram draws on and learns the expression and experience of contemporary art from the artists: Gintautas Šiupšinskas, Gintarė Valevičiūtė-Brazauskienė, and Aušra Kleizaitė.
of Mai Ram Art Gallery
By purchasing works of Mai Ram Art Gallery, You are helping to build the Mai Ram Yoga ashram in India, Varanasi, a sacred city of Shiva, on the banks of Ganges river.
Varanasi is the most majestic tirtha for me. In Sanskrit, tirtha means a holy place, where divine power manifests. In this place, disciple finds a Teacher. In this place, after immersing into holy waters and performing worship as well as sacrificial rituals, the mind is cleansed and the knowing of existence manifests.
Guru Mai Ram
Mai Ram, the Beginning
Mai Ram chose the philosophy of yoga and became a successor of classical yoga teaching, a yoga teacher. For many years, Mai Ram has devoted all her creative energy to fulfilling the purpose of her life. Mai Ram’s creations are materialised in various forms, all her ideas and works are united by one goal – the unity of consciousness and matter. Through her creative activities, Mai Ram conveys the philosophy of the unity between consciousness and matter, revealing the power of the Creator manifested in a human being. All the creative forms, shapes, used by Mai Ram in her works, reflect the infinity of human being’s creative potential.
Mai Ram Yoga
Guru Mai Ram is a successor of the yogic tradition of Nath yogis of India. She continues Kapala Nath's teaching line.
Naths are the pioneers of yoga, the yoga Masters who received teachings directly from Lord Shiva. Naths are also called the great Mahasiddhas, they have attained perfection. This lineage of great Masters (Skr. sampradāya) is one of the oldest lineages of yogic teachings, which has survived for thousands of years till these days due to strict isolation and asceticism.
And although the teaching of yoga is mentioned in ancient Sanskrit scriptures, the true knowledge of yoga, spiritual power and the sacred secret are transmitted from generation to generation only directly, by word of mouth from Guru to disciples. According to the tradition of Naths, Masters of yoga, Guru is considered to be the true source of teaching.
For a decade, Mai Ram has been the author of a long-term art project in the form of annual calendars that reflect the content of yoga philosophy, practical insights, and artistic body photography. Each year, this project reveals a new aspect of the idea of the unity of a Human Being and the Creator through the expressions of sacred geometry.
A sound is another form of creation used by Mai Ram, i. e. the sacred Sanskrit chants played on Spotify and Youtube channels. The "Bhagavadgita" is presented in Lithuanian in audiobook. The "Bhagavadgita" ("Song of the Lord", 4th-3rd century BC) is one of the greatest literary-philosophical works not only of ancient India but of all mankind.
2012 – 2021 – Mai Ram Yoga Calendars, Art Director and Texts. Savitri Publishing House.
2021 – Solo exhibition “Akasha – the Space of the Gods.” Mai Ram Art Gallery, Augustijonų Str. 2, Vilnius.
2021 – “Bhagavadgita”, poetic literary translation by poet Alfonsas Bukontas, comments and illustrations by Mai Ram. Savitri Publishing House.
2021 – “Mai Ram Yoga Sadhana” Calendar. Savitri Publishing House.
2019 – Swatmarama’s “Hatha Yoga Pradipika”. Savitri Publishing House.
2018 – “The Chant, Glorifying the Guru. Śrī Guru Gītā”. Savitri Publishing House.
2016 – Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutra”. Savitri Publishing House.