Ericardo/Ricky is of Native American and Spanish heritage. He divides his time between Grass Valley, California, and Shri Kali Ashram. He has trained personally with Bhagavan for 5 years and is well-versed in Tantra Yoga (or the Kaula system) and both the Tantric and Vedic philosophies.
“I continue to return to Shri Kali Ashram to further my studies through the vast knowledge that is accessible there and most importantly, to build myself within a supportive environment. I find that there is too much information out there with different influences telling people what to do, how to be, how to look and even how to think, without any real basis for where it's coming from or why. It's important to question these sources of information and where they stem from. Shri Kali Ashram continues to show me how a wholesome spiritual science can bring true understanding of the inner mechanics of ‘self’, thus, helping me get to the core of who I really am. I chose the Kaula system to culture towards total freedom. Bhagavan Shanmukha shares keys, which allows me to further my studies independently and build personal potentials through love rather than by discipline. I always remember Bhagavan Shanmukha's words, ‘don't keep your happiness waiting.’”