Jensen Martin is an artist, yogi, and philosopher who has devoted himself to yogic attainment of higher states of consciousness and to sharing those realizations with others. After reading Paramahansa YoganandaÕs Autobiography of a Yogi at the age of 17, Jensen underwent several initiations in various kriya yoga lineages and fervently began practicing spiritual discipline. During his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, he closely studied the lives of mystics of multiple faiths who had received direct experiences of the truths of the scriptures. Following their example, he underwent austerities, periods of intense contemplation, and multiple extended experiences of monastic community life. After years of devoted searching, he moved to Los Angeles to begin a Masters degree in Yoga Studies at the advice of his spiritual teacher. During his training, he studied Sanskrit and the yoga philosophies presented throughout IndiaÕs sacred texts. Most recently, Jensen lived with the sadhus at the Kumbh Mela in India and then traveled through remote areas of South India to complete a research project on the Hindu God Narasimha. Now graduated, he currently teaches meditation and philosophy as he prepares for an extended isolated retreat in the mountains of Northern California.