The Quintesssence/Universal Independent Ashram is made up of a group of friends and families who are devotees of Swami Ambikananda.

Swamiji’s practical mysticism bound together the Hindu way of Sri Ramakrishna, the saint and avatar, with the Western way of Lord Jesus Christ, in a unique synthesis that he called Shiva-Christ Consciousness.

This site brings together the spiritual songs and teachings of Swamiji (1934-97) during the 25 years he spent with us. It also contains devotees’ songs, descriptions of our gatherings, prayers and more recent news.

Swami Ambikananda

In his life as much as in his teachings, the Mauritian saint and visionary Swami Ambikananda exemplified the spiritual path of love and devotion to God, and showed his devotees how this could be attained.