THE NIGHT RUDI DIED by Swami Chetanananda

THE NIGHT RUDI DIED by Swami Chetanananda

We were standing across from each other, face to face,  and my face was very close to  his, when a wave of sadness came over me and I started crying. He just stood there looking at me, and I said, “ Rudi, I feel like everything that is you inside of me is being pulled out,” He said, “Michael, you are no longer my child, you’re my brother.”

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MEETING RUDI by Spyridon Stratigos

MEETING RUDI by Spyridon Stratigos

"I will never forget pulling up in front of Rudi’s 10th Street Ashram. There was Rudi sitting on his stoop with several of his students including Michael. Here was this portly, bald, Jewish man smiling at me. Once our eyes met my heart broke and I was overwhelmed by a powerful emotion of joy and love."

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MY RUDI STORY by Dan Cook

MY RUDI STORY by Dan Cook

With Rudi's support, Dan Cook started an Asian art business, Rudi South, only months after meeting Rudi. For forty years, that business took him all over the world and gave him access to people who had known and  done business with Rudi. His story is about the magic that happened as a result.

"Rudi inspired so many people to fulfill their potential, just as he did with me. It brought me to a state of total humility whenever I encountered the people whose lives Rudi changed in profound ways. Rudi’s impact was felt all over the world."

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AN INTERVIEW WITH MILTON GLASER

AN INTERVIEW WITH MILTON GLASER

Renowned graphic artist Milton Glaser spent ten years with Rudi. In addition to his many iconic graphics, he designed the original cover for Spiritual Cannibalism and Rudi's later books published by Rudra Press.

"Rudi was always able to engender special relationships with every person. He had an extraordinary capacity for that."

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RUDI: A PERSPECTIVE by Greg Brodsky

RUDI: A PERSPECTIVE by Greg Brodsky

Greg Brodsky met Rudi in New York in 1960 and spent the next 13 years studying with him: "Rudi consistently and clearly forced a decision: you were there to build your ego, or you were there to surrender your ego and to grow."

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RUDI IN NEW YORK CITY by Barbara Benson

RUDI IN NEW YORK CITY by Barbara Benson

A glimpse of life inside Rudi's art store and how he cultivated a flow with customers and students while carrying on his business. This article recounts how his experiences in his day to day work informed his teachings. It includes an example of an evening talk drawn from an encounter in the store.

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VISITING RUDI by Dan Spencer

VISITING RUDI by Dan Spencer

Dan Spencer met Rudi first in Bloomington and then visited him in New York on numerous occasions. "Rudi was enormously loving, and, at the same time, he could be like a tiger."

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MY GURU, RUDI by Swami Chetanananda

MY GURU, RUDI by Swami Chetanananda

Swami Chetanananda explains how being with Rudi and appreciating his humanity as well as his accomplishment enabled him to come to a deeper acceptance of himself and a profound devotion to his guru.

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