Yoga Scholar Georg Feuerstein Dead at 65

Yoga Scholar Georg Feuerstein died Saturday at the age of 65.
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Yoga Scholar Georg Feuerstein died Saturday at the age of 65.

Yoga scholar Georg Feuerstein died Saturday at the age of 65.

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Feuerstein was one of the most highly regarded scholar on Hinduism in the West. He authored more than 45 books about yoga including The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy, and Practice (2001), The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice (2003), The Shambhala Guide to Yoga (1996), and The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga (1997).

His wife Brenda Fuerestein, who also co-authored several books, posted this announcement on the Traditional Yoga Studies Facebook page:

It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and spiritual partner, Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., left his body on August 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM.

At this time, I would like to request prayers from the worldwide community for Georg's transition through the afterlife states and for a swift rebirth.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, Georg had requested a scholarship fund be set up to enable incarcerated people the opportunity to participate in our distance learning courses. More information about the fund will be available this week.

Read more about Feuerstein and his contributions here.