May 21, 2011
David, Ben Yosef, Har-Zion, who writes under the pen name Prabhuji, is an avadhūta mystic. In 2011, he chose to retire from society and lead a silent and contemplative life as a hermit. He spends his days in solitude, writing, painting, praying, and meditating.
Prabhuji does not accept the role of a religious authority figure that people have been trying for years to attribute to him. Although many consider him to be an enlightened being, he does not claim to be a preacher, guide, coach, content creator, influencer, preceptor, mentor, counselor, consultant, monitor, tutor, teacher, instructor, educator, enlightener, pedagogue, evangelist, rabbi, posek halacha, healer, therapist, satsangist, psychic, leader, medium, savior, or guru. He has retired from all public activity and does not offer sat-saṅgs, lectures, gatherings, retreats, seminars, meetings, study groups, or courses.
For 15 years (1995–2010), Prabhuji accepted the requests of a few people who expressly asked to become disciples. In 2010, he took the irrevocable decision to refuse any further requests. He objects to social, organized, and community religiosity. His message does not promote collective spirituality, but individual and inner searching.
Prabhuji does not proselytize. Through his statements, he does not try to persuade, convince, or make anyone change their perspective, philosophy, or religion. Prabhuji does not offer advice, counseling, guidance, self-help methods, or techniques for physical or psychological development. His teachings do not provide solutions to material, economic, psychological, emotional, family, social, or physical problems. Prabhuji does not promise miracles or spiritual salvation. He only talks about what happened to him.
Prabhuji shares his own experience fraternally with no intention of attracting disciples, visitors, or followers. At present, he writes books and gives talks only to the few disciples and friends who accompany him.
The Prabhuji Ashram is non-commercial and operates without soliciting donations or contributions. Its activities are funded by Prabhuji’s Gifts, a non-profit company founded by Prabhuji, which sells esoteric items from different traditions that he himself has used for spiritual practices during his evolutionary process. Its mission is to preserve and disseminate traditional religious, mystical, and ancestral crafts, as well as to distribute spiritual books.
A group of disciples and friends voluntarily contribute to preserve Prabhuji’s vision, message, and legacy for future generations. According to their humble possibilities, they cooperate in the distribution of his books, websites, and videos of talks given to small groups of disciples in the Prabhuji Ashram.
We ask everyone to respect his privacy and not to try to contact him, by any means, for interviews, blessings, śaktipāta, initiations, or personal visits.
To know more about Prabhuji, read his books and watch his lectures please visit his official website: