SunYogi Umashankar search for the truth started at the time, when he listened to the teachings of a spiritual leader and got the strong feelings, that this one was misleading the people. He was only five years old. At that day he decided to find the law of the solution to the problems of humanity. The northeast of India brought forth one of the contemporary enlightened masters, who teaches humanity how to get in touch with love, peace and freedom, that all of creation is longing for from the individual to whole nations. With his discovery of the art of Sunyoga, Swami Umasankarji taught with heartfull devotion and out of his own deep experience how to reach enlightenment in one lifetime as solution to all the world problems.
At the 2th Febuary 1995 he knocked on the door of the famous Pondicherry Ashram, but first was not accepted to stay there, so he made his living by working in near guesthouses. That was his luck. When he sat on the beach to start his ocean meditation, the sun rose and at that very moment he discovered Sunyoga. As a scientist, he did further introspective experiments whereby he found out the function of the seven internal chakras. He also discovered, that the sun was nourishing his body and he stopped to take breakfast, five days later also lunch and after another five days, at the 26th April 1995, all food intake. By this he felt a little weak and came to know that the body has to be prepared to live on sunlight only. Same as Lord Buddha, who took no food for the time of 12 years and got enlightened after someone offered him his first meal, after he also decided to eat again, Umasankarji got his enlightenment on the 1st May 1995 on the seashore of Bengal. After correct preparation of his body which took more than one year, Sunyogi Umasankar reduced his meals again gradually until he stopped all food intake on 17 August 1996.
One day after his meditation on the noon sun, a stone attracted his eye on which a date was written with chalk: 2th Febuary 1997. Exactly two years after he came to the Pondicherry Ashram, where he finally stayed at that time, he left the ashram on that date without any money or keys, just barefoot and only with two simple sheets of cloth to cover his body. He had the overwhelming feeling, that everywhere is his place, so why should he take something with him? "Me is everywhere" was his statement. During his journey he and Sunyoga became famous in India and he held more than fifty workshops each year for which he never demanded anything in return, all depending on donations and with the help of supporting people. Sunyoga courses were offered in universities, schools, jails, and even high-ranking figures of the Indian government learned from him. Sometimes he had to do two courses in different cities on the very same day. After two years of retreat on 22th June 2009 Sunyogi kept his promise and came back to society to share his new knowledge and experiences with humanity. The centre of his efforts is the Universal Peace Center (UPC), which first was founded.