267. Nukunu Larsen

Nukunu LarsenNukunu was born in Odense, Denmark 1947.

He left school 13 years old. He was declared hopeless so he was given no education certificate.

He worked and trained as a house painter for the next 4 years.

After 9 months of military service he started to study again, first secondary school, then college and the University. He holds a Bachelor in Philosophy and a Master in Psychology.

In the end of his Master degree 1979 he met Osho. Maybe the most important event in his life so far.

He worked as a therapist in Poona and the West for the next 16 years. When Osho died in 1990, Nukunu was carried on to another Enlightened Master Poonja’ji in Lucknow. He spent 4 years with the great Master until he finally met the masters of the Sacha Linage in 1994. On March 9, 1995 there happened spontaneously a shift in Nukunu’s consciousness and a radical new way of viewing life was born.

Since then all his work has been centered on helping people into the non-dual.

Nukunu uses his background in meditation and therapy to invite you into who you are.

His basic approach is that you are already what you are looking for.

“Relax as awareness into this moment and it will reveal itself.”

You cannot become Enlightened (since you are it already) you can be Enlightened.

His Dharmadoors are all about going beyond the separation of “I” and the content of consciousness.

He is offering Satsangs, Intensives, retreats and a training in Non-Dual Therapy.

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Interview recorded 11/22/2014

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266. Tom Campbell

Tom CampbellIn February of 2003, Tom published the My Big TOE trilogy (MBT) which represents the results and conclusions of his scientific exploration of the nature of existence. This overarching model of reality, mind, and consciousness explains the paranormal as well as the normal, places spirituality within a scientific context, solves a host of scientific paradoxes and provides direction for those wishing to personally experience an expanded awareness of All That Is. The MBT reality model explains metaphysics, spirituality, love, and human purpose at the most fundamental level, provides a complete theory of consciousness, and solves the outstanding fundamental physics problems of our time, deriving both relativity theory and quantum mechanics from first principles – something traditional physics cannot yet do. As a logic-based work of science, My Big TOE has no basis in belief, dogma, or any unusual assumptions.

Interview recorded 11/14/2014.

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265. Bart Marshall

Bart MarshallBart Marshall describes his spiritual path as “self-guided eclectic.” It began with a death experience in Vietnam in 1968 and ended in 2004 on an airplane at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic as he returned from a workshop with Douglas Harding. In those intervening years he “turned over every rock” in his quest for a final answer, but counts three teachers as the most influential: Richard Rose, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and Douglas Harding.

He founded Self Inquiry Group (SIG) in Raleigh, North Carolina (www.selfinquiry.org), and for many years held weekly meetings before stepping back in 2013. Sometimes called “the reluctant guru” by those who know him, Bart nevertheless travels widely to speak when asked, and teaches retreats and intensives with Deborah Westmoreland (Conscious TV interview) events that have proven to be highly transformative for participants.

Bart is the author of The Perennial Way: New English Versions of Yoga Sutras, Dhammapada, Heart Sutra, Ashtavakra Gita, Faith Mind Sutra, and Tao Te Ching, and an upcoming book, Christ Sutras (Fall 2014), which contains the complete sayings of Jesus from all sources arranged as topical sermons. He is currently completing a book of essays on spiritual matters, Becoming Vulnerable to Grace.

Interview recorded 11/8/2014

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264. Sat Shree

Sat ShreeAn architect and community activist living in Nevada, Sat Shree experienced a sudden awakening to the spiritual dimension of existence in 1998. “This state arose suddenly without any effort on my part in the midst of an individual human life in one night in 1998. This ‘awakening’ was a glimpse of an utterly different and radical state of being that I now reside in. However back then it was just the beginning of a process that set in motion a transformation that utterly changed reality as I had known it, a process that continues to this day.”

This intense transformation process that began in 1998 completed nine years later in 2007. The ‘who’ I am became the ‘what’ I am and a new dynamic and integrated state of being began to manifest, which I named Sat Shree. This is what I am, and is in fact, what you are. Some call this the ‘enlightened state’; the state of one who not only ‘knows’ but ‘is’ THAT underlying Reality which is the foundation of all existence, manifested in human form. After coming to this state it soon became apparent this did not just happen to me, but is the beginning of an unfolding process of a radical and extraordinary new collective consciousness that is now available to mankind. It is clear that a new possibility now exists for mankind; the next stage of human evolution.

My work is to play a part in this Truth Manifestation by awakening and supporting its expression in those that come to me, and to show people how to collaborate with the natural maturation process each of us, in fact, all of mankind is going through. I have traveled this journey myself and have learned the secrets. I am, like all truly awakened spiritual teachers, a farmer tending nature’s garden of evolving souls.

Sat Shree shares his direct experience through talks, workshops, retreats and other events in the Reno area, Portland, Boulder and India. In 2009, together with his wife, Satyamayi, Sat Shree founded New Dharma to support his teaching.

Website: newdharmayoga.com

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263. T Jonathon Proctor

T Johnathon ProctorT Jonathon Proctor is the creator of Being Real—Being Embodied. He works with individuals and groups to balance and integrate the “ascending” currents of awakening and the “descending” maturation of embodiment. T has a background in physical therapy and bodywork, Vipassana meditation and non-dual realization and has spent the last decade as a student of the Diamond Approach. His own journey, his work with others, and years of experience as a Hospice bereavement facilitator have inspired a deep appreciation for the individual narrative as a well of meaning; seeing self-understanding as a powerful movement of compassion. His orientation arises out of a heartfelt knowing that every aspect of our human experience is essential to the process of Awakening and Self-realization.

Embodiment is functional awakening. Being Real—Being Embodied is designed to integrate the boundless presence of Essential Being into the ordinary life of the individual. Instant awakening(s) may occur but it is a myth that total ego annihilation and transformation certainly follow. This is demonstrated in the lives of gurus and teachers who, while undeniably awakened, make a mess of their own and others’ lives.

Awakening and embodiment have a reciprocal relationship. Put in a simple way Awakening is absence and Embodiment is presence. Awakening reveals the emptiness of separate selfhood. We awaken from thoughts, emotion, relationship, history, roles and body as our ultimate identity. As these awakenings happen space becomes available for the various qualities and capacities of Being—intelligence, strength, discrimination, compassion, love and presence—to transform the individual. Embodiment calls us to transform our shadow; meaning our inner animal, wounded child, our hidden trauma, and even our drive for destruction. We are further enjoined to cultivate our capacity in the world—in work, in community, in love, and in play. The individual person becomes more real, a movement of unified reality rather than an island of ego. This is a process in time that requires devotion, sincerity, and humility. We as individual human beings live as the meaning of Being.

Being Real—Being Embodied utilizes the real life issues of the person as fuel for transformation. In a complete awakening absolutely everything is included.

Website: beingrealnow.org

Interview recorded 10/26/2014

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