167. Amoda Maa Jeevan

Amoda MaaAmoda Maa (full name Amoda Maa Jeevan) is a contemporary spiritual teacher and author. Her teaching arises out of direct experience of awakened awareness and emanates the untamable fragrance of freedom whilst radically embracing the mystery and mess of human existence.

Her early years were defined by trauma and shock. Born into challenging and ever-shifting circumstances, she was classified as clinically depressed for a number of years. In spite of this, she studied intensely for a Doctorate in Psychology, until a profound unity-consciousness experience in 1989 devastated her personal and academic life and set her on the path of self-inquiry.

In 2002, after many years of spiritual seeking, meditation and immersion in psycho-spiritual practices, a spontaneous awakening catapulted her out of a dark night of the soul, revealing the luminosity of awakened presence. Without a teacher or instruction manual or any agenda, she opened to an unending falling into the abyss of being. And, in surrendering wholeheartedly to the unfolding unknown-ness and aliveness of this moment, she became a “naked lover of what is”. Since that time, all seeking stopped, all methods dropped, and a gentle but unequivocal coming home to rest in unconditioned nondual awareness has become embodied as a living reality.

In 2012, Amoda started speaking from silence in small gatherings in the UK. Today, she offers Satsangs, Retreats, and Private Meetings to a growing global community, as well as being a frequent guest speaker at conferences and events. In the period between awakening and teaching in public, Amoda wrote two books: How To Find God in Everything and Change Your Life, Change Your World. Both of these arose out of a mystical visionary experience around the same time as her awakening, in which she was shown the key to humanity’s suffering and the potential for the birth of a new consciousness and a new world. Today, she no longer speaks or writes directly about this experience and her teaching has evolved in both depth and breadth, preferring to point to the radiance of being that is here within each of us and the journey of embodiment amidst ordinary life. Rooted in innate wisdom born of psychological and philosophical insights and fertilized in direct experience through personal suffering transformed into abiding grace, her teaching is free of all dogma, tradition and ideology.

Amoda Maa is also the founder of the Foundation for Conscious Change, a non-profit organization that supports the dissemination of her teaching.

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Website: amodamaa.com

Amoda Maa Jeevan in panel discussion: Birthing Radiant Being into Our Humanity

Interview recorded 3/23/2013

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.