Teachings in Silence
Teachings in the tradition of the Great Ramana Maharshi
with Dr. Bhagwan Awatramani
International Seminar Schedule
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Who am I?
This is the central question behind all human quests. Who is this “I” that perceives, interprets, and judges the world and itself, based mainly from past experiences?
The pull of the world
How can we answer this question when the world constantly pulls at our senses and reaffirms our false sense of reality? Our senses gravitate toward this outer experience where we continually search for confirmation of who we think we are.
Dr. Awatramani teaches that by seeking answers to life questions in the outer world, we chase the reflection and not the source. Instead, he uses the gift of deep silence to help students shift awareness from the observed to the observer, from experience to the experiencer, from the periphery to the source.
The still point within
This shift in awareness toward the source of being can open the door to the fundamental change we seek in life. It is this still point within where we discover that there is no world apart from us, and where we may taste the peace and infinite consciousness which is our true home.
Since the heart is bliss… you won’t experience it,
you’ll become it.
Dr. Bhagwan Awatramani
New Video Interview:
“Facing the World”
"What is Mind? And, what is the consciousness beyond the Mind? Is it possible to live a vibrant, fully-engaged life without identifying with the world? In this interview with Dr. Bhagwan Awatramani, Bruce Miller explores the core questions of meditation, identity...read more
Bhagwan shares his journey, starting as a child fleeing civil war in India, to seeking meditation to cope with being sent off at a young age to boarding school. Later he uses the fruits of meditation to treat 100 patients per day as a medical doctor for the indigent....read more
-- Transcribed from a talk by Bhagwan -- What causes resistance? Does the dissolving of identity produce fear? And the fear (produce) resistance? Is there fear of the unknown, of the unfamiliar? Do you need a structure to hold on to the past, the conditioning, the...read more
Bhagwan is featured in a new short film, Silence and Love, by filmmaker Alexander Klosterkemper. It was shown at the Akasha Metaphysical Film Festival in Carmel California and is now available for viewing online.read more