It’s become unfashionable in the age of self-help books and self-inquiry to follow a “guru” or spiritual teacher. But this solo approach to our own awakening to true nature neglects to address the importance of non-ordinary influence, specifically the quality of transmission from a teacher to a student–that in the presence of a bright candle other candles light up. What does this mean for the modern student of consciousness, who seeks spiritual knowledge in books or spiritual highs in mystical experiences but most often does not find the lasting peace and joy that comes from the direct experience of one’s true nature? How does an enlightened teacher support a student in this discovery in ways that books and mystical experiences do not?
IGOR KUFAYEV is an Artist and Advaita Tantra Teacher. Igor has been sharing his revelations into the essence of Being since 2002. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and classically trained in art from an early age, he was recognized as something of a prodigy. A one time student at the St Petersburg’s Academy of Fine Arts, he had his first solo exhibition at the age of twenty five and by his early thirties enjoyed an international art career in London.
In his mid-thirties, a radical transformation of consciousness led him to teach a way of Self-Realization, rooted in Tantra, where all cognitive and physiological processes are orchestrated by the awakened energy and creative potentiality of Pure Awareness. Since 2012 he has been a regular speaker at the ‘Science and Nonduality’ Conference (SAND), both in USA and in Europe. In September 2013 Igor has been interviewed on Conscious TV (http://www.conscious.tv/nonduality.html). One of his latest essays, ‘The World is as You See It’ has been published in ‘InZicht’, a European publication specializing on non-dualism and radical self-enquiry, and in ‘NAMARUPA – Categories of Indian Thought’.
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Om Shanti, Lecture, June 17, 2014 6:30 – 9:30
Eye of The Heart, Two Day Workshop, June 21-22, 2014
More info and registration – http://www.igorkufayev-vamadeva.com