Who is Shunyamurti?
In the Absolute sense, Shunya is not a person at all. The energies and the teachings of Sat Yoga emerge from the contemplative Silence of the Absolute. But the dialogues and Dharma combat, the individual sessions and the listening skills, are a form of play in which the relative and the Absolute are intertwined. This is the essence of spiritual teaching. Learn more about Shunyamurti here: shunyamurti.org
A Time of Accelerated Growth
Shunyamurti’s background includes doctorates in psychology and law; advanced work in Jungian and Lacanian analysis; decades of practice as a healer; ten years as a monk; deep and extensive entheogenic shamanic practice; profound realization of non-duality; a lifetime of integrating the paths of East and West, to unravel the knots in postmodern consciousness.
Before moving to Costa Rica, Shunyamurti maintained a flourishing private practice as a transformational healer in California for over twenty years, integrating the healing power of psychoanalysis, Jungian dreamwork, and other modes of therapeutic action with kundalini energy transmission.
Advocate for Truth:
From Common Law to Karmic Law and Cosmic Law
Shunyamurti has been an attorney at law and a political scientist, who worked within the structure of the establishment. During that time it became clear to him that changing the trajectory of history could not be done through the system, but rather it required a quantum leap of human consciousness. He realized that humans must evolve beyond ego and return to our Real Being.
Formal Yogic Training
A Journey of Self-realization
His profound path of training included deep study of nearly every advanced esoteric tradition. He also studied logic, semiotics, and sciences such as quantum physics and complexity theory, which further support his realization of nonduality. Shunyamurti is thus uniquely qualified to guide seekers through the process of inner purification and, beyond the event horizon of the ego mind, to realization of the Absolute.
Shunyamurti recognized this goal as the original intention of Yoga, and he reconstituted Yoga on a foundation both relevant and coherent to postmodern rationality. This approach came to be called Sat Yoga (meaning union with the Ground of Being), and he has delved ever deeper into the essence of Mind, while serving as a healer and teacher, a remover of obstacles for those on the spiritual path.
Responding with Love & Power to a world in chaos
In 2001, on September 11, while hiking in the French Alps, Shunyamurti was told about the World Trade Center attack. He recognized the historic significance of the event, and sat on a promontory to meditate. He entered into deep samadhi, receiving a call to build an ark to survive the cataclysms of a world descending into chaos. He foresaw the urgent necessity for humanity to create self-sustaining, creative, yogic eco-communities that could serve as a refuge and as a transitional medium to bring people from the current mode of ego-consciousness to Self-realization. He intuited that Costa Rica would become a major center of the new global culture of peace and spiritual renaissance. Thus was the Sat Yoga Institute conceived—and soon manifested.
A master teacher of the Heart
Shunyamurti connects always with the resonant presence of Sri Ramana Maharshi as his closest teacher, for whom he feels the deepest reverence.