Join this retreat with an awakened wisdom teacher of the silent tradition, known to his students as “OM.”
We begin the retreat with an introduction to awakening, then enter deep inner silence, followed by darshan (direct realization). OM shares his knowledge of the absolute through conversations, inner work, and lecture.
During darshan, we are invited to ask questions or share our deepest feelings. Each of OM’s answers has the clear and sharp flavor of uncompromising truth. Penetrating straight through the questions, OM focuses directly at the questioner themselves, dropping deeper than thought or feelings alone can do.
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This book illuminates the path to liberation for those who turn inward, beyond the boundaries of religious denominations, and rise above the attachments in life in order to attain knowledge of their true nature. The foundation of this path is laid out in four chapters: The Study of the Mind; Understanding Suffering; The Nature of the Inner Path, and Teaching the Path. Intelligence of Awakening describes the prospect of the transformation of our human life which.from an inner perspective.is determined through the identification with an I, which was created by the thinking mind.s restricted worldview. It provides a practical and comprehensive orientation for the spiritual seeker who looks to sort out the many competing claims and approaches to wisdom teachings that are circulating in our globalized world.
OM C. Parkin is the founder and heart of the mystery school Enneallionce--School for Inner Work, which in 2010 moved into a residence of its own in a newly-restored manor-house, Gut Saunstorf--Ort der Stille (Saunstorf Estate--Place of Serenity) in Mecklenburg near the Hanseatic city of Wismar. It is here that OM C. Parkin lives and works as a spiritual wisdom teacher. In addition, he teaches in various cities throughout Europe.
"Taken as a whole, everything becomes one in this spiritual textbook of the integrated path, [in Deo] omnia unum (Latin), living Advaita. It is a gift to all who refuse to resign themselves to the inevitable suffering of those enslaved by the limitations of the thinking mind. Every person born has the potential to become fully human, to awake out of self-limitation, to realize the true nature within. To live this potential is what wise men and their writings serve to make possible. Readers hold in their hands, at this instant, the key to spiritual rebirth!"
Dr. Rüdiger Porep -- Gut Saunstorf (Germany), July 201
"I have found it a rare and valuable privilege to read, in the English language, this brilliant, lively translation of a compendium of perennial wisdom. The author's vast scholarship is matched by his devotion to truth. The scope of this treatment is breathtaking. Within his deep exploration of the nature of mind, he establishes a unique marriage of East and West, as stirring insights into the core of the Christian mystical tradition are offered side by side with the profound understanding of the Advaita stream. Here is an encyclopedia of the inner life, but one that reads like a compelling guidebook for the earnest pilgrim of any spiritual, philosophical or religious path. Readers be warned, however, that the journey through this book requires an intrepid willingness to question long-treasured beliefs, superficialities and lifelong habits. For me, the chapter on the Guru/Teacher-Student relationship fills a need for straight talk about a topic that is desperately misunderstood and trivialized today. Kudos and pranams to OM C. Parkin, and gratitude to Gateways for introducing the English-language version of this remarkable work."
Regina Sara Ryan, author: Praying Dangerously, Radical Reliance on God, and Woman Awake: Feminine Wisdom for Spiritual Life.