Personal Development

 Sect Involvement 

1967 aged 12 years of age my mother gets me involved in the notorious Melbourne Australia Sect called “The Family” 

Fortunately, I was not one of the children adopted by the cult leader.

This introduced me to meditation and Eastern spiritual philosophies. I read “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda and ” Science of Breath” by Yogi Ramacharaka 

The Family

www.cultofthefamily.com/about

Swami Muktanada

1974 aged 19 years old I met Swami Muktanada from India in Melbourne Australia. I acquired an alternative way of living based on Indian chanting, philosophy and vegetarian food. 

www.siddhayoga.org/baba-muktananda

Five visits to India 

1975 – 2 months 

Staying in the Ashrams/ spiritual communities of 

1/ Ramana Maharshi Tiruvannamalai Tamil Nadu State South East India

www.sriramanamaharshi.org

2/ Swami Muktanada Ganeshpuri Maharashtra State India

www.siddhayoga.org/baba-muktananda

3/ Nisargadatta Maharaj  Mumbai Maharashtra State www.realization.org/p/nisargadatta/nisargadatta.html

1976 – 2 months 

1/  Swami Muktanada Ganeshpuri Maharashtra State  India

www.siddhayoga.org/baba-muktananda

1977 – 8 months 

1/ Swami Muktanada Ganeshpuri Maharashtra India

www.siddhayoga.org/baba-muktananda

2/ Ananda Moyi Ma  6 months Haridwar Uttarakhand state  North India www.anandamayi.org/

3/ Ramakrishna and Ma Serada Devi Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) West Bengal  www.ramakrishna.org/ramakrishna.html

www.ramakrishna.org/saradadevi.html

4/ visited the family home of Paramahansa Yogananda and met the last living relative of Yogananda. Sanada Lal Gosh, Yogananda’s youngest brother  Kolkata West Bengal State www.yogananda.org/a-beloved-world-teacher

5/ visited the ashram of Yogananda’s Guru, Sri Yukteshwar Puri Odisha State  East India 

www.sriyukteswar.com/#bio

1996 – 1 month

1/ The Mother and Sri Aurobindo Pondicherry Tamil Nadu State South-East India 

www.sriaurobindoashram.org/mother/

www.sriaurobindoashram.org/sriaurobindo/

2/ Sathya Sai Baba

 Puttaparthi, Andrah Pradesh State 

www.sathyasai.org/sathya-sai/life-and-legacy

3/ Mata Amritanandamayi  Amritapuri Kollum Kerala State

www.amritapuri.org/amma

www.amritapuri.org/ashram

4/ revisited Ramana Maharshi Tiruvannamalai Tamil Nadu State South East India

www.sriramanamaharshi.org

 

2023 – 1 month in India

Sri Puram  Vellore Tamil Nadu

www.vellore.nic.in/tourist-place/golden-temple-sripuram/

Ramana Maharshi  Tiruvannamalai Tamil Nadu

www.sriramanamaharshi.org/ramana-maharshi/

Sadguru Isha Yoga Centre Coimbatore Tamil Nadu

www.isha.sadhguru.org/us/en/center/isha-yoga-center-coimbatore

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Pune Maharashtra

www.rimyi.org/about/

 

Osho International Meditation Resort  Pune Maharashtra

www.osho.com/osho-meditation-resort

Anandamoyi Ma Ashram  Pune Maharashtra

www.anandamayi.org/ 

SRF Self Realisation Fellowship/YSS  Ashram.  Dwarahat Uttarakhand

www.dwarahat.yssashram.org/

Babaji’s cave  Kukuchina Uttarakhand.

Findhorn Foundation/Community Scotland U.K.

I visited in 1979, 1981(7 months), 1992 and 1996

hwww.findhorn.org/about-us/ 

1983 E.S.T. Erhard Seminars Training

www.erhardseminarstraining.com/

1985 L.R.T. Loving Relationship Training by Sondra Ray 

www.sondraray.com/programs-seminars/the-new-loving-relationships-training/

2000 Tantra training 1 week residential in  Byron Bay NSW Australia with Margot Anand www.margotanand.com/

2000 David Deida 12 day workshop Byron Bay NSW Australia https://deida.info/

2000-2002 Core energetics body psychotherapy

www.energeticsinstitute.com.au/articles/what-is-core-energetics/

2015 Joel Bauer I attend ProfitPoint 20 KL Malaysia March 9-15 2015 conducted by Joel Bauer  Mastering the art of presence, pitch and persuasion

www.joelbauer.com/

2019 Dr Reggie Ray American Tibetan Buddhist

I studied with Reggie who teaches body descent meditation

www.dharmaocean.org/reginald-a-ray/

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