Bhaijan Richard Willis - Autobiography

A musician and rock performer in a 1970`s cult band he went on to study filmmaking at the prestigious Annenberg School of the University of Pennsylvania. It was during the filming of a documentary on secret Tantric practices at a Tibetan monastery that his life changed completely. Upon an encounter with the reclusive GesheWangula, one of the most revered Lamas of Tibet, he received a powerful jolt of ego-shaking spiritual force and was told in no uncertain terms that “the film of his life had ended.” This moment of Awakening changed the course of his life - a month later he met his Guru, abandoned all worldly ambitions and at the age of 22 began a remarkable journey of the Spirit.

Tracing the ecstatic arc from the limited self to the Divine, his inner journey was fueled by yoga and meditation.  Inspired by the wisdom of the Mystics and his intense longing for his Master, he departed for India where he would spend most of the next 30 years at   the feet of his beloved guru and in the company of the greatest Yogis, Saints, teachers and mystics of the age. 

Under the guidance of his Master, he not only pursued the inner path to enlightenment in solitary retreat in the Himalayas but by traveling the full length and breadth of India he understood what was to be his life’s mission- to dive deeply into the ocean of Eastern Wisdom, Yoga, Sufism and the spiritual disciplines as taught by the Masters and discover in them their universality, common purpose and practicality for a modern world.

BE OF THE WOLRD, BE IN IT, BE A PART OF IT and BE BEYOND IT ALL.

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