He meets each person from where they are and supports them to realize the source of their being in a very natural, direct, authentic and simple way.
As a young businessman Vivek was very successful in reaching his own professional goals. He achieved this success at the expense of his own physical and mental wellbeing. He felt trapped on a permanent treadmill of thinking and doing.
He had the realization that none of these exterior goals were bringing him happiness. This led to a radical change in his life; the deep longing for freedom and awakening made him sell everythting and he started his journey of self-inquiry.
He travelled to different countries and spent a lot of time with meditation, contemplation and being all one in stillness.
He studied the traditional way of yoga in an indian ashram, visited many Satsang teachers and moved all his attention towards awakening and enlightenment.
Spending time with his teachers Shanti, Gangaji and John de Ruiter, he experienced the tranformative power of Advaita. Here, his search ended with a clear self-realization.
According to the indian tradition Shanti gave him the name of Vivek, the task to hold Satsang and to pass the truth to other people.
Vivek teaches the Advaita Vedanta in the lineage of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
He holds Satsang and Retreats in many countries.
As well as teaching he is the founder and mentor of the 9 Steps®” programm, which is a training leading to the healing of emotional blockages and leading to awakening.
Vivek: knowing the difference between truth and illusion
Advaita: non duality – oneness
Satsang: sat = truth – sangha = community