- Gratitude.. This is what comes up when I think about what it is to have met Vivek.
I had previously had many deep spiritual experiences and sat with many different teachers, always searching for a confirmation of something I suspected I already knew. This desire for a confirmation was never satisfied, and I wondered if it ever would be.
I met Vivek at one of his Satsangs in London, it was summer 2016 and I had come across one of his YouTube videos the night before. Something resinated very powerfully, so I looked him up and found that he was holding Satsang the next day. When I arrived, I saw that people were putting their hands up, going to sit opposite Vivek, and were having profoundly meaningful encounters.. It was getting towards the end of the Satsang, and my hand went up, full of fear, full of anxiety, I was shaking, everything had suddenly come to the surface. I sat down on the chair, eye contact was made, and just before I could speak, Vivek said.. “You don’t have to say anything, “I got you”. Wow! There was instant connection, instant confirmation, I knew that Vivek was right there with me, completely tuned into what was going on.
He then guided me, showing me how to fully feel and allow all the emotions that were coming up, and each time I went to say something, he guided me back to what was being felt. After some time, my system was fully clear.. What a release, so peaceful, not a single thought in my head, and everything felt so alive.. I remember bursting into fits of laughter, laughing and crying at the same time. There was finally a confirmation of this depth, the depth that lies beneath the surface and connects us all. And I suppose that if I had to give this depth a name, I would call it unconditional love.
Being a student of Vivek means this unwavering guidance continues, and becomes more and more refined. Constantly being woken up from the dream of thought and into the wakefulness of this very moment. Sober, awake, clear, alive, ready.Ishvara David Reagan (London, UK)Meditation Teacher / Business Consultant / Musician
- After 20 years of searching for spiritual guidance and healing for my aching body I finally met Vivek. What a release.
He showed me how to stop fighting myself, to come in peace with physical pain, challenging emotions like fear, despair and helplessness and not to believe in my destructive thoughts anymore.
I’m with him for 2 years now. When I’m not able to travel because of my ill body, which sometimes down allowed, or governmental Covid restrictions, I can attend Online Satsang and be blessed with meeting the truth this way.
A subtle although radical change happens in my life through Satsang with Vivek. A deep peace arises in me and spreads into my family and surroundings. I often feel so touched, so overwhelmed from love itself, that no matter how challenging the circumstances are, I see no problem and can cope with life in a loving and playful way.
My body relaxes more and more, I become soft with myself. And the world.Iman Johanna Straka Geiblinger (Linz, Austria)
- For many years, I felt lonely in this world. Whether I was in a relationship or in the company of others, a sense of loneliness was always there, deeply rooted. It felt so painful that I was afraid to even look at it. Which is why I kept suppressing the feeling in the best way that I could. Yet in the meantime the feeling of loneliness was getting even more intense.
And just after meeting Vivek and being close to him by attending Satsangs and Retreats and by being supported and guided by him, I finally dared to look at it and to meet this feeling fully. Vivek showed me the way, how to open and to meet any feeling.
And now I don’t feel lonely anymore and I clearly see that it was just me who believed in separation and that was not true. To realise this is a wonderful gift that I wish for everyone!Durga Audronė Aleksaitė (Vilnius, Lithuania)Senior Marketing Communication Expert
- Vivek is the embodiment of love, boundless openness and absolute clarity. He meets everyone – wherever they are in their journey – with an open heart from the depth of being.
Since a young age I had a deep longing for freedom, the first time I have met Vivek in 2016 – he has shown me what it really is.
His simple and honest guidance brought me to the direct recognition of my true self.
I have always had a deep love for Ramana Maharshi – the timeless sage of Arunachala – one day sitting with Vivek all my mind’s illusion and spiritual concepts have vanished and I directly met Ramana, Vivek shown me that he is the same one as I am.
My life has changed after that recognition. Ever since Vivek’s clear and loving presence is continuously touching my life, filling it with real peace, truth and clarity. I love witnessing the flowering of his students around him; each and every one is blossoming so much and becoming a true light in this world. There is no greater blessing than finding a teacher who is tirelessly pointing you back to the core of yourself, and holding you every step of the way with compassion and love. Like a guiding light, that’s what Vivek is for me.
Being in Vivek’s presence is a powerful and direct reminder of oneness. If your longing is for freedom, he embraces you and walks you home.Zsuzsanna Gal (Budapest, Hungary).