Satsangs with Prajna & Mateo
Meetings in Stillness are Meetings in Truth with Mateo Tabatabai
I was born in Denmark. In my early childhood, I would ponder koans that spontaneously showed up in my mind, and I would enter deeper states of Reality. As a child, there was no conceptual understanding of what these deeper levels were, and the koans were a mere game I enjoyed playing by myself.
Around the age of 7 I shut down any interest in these inner levels after noticing that adults didn’t understand, and even had a negative reaction to my inner experiences when I discussed them, or asked about them.
Life was lived in a very materialistic way after this, and I didn’t feel any real spiritual connection. At around age 18 a spontaneous and powerful opening happened for a few hours, but there was no real context to understand what had happened.
At age 23, after having achieved many personal goals, I entered a crisis and encountered a very deep feeling of emptiness. This was the beginning of the end of what I had known myself to be, and how I had lived this life.
The subsequent years were filled with death and rebirth, realizations, and deep dark nights of the soul. Today, everything has changed, and nothing has changed. The process of deepening continues with greater speed than ever, and although there have been many profound realizations, the most important thing seems to be the continuous, moment to moment surrender of everything… Love…
My work is a direct extension of what I am and what I live. It can take many different forms, depending on the person or group I am working with, and what is needed in any given situation.
There can be deep healings, dissolution of core patterns and woundings, as well as openings to deeper and higher levels of Reality. The common thread in the work I offer is always the love of Truth, and of connecting with the knowing within our Hearts.
If we haven’t already, perhaps we will connect at some point… With deep Love, Mateo…
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A dedication to the Truth of Being with Prajna Ginty
Prajna embodies the “wisdom of no escape” and evokes through dialogue, inquiry, and presence the spirit of authenticity, courage, and kind acceptance while inspiring people to unleash core aliveness. Prajna carries a message that vividly charts the universal themes of “seeking” through the most humbling emotional ordeals to heartfelt satisfaction and stability. Her approach elicits a softening of the heart that allows struggle and false identity to relax into direct intrinsic knowing of who we are amidst laughter, tears, messiness, and beauty. As a teacher, therapist, and mother, she is known for her deep compassion and capacity to transmit powerful meditation experiences relevant to everyday life. Visit http://prajnalivingawake.org
I found my life dedicated to Satsang. I continue to cherish the tradition of Satsang. My relationship to it has shifted over time to include all of life not only the weekly “form” of Satsang. In many ways, Satsang has served its purpose—to dissolve the imagined walls of separation. Now I’m returning the favor, akin to the Bodhisattva vow.
Prajna’s Journey: In 1986, after the death of her first teacher Eunice Zimmerman, Prajna was introduced to Satsang and Non-dual Wisdom Teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Anandamayi Ma, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Milarepa,… She had an immediate realization of True Self that led to seven years of Nirvikalpa Samadhi (a deep meditative absorption with Consciousness). “I watched my former identity as a separate individual vanish. I saw thought to be unreal—like a cloud passing in a clear sky. What I thought myself to be—was not. I disappeared like space.” In 1994 she gave birth to her first baby at home while enjoying the “homey moon” phase of awakening. Two years later her twins were born three months early with severe complications. After an extended period of unrest she was catapulted to the edge of a dark night that culminated with meeting her root teacher, Adyashanti. Adya clarified the dark night of the soul, as a threshold on the journey of surrendering our personal will to the will of the divine. A deeper transformation continues that includes gratitude for all of life and her children as endearing teachers.
Prajna, an early student of Adyashanti, is professionally trained as a Hakomi—Body Centered Therapist and Counselor. She draws upon three decades of mentoring, and an extra-ordinary life as a mother. On 9/11 she dedicated her life to the Bodhisattva vow and began to teach from her life experience. In 2104, after a break from public teaching, she began touring with her book. She is featured at Buddha at the Gas Pump, Conscious TV, KVMR Radio, Living from Love, One Magazine, and many others. Read about her embodiment journey in Edge of Grace.
“Edge of Grace is a moving, uplifting, cleansing, surging power that makes you feel you’ll never be the same again!”~ Sarah Tavner, Oxford Documentary Producer
“It’s impressive when the gurus and yogis of the world can attain peace by sitting in lotus position in a cave somewhere, not bothered by the insane noise and complexity of the modern Western world. But when you can attain true peace and equanimity with the Herculean challenges Prajna has faced — now THAT’s a Spiritual Bad Ass! ~ LoveWorks.com
“I like how your book talks about life ‘as it is’. Oh what precious medicine your book is.” ~ Olivia, Santa Cruz, CA
Contact Prajna at http://prajnalivingawake.org for a free 4 day mini-course, private sessions, intensives, retreats and tours. She is currently co-creating a holistic care home with a permaculture design for spiritual practice and service that includes people with special challenges. See “Sangha Project” on her site and join her vision. She accepts invitations for book signings, interviews, conferences, or to co-create an event.