In recent weeks, I've been reading a book that got my gears into action. Vishen Lakhiani's "The Buddha and the Badass" articulated much of what I personally believe in and am passionate about. In fact, for the last 35 years of my life, I have been honing my skills, deepening my insights, and enacting my vision of teaching meditation and awakening spiritual intelligence in both Singapore and Australia. Through many ups and downs, including a seismic and transformative spiritual encounter with my Lord in 2014, I am now led to this point in space-time to re-envision my life and re-enact my mission on earth. So, adapting Vishen's amazing vision for his multi-million dollar global edutech company Mindvalley, I now crystallize my vivid vision for Awarezen as follows (compliments to Vishen):
"Imagine a school and contemplative retreat without walls for humanity. A school retreat with no borders or margins, physical or imagined. A school retreat that makes the planet its home. It is a boundaryless space of presence and peace, life and beauty, bliss and vibrancy that unites all genders, ages, countries, cultures and faiths, all 7.5 billion of us including those without a faith.
"The practices taught there empower us to embody lives of meaning and purpose. Not only that, they enlighten the soul and illumine the spiritual path for all regardless of beliefs. They teach us how to live exquisitely ordinary lives of apprenticeship to the Higher Good. They propel us to transcend the gravitational pull of our distractions to focus on That which is greater than all of us and all the universes combined. How to co-create lives, regardless of what we are told, by joining with God to make all things new – in ourselves and others, at all times, in all places.
"At this school retreat, students are inspired to think integrally, feel and connect lovingly, be attentive to movements of grace in their lives, be aware and awake to each moment, attuned to Spirit speaking and dancing in and through them. They let go of dogmas and beliefs that separate, release grasping and clinging to divisive identities, and open to the Work and Word in Christ wholeheartedly without condemnation or exclusion. They inquire profoundly, critically, boldly questioning their beliefs and collective systems they’ve adopted.
"People embark on adventures of spirit to explore new horizons of thought and practice. The school retreat celebrates and experiments with the latest tools. It is captivated by innovation. Lifelong learning and spiritual evolution mean there is no graduation ever. Fun and blissful, you never want to stop learning and growing. The school retreat rallies the world’s best wisdom and contemplative teachers and spreads its knowledge to every corner of the earth. It’s not afraid to ask the big inconvenient questions, even if they challenge the status quo and rock the foundations of a mass-produced life, however meritorious."
I invite all like-minded visionaries and kindred spirits to join me in this audacious dream to transform our world. Whether you feel excited to work with me on this Zenterprise (Zen + enterprise = Zenterprise) or feel attracted to be one of our students to learn, unlearn, and relearn like you've never done before, give me a call or drop me an email. We live in a super-abundant universe where synchrodestiny (creative conjoining of individual and collective life-paths) is the norm, time and space are relativistic, and reality bends in supernaturally natural ways for the Highest Good!