"In the past couple years we've gained tens of thousands of students from all over Europe and it's growing fast" says Self Awareness Institute President James T. Smith.
Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2010
The Shaktipat phenomenon which has been sweeping parts of the United States and Canada is now gaining momentum in Europe. "In the past couple years we've gained tens of thousands of students from all over Europe and it's growing fast," says Self Awareness Institute President James T. Smith. Social networking and other Internet venues have taken an otherwise obscure and little known means of attaining enlightenment by connecting directly with the spirit to people in over 120 countries in a matter of a few years. Such Internet venues as Enlightenment Radio, YouTube, World Peace Nexus, Facebook and Twitter have "globalized" the world enlightenment movement.
The Self Awareness Institute was founded in 1985 in Southern California to train westerners in the art and science of self awareness, Shaktipat and Spiritual Enlightenment. Shaktipat is a means of transferring spiritual energy, Spirit, from one person to another in order for the student to acclimate their mental awareness to a spiritual presence within them and around them. Steven S. Sadleir is unique among Shaktipat Masters in that he is an American and perhaps the only westerner to complete yoga tapas (continuous meditation for weeks or longer), and is the first to transmit Shaktipat energy over the telephone to thousands all over the world live.
Steven will be leading a Meditation retreat in Tuscany the first week in May, signing books and meeting with students at the Hotel Consigli Terrace in Florence, Italy on May 9th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Steven will also be giving a free talk in Madrid, Spain, on May 14th (8:00 pm to 9:30 pm) and leading an all day seminar on Saturday, May 15th (10:00 am to 7:00 pm), at Centro Mandala, Calle Cabeza, 15. 2 D, Madrid. Contact Sonia Terol in Spain at sonia.terol (at) gmail (dot) com or 34 629320832.
Steven S. Sadleir spent over 30 years studying, writing and now teaching world religions. He is the author of two best-selling books: Looking for God, a Seeker's Guide to Religious and Spiritual Groups of the World and co-authored (with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and others) Wake Up: Live the Life You Love, and is releasing his new book Christ Enlightened, The Lost Teachings of Jesus Unveiled this month. Steven is also the host of the Internet's most listened to spiritual talk radio program Enlightenment Radio (picked up on iTunes), and a regular guest on radio and cable television. Steven has apprenticed with both the Kundalini Master Vethathiri Maharishi from Madras, India, and the arch yogi from Bangalore India, Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj and is recognized as a Master in these lineages. Steven also holds a Master of Arts in Financial Economics from the University of Wales, UK, and as worked as an economist and investment banker before retiring early to teach. He lives in Laguna Beach, California.
Mia Worley, Director PR
Self Awareness Institute