Awakening Consciousness: A Conversation with Arjuna Ardagh [Free Podcast]


This week’s guest is a man I first interviewed number of years ago on my WisdomNetwork radio show. I found our conversation illuminating and profound, and promised to have him back. And here he is. I am sure you will find what he has to say informative, inspirational, and stimulating.

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Arjuna Ardagh is the founder of the Living Essence Foundation in Nevada City, California, a nonprofit church dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life. He is the author of Relaxing into Clear Seeing, How About Now, The Last Laugh (a novel), and the creator of the Living Essence Tapes Series.


Ardagh was educated in England, at Kings School, Canterbury, and later at Cambridge University, where he earned a master’s degree in literature. Since the age of fourteen he has had a passionate interest in spiritual awakening, and he began to practice meditation and yoga at that time. In his late teens he trained as a meditation teacher. After graduating from Cambridge, Ardagh devoted himself completely to the call he felt inside himself, and studied and lived with a number of great spiritual teachers, both in Asia and in the US. In 1987 he founded the Alchemy Institute in Seattle, Washington, and trained several hundred people in a transpersonal approach to hypnotherapy.

In 1991 he returned to India for a period of prolonged meditation and met H. W. L. Poonjaji, a direct devotee of the great sage Ramana Maharshi, with whom he went through a radical shift of perspective. After returning to Seattle, he began to share this awakened view with other people at Poonjaji’s request, facilitating a dramatic shift in awareness with thousands of people throughout the United States and Europe.

Ardagh has developed the Living Essence Training, which prepares people to be facilitators of this shift in consciousness and to cultivate translucence. He speaks at many international conferences, and has appeared on TV, on the radio and in print media in twelve countries. He also teaches the Deeper Love seminars with his Norwegian wife, Chameli Gad Ardagh.

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