About Richard Sann
I was first introduced to the “spiritual path” in 1969 by a woman who was a Zen student in San Francisco. From that point on I began to meditate and explore whatever material I could discover about Self realization. My first “spiritual experience” a few weeks later, though very fleeting, inspired my quest for a permanent state of realization or transformation.
Over the years my practice of meditation for a few hours a day did deepen my clarity and understanding. Yet any permanent state of realized beingness seemed illusive at best. After perhaps 11 years of this sitting practice I gave it up to work with other modalities, with no apparent loss of clarity and stability I appeared to have gained.
In 1978 I became a licensed Chiropractor in California, specializing in Holistic health care. A few years later I was guiding interested clients in “self awareness and spiritual knowing.” I never really marketed my work this way, but somehow people were drawn to it. I would say that was my first “formal” spiritual teaching.
I was introduced to “advaita” by Gangaji in the
early 90’s when she returned from India to teach. I
attended her Satsangs and a few retreats for some years, and
then sat with other teachers of non duality until it seemed that
I had absorbed the teachings pretty thoroughly in my everyday
life. Then I began teaching the realization of those
principles, along with my other healing work.
In 2005 through a direct pointing with John Wheeler, my search
for an abiding non-dual awareness came to an end. I came to know
directly that I had always been what I sought. What people are
seeking to know as themselves turns out to be “hiding in
plain view.” So it can be pointed to and experienced
directly through dialogue and inquiry. It need not be an
Currently I work with people in group dialogue called “Direct Path Meetings,” and in one-to-one sessions.
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