Several years back, we made the difficult decision to leave the satsang circle and work on our own to understand the true core of the Self-Inquiry of Ramana Maharshi.
We had already spent several years teaching Ramana Maharshi’s Self-Inquiry, and we wanted to find out why it did not seem to work for everyone as it had worked for us. And to do that we knew we had to start by working with people who had little or no experience with the tropes and certainties that comprise most modern spiritual teachings.
And that’s what we have done. We have spent most of the last ten years or so working with people all over the world seeking a clear understanding of our own liberation from fear and ignorance through Ramana Maharshi's Self-Inquiry.
And we have cracked the code, so to speak, of its true gift of clearing the mind of the effects of the false fear that strikes at birth and cripples most of us for life. We have uncovered its simple humanness, which is the missing link that makes it work for anyone, no matter what they may have tried in the past to ease the confusion and pain of human life.
We have developed what we call The Just One Look Method, which brings together the essence of Ramana Maharshi's Self-Inquiry (which is the act we call “looking at yourself") and a very simple, but amazingly powerful work with attention (we call it “self-directed attention exercise"). And no, this is not mindfulness meditation; it's more like its opposite.
We have spent the last ten years or so introducing our method to people of all walks of life, and helping them through the process. And it has been proven over and over to truly achieve liberation from mental suffering.
Please read some of the several dozens of testimonials attesting to that on our website.
The result of this work cannot be imagined; it is much less (and so much more) than what has been called enlightenment, self-realization, awakening, and the like.
So, it has been a while since we have met with groups of people in person. Now it’s time to meet again with people we used to see in our satsangs and show them how really simple it is to do Ramana Maharshi’s Self-Inquiry and actually achieve good and lasting results.
We are looking for people who would be willing to host one meeting in their living room. It doesn't have to be big, 10-15 people. We would like to meet in a very informal setting, no recordings and no cameras. Just sit down and talk together.
If you are willing and able to host a meeting or know someone who might be interested in doing so, please send us an email and we'll go from there. Don't forget to include your full name, your city and state, your email address, and your phone number.
Thank you very much for reading this and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
John and Carla Sherman
July 1, 2017