Paul has been deeply touched by the teachings of The Buddha, Christ, Ramana Maharshi, Eckhart Tolle, and his own teacher Sri Mooji.
From his early twenties Paul spent 12 years as a devout Buddhist and lived and worked in a Buddhist community engaging sincerely in spiritual practices, meditation retreats and in depth study of Buddhist scripture.
However, it wasn't until 2002 in his mid 30's when he became critically ill that the truth beyond his conditioned individual identity was recognised. At this point, he knew that this experience had revealed something within him that no book, belief, or technique ever could.
In the midst of deep pain and suffering, he experienced a profound shift in consciousness from mind identity to Heart Presence and felt a great peace within.
This inner movement continued to deepen, mature, and develop over many years. During this time Paul spent long periods of time in Tiruvannamalai, South India. This town is synonymous with the Self Inquiry teachings popularised by the great Indian sage and mystic Sri Ramana Maharshi.
It was during one of these winter trips to 'Tiru' that Paul met his teacher Sri Mooji, who showed him that even the state of Presence, which is the most sacred feeling in the body, is not the 'final stop' because it too arises within an unchanging background of Awareness.
Since 2010 Paul has been holding 'Meetings in Stillness' with individuals and groups of people who have an authentic calling to discover their own true nature and so find inner peace.
The purpose of these meetings is to share the wisdom teachings from the east and present them in a down to earth, ordinary way so that whoever feels drawn to the path of self-inquiry can have access, and ongoing guidance in discovering their own stillness, silence, and peace.
Paul spends his time traveling between the UK, Spain, Norway and Sweden with his partner Ulrika who supports and helps organise the meetings.
When he is not traveling and holding meetings he likes to play conscious golf. He describes himself as a simple man, living an ordinary life, whilst following a deep inner calling.
Paul shares his spiritual poetry, videos, and writings on his Facebook group here He is also currently writing two books that will be available soon.
I often used to sit up all night asking God what He wanted of me.
The answer was always the same; 'Teach Dharma, Teach Dharma'
How I wondered? I have nothing to teach, no methods, no scripture, no learning.
The answer came...Simply be one with your own Being. Simply rest as the Self. That is the greatest teaching and service of all. In receiving this guidance, something within me deeply relaxed and let go of trying to make anything happen.
Since then, all of the meetings, all of the talks, the meditations, the interactions, the Silence. All of these things have arisen naturally and spontaneously out of this surrendered space. In that, there is a power present that is far greater than 'the personal I' could ever create. It is the power and presence of Being Consciousness.
The meetings are an invitation to come to rest inside that Power, and to know and confirm it, to be our own inmost Self. Paul Hurcomb