I have been deeply touched by the teachings of The Buddha, Christ, Ramana Maharshi, Eckhart Tolle, and my own teacher Sri Mooji.
From my early twenties I spent 12 years as a practicing 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 my mid 30's when I became critically ill that the truth beyond my personal identity was recognised.
In the midst of deep pain and suffering I experienced a profound shift in consciousness from mind identity to Heart Presence and felt a deep peace within.
This inner movement continued to deepen and mature over many years. During this time I was drawn to Tiruvannamalai, South India.
It was during one of these trips to 'Tiru' that I met my teacher Sri Mooji, who showed me that even the state of Presence, which is the purest and most sacred essence in the body, is not the 'final stop' because it too arises within an unchanging background of awareness.
Since 2010 I have been holding meetings and retreats with groups of people who have a sincere desire to discover their true nature and find inner peace.
I regard myself as a simple man, living a peaceful life whilst following a deep inner calling.
I share poetry, videos, and writings in my Facebook group. I have also recently completed my first book; 'The Union of Love and Wisdom'.
I hold a monthly open meeting online and In 2020 an online community developed with a 3 month focus group.
"I often used to sit up all night asking what life 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. Rest as the Self. That is the greatest teaching of all. In receiving this guidance, something within me deeply relaxed and I let go of trying to make anything happen. Since that time, all of the meetings, the talks, the meditations, and the writings have arisen naturally and spontaneously out of this surrendered space. In that, there is a power present that is greater than anything ‘I' can create. It is the power and presence of Being Consciousness. The meetings are an invitation to discover this power, and confirm it to be our own inmost Self" Paul Hurcomb