Shiva was born as Tony Chester. The experience of God awareness at age five set his life on a path of esoteric exploration and spiritual evolution. With his teacher’s grace, he crossed a threshold into enlightenment at age 36. His path remains full of unexpected epiphanies, visions and a deep awareness of the divine.
Shiva is a powerful teacher who consciously transmits sacred energy in his seminars, retreats and pilgrimages, and personal interactions. His approach is eclectic and draws from various religions and philosophies. A Westerner, he grounds the mysteries of the ancient world in a modern and often humorous way.
“Every one of us is the Buddha. At one point in our evolution, we all decide to sit under the tree and move beyond this experience into God. When this happens, everything in our Universe will try to pull us back. And everything will pull us back. It is only after we have left the tree and given in to these forces that we realize that we made a mistake. We then go once again and sit under the tree. What took us away before will not have any effect on us now. As we move through the attractions, aversions and ego protection, we move steadily toward Enlightenment.” – Shiva
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