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Shunyamurti is the founder and research director of the Sat Yoga Institute, headquartered in Costa Rica. The institute’s mission is to accelerate the transformation of human consciousness and contribute to the spiritual and cultural renaissance that is fermenting now on our planet. One project of SYI now underway is to create an ashram/spiritual retreat and eco-village. Shunyamurti’s own spiritual path has included many years of Yogic training, including ten years spent as a formal Yogic monk, and many more years of meditative practice in diverse spiritual traditions. He has also deeply studied other transformational disciplines. Before moving to Costa Rica, he maintained a flourishing private practice as a healer in California for over twenty years, integrating such modalities as hypnotherapy, psychoanalysis, family systems approaches, gestalt, transpersonal and Jungian work, in addition to several forms of bodywork and pranic energy transmission. He functions now as a spiritual guide, retreat leader, and teacher, and he is engaged in spiritual community building, in addition to his ongoing advanced research in the Yogic sciences. Shunyamurti can be reached through the Institute’s website: www.Satyogainstitute.org. The Sat Yoga Institute offers ongoing training and accepts sincere volunteers who seek an intensive process of Self-realization.

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A must read for all 23 Oct 2008
By Margaret Merritt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have been on my own conscious Spiritual path since 1986. I have read dozens and dozens of 'self-help' books, have participated in a variety of therapies and have explored numerous Spiritual groups/belief systems. All the above has lead me to where I am now -- ie ready to truly become honest about who I am and what my role in this life is. Reading Shunyamurti's book, "The Transformational Imperative," was like being in a very frank, yet loving conversation with a teacher about the nature of Spirituality and the urgency for each of us to return to our true nature.

I found it to be very complimentary to Ekhart Tolle's book, "A New Earth." Both authors discuss in detail the importance of becoming present to life as it truly is and that, by becoming present we become free of our fears, anxieties and, in the end, our ego.

If you found value in Tolle's work, "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth," I believe Shunyamurti's book is the icing on the cake for those of us that are on this path and seek guidance from a true Teacher. Namaste, Maggie
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Transformational Imperative: A Must-Read for anyone involved in human spirituality 23 April 2013
By Tamara Callea - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book because it is thoroughly well researched and applicable to our life here and now. It is written with enormous clarity and that makes it easy for me to read and absorb. I recommend it to anyone who is a seriously committed human being - seriously committed to being here now in this form.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Practical Guide for Spiritual Transformation 23 Oct 2008
By Johanna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Transformational Imperative is a book of Truth and great spiritual insights designed to speak to all beings seeking answers to their deepest questions. It shows us that what we are is something more than our bodies, our beliefs, our choices. The core of our being is divine. This serious and enlightened collection of essays describes in great detail the reasons for our dissatisfaction with life, the chaotic nature of the world and so much more. For those who are seeking peace in their internal and external lives, this book provides the basics for achieving that peace, balance and inner harmony. It explains why the world is experiencing such turmoil and what we, as conscious beings, can do to alter that course. It is a book of inspiration, hope and great joy. I plan on sharing it with the people in my life who are looking for answers to some of the most basic, and yet most complex, of life's questions.

A great read for those interested in developing their spiritual path and for those who are already on one!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A powerful call for inner and outer transformation 5 Feb 2014
By Gadi Sprukt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have yet to come across a contemporary writer who was been able to equal this work in it's ability to offer the reader a coherent understanding of the challenges that we, as 21st century western seekers face today. Shunyamurti provided a truly brilliant, sometimes disturbing, account of the structures that keep us bound in ego-consciousness and ignorance, both internally and externally as a society. What struck me most about the ideas presented in the book is the fact that individual freedom and collective transformation cannot be separated if we are to be true to our calling. If we truly wish to live a life based on truth, on love, on freedom these values cannot be applied simply to our "personal" lives. Every realm of our life has to be aligned, on every level. This book is a powerful call for transformation. It's a great read too. Highly recommended for anyone seriously committed to a life of Truth and Love.
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this book changed my life! 30 Sep 2008
By S. Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have read the essays in this book over and over - each time finding another gem of information that eloquently explores life's greatest mysteries including love, higher purpose, and truth. The author gives a complete picture of the current state, fate (and development) of the split human ego and the way to transcend a consciousness that has become fragmented and unloving. He explains why a transformation (of human ego consciousness) is absolutely necessary for the future of our species, our beautiful planet and all of the other creatures that share it with us. On a more personal level, the book delves into many self-destructive behaviors and how to understand and liberate oneself from such actions and patterns that inevitably lead to unhappiness and suffering. He talks in depth about how to form harmonious relationships and communities that will support growth and creativity of each individual. Shunyamurti has highlighted wisdom from many of the world's greatest spiritual traditions making this book absolutely accessible to anyone who chooses to read it. I know that this book will illumine all those who have the opportunity to read it.
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