Discovering The Essence of Life

Discovering The Essence of Life


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Mukesh Gupta is an international speaker and a facilitator for transformational dialogues, retreats and workshops. He has been on this meditative and transformative journey for more than two decades. He is deeply inspired by the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and other teachers/philosophers who are deeply concerned with ending psychological separation, duality, conflict and suffering within human consciousness through the direct perception of the existential reality not just from the intellect but from the heart and the whole being. During his long experience of working with students, teachers and seekers from all walks of life Mukesh developed his unique "Meditative & Transformative Self-Inquiry" approach which is primarily based on having an insight in the living moment from the stillness and compassion of the heart and mind.

Mukesh was also associated with the Krishnamurti Retreat Centre in Varanasi, India for two decades where he focused on researching and translating the works of J. Krishnamurti as well as conducting retreats and workshops. He is a traveler at heart and regularly facilitates meditative self-inquiry based retreats around the globe. He has conducted over two hundred retreats and seminars during the past one decade. He holds a Master's Degree in Indian and Western Philosophy. He does not consider himself as any spiritual authority but only a fellow-traveler and a tiny explorer of truth or call it the unknown in this vast unfathomable universe... He believes that a deep non-authoritarian meditative process of self-inquiry, based on love, listening and looking from a silent state of being and presence, is essential to bring inner transformation and establish peace, harmony and compassion in one’s daily existence and society.

Mukesh is usually traveling throughout the year but he returns to the ancient city of Varanasi in North of India for brief periods and loves to sit quietly along the beloved Ganga river.

"Any action which is not based on love and compassion is not only non-essential but also destructive..."                                                                                                    - Mukesh

"School For Self Inquiry" is a registered educational trust devoted to the study and research of the fundamental questions of life inspired by the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. It is an initiative to learn together what it means to be a conscious, compassionate and responsible human being in these critical times. It is meant for those who are deeply interested in the exploration of truth and who wish to go into themselves with an open mind in order to bring about a fundamental transformation in themselves and thereby help create a peaceful society free from all hatred and divisions. It is an open forum where all those people are welcome who are serious to study, research and explore, as friends, the deeper dimensions of life and consciousness.

One-to-One Meditative Self-Inquiry Online Sessions

"Truth is in the silent observation of what is, and it is truth that transforms what is. - J. Krishnamurti
"Truth is in the silent observation of what is, and it is truth that transforms what is. - J. Krishnamurti

Living is a great art which needs to be learnt with deep interest, sincerity and passion. The art of living requires a mind and heart which are in a state of continuous transformation. In-spite of all the challenges around us, we do have the potential to make the crucial U-turn and to reconnect to our deepest essence and find a deep peace within. These meetings inspire you to meet life fully and to awaken your true essence in a safe and empowering space.

The one-to-one meditative self-inquiry meeting with Mukesh is a unique opportunity to delve deeper into oneself, pause and meditate, learn to listen and observe from the space of heart and explore any existential question that you are facing in your life. The basic spirit of these sessions is to work on oneself in a compassionate and meditative space so that there is a natural opening up of your deepest essence. The duration of the meeting could be from sixty minutes to ninety minutes seeing the flow of the meeting. Though you can begin with one meeting, it is recommended to have a series of 2 - 4 meetings over a period of one month. 


Anyone who is somewhere on the journey of self-discovery and transformation such as therapists, counsellors, coaches, artists, teachers, activists & change-makers, those who see the importance of living and working from a higher level of Presence.

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