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About Nirmala, Nondual Spiritual Teacher

Nondual Spiritual Teacher, NirmalaAfter a lifetime of spiritual seeking, Nirmala met his teacher, Neelam, a devotee of H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji). She convinced him that seeking wasn't necessary; and after experiencing a profound spiritual awakening in India, he began offering satsang and Nondual Spiritual Mentoring with Neelam's blessing. This tradition of spiritual wisdom has been most profoundly disseminated by Ramana Maharshi, a revered Indian saint, who was Papaji's teacher. Nirmala's perspective was also profoundly expanded by his friend and teacher Adyashanti.

Nirmala offers satsang in gratitude for the love and grace that flow through his teachers, Neelam and Adyashanti, and for the Truth brought to this world by Ramana Maharshi and H.W.L. Poonja. Advaita satsang is offered as a celebration of the possibility, in every moment, of recognizing the truth of who we are. He offers a unique vision and a gentle, compassionate approach, which adds to this rich tradition of inquiry into the truth of Being.

Nirmala and his wife, Gina Lake, also offer five weekly online gatherings for Christ Consciousness Transmissions, which are a unique and powerful aid to awakening.

"Nirmala is a genuine and authentic spiritual teacher, who points with great clarity to the simplicity and wonder of non-dual presence."

~Joan Tollifson, Advaita spiritual teacher and author of Awake in the Heartland

Nirmala lives in Sedona, Arizona with his wife, Gina Lake and their two dogs, Rafi and Obi.  More information about Gina and her books, including several channeled books by Jesus, is available on her website,

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Nirmala is glad to be a member of and support the Association for Spiritual Integrity. The Association for Spiritual Integrity℠ (ASI) is a voluntary, inclusive, international organization of spiritual leaders, teachers and guides. It offers a supportive community of peers to teachers who agree to abide by a code of good and ethical practice and who commit to their ongoing professional, personal, and spiritual evolution.

Listen to an interview of Nirmala on BATGAP

"What is appealing about Nirmala is his humility and lack of pretense, which welcomes whatever arises within the field of experience. In the midst of this welcoming is always an invitation to inquire deeply within, to the core of who and what you are. Again and again, Nirmala points the questions back to the questioner and beyond to the very source of existence itself-to the faceless awareness that holds both the question and the questioner in a timeless embrace."

-From the foreword by Adyashanti to Nirmala's book, Nothing Personal