OM C. Parkin
Spiritual master, mystic and author, founder and director of the Enneallionce – School of Inner Work and founder of Gut Saunstorf – a modern monastery.
In his work, OM embodies the connection between the Eastern teaching of non-duality and Christian mysticism, of depth psychology and philosophy, beyond the boundaries of religions and denominations. He refers to the tradition of advaita, which was revived in the 20th century by Shri Ramana Maharshi, Shri H.W.L. Poonja, the American Gangaji and others (neo advaita). OM works in the tradition of these teachers and is rooted in early Christian teaching.
His work in the tradition of stillness can be described as: teacher (of wisdom), healer (of the soul), seer (of the heart).
OM is in charge of the Enneallionce School of Inner Work, founded in 1995, whose heart is the Mystery School. It is the place where the mystical fire is most intensively experienced through regular retreat by OM’s disciples, a timeless place of teaching and advanced learning, a space of intense exploration of hidden inner laws of the universe, and the practice of spiritual discipline.
The school is embedded in the modern monastery, which unites all elements: The universal teaching, transmitted by a spiritual master to the sangha, the community of seekers. In a place that serves the inner stillness.
What is Advaita?
Advaita is the teaching of the total emptying out of the spirit. Together with the spirit, the world empties itself out. Once, the world has emptied itself out, the only thing remaining is the Self.
Which flavor does the Advaita teaching take on through your form, and the way you teach?
It acquires an occidental taste. Advaita in the West, this is the unio mystica/the wedding of Christian mysticism and the Indian teaching of non-duality. More so: it is the reunion between man and God. They were separated by the religion of the Christian belief for long. For too long.
Cedric Parkin was born in 1962, and to date, lives in Hamburg. He studied psychology and the teachings of the Enneagram. Furthermore, he was involved with Sufism and Schamanism and worked as a non-medical practitioner. He was a seeker until he met his greatest teacher – death.
„The accident was grace itself“
On August 6, 1990, Cedric Parkin dies in a fatal car accident. He was brought back to life by the doctors but remained in a coma for days. This shock releases an experience of awakening, in the still darkness of his dying he meets his immortal Self.
„I had the great good luck of being granted a total experience, not only immaterial but also impersonal, in which duality dissolved. Yet I am certain that the illusion would have revived itself had I not met an awakened teacher a short time afterwards“
Shortly after the accident OM meets the American Advaita-teacher Gangaji. Being enlightened herself, she understands his experience and guides him deeper inward. OM’s realization deepens to the total and impersonal recognition of: I AM THAT.
Full of gratitude he writes to Gangaji in 1994: I speak through your mouth, because it is mine. This is the no-place where I meet you not as a student, not as a teacher, not even as a brother. As your SELF.
Important English books by OM C. Parkin:Intelligence of Awakening (Published in April)