OM C. Parkin - author

OM is a human being who has already traveled the awakening path, a sage who knows the paths towards ultimate recognition and the dead ends as well – a spiritual master. He teaches how to discover and to listen to the inner teacher. He accompanies whoever is interested on their path to the essential core of their being, the SELF. In Darshan, where he answers questions, he passes on his knowledge of the Absolute and the presence of the still mind.

He studied psychology but dropped out of university studies after three years, because it gave him no real insight into human nature; meeting his Sufi teacher seemed more fertile to him. Later, in the oral tradition, he studied the teachings of the Enneagram. In 1990, at the age of 27, he suffered a serious car accident, crossed the threshold of death, and woke up again to life, egolessly. Shortly afterwards, he met his spiritual teacher Gangaji, who helped him process his transformation which cut through the everyday world of experience. Gangaji sent OM to her own teacher H.W.L. Poonja, a direct disciple of Ramana Maharshi, who gave OM his spiritual name.

OM C. Parkin has been teaching orally and in writing ever since, accompanying people in their search for truth and self-knowledge at spiritual events (Darshan, retreats and lectures). In the ‘90s, he founded the first major German speaking Mystery School of the present time, which since 2010 has been located at the modern monastery Gut Saunstorf – Place of Stillness.

In addition, OM C. Parkin is the author of a variety of books, writings and articles, of which the following ones have been published in English: The Myth of Enlightenment (1996), Birth of the Lion: Non-Duality as a Way of Life (2003 in Europe and 2016 in the U.S.A.), Guidelines for Inner Practice (2013), The Digital Age: A Critical View from a Wisdom Perspective (2018) and Intelligence of Awakening: Navigating the Wisdom Path (2019).

OM C. Parkin’s spiritual teaching, also referred to as Inner Science, is based on the Eastern Advaita tradition (teaching of non-duality - the best known proponent of this tradition in the West is Sri Ramana Maharshi). This teaching also encompasses Western experiential paths (e. g., Christian Mysticism, Georges I. Gurdjieff: The Fourth Way) as well as modern psychological and psychotherapeutic methods. The goal is self-knowledge through inner work, which ultimately leads to the realization of the true human nature.

“At the innermost core of the religions of the East (Advaita and Zen, among others) we find the ripest fruits of the philosophy of BEING, the mystery of the dissolution of the world. The spiritual culture of the West has brought forth the knowledge of the evolution of consciousness, the philosophy of Becoming. The highest teaching is the unification teaching which merges the paths of love and truth (small marriage) and unites BEING and Becoming (Great Marriage) thus uniting in supreme realization what has never been separate.” —OM C. PARKIN