Inspiring influences to have been many in both our lives. We share a similar perception in art, music and literature, which has been a source of inspiration since youth for both of us.

We like Goethe and Shakespeare, Bach, Mozart and the Beatles, Van Gogh and Michelangelo as well as Rumi, Hafiz, Hesse, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett ...

Below you see the significant - in the sense of life-changing - masters and teachers. Some of them we were fortunate to meet in person and learn from.


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Influences during childhood and youth  - right

 

Personal Meetings
in India (1987-2000, except for Sri Ramana) - below

 

JESUS
influence on us in childhood was like a sign post, a touch in the heart, an inspiration indicating a deeper knowing, a true taste of religiousness ... beyond the churches, which built around him.


 

St. Francis of ASSISI
Innocence and compassion vibrating through him. His love for humans, animals and nature, equally.


 

     

OSHO
Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain - Mystic, spiritual master and "Rock 'n Rolling Buddha of the 20th century", author of more than 800 books in over 60 languages. In his commune, in the spectacular experiment of combining East and West, of meditation and psychotherapy, of "Zorba the Buddha", the necessary cathartic work could happen to enable inner, spiritual work to take place.
His influence had a notable impact on Western New Age ideas and the development of psychotherapy. He left the body in 1990.
Adima and Sudeva became disciples of Osho in 1984 and spent the last years of Osho's life in his presence in Pune, India. "Osho's grace and compassion gave everyone the opportunity to experiment, to miss, to misunderstand and yet "stay on the path" and grow to inner and outer freedom."



PAPAJI
Sri Harilal Poonja - The Lion of Lucknow
Poonjaji, later called Papaji, was born in Gujranwalla in Western Punjab (now Pakistan).
During childhood he felt a strong connection to Buddha and Krishna.
His thirst for enlightenment took him to the Master Ramana Maharshi who helped him realise the truth. In the mid 80s Papaji began to share his wisdom and humour with seekers from all over the world who came to see him in Lucknow. Many people awakened in his presence. Papaji died in 1997. Adima met Papaji in person in 1991.




SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI
The "Saint from Mount Arunachala", Papaji's Master.
The famous question for all seekers of truth "Who am I?" originates with Ramana.

     
 

SHANTAM DHEERAJ
Sudeva and Adima studied and worked with Dheeraj 1988-98.
Dheerajwas a radical and compassionate man and loving friend. More of a visionary than a therapist or teacher, a dedicated explorer of truth and finder of treasures.
His genius and his passion made it possible for him to transmit the unimaginably extensive transformation-work of Tibetan Pulsing within just a few years. He did this in an entertaining yet profound way. Thus, he presented us with this precious jewel of (r)evolutionary work on human consciousness for holistic healing. Dheeraj is a "Tulku", that is the regocnised and confirmed reincarnation of a former awakened Lama in Tibetan Buddhism. He died in Rome in 1998. His work flowers around the world.



KAVEESHA
Director of the Osho Mystery School in Pune, India, creator of life changing methods in spiritual therapy.
Adima and Sudeva participated in her magical events and trainings for inner growth. With brilliance and accuracy she unveiled the self-betrayal of the mind. Her far-sightedness and warm hearted humour flavoured her presence. She left the body in 1998.
The memory of her is of total support and light hearted joy. Dancing in synchronicity - with gratitude.