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A personal note from Guru Rattana

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In my twenties and thirties, as I pursued my academic and professional life, it became increasingly clear to me that our current political-economic system was not leading us to the realization of the ideals that it gave lip service to. I realized that the state of consciousness of the men and women was the key factor in facilitating or impeding real transformation. Responding to this realization, in my early forties I decided to devote my life to helping people find high meaning, heal their wounds, and achieve higher states of conscious awareness by connecting with the love in their own hearts.

In l986 I began giving empowerment workshops on The Art and Science of a Successful Woman, Relax and Renew, Quick Stress Reduction, Meditation for Modern Living and Sexuality and Spirituality. I also collaborated with one of my students, Ann Marie Maxwell to write four Kundalini yoga and meditation manuals which were some of the first published on this heretofore unknown technology brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan.

In my late forties, my creative gift for writing moved to another level. I began passionately writing essays in verse format. These books, of which The Destiny of Women is the Destiny of the World is the first to be published, now total more than twenty. These books on women, men, relationships, the soul, ecology and the state of the world explore how to embrace our humanity, process our emotions, and elevate our consciousness ie. heal ourselves and the world.

Now in my early fifties, my dream is to connect more profoundly with the Divine, open my heart to myself and others, share my wisdom and love with the world, and expand my collaboration with others in creating a peaceful future as we honor the feminine power in both men and women.

 Guru Rattana's Story

Guru Rattana received her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and her MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. and Bologna, Italy. She has worked for the United Nations Environment Program. She has taught International Environment and Development Studies at Dartmouth College, MIT, and New Hampshire College and Philosophies of Life and History at U.S. International University (San Diego). She has been a lecturer at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Palo Alto CA).

Guru Rattana is the author of Inner and Outer Ecology: Transitions to a Sustainable Worldview (prepared for the Earth Summit) and five kundalini yoga and meditation manuals: Introduction to Kundalini Yoga, Transitions to a Heart-Centered World, Relax and Renew, Sexuality and Spirituality, and Your Life Is In Your Chakras. Her publishing company, Yoga Technology, including on-line book, video & CD catalog and shop can be found at http://www.yogatech.com/

Currently living in San Diego, California, Guru Rattana writes, and teaches self-empowerment workshops for men and women, as well as classes in Kundalini yoga & chakras. She is editor of a new Ezine or electronic newsletter - New Millennium Being. If you are interested in yourself , your inner peace and freedom, the role you can play in creating a sustainable world and are looking for powerful techniques that can help you achieve these goals, this newsletter is for you.

Guru Rattana gives regular Kundalini yoga and chakra workshops and classes in San Diego, and occasional ones in Palo Alto, CA.

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