I was born in Mexico City in 1963.  I lived in the USA from 1985 to 2015 in the Long Beach area in the state of California. Early in life, I had a question that academic education cannot find an answer for: “What is life?”  I don’t remember exactly when this question came to me, but I do remember that I read Khalil Gibran Khalil’s “The Prophet,” when I was probably 11 years old and his writings had a great impact in my life.  I do have an academic education and I do value it, but only for the formation of a productive and creative individual in society. If the academic objectivity oriented training were to lead us to experience Self-Realization; then all the theological universities will be mass producing plenty of enlightened Jesus and Buddha like individuals; and that is not the case. Sometime in the summer of 2008, while I was dancing Salsa at a restaurant in Santa Monica California, I met a young Persian lady recently graduated from Berkeley University with a PhD in Neuroscience.  We had a brief conversation.  She had everything in life going for her at that point and was extremely happy about her profession and told me that “All the answers are found in the study of the brain!” I asked her: are you sure? She replied very confident: Of course!!!  So, I asked: “Can you please tell me, what is life?”  She froze and looked straight at me and said: “There is no answer to that question.” Her answer corroborated my life’s path of inquire which has been the Self-Realization. Fortunately for me; years before I had met Mae Chen, my spiritual teacher in 1992.  Mae did not give me theoretical knowledge, because since our first meeting, during the Inner Energy Growth Meditation class that she facilitated, I felt an intense heat in the middle of my chest that ascended all the way to the top of my head.  That experience was crucial in my life, because right there I was having a direct physical and energetic experience completely alien to anything that I had ever experienced in my life, and I made the decision to pursue my life’s quest under her guidance.  After, I had been taking a few meditation classes with her, she said to me: “you have been reading too much about God, now is time for you to experience God.  So, stop reading books that had taken you nowhere!”  Years later, I found that Mae’s teaching to me was similar to Ramana Maharishi’s way of teaching, which was mainly in silence and through direct experience.  She didn’t let me talk of anything that I have not had a direct experience to relate it with, and she did not let me entertain human drama that focuses on rights and wrongs.  She taught me to truly experience what loving oneself is, and I witnessed the gifts that come along with it in my life and in the life of others, and in regards to teaching meditation; to walk my talk. Now, even though I have some training in various disciplines, they do fall short when it comes to experiencing the true self and answering the ultimate question. My most valuable training was with Mae Chen and I always go back to what I learned with her. She taught me about acceptance of all that is free of labels, that ultimately lead us to the actual experience of “oneness.” This is the main sharing of the Self-Responsibility workshops that I have been facilitating since 2009. We all come to participate together, letting go of labels and objectives we create an environment where the inner and outer peace has the opportunity to manifest as a real experience for all of us. Studied in the field of Computer Science in Mexico Work for Toyota for 21 years in Long Beach CA USA, I exited Toyota while still a Teamsters union steward in 2009, the union’s controversial labor law experiences led me to study some of Noam Chomsky’s texts on human rights. Studied college philosophy courses and auto-didactically studied some of the core spiritual texts and books of eastern and western religions (Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Dhammapada, Tao Te King, Koran, Upanishads, Autobiography of a Yogi, The Infinite Way, Sadhana-The Realization of Life, Play of Consciousness, The Interior Castle, Talks with Ramana Maharishi among others) Found great affinity and inspiration with Noam Chomsky’s and Joseph Campbell’s academic research on Self and Social Responsibility, as well as authors in the mind/body connection such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Gabor Mate, Bruce Lipton, Candace Pert PhD., Dr. Amit Goswami PhD., Michael Talbot, Brian L. Weiss MD, Dr. Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Rossi PhD., among them. Explored movement in diverse martial arts styles among them Kung Fu, Judo, Kempo Karate, Tae Kwan Do and Tai Chi for several years Discovered a passion for dance and I studied extensively diverse dance techniques: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Flamenco, African, Middle Eastern, Bharatanatyam, Butoh and Latin dances for over 15 years throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County Community Colleges Practiced and studied continuously diverse Yoga techniques throughout my dance training Born in a family with a tradition of alternative energy healing modalities and spirituality, I found inspiration very early in life to be of service to mankind Practiced meditation under the guidance of my meditation teacher Mae Chen 1992-2007, the last 3 years he led Mae’s meditation class during her absences due to health challenges, until Mae retired from teaching. Certification of Pilates and Body Conditioning for Dancers Instructor – Program 2010-12 Orange Coast College in CA USA Certification of Energetic Medicine/Clairvoyant/Ministerial Programs – 2005-8 Clearsight Institute Santa Monica CA USA  http://www.clearsightaura.com Certification of Medical Qigong – Healing Qi Institute 2004-06 Los Angeles CA USA  http://www.healingqiinstitute.com/ Certifications Neuro-Linguistic Programing and Hypnosis 1991-92 Los Angeles CA USA
“Action we must have, without seeking the fruit of the action” Bhagavad Gita
Alberto’s bio
I was born in Mexico City in 1963.  I lived in the USA from 1985 to 2015 in the Long Beach area in the state of California. Early in life, I had a question that academic education cannot find an answer for: “What is life?”  I don’t remember exactly when this question came to me, but I do remember that I read Khalil Gibran Khalil’s “The Prophet,” when I was probably 11 years old and his writings had a great impact in my life.  I do have an academic education and I do value it, but only for the formation of a productive and creative individual in society. If the academic objectivity oriented training were to lead us to experience Self-Realization; then all the theological universities will be mass producing plenty of enlightened Jesus and Buddha like individuals; and that is not the case. Sometime in the summer of 2008, while I was dancing Salsa at a restaurant in Santa Monica California, I met a young Persian lady recently graduated from Berkeley University with a PhD in Neuroscience.  We had a brief conversation.  She had everything in life going for her at that point and was extremely happy about her profession and told me that “All the answers are found in the study of the brain!” I asked her: are you sure? She replied very confident: Of course!!!  So, I asked: “Can you please tell me, what is life?”  She froze and looked straight at me and said: “There is no answer to that question.” Her answer corroborated my life’s path of inquire which has been the Self-Realization. Fortunately for me; years before I had met Mae Chen, my spiritual teacher in 1992.  Mae did not give me theoretical knowledge, because since our first meeting, during the Inner Energy Growth Meditation class that she facilitated, I felt an intense heat in the middle of my chest that ascended all the way to the top of my head.  That experience was crucial in my life, because right there I was having a direct physical and energetic experience completely alien to anything that I had ever experienced in my life, and I made the decision to pursue my life’s quest under her guidance.  After, I had been taking a few meditation classes with her, she said to me: “you have been reading too much about God, now is time for you to experience God.  So, stop reading books that had taken you nowhere!”  Years later, I found that Mae’s teaching to me was similar to Ramana Maharishi’s way of teaching, which was mainly in silence and through direct experience.  She didn’t let me talk of anything that I have not had a direct experience to relate it with, and she did not let me entertain human drama that focuses on rights and wrongs.  She taught me to truly experience what loving oneself is, and I witnessed the gifts that come along with it in my life and in the life of others, and in regards to teaching meditation; to walk my talk. Now, even though I have some training in various disciplines, they do fall short when it comes to experiencing the true self and answering the ultimate question. My most valuable training was with Mae Chen and I always go back to what I learned with her. She taught me about acceptance of all that is free of labels, that ultimately lead us to the actual experience of “oneness.” This is the main sharing of the Self-Responsibility workshops that I have been facilitating since 2009. We all come to participate together, letting go of labels and objectives we create an environment where the inner and outer peace has the opportunity to manifest as a real experience for all of us. Studied in the field of Computer Science in Mexico Work for Toyota for 21 years in Long Beach CA USA, I exited Toyota while still a Teamsters union steward in 2009, the union’s controversial labor law experiences led me to study some of Noam Chomsky’s texts on human rights. Studied college philosophy courses and auto-didactically studied some of the core spiritual texts and books of eastern and western religions (Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Dhammapada, Tao Te King, Koran, Upanishads, Autobiography of a Yogi, The Infinite Way, Sadhana-The Realization of Life, Play of Consciousness, The Interior Castle, Talks with Ramana Maharishi among others) Found great affinity and inspiration with Noam Chomsky’s and Joseph Campbell’s academic research on Self and Social Responsibility, as well as authors in the mind/body connection such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Gabor Mate, Bruce Lipton, Candace Pert PhD., Dr. Amit Goswami PhD., Michael Talbot, Brian L. Weiss MD, Dr. Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Rossi PhD., among them. Explored movement in diverse martial arts styles among them Kung Fu, Judo, Kempo Karate, Tae Kwan Do and Tai Chi for several years Discovered a passion for dance and I studied extensively diverse dance techniques: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Flamenco, African, Middle Eastern, Bharatanatyam, Butoh and Latin dances for over 15 years throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County Community Colleges Practiced and studied continuously diverse Yoga techniques throughout my dance training Born in a family with a tradition of alternative energy healing modalities and spirituality, I found inspiration very early in life to be of service to mankind Practiced meditation under the guidance of my meditation teacher Mae Chen 1992-2007, the last 3 years he led Mae’s meditation class during her absences due to health challenges, until Mae retired from teaching. Certification of Pilates and Body Conditioning for Dancers Instructor – Program 2010-12 Orange Coast College in CA USA Certification of Energetic Medicine/Clairvoyant/Ministerial Programs – 2005-8 Clearsight Institute Santa Monica CA USA  http://www.clearsightaura.com Certification of Medical Qigong – Healing Qi Institute 2004-06 Los Angeles CA USA  http://www.healingqiinstitute.com/ Certifications Neuro-Linguistic Programing and Hypnosis 1991-92 Los Angeles CA USA
“Action we must have, without seeking the fruit of the action” Bhagavad Gita
Alberto’s bio
I was born in Mexico City in 1963.  I lived in the USA from 1985 to 2015 in the Long Beach area in the state of California. Early in life, I had a question that academic education cannot find an answer for: “What is life?”  I don’t remember exactly when this question came to me, but I do remember that I read Khalil Gibran Khalil’s “The Prophet,” when I was probably 11 years old and his writings had a great impact in my life.  I do have an academic education and I do value it, but only for the formation of a productive and creative individual in society. If the academic objectivity oriented training were to lead us to experience Self-Realization; then all the theological universities will be mass producing plenty of enlightened Jesus and Buddha like individuals; and that is not the case. Sometime in the summer of 2008, while I was dancing Salsa at a restaurant in Santa Monica California, I met a young Persian lady recently graduated from Berkeley University with a PhD in Neuroscience.  We had a brief conversation.  She had everything in life going for her at that point and was extremely happy about her profession and told me that “All the answers are found in the study of the brain!” I asked her: are you sure? She replied very confident: Of course!!!  So, I asked: “Can you please tell me, what is life?”  She froze and looked straight at me and said: “There is no answer to that question.” Her answer corroborated my life’s path of inquire which has been the Self-Realization. Fortunately for me; years before I had met Mae Chen, my spiritual teacher in 1992.  Mae did not give me theoretical knowledge, because since our first meeting, during the Inner Energy Growth Meditation class that she facilitated, I felt an intense heat in the middle of my chest that ascended all the way to the top of my head.  That experience was crucial in my life, because right there I was having a direct physical and energetic experience completely alien to anything that I had ever experienced in my life, and I made the decision to pursue my life’s quest under her guidance.  After, I had been taking a few meditation classes with her, she said to me: “you have been reading too much about God, now is time for you to experience God.  So, stop reading books that had taken you nowhere!”  Years later, I found that Mae’s teaching to me was similar to Ramana Maharishi’s way of teaching, which was mainly in silence and through direct experience.  She didn’t let me talk of anything that I have not had a direct experience to relate it with, and she did not let me entertain human drama that focuses on rights and wrongs.  She taught me to truly experience what loving oneself is, and I witnessed the gifts that come along with it in my life and in the life of others, and in regards to teaching meditation; to walk my talk. Now, even though I have some training in various disciplines, they do fall short when it comes to experiencing the true self and answering the ultimate question. My most valuable training was with Mae Chen and I always go back to what I learned with her. She taught me about acceptance of all that is free of labels, that ultimately lead us to the actual experience of “oneness.” This is the main sharing of the Self-Responsibility workshops that I have been facilitating since 2009. We all come to participate together, letting go of labels and objectives we create an environment where the inner and outer peace has the opportunity to manifest as a real experience for all of us. Studied in the field of Computer Science in Mexico Work for Toyota for 21 years in Long Beach CA USA, I exited Toyota while still a Teamsters union steward in 2009, the union’s controversial labor law experiences led me to study some of Noam Chomsky’s texts on human rights. Studied college philosophy courses and auto-didactically studied some of the core spiritual texts and books of eastern and western religions (Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Dhammapada, Tao Te King, Koran, Upanishads, Autobiography of a Yogi, The Infinite Way, Sadhana-The Realization of Life, Play of Consciousness, The Interior Castle, Talks with Ramana Maharishi among others) Found great affinity and inspiration with Noam Chomsky’s and Joseph Campbell’s academic research on Self and Social Responsibility, as well as authors in the mind/body connection such as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Gabor Mate, Bruce Lipton, Candace Pert PhD., Dr. Amit Goswami PhD., Michael Talbot, Brian L. Weiss MD, Dr. Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Rossi PhD., among them. Explored movement in diverse martial arts styles among them Kung Fu, Judo, Kempo Karate, Tae Kwan Do and Tai Chi for several years Discovered a passion for dance and I studied extensively diverse dance techniques: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Flamenco, African, Middle Eastern, Bharatanatyam, Butoh and Latin dances for over 15 years throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County Community Colleges Practiced and studied continuously diverse Yoga techniques throughout my dance training Born in a family with a tradition of alternative energy healing modalities and spirituality, I found inspiration very early in life to be of service to mankind Practiced meditation under the guidance of my meditation teacher Mae Chen 1992-2007, the last 3 years he led Mae’s meditation class during her absences due to health challenges, until Mae retired from teaching. Certification of Pilates and Body Conditioning for Dancers Instructor – Program 2010-12 Orange Coast College in CA USA Certification of Energetic Medicine/Clairvoyant/Ministerial Programs – 2005-8 Clearsight Institute Santa Monica CA USA  http://www.clearsightaura.com Certification of Medical Qigong – Healing Qi Institute 2004-06 Los Angeles CA USA  http://www.healingqiinstitute.com/ Certifications Neuro-Linguistic Programing and Hypnosis 1991-92 Los Angeles CA USA
“Action we must have, without seeking the fruit of the action” Bhagavad Gita
Alberto’s bio