Mark Griffin



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Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Guru Mark Griffin
Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Nityananda Tradition
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA, India
Date of Birth: 
08/28/1954
Place of Birth: 
Tacoma, Washington, USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes

Biography

Mark Griffin is a Westerner who was born in the 1950’s in the Pacific Northwest. His early adult years were spent in the aggressive pursuit of higher knowledge and purpose.

While a young man, Mark’s studies in art and music brought him to the San Francisco Bay area. There in 1976 he met his Guru, Swami Muktananda. After years of full-time dedication to the study of meditation, Mark claims he encountered a milestone of extreme spiritual significance – entrance into the advanced state of consciousness known as Nirvikalpa Samadhi. After Muktananda died, Mark continued to study with the great teachers of the Kagyu tradition, Kalu Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa.

In 1989, after attracting several interested students, Mark began to teach meditation. He and his students relocated to Los Angeles and started the Hard Light Center of Awakening, an association dedicated to the art and science of awareness of the Self.

When Mark Griffin met Swami Muktananda he says he immediately realized that Swami Muktananda was his guru, his true teacher. Swami Muktananda’s Guru was the great saint of India, Bhagawan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri. It is with the blessings of these remarkable Siddhas that Mark carries on his inspiring teachings.

Teachings

You are the Self.

Locations

Mark Griffin holds weekly classes in the Los Angeles area. He also conducts an annual week-long meditation retreat at his Retreat Center near Ganeshpuri, Maharastra, India.

Hard Light Center of Awakening
Type: 
Center
Phone: 
888-294-1072
Fire Mountain Retreat Center
Type: 
Ashram
Address: 
Nimboli, Maharastra , India
Maps and Pictures of Location: 
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Pro Opinions

My Guru

SIngram's picture

A most excellent Guru. Walks the talk. Loves to meditate. Shakti/Kundalini filled and teaches you how to achieve Samadhi. A grounded spiritual teacher worth your time.

True Guru!

Mark's picture

Perfect Master!