Ngeton



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Fast Facts
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Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Advaita, Navnath Sampradaya
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA
Date of Birth: 
1939
Place of Birth: 
USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes

Biography

Ngeton, pronounced Nay-tone, was given her name by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. Ngeton means “Original Mind”.

Ngeton was graced to meet many masters of various traditions from whom she received initiations, teachings, and practices.

In 1991, she met her final teacher and beloved guru Jean Dunn who was a disciple of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Nisargadatta was a member of the spiritual lineage of the Navnath Sampradaya.

The Nath lineage is said to date back to the legendary Avadhut Dattatreya and only came to be known as the Navnath (meaning ‘nine-masters’) when in the remote past 9 masters were chosen by followers as exemplars of their sect. The word sampradaya means an established teaching propagated from master to disciple. Though the Navnath lineage is tantric, in recent times the Inchgiri branch which came through Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's guru, Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, has been popularized as Advaita Vedanta. Many offshoots and sub-sects of the Naths have arisen spontaneously in service to Awakening.

Though the style and methods of Navnath gurus vary, the teachings are simple and direct. Historically, teachers traveled on foot from village to village propagating the teachings until they were no longer able to. If one or more disciples were ready, they would be asked to “carry on the teachings”.

In 1980 Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj told Jean Dunn to carry on the teachings. Prior to this, at his request, she edited and published his talks in the books Seeds of Consciousness, Prior to Consciousness, and Consciousness and the Absolute. In 1995, Jean Dunn designated Ngeton to carry on the teachings.

In the free and spontaneous way of the Naths, Ngeton utilizes any teaching or method necessary for liberation.

Sources: 
http://www.ngeton.org/about.htm

Teachings

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Locations

Maui, HI

Books & Media

Recommended Books: 
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An Affair of the Heart

by Ngeton

(Paperback)

An Affair of the Heart is the true story of an American woman's waking up from the ordinary trance most of us call existence. This autobiographical account is the story of Ngeton's courageous adventure from a three year old tap dancing on tables at USO clubs, a Morman childhood, a teenage pregnancy and failed marriages, alcoholism, a nervous breakdown, to a sex-crazed New Age hippie and an LSD experience that placed Ngeton on a path to awakening-THE ULTIMATE TRUTH OF BEING. On the spiritual path Ngeton was graced to meet Baba Muktananda, Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, Master Da Free John, H.W.L. Poonja, and many other teachers including Jean Dunn who, in 1995, designated Ngeton her successor in carrying on the spiritual lineage of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. This book is an inspiration to anyone on the spiritual path.