Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Sri Avinash?2021-07-11T23:46:41+02:00

Sri Avinash is a non-sectarian spiritual Master and renowned healer. Regarded by many as a Bodhisattva, he is a Buddha of Compassion who chooses to return to the world again and again until all living beings are free from suffering. He is a beautiful role model of peace, love and service to humanity.

His Mission is to help people all over the world achieve true inner peace—the peace that is lasting, the peace that is uplifting, the peace that you take with you everywhere you go. With a heart of compassion, he travels to various cities offering retreats and healer training, and also hosts free webinars to share his healing gift and teachings for the benefit of the world.

Sri Avinash’s rare healing abilities have benefited thousands of people worldwide. His healing has helped people overcome all sorts of symptoms and conditions both physical and mental, such as back pain, cancer, strokes, insomnia, depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, liver conditions, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, migraines, heart murmurs, stomach ulcers and much more. What makes his healing really special is the fact that he is able to heal large groups of hundreds of people at once, with astounding results.

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What religion is Sri Avinash?2021-07-11T23:48:10+02:00

Sri Avinash is a Vietnamese born Spiritual Master and Bodhisattva, embodying the compassion of all Buddhas.

His way is non-sectarian, which embraces all religions.

Sri Avinash says, “My religion is the religion of compassion, goodness and love for all humanity.”

How can I meet Sri Avinash?2021-07-11T23:53:13+02:00

Sri Avinash tours to many cities around the world, so the best way to meet him is at these events. See the event schedule here>

Currently, the Sri Avinash Do Mission is fundraising for the Sri Avinash Healing Sanctuary – a place where everyone is welcome to come and benefit from his free healing and teaching programs. If you would like to make this possible, please donate here >

You can also meet Sri Avinash online, through his free One World Healing Webinars and Wisdom and Awakening Webinars.

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What is the best way to receive healing and teachings from Sri Avinash if I live far away?2021-07-12T00:01:12+02:00

Sri Avinash tours to different cities in different parts of the world, so you can meet him at these events. For a list of upcoming events in your region, see the event calendar here >

If you are not able to attend one of these programs, you may wish to attend Sri Avinash’s free One World Healing Webinars or Wisdom and Awakening Webinars. Check out the webinar schedule here >

If you need healing for specific conditions, we have a growing number of healing videos for specific conditions

Sri Avinash also offers a worldwide Distance Healing Program where recipients receive 30 minutes of healing from him, 5 days a week. Learn more about the Distance Healing Program here >

We also invite you to immerse yourself in Sri Avinash’s free resources. The website provides free resources that have been put together for you, and his products are available for purchase at our shop >

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Which of Sri Avinash’s events is right for me?2021-07-11T23:46:22+02:00

If you need physical, mental or spiritual healing, the Intensive Healing Retreats are the most suitable for your needs.

If you want to become a healer, so that you can learn how to heal yourself and others, the Masterclass is the most suitable event for you.

If you want a bit of everything (healing, divine blessings, meditation classes, wisdom teachings and inspiration, personal growth and spiritual awakening) the Awakening Love and Joy Retreat is for you.

The Satori Transmission Retreat is designed to awaken your Divine nature and highest essence, so the aim of this retreat is to raise your vibration, clear conditioning and accelerate your spiritual progress. It is ideal for those who wish to fast-track their spiritual growth, and also for those who have a deep wish and desire to experience the ultimate state of enlightenment.

Please read the event pages, including programs and course outlines (linked at the top of each event page), so you can make an informed decision about which event to book.

For more information about each of these events, click here >

What is the essence of Sri Avinash’s spiritual teachings?2021-07-11T23:51:20+02:00

To Sri Avinash, meditation and selfless service are like the two wings of a bird that will take us to the goal of permanent happiness.

He teaches that the mind is the cause of all disturbances and unrest, so controlling the mind is essential to peace, happiness and spiritual advancement. He emphasises the importance of regular and consistent meditation to quiet the mind, increase tranquility and build inner strength. When a seeker’s practice is successful, the feelings of happiness and inner fulfillment naturally arise.

According to Master Sri Avinash, the aim of meditation is to be fully aware of the present moment. When the seeker’s awareness is in the present moment, and they are fully aware of that, this state is known as satori. Satori is a temporary state of enlightenment and it is not possible for emotional suffering and disturbance to occur during that state. Furthermore, having a taste of this creates a critical benchmark that will guide the seeker’s future practice.

The second fundamental teaching of Sri Avinash is selfless service. This practice is most dear to him because of its power to open the seeker’s own heart and others’ hearts at the same time. This process awakens love in the seeker and dissolves their ego over time, eventually leading to the remembrance of their divine nature.

Irrespective of what method of spiritual practice a person chooses, Sri Avinash teaches that with effort and grace, together with the personal guidance of a Self-realised Master, the goal of enlightenment can definitely be attained.

To learn more, read Sri Avinash’s books >

You can also read, watch and listen to his online teachings here >

Or book in for a Free Webinar >

What is Sri Avinash’s Satori Transmission and how can I receive it?2021-07-11T23:47:02+02:00

Satori is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening or enlightenment. One of Sri Avinash’s gifts in this lifetime is his ability to bring people to the satori state. This transmission is very profound and an extremely rare blessing from a Spiritual Master. In the past it was only given to very close and trained senior disciples.

Master Sri Avinash feels that it is vitally important that all spiritual seekers be able to experience satori—the temporary state of enlightenment. This experience will tremendously accelerate the seeker towards the spiritual goal. A major reason for this is that once a person tastes this state, they will have an unforgettable personal reference of what enlightenment is, which then becomes a benchmark for their spiritual practice. In addition, their soul awakens to a remembrance of its true nature, pulling the seeker unstoppably towards freedom and enlightenment.

Sri Avinash’s purpose for the satori transmission is twofold. One is to help spiritual seekers accelerate towards the goal of enlightenment, and the other is to help raise the consciousness of the planet, which will happen naturally as each individual’s vibration increases.

He offers the Satori Transmission at the Awakening Love and Joy Retreats and at the Satori Transmission Retreats. See his event schedule here >

See what people say about the Satori Transmission in the testimonials here >

We also have a beautiful video interview with Sri Avinash about his Satori Transmission Retreat.

Where do the funds from Sri Avinash’s programs, services, events and donations go?2021-07-17T21:46:48+02:00

Sri Avinash’s Mission is 100% volunteer-run, with no paid employees. Sri Avinash is also a volunteer. All income received from programs, services, events and donations goes towards the running of the Sri Avinash Do Mission.

No income from donations or the sale of programs, services and events is distributed to any individual, including Sri Avinash. All funds help to contribute to the realisation of the vision of the Sri Avinash Do Mission.

What is meditation and why is it beneficial?2021-07-11T23:55:02+02:00

The word ‘meditation’ refers to both the meditation state and meditation techniques. Meditation techniques are tools that help us to experience the meditation state.

The meditation state is a state of deep relaxation and freedom from suffering, which is the ultimate goal of the spiritual path. There are many effective meditation techniques, such as breath meditation, mantra meditation, chanting, walking meditation, sound meditation, mindfulness meditation and Sri Avinash’s Holistic Meditation Technique.

Sri Avinash teaches that ‘emotions follow thoughts like a shadow’. From this, we can learn that disturbing emotions are triggered firstly by thoughts. The thoughts may be, ‘I am not loved’ or ‘You should not do that to me’ or ‘I have to achieve success.’ Whatever the thoughts may be, if a person is experiencing negative emotions, the origin can be traced back to thoughts.

When this is understood, the benefit of meditation techniques becomes quite apparent—if we practice to control or switch off our thoughts, then the corresponding negative emotions can be overcome. This means the power to end our suffering is within our own hands, to the degree that we are able to master our thoughts.

So meditation techniques are tools to practice mastering our thoughts by bringing us, again and again, back to our point of meditative focus, whether it be the breath, the sound of the mantra we are chanting, or the object of our prayer, etc.

Sri Avinash teaches that as we bring our focus to this point of concentration or present moment, thoughts cannot enter at the same time. From this, we can see that the more we build our muscles of concentration, the more we will be able to master our thoughts, and the more we will be able to have control over our own happiness.

For more information about meditation, how to meditate, the benefits of meditation and overcoming difficulties in your meditation practice, dive into our free meditation resources here >

What is the benefit of practicing selfless service?2021-07-11T23:56:42+02:00

Sri Avinash teaches that there are many benefits of practicing selfless service (‘seva’ in Sanskrit). In fact he says that it is perhaps the most powerful spiritual practice a person can do—as well as being the easiest.

Seva awakens the remembrance of a person’s true nature—which is love and compassion—and dissolves the negative conditioning that causes suffering. When a person helps others selflessly, they begin to lose their ego, and dwell more within the heart and less in the mind and thoughts.

Furthermore, very few people are able to meditate for 5 hours straight, for example, but most people are able to do selfless service for that length of time. So seva is an easier spiritual practice than meditation for most people, with equal benefits.

Sri Avinash encourages everyone to do kind deeds for others whenever the opportunity arises. The kind deeds don’t need to be grand, but may be as simple as standing on a bus to let an elderly person take a seat, helping a stranger carry their shopping, or interacting kindly with the waitress at a restaurant. As well as these ad hoc daily kindnesses, selfless service can be practiced through organised activities such as serving at a soup kitchen or fundraising for a charity.

The power of selfless service should not be underestimated, because so, so many people throughout history have achieved the goal of enlightenment by practicing selfless service. But the reality is, it is best to complement this practice with meditation for overall spiritual progress.

So selfless service is a powerful spiritual tool, enhancing people’s lives and at the same time creating a more beautiful world for everyone to live in.

What is the difference between enlightenment, self-realization, God-realization, nirvana, satori and samadhi?2021-07-12T00:04:27+02:00

The terms ‘enlightenment’, ‘self-realization’, ‘God-realization’ and ‘nirvana’ are interchangeable. These terms refer to a state of perfect equanimity of mind, or freedom from suffering. Great Masters such as Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi) are examples of this state.

‘Satori’ and ‘Samadhi’ are temporary experiences of the enlightened state. The satori experience may last for minutes, hours or days, however it is not permanent—the person will return to their previous state of mind. Experiencing this satori state is extremely powerful—it makes the practitioner naturally yearn to experience more of this state. In this way it acts as a benchmark and a guide, helping seekers to become more clear in their practice as they progress towards the goal of permanent samadhi, which is enlightenment and ultimate freedom.

What is a Guru or Spiritual Master?2021-07-12T00:02:50+02:00

A Guru, also known as a Spiritual Master or Satguru, is an individual who has achieved perfect equanimity of mind, or enlightenment, and is able to transmit this state and knowledge to others. With their profound wisdom and power, they can accelerate the spiritual seeker’s progress towards the goal by helping them overcome obstacles and confusion, and by clearing their negative tendencies. The Guru also transmits to the seeker inner strength and power to help them on their path. With the help and guidance of a Guru, the seeker’s path becomes both beautiful and successful.

What is ‘satsang’?2021-07-11T23:57:41+02:00

The Sanskrit word ‘satsang’ means ‘in company with truth’. It refers to being in the presence of a Spiritual Master—one who lives permanently in the state of bliss, love and freedom.

Satsang provides an opportunity to experience and absorb divine wisdom. The Master shares their love and insight through their presence, spoken words and how they live their life.