Master Charles Cannon
Master Charles Cannon is known world-wide as a modern spiritual teacher. He was given the title Master by his teacher to denote that he is a Master Spiritual Teacher or one who can teach without words. Master Spiritual Teachers are recognized by their palpable presence, their holistic state of being, which effortlessly empowers everyone in their proximity.
Master Charles Cannon is an acknowledged pioneer in the evolution of human consciousness. He founded Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality in 1983 and developed High-Tech Meditation and the Holistic Lifestyle which have helped transform the lives of thousands worldwide.
Based on his personal spiritual experience, Master Charles' primary focus has always been the exploration and study of mysticism, philosophy and comparative religion. His higher education was in comparative religion and philosophy and his life -- from his earliest years -- has been marked by spontaneous, holistic experiences of expansive transcendental states of consciousness. Inspired by the Divine Feminine archetype, his primary teacher has been the Blessed Mother who began appearing to him in his early childhood and whose apparitional manifestation continues into the present time.
In 1970, while still in his early twenties, Master Charles became one of the closest Western disciples of Paramahansa Muktananda, among the most well-known and highly acknowledged Eastern mystics of the modern era. From 1970-1982, Master Charles was extensively trained in orthodox, Vedic/Tantric philosophical contexts and was ordained a monk of the Vedic Order of Sannyasins, the oldest existing monastic order in the world today. His monastic name is His Holiness Swami Vivekananda Saraswati. He also served as an Ambassador for Muktananda's tradition and appeared in a number of high-profile public venues all over the world. Throughout this time, he continued to experience a progressive expansion in his own mystical experience through the art and science of meditation and a holistic lifestyle.
Master Charles and Synchronicity associates inspired world audiences in 2008 by expressing love, compassion, and forgiveness rather than condemnation towards the Islamic terrorists who murdered two (and injured four) of their group during the Mumbai terrorist attack. In the aftermath of their rescue, they created One Life Alliance, a charitable, educational, not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the oneness and sacredness of life.
Master Charles' seeming abandonment of the traditional context of spirituality in favor of a modern approach has made him one of the most innovative spiritual educators of our time. An extremely effective and engaging speaker, Master Charles and his focus on Modern Spirituality have been well featured in the international media. He has presented programs at the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, Columbia, Oxford, Monash University Australia, Tel Aviv and Bombay Universities, Westminster Abbey, the United Nations and the Vatican.
Master Charles' compelling vision of Modern Spirituality and his progressively enlightening experience validate his monotheistic philosophy of life as expressed in all time-honored holistic models of reality. He teaches that One Source Consciousness is the substratum of multi-dimensional reality and presents the mechanics of its actualization through Holistic Lifestyle in human experience.