Study of Life: Authenticity – Self-guided

Gayan Macher - Pre-Recorded Two 2-hour recorded sessions
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At a Glance

This is a previously recorded program about Authenticity. As the false/adaptive self drops away, our true face appears to us from within. Then comes the courage and beauty of manifesting our real self in daily life, in word and action.

  • Time: Self-Guided
  • Duration: Two 2-hour recorded sessions
  • Format: Video Recorded Teachings
  • Teacher: Gayan Macher
  • Eligibility: Open to all
  • Questions? Contact us for questions about registration, eligibility and scholarships.

This previously recorded program on Authenticity is part of the The Study of Life program series, focusing on understanding of life, and on the human maturation that is possible only through life’s experience. We see that the world is not meant to be perfect. But in trying to make it so, we become beautiful and life becomes sacred.

The program is taught by Gayan Macher, in The Sufi tradition of Hazrat Inayat Khan.


What is required of us is an honest following of life’s law. Nothing in this world is more important that the knowledge of human nature and the study of human life.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

In this program

We explore the depth of authenticity, meaning:

  • Knowing your true self
  • Remaining real in the conduct of your life
  • Leaving the shore of conformity
  • Standing alone if need be
  • Following the insistent inner voice that points the way
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Gayan Macher

Gayan Macher

Gayan is a companion and guide to those who are called to the courageous path of love. He has practiced and taught the universal Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan his entire adult life. In addition, he has studied Buddhist practice, the Diamond Approach, and psychology, where he explored emerging understandings of the formation of the ego.

Gayan leads group retreats and has guided scores of individual students. He collaborated with Pir Zia Inayat Khan in designing Suluk Academy, and taught at Suluk for eight years. Along with Taj Inayat he created Sufi Retreats, and then New Rain, which became laboratories for the process of awakening and spiritual maturation.

A specialty of his work is leading Inner Guidance Groups, a process in which people learn the art of listening to the voice of truth and understanding coming from within.

Gayan also has a 40-year career as a consultant to executives of organizations, having worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profits of all sizes. Being a confidant to people in positions of significant responsibility has given him a front row seat for the study of leadership and human nature.

Among Gayan’s great loves is music. He plays guitar, and as a singer-song writer has recorded two CDs of original songs.

You can listen to this music here >

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