"When I was newly awakened, my grandfather kept encouraging me to walk toward the sun whenever I shut my eyes to meditate. He suggested that I open my center as wide and as much as I could, when I was ready. Back then, I didn’t understand deeply what he meant, because I thought that I had opened it when I woke up. Enlightenment was not the end, but a beginning."
When one door closes another door opens. Oday La Kingsavanh's process of awakening, described in her prior book All and Nothing, proved the start of a process that was to continue through numerous meditations, self-examination, and transformative experiences. The roots and beginnings of her journey continue in The Road to Nirvana, which captures the experiences of meditative states, their imagery and meaning, and most of all, the road to Self that is independent of conditions, desires, perceptions, and attachments.
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About the Author
Oday La Kingsavanh was born in Savannakhet, Laos in 1972 and immigrated with her family to the United States in 1983. She began school in sixth grade knowing hardly any English but determined to succeed academically, obtained her BS in Psychology in 1996, her MA in Counseling Psychology in 2001, and her doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2009. She began meditation to find focus and ways to release stress; but her immersion in meditation would lead her to understand herself more than she had hoped or expected. She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her family. Her deepest desire is to share her transformation, which move beyond right and wrong, or good and bad with others. Namaste!