RYAN ALTMAN

Hey, I’m Ryan πŸ‘‹

It’s my mission to transmit the timeless wisdom and time-tested, transformative meditation practices of authentic spiritual traditions into the digital age. Through my work, I help people overcome suffering, achieve their potential, and connect to their spiritual truth. I create content, mentor clients 1-1 online, and teach in-person workshops and retreats.

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Who is Ryan Altman?

I’ve been a life-long truth seeker, and became fascinated by consciousness and the problem of human suffering from an early age. As a teenager, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and ADD. The emotional challenges drove me to inquire into big questions about life. I went on to get a BA in Philosophy at Arizona State University with an emphasis in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, but finished feeling unsatisfied with academic study of consciousness. Searching for a direct experience of truth, I continued my search with great intensity until I eventually found the answers I was searching for in the timeless wisdom traditions of Yoga, Buddhism, and Vedanta.

On my journey, I’ve been fortunate to meet and personally study with enlightened teachers from prominent spiritual lineages in India and around the world. The two traditions I draw most strongly from are the meditative and energetic tradition of Kriya Yoga, and the philosophical and inquiry based tradition of Advaita Vedanta.

I’ve been with my spiritual teacher, Rajivji, for over 14 years and have spent thousands of hours meditating and doing spiritual practices. Now, it’s my mission to transmit the power of the ancient spiritual traditions I am connected to into our modern digital world.

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Fun Facts

  • I’m 38 years old. Born in May 1986, in Tempe, AZ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
  • I like wearing hats to protect my baldy head 🧒
  • I’m a digital native and believe in the power of technology when used responsibly. I also made this website πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»
  • My favorite drink is matcha tea 🍡
  • I was an early adopter of cryptocurrencies and strongly believe in decentralization πŸ”—
  • My dad’s an artist and creativity is important part my of my life. You can find my art throughout my content 🎨
  • I organize my life and work using the productivity app Notion πŸ“
  • My favorite snack is popcorn 🍿
  • I’ve volunteered at a skilled nursing facility near my parent’s home in AZ for over 15 years 🀲
  • My favorite sports team is the Phoenix Suns in the NBA β˜€οΈ
  • I love cooking and food. Nothing brings me more joy than sharing a meal with friends and family πŸ˜‹
  • Movement is a big part of my life (thanks to my beautiful wife, Soisci) and I love playing sports and games πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

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My Virtues

These virtues are the essence of my teaching system and my guiding compass through life.Β  I sometimes refer to them as The Four Radiant Diamonds, since they grant us our spiritual wealth of freedom, love, peace and joy. They’re derived from the four traditional requirements set down by Vedic philosophy to attain spiritual liberation called Sadhana Chatshtaya. If you want to see how well you’re developing these virtues on your path, you can take my free quiz The Spiritual Awareness Assessment.

πŸ”¬ Discernment

Judging wisely, cultivating self-awareness and understanding, inquiry into reality, discriminating between true and false

❀️‍πŸ”₯ Devotion

Whole-hearted faith in our path of spiritual transformation, loving connection and service to the divine within and without

πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ Discipline

Self-control and mastery of the mind through meditation to elevate our state of consciousness beyond its limitations

🀲 Detachment

Letting go of identification with the ego, non-attachment to the world and the results of our actions

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My Teachers & Guides

Where would I be without my teachers? These are a few of the teachers who’ve had a big impact on my spiritual path and personal journey of transformation. Each teacher has a description of their lineage and practice. Praise them!

Rajiv Kapur (Rajivji)

Advaita Vedanta, Meditation & Kriya Yoga

Forrest Knutson

Kriya Yoga & Meditation

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Advaita Vedanta & Self-Inquiry

Martin Luther King Jr.

Christianity & Nonviolence

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Advaita Vedanta, Self-Inquiry & Bhakti Yoga

Valmiki

Advaita Vedanta & Yoga Vasistha

Edward Muzika

Advaita Vedanta, Zen & Self-Inquiry

Swami Vivekananda

Neo Vedanta & Yoga

❀️‍πŸ”₯ Begin your journey of transformation now

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