Amir Mourad is an Egyptian mystic, yogi, and spiritual teacher. Having once faced depression spanning several years, an overwhelming fear of death, along with increasing awareness of the realities of human suffering, he began his inquiries into the nature of existence. Studying the different philosophies of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, as well as Western philosophy, he quickly discovered that the mere gathering of knowledge, philosophies, or belief systems is insufficient for human liberation, nor can there be happiness in the world without self-knowledge. Beginning the practice of yoga, he immediately became deeply absorbed into the discipline. After coming to a profound awakening and a series of inner transformations during a six-year period living as a hermit, he founded the Shunya Yoga system as an effort to unfold the full potential of a human being leading to self-realization, bliss, inner freedom, and total absorption into the gift of life.
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