Author - Robert Rabbin

Robert Rabbin is a contemporary mystic; a speaker and writer who presents Radical Sages programs throughout the world. He is a leading exponent of Silence and self-inquiry as a way of revealing our authentic being and of living an inspired life. He has followed the path of self-inquiry since 1969, when he began to practice meditation and research various spiritual paths. In the early 1970s he lived in Europe and the Middle East. In 1973, Rob trekked overland to India, where he met meditation master Swami Muktananda. He studied with Muktananda for the next ten years. Rob now leads seminars and retreats throughout the country and meets with individuals for private consultations. As an executive coach, Rob works with leaders from a broad range of companies and organizations. He is a coauthor of Leadership in a New Era, and his articles have been published internationally in numerous magazines and journals. Rob is a frequent speaker to groups in the business, academic, and spiritual communities. For details, visit,

Weird Failures

He wept. I was silent. I had seen him approach this threshold before, but not cross it. Now that he had, the real issues were clear, and they had nothing to do with the company or his “leadership.” The issues were sadness, despair...

Friends watching the sunset

Just Friends

Have you ever said, or been told, “Let’s just be friends”? This phrase carries some implicit disappointment, as though the blind date you had pinned all your hopes on turns out to be a cousin. While we may enjoy the evening, we...

Gorging on Inspiration

In writing this column, I sometimes clash with a part of my brain which offers advice. “Read other columns, write in the first person, tell instructional stories: entertain and inform. Above all”, suggests my brain’s advisory...


My father worked for a living; he didn’t play for a living. My father died at 53. He died of heart failure. The autopsy revealed that he also had pancreatic cancer, which would have killed him within months. For years, I had watched him...

Woman finding her way on a mountain path

Finding Our Way

Today, most people don't just want to live long lives. They want to live long healthy lives, or as the old adage puts it, "to die younger, as old as possible." Most of us want to add life to years, not just years to life. We all know people who have...

Dying is Fun

The image of ourself, the "I"-thought, does not want to die. It wants to stay around and enjoy its own drama. If the "I-thought" sme


Awareness can't be explained. It is neither an object nor an experience. It is that consciousness which pervades every atom in the un


We have been told many things about anger and what to do about it, but do we know what it is, not by definition and explanation, but through seeing it as it comes into being? We can't deal effectively with anger, because anger is just a word. Anger...

Why Do We Meditate?

Why do we meditate? We meditate to show our mind the place from which it comes. We do this as often as we can. We do this every day, for weeks and months and years. We meditate until our mind relaxes and spontaneously releases its contents. When...

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