Clear, precise, direct, persistent, consistent, brilliant. These
are the words I would use to describe Vivien’s guidance. There is
a freedom that comes with realizing truth of who we are, and Vivien is
masterful at guiding one to that truth.
After her skilled guidance, I felt a release for the need for
constant self-improvement, the impulse to constantly look toward the
future for something “better”; a better me, better circumstances,
better job performance, better relationships… I didn’t realize it at
the time, but this fantasy of something and someone better, which was
always “over there”, was very stressful! I feel much less attachment
to this way of thinking, and much less attachment to my thoughts in
general. This has led to a more peaceful experience with not only
thoughts that arise, but also my emotions. There is more of
a curiosity and openness; a sense of acceptance of exactly what is
exactly the way it is.
I have a deep gratitude for Vivien in leading the way for me and
changing my life in such a simple, brilliant, clear and direct
Having gone through this inquiry has been the most liberating and
spiritually meaningful thing in my life. With the help of Vivien’s
dedicated and no-nonsense guidance a new world of acceptance and
freedom has opened up in which there is just pure, direct living. It’s
right in front of your nose, all you have to do is look!
I consider myself truly fortunate for having Vivien guide me
through the “Gateless Gate”. I find Vivien’s guiding to be highly
effective, straightforward and to the point. Her depth of seeing, and
experience in guiding many people through the gate puts her in
a unique position to immediately realize where her clients are stuck,
and her pointers are often delivered with surgical precision. For
people who appreciate clear and effective guidance, I know no better
choice than Vivien.
I devoted most of my life to accumulating knowledge with the intent
of finding out what is real, what is true, and the meaning of my
apparent existence. My many years of searching have been futile;
I used the wrong set of tools and was blindly stumbling in the dark.
With Vivien’s guidance, the realization was indeed shocking, it felt
like a cosmic joke has been unveiled, the most (if not the only)
important thing there is to realize, and yet, at the same time,
perhaps the simplest and most obvious truth to see. Wouldn’t you want
to know without a shadow of a doubt?
Each person will have a unique realization, but for me the
compulsive search has ended, the heaviness and urgent gravity of life
has been replaced with a sense of flow and acceptance, thoughts and
emotions are experienced but don’t take over, and the simplest things
can reveal their beauty once again.
Vivien was a great guide to me, firm but gentle. There is a big
wisdom in her, how she guides you through your own shadows, blocks and
blind spots. She was like a candle light, always when I thought
I can’t see, I don’t know which direction to go, she was there, to
light my way, to take the next step. I judge her also very patient and
warm-hearted, I could trust her from the beginning.
Having Vivien as a guide was an absolute dream. Her patience
combined with her direct no BS approach was the perfect combination
for truth realization.
Having spent years seeking via reading spiritual books, taking
spiritual courses, watching spiritual videos, meditating, finding
Vivien and her guiding was an absolute life changer.
Before finding Vivien I was an intense seeker, now I simply dwell
in being here and now. It’s truly beautiful.
Before, emotions would always linger around for a long time,
especially the unpleasant ones. Now, they are simply seen and pass by
like clouds. It’s been so liberating to realize the illusion of
Thank You, Vivien! You are incredible.
Going through the inquiry process with Vivien’s guidance was
intense, illuminating, and fundamentally changed my perspective on
myself and the world, letting life and light shine through in the end.
She’s a patient guide who was very creative, sensitive, and also
relentless in keeping me honest over many weeks of daily inquiries!
I’m so grateful for her generous and committed help on this path.
Vivien totally blew my mind :)
When I found Vivien I was thrilled, I felt like the end of seeking
was in sight. She came through with such crystal clarity, which did
not seem to be muddled with any “self” or agenda in there. I am
thrilled she was willing to guide me.
She dances with the inquiry/guiding with total clarity and
precision. She was the gentle vajra master I was looking for. Vivien
pointed out areas of confusion or assumption of which I was not aware.
Emotions and feelings were broken down and ultimately seen through
with her diligent pointing from several different angles.
With the help of Vivien’s guiding the façade of false perceptions,
of false notions of a separate solid self began dissolving. And what
was and is left then is the fresh empty aliveness that was here the
whole time… this true Self discovering Itself becomes the cause of
great fun, celebration and laughter. If you have found yourself able
to work with Vivien, I would say that is an auspicious thing
Vivien was a thoughtful, thorough, and insightful guide for me
during a particularly challenging phase in my life. With the tools she
taught me (and the care she expressed in the way she taught them),
I was able to gain a new level of freedom, acceptance, and stability
in regard to the emotional storms I was navigating, and came out the
other side having grown considerably, both emotionally and
A year ago, by the recommendation of a friend, I found Vivien. Upon
her guidance, with simple pointings and very direct questions it took
around 3 weeks to start looking and not thinking and just to see the
simple fact of reality that there never was a me, a Luchana, some
separate entity with life and goals. What a great joke! This subtle
realization came so suddenly that I just couldn’t stop laughing for
Vivien kept me alert and help me focus on the inquiry, until
actually nothing more was left, but just looking. Her seeing is so
clear and direct that it was almost impossible for me not to see.
After couple of months or almost a year, when the seeing started to
settle down, I asked Viven to be my mentor when I started to make the
first steps as a guide. And she is absolutely amazing not only as
a guide, but as a mentor as well. Her pointing and questions put
a light in every dark corner and wash away any doubts when such arise.
Life is being lived freely, much more lightly, so much joyfully.
I feel immense gratitude towards Vivien, towards life itself and
I just accept this gift as an absolute miracle.
Vivien is a brilliant guide, not only instantly spotting the blocks
to clear seeing in what was written, but also in what was not,
prompting her to put another very pertinent set of questions to me.
Thus leading to the seeing of no-self very quickly. It is early days
for “Peter” but deep changes are already apparent in ways I could not
have foreseen prior to the seeing. I am very grateful for her
I love images as they always seem to contain more than the words
can. When I got in contact with Vivien, I was on a very stormy sea,
tossed and blown about by beliefs, teachings, thoughts… and there,
in the distance, was this bright lighthouse, turning and flashing
a light to me. Steady, calm, persistent… all the while allowing me
all the freedom to find my way to shore or not. That was Vivien.
I could not see that it was the beliefs, teachings, thoughts that
were the stormy weather and sea and that there was no boat, no “one”
lost at sea. This guiding that Vivien did was tantamount to teaching
the blind that they are blind. Made all the more paradoxical by the
discipline of seeing… looking. Amazing and simple all at the same
Looking showed me that there’s no one here making decisions. This
intense looking inside for that “someone” who decides found no one
there. One minute this body does one thing and the next moment it does
something else but the looking did not show any “one” there doing the
change. So who is this “I” that is talked about?
Probably the most intense understanding came from how much I used
beliefs as knowledge. I walked and talked about things like I had
actually looked and lived it. Living in the mind is a tangled web of
self-deception if it is not looked at. And how I resisted what I was
seeing because it did not match up with these untested beliefs!
I cannot recommend Vivien’s help and guidance enough. Those gentle
shakes on the shoulder to wake “me” from slumber was epic.
I was very fortunate to have Vivien as my guide in the process of
recognising no self. Her deep experience and firm insightful
questioning soon found where “I” was stuck. She then provided exactly
the right pointers and materials to get me unstuck. Once this is seen,
it cannot be unseen and I now see things very differently than before
and will be eternally grateful to Vivien for her skill in guiding me
to that seeing.
Last year I had the good fortune to be guided by Vivien in the area
of non-duality. Through her very patient and committed approach, she
helped me gain insights along the path that I had been seeking to
understand for years. I am hugely grateful to her for pointing me
towards really “seeing” these truths in a profound and lasting way. In
the best of ways… I’ll never be quite the same again. Thank you
I was fortunate enough to have had Vivien guide me to seeing the
truth. Her clarity, insistence and purpose kept me on track and
focused, to the point that the truth was known.
Since then the manner in which I experience life has radically
transformed. The shift has provided something akin to a more objective
perspective when confronted with the natural movement of emotion.
A feeling of lightening and space is apparent.
Thank you so much for holding my hand and walking me through this
Since working with Vivien and seeing through the illusion of
separate self, I’m more open to life, accepting everything as it is
with no resistance at all. I’m more at peace with no fear at what’s
coming next. She is very patient, clear and concise in her guiding and
will not give up on you till you get it right and she is sure that you
have seen through the illusion. Thank you!
Vivien is a wonderful guide. She is very direct and dedicated to
assisting those who want to awaken. Through working with her, I went
through a big shift of perception in a very short time. I cannot thank
her enough really. I enjoyed our daily exercises and interaction. It
really helped to keep the focus. I was almost sad when it was over as
I really enjoyed the rapid discoveries made through her guidance.
Vivien’s precise and personalised guidance was of tremendous value
to me when I worked with her. While the task of seeing through the
illusion of a separate self can be challenging at times, Vivien’s
solid, insightful approach to guiding made it possible for me to
muster the determination to succeed with the work.
The ‘me' is born and dies with each and every thought in each
and every moment.