Antoinette (Toni) Roberson Varner was given the name Gangaji by her teacher H.W.L. Poonja in 1990. Before that meeting she had spent decades searching for lasting happiness. She had immersed herself in activism, psychological self expression and finally, various spiritual practices. Her meeting with her teacher, called Papaji by his students, allowed her to deeply inquire into herself. Through this inquiry, she discovered silent awake consciousness, and she realized that as herself, as everyone. Papaji asked that she invite all who are interested to inquire and discover for themselves, and for the last twenty-six years she has traveled the globe offering this invitation, and supporting others' deep inquiry. Among other titles Gangaji is the author of The Diamond in Your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance, Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story and Freedom & Resolve: Finding Your True Home in the Universe. She lives with her husband Eli Jaxon-Bear in Oregon and offers retreats in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Visit www.gangaji.org for more information about events with Gangaji, her webcast series, streaming video library, community programs including a prison program, and catalog of books and videos.