Ngeton is Love.

Her loving kindness extends to all.
Through inquiry, observation, and understanding of the human condition, she is able to lend insight, wisdom and clarity to those who come into her Presence.
Ngeton’s Illuminating Consciousness,
joyous spontaneity, and unbridled freedom enliven a transformative process of Awakening.








Ngeton, pronounced Nay-tone, was given her name by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. Ngeton means “Original Mind”.

Ngeton was graced to meet many masters of various traditions from whom she received initiations, teachings, and practices.

In 1991, she met her final teacher and beloved guru Jean Dunn who was a disciple of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Nisargadatta was a member of the spiritual lineage of the Navnath Sampradaya.

The Nath lineage is said to date back to the legendary Avadhut Dattatreya and only came to be known as the Navnath (meaning ‘nine-masters’) when in the remote past 9 masters were chosen by followers as exemplars of their sect. The word sampradaya means an established teaching propagated from master to disciple. Though the Navnath lineage is tantric, in recent times the Inchgiri branch which came through Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's guru, Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, has been popularized as Advaita Vedanta. Many offshoots and sub-sects of the Naths have arisen spontaneously in service to Awakening.

Though the style and methods of Navnath gurus vary, the teachings are simple and direct. Historically, teachers traveled on foot from village to village propagating the teachings until they were no longer able to. If one or more disciples were ready, they would be asked to “carry on the teachings”.

In 1980 Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj told Jean Dunn to carry on the teachings. Prior to this, at his request, she edited and published his talks in the books Seeds of Consciousness, Prior to Consciousness, and Consciousness and the Absolute. In 1995, Jean Dunn designated Ngeton to carry on the teachings.

In the free and spontaneous way of the Naths, Ngeton utilizes any teaching or method necessary for liberation.


Jean Dunn, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,

Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj




Excerpt from An Affair of the Heart, a memoir by Ngeton:

"This book is a brief account of my search for happiness, love, and enlightenment. I avoided nothing. I left no rock unturned. In my ignorance I thought relationships, sex, drugs, alcohol, and religion would fulfill what I was looking for. I played my part with great passion, and pursued each rainbow to its end.

Gradually I came to realize the inherent suffering in all experience, because all experience is objective and at best temporary. Life is always changing, passing – impermanent.

My seeking then turned from objective experience to wanting to know the truth of my being –

Who am I? What is my True Nature?

I was relentless in my search.

By the Grace of God and the Wisdom of my Gurus, I awakened from the dream of life to the Truth of my Nature –



                        Happiness Itself!

May this brief account of my ignorance and subsequent awakening help to serve the Truth in All.

~ Ngeton, Maui, 1999



I am eternally grateful to all my Gurus and teachers for their Grace, Wisdom, and teachings:

Jean Dunn, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj (Da Free John), H.W.L. Poonjaji, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche, Gyaltrul Rinpoche, Soygal Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Baba Muktananda, Master Y.C. Chiang, Reuho Yamada."

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