Wednesday, April 28, 2010

People You Should Meet

While on my book signing/workshop tour in LA & Oakland this month, I met some extraordinary people. What a gift it was to share meditation with students at USC, Antioch University and the PHD candidates at Alliant University for Professional Psychology. A huge thank you to Ruth Gilmore for setting up our event in Oakland and to Tom O'Brien for everything he did for us in LA.

I met Damien Senn at one of my booksigning events at the Mystic Journey bookstore in Venice, California. After hearing me speak and reading my book, he called to invite me to be a guest on his on-line radio show that will be broadcast all over the world this coming Thursday, April 29th, at 3-4PM EST.

Damien is from England and an extremely creative and interesting guy! He is going to interview me on April 29th and I'd love to have you join us on that call. We encourage everyone to please feel free to send us your feed-back.

For more information, please click the link below.

Link for People You Should Meet

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Spring from LA

Welcome to the Spring--A time of opening, moving forward, and blossoming with great beauty and fragrance. What an incredible time for transformation. In today's world, a world that is filled with distraction, drama, struggle and great difficulty, we are constantly being asked from within, whether we are conscious of it or not, to remain centered, present and aware--most of all aware! For when we are aware, we recognize our ability to choose. And it is in our ability to choose "consciously" that we have the freedom to move beyond our limitations and fears. This is the moment of yoga! This is the great gift and ultimate power of meditation.

Greetings from Los Angeles. My trip in January was so successful that I was invited back to the West Coast to facilitate a full day workshop, 10 Keys to Freedom, on April 17th. My intention is to go as deeply as possible into this issue of experiencing the ability to remain happy and free "despite" what people say to us, not "because" of what they say to us. This is the ultimate key to freedom--Real Freedom.

I hope that if you live near Los Angeles or have friends or relatives in the area, you will share the information about this extraordinary workshop with them.

Here's a quick summary of my LA Schedule:

Wednesday, April 7th @ 6:30pm
The USC Hindu Student Organization
Location: Von KleinSmid Center (VKC 201) at USC

Friday, April 9th @ 7:00pm
Meditation & Booksigning Event
Mystic Journey Bookstore (1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291)
Phone: (310) 399-7070

Sunday, April 11 @ 7:30pm
Booksigning Event at Yoga Soup

Address: 28 Parker Way, Santa Barbara, CA
For local info, please call 805-965-8811
Saturday, April 17th @ 1-7pm

10 Keys to Personal Freedom: The Power of Meditation Workshop

Experience directly the wonder of your Inner Self, through an interactive celebration of mind, body, and spirit using movement, contemplations, and small group work

Cost: $99 per person. Click here to register.

Location: Aanand Saagar Wellness Sanctuary, 1318 2nd St., #21, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Note: There is plenty of parking across the street from the Wellness Center)

This LA tour will last until April 21st. You can click here to see my entire calendar at a glance. Please call my office at 901-233-0339 or 1-888-558-GOMP if you have any questions about any of the upcoming events.

My new website!

I have a brand new website at and I hope you'll take a look and give me your feedback. You can e-mail me directly at

As we all continue on the journey towards ultimate Freedom, I encourage everyone to take the wonderful opportunity to explore the depths of the Great Power within you. It is your birthright. It is always there.

Blessings to all of you!

Alan Gompers

Author, Maximum Security: The True Meaning of Freedom


Alan Gompers is a Well-Being Coach who helps his clients overcome stress, fear, and despair. He works with business owners, doctors, lawyers, athletes, students, and parents who are seeking lifelong strategies to find more peace, more happiness and greater health. The results are improved relationships, superior work performance and overall well-being. He is the author of the book Maximum Security: The True Meaning of Freedom and the CD Maximum Freedom: A Guide to Meditation . For more information, please visit or call Lorena at 901-233-0339.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tiger Woods/Repost

This is repost of a blog I wrote last month on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

On February 19th at a press conference that captured the world’s attention, Tiger Woods took responsibility for his actions. I listened to his words very carefully because I sensed the impact they would have on millions of people all over the world that were trying to make sense of it all.

What could possibly have caused a man that had risen to such unbelievable heights of fame and fortune, and achieved levels of success that could almost be described as perfection, fall from “grace” so instantaneously and so resoundingly?

This was a man that exuded perfection, an incredibly gifted athlete that continuously astounded the world with his focus and presence; he seemed to have an aura of invincibility. But for me, the energy and power of this man went far deeper than his athletic talent and skill on a golf course, for it spoke to his focus, his ability to be totally present under the most intense and pressurized situations. Tiger Woods had risen to the level of champion, time after time after time, delivering relentlessly, without being phased by anything or anyone around him, no matter what was at stake, like no one in history before him.

At one point, as he talked about what had happened to him, his words touched on something that I sensed was profoundly important, far more important than I felt most people were able to grasp or understand. He spoke of his upbringing as a Buddhist, his religion, his spiritual path, whose teachings had laid the foundation for his life growing up and all that he was to become as a man. He said that Buddhism had always taught him that when you have desire for things outside of your self, you lose your Self discipline and everything begins to fall apart. Everything that is important in life is within us and he said that he had forgotten the teachings that had served him so well. The Dali Lama, after hearing what Tiger had said, validated his words through the media as a fundamental teaching of the Buddhist tradition.

Tiger then went on to say that he was making an intention to go back to his spiritual roots, back to the support of his Buddhist teachings, to reclaim the discipline, presence and dignity he had always experienced that he had drifted away from. Yes, what he did hurt a lot of people, especially his wife, his children and family, along with millions of shocked and angry admirers? But this is a karmic responsibility that he alone must face and atone for; yet, beyond that, there was this wonderful gift that we were all given by what he said, no matter whether we even believed his words or not. And that was the gift of the immortal wisdom and teachings of the great Masters, passed down to us from every spiritual tradition since time immemorial and was echoed in Tiger’s words: “What you are really searching for can only be found within yourself.” “Desire is suffering.” “To thine own Self be true.” “The kingdom of God is within you.” “The greatest love of all I found within my Self.”

Tiger Woods presented to the world his understanding of what had happened to him, what he felt, how it impacted him and his family and what he saw as his next steps in life moving forward. But that was Tiger. What about you and me? Did we really “hear” what he said or were we, in that moment, without realizing it, just like Tiger, lost in the outer trappings of our own desires: to be entertained, to pass judgment, to project our own inner dissatisfactions onto some outer object?

My prayer is for the whole world to embrace the presence of humility, compassion and gratitude deep within ourselves, for all that we have been given, and offer that state back out to the world, letting go of all judgment, anger and fear.