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Most of what I do privately is done on the phone, but if you're in the Portland area we can do these sessions in person. The content of all sessions are held in strict confidence.

You may contact me at (503) 293-4130
or by email at goodlucknow@comcast.net

My mailing address is:

Krishna Gauci
8621 SW 57th Avenue
Portland,OR 97219

It is very helpful to send me a photo for transmission gazing meditations that we can do during phone sessions.
Click here for a photo of me for you to use for gazing.

Sessions are typically an hour long, though some folks arrange for 90-minute sessions.

Remember that the Spiritual counselling that we do together is not psychotherapy and should not take the place of working with a therapist or Health Practitioner. This is a different kind of work.


I have worked with Krishna Gauci in sittings, weekend and day long retreats, and on conference calls with other participants. Krishna is a profoundly realized teacher, with vast presence and deep wisdom. He has a gift for meeting students exactly where they need to be met and sometimes gently, sometimes boldly imparting this wisdom along with his palpable transmission. Krishna is also a virtual encyclopedia of Eastern religions and traditions, not only having read about them, but having studied them, practiced them and contemplated them for decades. His perspective is unique, wide and well considered. And, lastly, Krishna is a regular guy from New York. He’s utterly human, totally accessible, and a kind, good man. I am uber-grateful for the time I’ve spent with him, and look forward to future training, sharing, and evolving with Krishna.

-Liz Kennedy

To say that Krishna and his workshop were amazing is really an understatement. There are no words for how much this time with him meant to me. His authenticity, presence, directness in his words and intention, his unbelievable ability to green light and give insights, his powerful clarity and teaching style, his love and Devotion to humanity, all created such a sacred, vast, transformative space for the whole group to be pulled in and transformed. The Divine worked through him in such a unique way, drawing the Divinity out of us all to experience an intense field of Being. I felt as if every word spoken was a treasure that I will hold deep in my heart forever. And the ease and simplicity of the consciousness exercises gave me, a new WDM practitioner, amazing glimpses into awareness and experiences of the "Waking" aspect that I have never had before. It was truly a holistic weekend, filling every part of me. "

-Stacey Rhodes

The weekend with Krishna was a unique Waking Down experience. His special blend of penetrating intellectual insight combined with his mystical background in many traditions enabled him to explain the interconnection between "Waking", "Mutuality", and "Individuality" in a way that deepened both the understanding and the experience of the "self" and its interconnection to others. The usual "waking down" sharing time was done in a way that allowed more spontaneous interaction which enabled people to reflect what others had just said with more immediacy than is usual. The exercises he did to enhance awareness were the most unique part of the event and reminded me of the pointing out instructions found in some Buddhist traditions. We had three people who were new to the work and they all wanted to come back. In fact they were asking "how do we join."

-Carl Klemaier

"Krishna brings a truly transformational experience for everyone with his straightforward explanation of Waking Down, tailored to each individual. I experienced a further longed for clarification of my process and a greater focus and understanding of the Waking, the Down, and the Mutuality. The exercises to increase awareness were amazing and very effective. Krishna's powerful transmission activated a greater awareness than I have ever felt. The next day after the workshop during my morning practice I felt the boundaries of my sense of self expand. I became awareness and there was a deeper clarification of my awakening. I am feeling such bliss about watching my process unfold and I have a renewed trust in my life in Waking Down."

With much Love & Gratefulness,
A Midwestern Christian grandmother

This weekend was unlike any Waking Down event I've attended. Krishna Gauci taught the Waking Down Dharma but also shared from his own further explorations. The teaching flowed in such a beautiful, enlivening way that by the end everyone felt as if they'd been co-creators of a timeless moment of profound grace. Revelations came through the teachings, such as Krishna's explanation of why gazing is such a profound practice, as well as through powerful practices. I have never been to such an impactful Waking Down event. I most highly recommend it.

-Bill E

Thank you - I really enjoyed the weekend and I got a lot out of it. It was by far the most comprehensive and useful introduction to Waking Down that I've attended so far. I'm new to Waking Down and frankly I've been on the fence about whether WD is a good fit for me. I'm still on the fence, but for the first time, I can see how WD could fit into my particular spiritual path. In particular, the way you talked about the Down part of Waking Down as being about becoming embodied radically changed my attitude about WD. I also appreciated the structure and container of the retreat - the content, the exercises, the overall experience was incredibly well put together.

- C.E.

Thank you, Krishna and Vivian, for making the trip to Atlanta. The presence of your transmission was palpable, l and your useful analogies helped make abstract concepts easy to grasp. I really enjoyed the welcoming energy of the group and felt really at home. I look forward to meeting the two of you again.

Best Wishes,


Hi Krishna,

My experience with your radiant awareness workshop was so sweet. I became aware of a feeling of expanded love - vibrating and becoming seemingly limitless. It is still resonating, despite the fact that this morning at 5 a.m. we had two smoke alarms start screeching and a mechanical voice saying, "fire. fire." False alarm but unnerving. So I sit here now with a huge amount of trusting in my wholeness that feels a combination of great fullness and great emptiness.

You can use my name and my words to help you get your work to reach others. It has been my great privilege to have been a part of it.

Love and gratitude,


Although I’ve been involved with Waking Down off and on for nearly a decade, the recent addition of Krishna Gauci to my “tag team” of spiritual teachers played an instrumental role in finally catalyzing my Second Birth last year. Hence, as both a devoted Krishna admirer and a coordinator for Chicago Waking Down events, I was understandably elated when Krishna agreed to hold a weekend workshop in my neck of the woods. As it became obvious by the end of the first full day of Krishna’s masterful guidance and energizing transmission, many other participants were equally grateful to find themselves in his benign presence. His consummate skill in navigating the peaks and valleys of spiritual self-exploration allowed us all to feel held and nurtured even in the face of some very deeply expressed wounds. For every growing or established Waking Down community, or any place interested in hosting an advanced spiritual teacher who is also well versed in the esoteric traditions, I highly recommend Krishna and his wise and compassionate counsel.

-Carl Hays

I feel fortunate that my first introduction to Waking Down in Mutuality was a sitting with Krishna Gauci. Krishna is a skillful guide to the paradox at the heart of the Waking Down dharma, his wisdom sourced from sustained practice in Advaita Vedanta and Vajrayana in living dialogue with other forms of the non-dual perennial philosophy.

Despite his intellectual brilliance, Krishna's teachings embrace a trans-rational unconditional acceptance shared with grounded-ness and humor. By making our mutual vulnerability an object of compassion, he models heart-open clarity in a profound yet non-linear way

-Lisa Norton

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