Lisa Schumacher was born in 1964 in Montana and raised in the small Northern California town of Colusa. At 18, she moved to San Luis Obispo to go to college and began to discover there that life was not predictable nor would it go along with any plans laid out for the future. She began to explore the deeper meaning of life through writing and nature. Eventually she was drawn to Southern Oregon where she started to question in earnest the purpose of her life and if love was just a concept or was it actually real.
Finally, in 1995, she was guided by a friend to a video Satsang with Gangaji in Ashland and met her True Teacher. Upon hearing Gangaji say “Be your natural self.”, she fell into a deep bow of surrender to the fire of love. In this bow, she discovered that love is our very own true nature and that it is effortlessly natural to be that. Under the kind attention of her Beloved Gangaji, Lisa has been blessed with unwavering certainty of the Truth of ones Being; the recognition that we are freedom itself, and that what we have been longing for is right here where we are. Her life is consumed with Satsang; meeting together in support of each other in the recognition of true fulfillment here and now.
In 2006 Gangaji asked Lisa to start meeting with others and share this open invitation to realize what is eternally present in the core of all being.