An Extraordinary Ordinary Man

June 30, 2016
Serge Benhayon presenter

Neil GambleBy Neil Gamble

I have just returned from The Annual Universal Medicine Vietnam Retreat where all attendees got a full download from Serge Benhayon over a five day period. It is a remarkable event. It should be called an “Advance” not a “Retreat”, or better still an “Evolution” because that is what it is really about. But then, as Serge rightly says, none of us are really going anywhere as we cruise around the same solar orbit each year. It is about advancing our choices and behaviour into a world of evolution, brought to us by Serge Benhayon, framed by the teachings of The Ageless Wisdom.

The Vietnam Annual Retreat has been held for many years now, and is an absolute privilege, even without the added fascination of all matters Vietnamese, like the amazing local people, their food and the compelling history of that colourful country.

Now retired from my previous business life as a CEO of significant multi-national corporations, I used to give and receive many presentations, small and large audiences alike. These took place in New York, London, Frankfurt, Sydney, Hong Kong and many far flung cities where canny investors and bankers gathered to size up potential investments. These were the cream of the investing world which did not waste time on poorly presented stories; they received only the very best and presentations skills were everything in this circus of investor roadshows……… like an investor beauty pageant.

So I have experienced “the best” of seminars, conferences and investor presentations, which included many top notch speakers.

But none of those match the performance of Serge Benhayon. Not even close. Time and again. Retreat after Retreat. Workshop after Workshop. He is unique.

Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, through the teachings of “The Ageless Wisdom” so that we all can live in, what he has earthed, “The Way of the Livingness”, or a way to evolve from the rot of today’s world to a more fulfilling and joyful life.

As I thumb through my fifty pages of notes that I made over those five retreat days, I realise just how many times he downloaded some profound expressions here or some revealing teachings there. It is quite extraordinary what is on offer by this man.

What is truly amazing is that he presents and leads these sessions for at least seven hours a day, without any preparation or slide show support.

He holds a full house audience of highly discerning people, who have travelled long distances to hear him speak and to be in his Atma. Everyone, without exception, leaves those retreats (also held annually in the UK and Australia) changed, enthusiastic, with a spring in his or her step carrying precious notebooks with yet another library of unique Serge sayings and life’s lessons to be put into living practice.

To add to this marvel it should be known that Serge partakes of a single healthy meal a day, with only water to lubricate his being. Most presenters need coffee, sugar, after hour cocktails and rich food to sustain them through far less demanding presentations. Serge has nothing of that sort. At the end of the day he seems the freshest person in the hall and he starts the next day before any of the attendees, as he only sleeps three to four hours a night. He is a phenomenon: Science should study this man.


I have not come across anyone in this world who can do what Serge Benhayon does; not even close.

One day soon, no hall is going to be big enough for Serge’s retreats.

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  • Reply adam warburton July 3, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Something not widely known and not reported in the media. He sleeps 3-4 hours a night, eats as clean a diet as you could imagine, works 17 hour days, never misses the opportunity to respond to an email, or take a call, or listen after a day of presenting. He is always the last man standing in the hall, patiently attending to the queue, in no rush, always giving of his time. Always tender, always open – never heard a harsh word from his lips. Uncomfortable truths and challenging concepts – yes, but never said with an air of condemnation or judgement of humanity.

  • Reply Rowena Stewart July 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you Neil, this is a very accurate, truthful account of these life-altering Retreats that Serge Benhayon has been delivering three times a year in three different countries since 2007. Every one is a unique event, which builds upon the foundations of the one before it, spontaneously delivered from an invisible plan that flows effortlessly from start to finish, with none of the temporal props that we are so used to associating with presentations and workshops. Every day Serge presents to us the real issues we face, our core responsibilities and our true power to address the miserable state of affairs the world is in. And all delivered with a grace and wisdom beyond this world, supported by one extremely nourishing meal a day, fresh water, a few hours sleep and an un-erring connection to his Soul and God. Extremely worthy of true scientific observation (not something we are very good at yet) Serge Benhayon is a living example of who we all really are and demonstrates on a daily basis the way to return to this innate connection and way of life. Every Retreat is certainly a huge Advance in the Evolution of Man, whatever people may think, Serge Benhayon is grounding the new way forward for humanity every single day of his life and presenting the greater laws and wisdoms that we will all have to at some point in our lives, willing align

    So true Neil, we should all study Serge Benhayon intensely and this is something he welcomes with open arms, the choice of the student to study and discern if what he presents is the truth by observing how he lives. His presentations are stupendous, I have never come across anyone who can so fluently present the most life changing, conscious breaking information that he does, or unfold a five day retreat so perfectly with no written game plan, slide show or notebook to rely on and all fuelled on a very simple, healthy diet, water and a few hours sleep. Serge is connected to a different source of information and one we can all tap into if we choose to apply the same dedication to looking after our selves as Serge does with himself and to uphold the sacredness of relationships, with self, with each other and with God inside us.

  • Reply Jane Keep July 4, 2016 at 4:45 am

    I so agree Neil – well said – truly an extraordinary man – the most dedicated man with the deepest integrity I have ever met. I have known Serge Benhayon for over 12 years and he has been an absolutely consistent inspiration for me. Every time I attend a workshop or presentation I am blown away – the wisdom is extraordinary, and the care and tenderness that Serge Benhayon lives is astonishing. I too have attended many retreats including Vietnam this year. They are game changing, life changing in every way.

  • Reply Liane Mandalis July 4, 2016 at 6:31 am

    It’s true. Serge Benhayon lives our true normal that is so far removed from the ‘normal’ we have all reduced ourselves to living. Normal is never what is common. Normal is simply to live the love that we are and in that love, all that we need is fuelled by the all that we are, providing that there is not an ounce of ‘self’ standing in the way. This is what a life in true service to humanity looks like. No fancy credentials, secret tips, elaborate slideshows, frenzied accolades, uppers or downers needed to get the job done, just simply a great love lived and in this living others re-awaken to the true normal that lives within them also. Pure, Divine, extraordinary, ordinary everyday magic.

  • Reply Mariette Reineke July 4, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I have never met a man like Serge Benhayon ever in my life. He is the only man I know that lives, breaths and walks truth.

  • Reply Victoria Arnanz July 5, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Before and after Serge Benhayon, I can not imagine my life without him and Universal Medicine. He is a living example of what I have been longing for all my life.

  • Reply David Upfill July 5, 2016 at 3:04 am

    I thank God for having met Serge Benhayon. It is a privilege, honour and blessing to know and be inspired by him.
    Serge’s teaching and healing has turned my life and the lives of so many others back to Truth and Love.

  • Reply Jennifer Greenham July 6, 2016 at 6:38 am

    After exhausting all the reasons why I couldn’t attend a Universal Medicine Retreat, I finally surrendered and participated in my first one this year. Some months later, I am still in awe of Serge and how he quietly goes about the business of sharing his insights and teachings. All that was presented is still deeply resonating and propelling me forward in ways I could never have dreamed. Neil’s words are very true, one day soon, no hall will be big enough to accommodate all the people seeking loving guidance for a better way to live their lives.

  • Reply Annette Baker July 6, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Neil I love the way you so beautifully detail and describe the Magnificence of Serge and who he is, I couldn’t agree with your every word more ….
    Serge delivers phenomenal teaching after phenomenal teaching, with the utmost grace and in the absolute knowing that these teachings are the truths that would serve us well to consider if we are ever to arrive at a place and way of being together that is harmless and only ever about true love.
    Serge and the Ancient Wisdom Teachings he so wholeheartedly shares with everyone, have changed my life beyond words. Serge has brought to the world the True Religion I always knew had to be out there, but until meeting him had not yet met anyone that came even remotely close. And that is, that there is a far greater and grander purpose to our being here, and for every one of us to connect to, feel and live to this purpose in our every way is our Only Way to rise above the current state of demise in our world.
    Serge teaches that Love and Truth are the only expressions that are aligned to this evolution, anything less simply continues to retard us.
    It is all our choice

  • Reply Sarah Flenley July 11, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Classic – an investors beauty pageant! Snorted out loud on that one Neil. Then I continued to settle in for a delicious piece of writing about the magnificence of Serge Benhayon. There ain’t no death by PowerPoint for this man. I have attended many presentations in my life (not of the i-b-p calibre but a few) and I have not met anyone that comes remotely close to Serge. At one retreat, I clocked my watch and it was only 9.40am on Day 1 of the retreat and I had felt that Serge had delivered the universe in a platter in 40 minutes and I was like WOAH, he delivered THAT in 40 minutes, so we are going to be in for an incredible ride for the next 5 days. He is a joy to behold and that he does it – as you say – with no stimulants, 1 healthy meal per day and a unstoppable love for humanity.

    Serge Benhayon is the most consistent person I have ever met. He is many other things but reading this today I was struck by his consistency and commitment. He knows The Way of the Livingness works and what it can deliver when you live its principles, so he does. Not in perfection but with a dedication that is unrivalled. And yes Neil, look at what is possible when you do that.

  • Reply Luke Yokota July 14, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Nothing like it in this world. For the moment.

    Yet Serge repeatedly states I am no different to everyone.

    • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh December 25, 2016 at 2:52 am

      Yes Luke that statement itself has been a great source of learning for me. It is remarkable that Serge Benhayon consistently lives and represents the deepest expression of all the qualities that I hold dear in my heart. That is extra ordinary in itself, but he also recognises that we are all the same at our essence, (although we may each be displaying one pattern or another with which is covering up our true expression), so he only relates to us as that true essence. This is huge. Not only has it been deeply healing to be treated as such, but it provides a profoundly inspiring example of how the whole of humanity could be relating to one another.

  • Reply Katerina Nikolaidis July 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Neil you have said it so greatly as always. Science one day will study Serge Benhayon, and what it is that Serge reflects and presents — the power and sheer amazingness of living our lives with love and responsibility at the fore. We are all divinely designed to be amazing and live the way Serge lives today, but as you say our world today is tormented and has been thus for a long time. We’ve twisted and tormented ourselves and walked away from our amazing light and true path. Now, many more are being inspired back to this true way of living by this one man, and one day boy oh boy will Serge be studied for the amazing extraordinary ordinary man that he is.

    And having attended many a retreats by Serge I can absolutely attest to what you share here Neil. They are absolutely out of this world, there is nothing like it. It is brotherhood the way we once used to know and live, back in the days of the pyramids and during the times of Pythagoras when we would gather together to be enormously inspired by the flames of wisdom we all have within.

    The way Serge present, and the way Serge lives is a shining example of how we all can live, and be in the world. In the world today we have accepted erroneously so, that as we get on in life our bodies deteriorate, we break, we wither, and illness and disease, exhaustion, discomfort are part and parcel of life. Incorrect. When we live from the essence of who we are, we’re in a completely different paradigm. Regardless of the ageing process, which is now a graceful emanation of a body that has lived and experienced more and more each day, we are vital, shining, sharp in our step and our thinking, with less need for sleep and food, without any caffeinated stimulation or sugar needed. When we treat our bodies with the care that Serge treats himself with, you have a body that is kingly, a heavenly vessel that can do God’s work on our worldly plane. And in that, we all remember how much bigger, huge in fact, we actually are.

    Serge’s inspiration is divine in its simplicity and message. We are so much more, so much more, than we have made ourselves to be.

  • Reply Suzanne Anderssen July 17, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I too am one of those discerning people who listen to what Serge Benhayon has to say at the retreats. It is a privilege to attend as there is nothing like them in this world. I am educated far more than I ever have been through tertiary education, much travel and reading. Serge presents how life is through his incredible understanding of energy, science, religion and philosophy, with a tenderness, and deliberateness that opens my eyes to see that I too can have this awareness of what life is really about, that is something to shout out about!

  • Reply Joshua Campbell July 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    The amount that Serge has had to go through in regards to abuse is also phenomeninal. This has been directed to his business, his family, himself and his friends and wide reaching student body. This is beyond a doubt far more than what most presenters would ever have to face in their entire lives, yet Serge has remained steady, strong and as solid as ever, remaining unaffected in the light of his truth and love.

  • Reply mary sanford July 30, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Neil, I so adore how you have encapsulated the dedication Serge has to serve all of humanity and as you say his presentations are inspiring. I personally have never heard him use a in fill word such as, ‘eer’. What he says just seems to flow out of him in a constant stream and sometimes the first day of the retreat can feel like day 5 because the information keeps flowing out. He presents science, religion, philosophy and energy in a way that everyone can relate to. I’m left wondering why is that these subjects are not taught this way in school, there wouldn’t be a bored student in the class because the way he puts everything together and makes sense of all subjects is fascinating and leaves you interested to know more.

    History will be the marker of Serge Benhayon as history will show that what he presents is the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth and this is lived absolutely in his body.

  • Reply Judith Andras July 30, 2016 at 4:40 am

    “Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, …”
    So true Neil Gamble, the presence of this man alone brings purpose back into your life and a spring into your step, as you put it. Serge himself explains this impact we have on others as follows: we are made up of particles that move around, so his particles become your particles and so he offers you a different energy, thoughts and choices to choose from. Truly we all do the same to each other, however, the question we need to ask ourselves is, what are we offering to the world?

  • Reply Leigh Matson August 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I have never known a presenter of such quality before, never dictates, judges, no trying to show off or prove himself or get your attention. Humbleness runs through every cell of his being and there is no attachment to what he shares as it is equally our knowledge as it is his and there is a feeling that there is more than enough for every single being on this planet.

  • Reply Kristy August 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I agree Neil, it is quite remarkable to watch one of Serge’s presentations on many levels. The richness of the material he presents and also the fact that he does not prepare but can present for 7+ hours straight with no preparation and deliver wisdom that when put into practice truly changes people’s lives.

  • Reply Aimee Edmonds August 7, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Every retreat, workshop, course or session presented by Serge that I’ve attended has been out of this world, with the highest of integrity and quality, not an ounce of self in it, completely supportive and reflecting all of who we are and what we also know within. You come away realising that this can be taken into your every day and lived from knowing you are enough and have always been.

  • Reply Susan Green August 7, 2016 at 6:19 am

    I agree Neil, it really is remarkable the life that Serge lives. I came from a business background and I have seen nothing even close to the way Serge presents. He is very watchable, relatable, often humorous, extremely wise and very inspiring all at the same time.

    I remember when I first attended Universal Medicine events and being amazed by the way in which he presents. He has no prompts, no notes and he works all day and has time for questions even in his breaks. He is an extraordinary man and yet when you meet him he feels so down to earth, natural and ordinary – in a very beautiful way.

  • Reply Sarah Karam August 10, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I was very touched by these lines, ‘I have not come across anyone in this world who can do what Serge Benhayon does; not even close. One day soon, no hall is going to be big enough for Serge’s retreats.’
    Especially coming from such a worldly and accomplished man as yourself. Thank you for outwardly claiming your appreciation for the events and presentations that have been offered over the years, I have been equally impressed by each and every one I have attended.

  • Reply Ray Karam August 21, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Hello Neil Gamble, summed up beautifully. Thank you. I have attended some of these retreats and it’s great to see them recorded like this. By the sound of it you could be considered a presentation expert from what you have received and it’s great to reveal what I have now considered normal. Serge Benhayon has done this for many years now and as you are saying it’s not just a one show or for a few months, day in and day out the man just is the same deeply caring person. It is stunning to continue to watch and more than proof that all he presents is possible.

  • Reply Andrew Mooney August 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I agree Neil, it is a marvellous incredible thing for anyone to witness Serge Benhayon present, and yet he makes it look so easy and normal with such humility that in some ways it is easy to not appreciate the depth of wisdom and love that this man utters every time he opens his mouth. Nothing he says or does is a waste, everything has purpose and that purpose is supporting humanity to rediscover who they are. Such consistency and commitment is unheard of but is here with us all at this time, if we are open to realising it.

  • Reply mary sanford August 26, 2016 at 4:01 am

    I agree with you Alan, I have participated in many sales seminars and meetings over the years. Mostly I noticed that the presenters were either nervous, anxious or arrogant, there was one that especially caught my attention as he was wearing huge gold rings and a huge gold watch. He kept flashing it around and he was, to my mind, purposely waving his hands around so that everyone could see his external wealth. Sending the message… don’t you wish you were as successful as me. Use my tried and tested technique and you will be.
    Serge Benhayon is the complete opposite. In a room full of people he has a way of presenting that holds everyone as equals, he is completely open and there isn’t an ounce of falseness in his body language.

  • Reply Katerina Nikolaidis September 3, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Just beautiful Neil — this is not the first time I have read this article, and each time I come back to it I am inspired by the love it is held in. In you own words, Serge ‘is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use’. How true this is, how amazing it is to feel the return back to what it has always meant to be like, the harmony, the joy and brotherhood that we lived-in the communities of The Way of The Livingness, versus the normal humanity has succumbed to which is of course not normal at all — distorted and very ill way of being that is eating at us from the inside out.

  • Reply Kerstin Salzer September 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    For me it is a miracle every time I see Serge presenting. He is so alive, vivid, joyful and vibrant even at 9:00am knowing he has already spent hours writing books and emails. All day long during presenting I do not see him tired or bored but always very intimately and loving presenting the truth.

  • Reply Christine Hogan September 14, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Attendance at these retreats or any presentation by Serge Benhayon is the evidence of all that is written here – Thank you Neil for this written invitation to experience evolution in its truest form. I can confirm all that you have shared and more about this amazing, ordinary, extraordinary Man – Serge Benhayon.

  • Reply Gabriele Conrad October 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you Neil, for your candid account of the Universal Medicine Vietnam retreat. And you are right, science should study Serge Benhayon and how he lives his life and does what he does, day in day out. We would all learn a lot and benefit enormously.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke October 15, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Neil I love this …. science should definitely study Serge Benhayon. They would have their socks blown off as well as eons of stagnant old cobwebs blown away. He is definitely an extraordinary ordinary man. Whilst driving earlier today I was pondering on the retreat, it is the first time I will be going to one of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine’s retreats next year and I am really looking forward to it. However I was pondering on the word retreat. In my life I have been on a few ‘retreats’ but nothing about what Serge Benhayon presents is about retreating. It is not about relaxing or ‘having a break and getting away from it all’. In fact far from it. It is about committing to life more and caring for ourselves and others deeply. What he holds, presents and shares is pure gold. I agree it should be called Evolution not retreat! I also love what you have said here in its gritty truth ‘Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, through the teachings of “The Ageless Wisdom” so that we all can live in, what he has earthed, “The Way of the Livingness”, or a way to evolve from the rot of today’s world to a more fulfilling and joyful life.’

    With regards to Serge Benhayon this is very true… ‘It is quite extraordinary what is on offer by this man.’ Extraordinary but made ordinary and available for all to live.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson October 17, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Neil, what a powerful account of the truth of Serge Benhayon and the reflection he offers to humanity through his presence in his daily way of living – a way that is possible for all to live if so chosen.
    “Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, through the teachings of “The Ageless Wisdom” so that we all can live in, what he has earthed, “The Way of the Livingness”, or a way to evolve from the rot of today’s world to a more fulfilling and joyful life”.

    This is such an apt and true description of the Retreats with Serge Benhayon – they leave no stone unturned in the way we live of our daily life.
    “It should be called an “Advance” not a “Retreat”, or better still an “Evolution” because that is what it is really about”.

  • Reply Jo Elmer October 18, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I feel we have all gotten so accustomed to existing far below that of our true and natural potential that it is hard to even believe that Serge does all he does in the way that he does it… but I know it is true and as Neil confirms, with all his experience in the cream-of-the-crop world of presenting, I know that Serge is ‘out of this world’ as far as we have been living it; at the same time he is simply showing us how loving, connected and wise our world can be when we embrace and claim who we really are.

  • Reply Katerina Nikolaidis October 18, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    A spot on account of the man that is Serge Benhayon, who as you say science ought to study for there is so much to learn, so much to rekindle and to re-awaken the world over by Serge’s simple living ways. There is a way to live in this world that is joyful, full and enriching without the highs and lows of the existence most of us have settled with. It’s a way of living available to us all that has love surrounding and holding it through and through — and Serge is the shining example of this way — very real, practical and accessible, lived simply and humbly and in total commitment to daily live and community…. Serge Benhayon absolutely ought to be studied for the enormous benefit of all.

  • Reply Stephen Gammack October 20, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    There is nothing like listening to Serge Benhayon in full flow and your description of it being a download is so succinct Neil, for that is exactly what is coming through, and Serge is always the first to say that such a download is accessible for anyone who commits to clean living and applying commitment to life and purpose and people. Not many of us can speak meaningfully for 7 hours in that quality but enough of us have had experience of being in a situation where the words just seem to come, that is worth exploring more for those who can feel that what is coming out is coming through them and not actually held within our brains as we often like to think. It’s a game changer to realise that our thoughts are not ours to own but ones that come from the source of energy we align to and are merely passing through.

  • Reply Kerstin Salzer October 21, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    The wisdom of Serge Benhayon meets everybody equally, as we all carry this same wisdom inside of us but have abandoned it. In his loving way Serge supports us so that we can reconnect again to this wise knowing of who we truly are.

  • Reply Leigh Matson November 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    All the points you’ve made about Serge Benhayon’s presentation style, and the life to support such, does indeed need to be studied. To present as he does for as long as he does without props or stimulation is huge. Even off stage that presentation quality is still there as it is when he’s walking to and from the presentation hall/room. Theres a consistency that is unmatched in the world today.

  • Reply Christine Hogan November 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Serge Benhayon is all this and more. One of the things I have often heard him say is that he is not special and that everything available to him is also available to every other person – it is a choice. Serge Benhayon is an inspirational and deeply loving man who is showing humanity what they too are capable of just by his living expression – Thank you Neil for this very accurate article.

  • Reply Michael Brown November 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Science should definitely study this man! In his living way, the answer to illness and disease are alive and well.

  • Reply Heather Pope November 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Like you Neil, I have been privy to some of the most prized presenters in the world, and traveled the world to see them, eventually working part time for one such presenter as part of his crew. I observed often that at the end of a day of presenting this presenter (and others) would falter in exhaustion, need chiropractic support, or special juices or food. Sometimes they would be virtually incapacitated and would need extraordinary medical support to be able to get up and do it all over again the next day. Not so with Serge Benhayon, after observing him for over a decade I have never once seen him anything bar the man he is. He needs no entourage after presenting from 5am to 6pm during a retreat, he is the same exquisitely present man when eating dinner at a retreat alongside all the people attending the retreat. He is without exception a man worth listening to, but also a man worth studying for his energy, vitality and love for everyone he meets is inspiring beyond words.

  • Reply Sarah Karam November 24, 2016 at 6:30 am

    This blog carries a lot of extra weight coming from a man of your calibre Neil, the way you express your appreciation for Serge and what he offers to humanity is truly touching. I was never one to do “retreats” of “ashrams” or “get aways” for I have always loved work and saw retreats as a bit of an escape from the everyday grind. I can vouch for Universal Medicine Retreats being completely different to what I have seen offered elsewhere, it is practical and advancing and eye opening, you go back to work and home with a new prospective on life.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly November 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Neil, I heartedly agree, Serge is unique in how he presents and how he lives, but the most beautiful thing about this is he’s crystal clear he is not special and that all of us have access to the same qualities and wisdom he presents. That’s the biggest thing, that he is showing all of us how we can live and that it’s very possible and indeed normal to live a fully and joyful life.

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart November 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Serge Benhayon truly is remarkable, but a phenomena all the more remarkable as he is the living example of the potential of how all can be. Hence most definitely, “Science should study this man.”

    I have lost count of the number of presentations by Serge Benhayon I have attended over the last ten years and I have not once heard him say ‘umm’, ‘urgh’ or hesitate. No one presentation is ever the same, even if the title of the course is. What is presented is always fresh, relevant, enhancing and deeply inspiring.

    Serge Benhayon is a walking, talking, living miracle and as you say Neil, “He is a phenomenon: Science should study this man.” However, what is truly remarkable is that how he is and what he reflects is how everyone single person on this planet has the potential to be like him – and more.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan December 3, 2016 at 3:06 am

    A retreat presented by Serge Benhayon is no escape from life. It is absolutely life changing and always at the end of it I feel I cannot wait to get back into my day-to-day life to implement what I have learned in an ordinary and practical way.

  • Reply Judith Andras January 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you Neil Gamble for this superb sharing, bringing across what Serge Benhayon is and presents. What Serge Benhayon presents truly is beyond this world, he shows us that we are so much more than a human body with a brain as he exceeds everything that is humanly possible and defeats all the limitations we as human beings seemingly have, such as needing a certain amount of sleep, food and stimulation, he sets a new standard of what is possible on this earth.

  • Reply Bina Pattel January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    What a true and accurate summary of Serge Benhayon.
    As a bigwig in our world with your background Neil Gamble, this tablet of Truth that you share speaks volumes.
    There is no one like this man who can stand for hours with absolutely no props and engage an audience of ‘highly discerning’ people from around the globe. The thing is he has been going for 17 years and what he presents is well worth studying.
    How does he do it?
    WHY is he all about humanity?
    How come he remains so steady and is deeply humble?
    How come people like you are willing to write like this and put your name on the line?

    Next – I sold all my assets to travel around the world attending workshops and presentations from the so called best of the spiritual new age brigade. I left feeling empty and something was always disturbing me inside.
    Enter Serge Benhayon and like you Neil, I realise and appreciate what is in front of me and what a grand opportunity to Live the teachings and get on with it, so others can be inspired.
    Thank you sincerely for writing something that holds true value and meaning.

  • Reply Mary Adler January 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Serge Benhayon is an inspiration to us all that within and with all of us living and working in harmony together we can bring true love and Brotherhood to world.

  • Reply Harrison White February 26, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Extraordinary Neil, Serge Benhayon is truly extraordinary, and he never stops with what is next!

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson March 7, 2017 at 8:33 am

    What a great blog to enjoy re-visiitng – only days before attending the 2017 Vietnam Retreat with Serge Benhayon.
    We have another opportunity to fully appreciate all that Serge Benhayon presents and shares from the Ageless Wisdom Teachings (without a note in sight) for the evolution of all.

  • Reply Matts Josefsson March 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    It’s true. It’s quite amazing that he can deliver what he delivers but then again he is a living example of what he has been presenting for the last 17 years (I think it is). We are looking for a lot of answers to life but for Serge life seems to come to him, he’s not looking for it. He just lives and breathes and make life a simple thing. We often think we have to add things to life to come to a point of fulfilment or at least as near as we possibly can but Serge seems to know that we don’t have to bring anything to us to be fulfilled. We are already full, we just need to allow that fullness to come out.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke March 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I have been attending Serge Benhayon’s and Universal Medicines courses and presentations since 2006 and have finally made it over to Vietnam do attend my first retreat which has been OMG absolutely AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, AWESOME and so so much more. I had heard about many other retreats before from friends that had attended them and although I was really looking forward to it held no expectations regarding it more a willingness to be open to what is offered and then go from there with what I have learnt. Serge and Universal Medicine have given and offered so much to every single person that has attended that you cannot walk away from it without it being life changing and I now have so much more I can work with in life for not only my evolution but in supporting others as well. The retreats are absolute blessings for those that not only attend for for humanity as well.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson March 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    With the 2017 Vietnam Retreat recently completed, there is no doubt of the wisdom and truth Serge Benhayon continues to deliver in his presentations and continues to re-fine his living way to support the clear reflection he offers consistently.

    Thank you Neil for your honest appraisal of Serge Benhayon. I agree in full, with every word you write about this amazing, truly remarkable and yet very ordinary and humble man who asks for no followers. Meeting Serge Benhayon is a life changing moment that continues to bring a possibility of develop deeper self love and care in everyday living.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan March 21, 2017 at 11:21 am

    You are correct Neil, one day soon no hall will be big enough to hold the amount of people that will wish to attend the retreats held by Serge Benhayon. Having just completed the 2017 Vietnam retreat I can say it was once again life changing as each day brought revelation after revelation about how to live true to one’s divine essence. The true power of the presentations comes from being with someone like Serge who lives this in full and so his words are not empty but full of the livingness of what he is sharing. In this way it is so inspiring because if he can do it then so can I. Serge therefore offers a true reflection and true inspiration and this to me is more valuable and precious than anything else this world offers.

  • Reply Stephen Gammack March 23, 2017 at 5:23 am

    By the very fact that Serge Benhayon can present on water alone for hours at a time should be noteworthy of study, but when you add in the content of what he speaks about, the lack of notes, the extra hours of work, the care and attention to everyone, the awareness of every single person in the room, and the love he holds everyone in, then it seems crazy to consider he is not studied. The world currently has a collective blindness to the most brilliant example of how we can all live, harmoniously, free from war and hatred, and making a huge difference in the world. What should be most noted is that this is not about lauding one man, but rather it is an opportunity to study one man to allow us all to develop in the way we were intended to live.

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart April 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    The retreats of Serge Benhayon are most definitely retreats of evolution.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke April 18, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Its Amazing really, that Serge hold retreats, courses, workshops and that none are prepared for …. well the only preparation is in the Livingness .. how he lives each and every moment which is of the highest integrity, love, care, responsibility, commitment and truth I have ever known anyone to live. The other truly amazing thing is that he never repeats anything, he may say something similar (to help people understand something) but never exactly word for word, never verbatim. I had the privilege of attending the retreat this year in Vietnam and have a book of gold with all the notes I took whilst there. Now it is just a case of reading them and putting it into practice.

  • Reply Michael Brown April 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Never before had I experienced a presentation where I felt like the presenter was addressing the entire world, but also directly to me to an astonishing level of detail, till I sat down to listen to Serge Benhayon here in the UK.

    • Reply Esther Auf der Maur June 12, 2017 at 5:24 am

      What a beautiful statement Michael, and I agree – Serge talks to the whole world, every time he speaks, but at the same time, he clearly talks to each person who is listening. Now that is truly worth listening to.

  • Reply Sarah Flenley April 22, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I read this on Day 5 of the 2017 Australian retreat and can concur with everything you have shared here Neil. The teachings of the Ageless Wisdom, as presented by Serge Benhayon and Natalie Benhayon, are life-changing and provide a true blue print on how you can be you in this world, and live this so it may inspire others to know the truth.

  • Reply Rowena Stewart April 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    “What is truly amazing is that he presents and leads these sessions for at least seven hours a day, without any preparation or slide show support.” It is a phenomenal accomplishment Neil Gamble, I agree. It is so consistent that many who attend the Retreats take for granted, but in reality a constant wonder, because everything that Serge Benhayon presents has a very definite purpose and wisdom, all delivered from a strong inner connection to God and a Universal Intelligence way beyond anything that our usual temporal presentations can conjure up.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly May 14, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Serge Benhayon and what he presents is truly amazing, and all that comes with a degree of realness and humility which I’ve not experienced before. This man walks his talk and Neil, you capture gorgeously how he presents and is with everyone in all that he does. And the thing is Serge and what he does is extraordinary, and yet ordinary as well, and as he regularly presents, he is not special, but how he is, chooses to live and be allows him to connect to the stupendousness we all are. He is showing us the way we can all live and I agree Neil we do need to study this man, who is showing us what it is to live and be love in life on a consistent basis no matter what. I consider it a deep joy to know and have met this man, and through observing him over the years I’ve changed how I am and I now live a more deeply joyful and connected life – one I would not have imagined years ago. He shows all of us there is another way.

  • Reply Gabriele Conrad May 22, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I have just come back from the Universal Medicine Retreat 2017 in the UK and can only confirm what you have already stated. Serge Benhayon presented for five days and each year, the offering is an advance on the previous year and even more amazing, immensely practical and life-changing – if one so chooses.

  • Reply Leigh Matson May 24, 2017 at 12:33 am

    These retreats are definitely life changing when what is shared is put into practice, as all of his presentations/workshops are.

  • Reply Natallija May 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I have had the absolute honour of attending many of the retreats presented by Serge Benhayon and continue to be inspired by this man and what he lives and breathes. There is never a single moment this man does not hold back purpose and bringing humanity the love, grace and respect it has been searching for. Look no further as this man is the real deal!

  • Reply Esther Auf der Maur June 12, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Serge Benhayon represents nothing less than heaven on earth to me, every day, since I met him over 10 years ago. He is a living example of the Divinity we are equally so. He stands for nothing less than Absolute Love, Complete Truth, Endless Clarity, Deep Humility, True Caring, Endless Commitment to Humanity and all the above. He clearly is the World Teacher of our time. And he is well equipped for the job indeed. Serge is never about himself, but always bringing others up to be the all we all can equally be. I am forever deeply touched by this man and the Quality he brings to anybody who is ready to receive that.

  • Reply Regina Perlwitz July 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I agree with all the commends above and want to add that : Serge keeps forever expanding . Even though he is a very simple man and does not appear, nor wants to stand out as someone special, if you are open to receive him energetically you will feel his extraordinary, vast and absolutely clear presence. Over the 10 years that I’ve known him he has never stopped going deeper into his essence, expanding the space within himself to receive the divine wisdom and to serve God’s plan selflessly. It feels lately that there is no self left in him, there is just an unhindered pouring out of divine love, purpose and wisdom.

  • Reply Alison Valentine July 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Serge Benhayon is a man I never tire of listening to, such wisdom is not heard anywhere else on this earth, the depth of understanding he has for humanity and our wayward ways is life changing. Neil you have captured the magnificence of Serge and the simplicity of his life that allows him to work almost non stop consistently everyday to make sure that we too know and live what he brings.

  • Reply Leigh Matson July 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve never known someone until meeting Serge Benhayon to get up on stage with nothing prepared in advance. No notes, topics or scribbles on his hand and talk for days on end without getting lost for words, pauses and never any hesitation – never ever! But it’s not a special gift only he has as I too am experiencing what it means to talk your walk. Everything Serge shares is universally applicable to everyone.

  • Reply Natallija July 30, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I have attended many conference and heard revered speakers from around the world on topics pertaining to my work profession, but it wasn’t until I first heard Serge Benhayon speak did I witness humbleness for the first time. A man who is willing to speak truth with every world yet be humble in how he delivers this to humanity. An extra- ordinary man who offers more and more each time his presents on the realness of our world and what is truly going on for humanity.

  • Reply Alison Valentine August 2, 2017 at 5:41 am

    “I have not come across anyone in this world who can do what Serge Benhayon does; not even close.” So true Neil, there is no one that can keep my attention for 7 hours a day for 5 days and I am still on the edge of my seat wanting to know more I would willing stay forever, the wisdom and multidimensional understanding of the Universe we live within keeps me wanting to know more. I used to think that Serge can’t possibly give us more but each time he takes us deeper and offers us a greater awareness. What I also love is that whether it is your first attendance or your 7th he will express in a way that includes everyone…..he is the true master in the art of expression and communication.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly August 6, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Serge Benhayon is indeed remarkable and he wears this lightly, there is no put on or show here, just a deeply genuine, caring man who lives what he speaks and speaks what he lives, and his focus is always on ensuring that everyone there is offered the all he lives and there is no attachment to how people are with it, they choose, and he is ever gracious with that choice. He is a phenomenon and one to inspire us all to live and know that we too can be this way.

  • Reply Danna Elmalah August 29, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Neil Ringe – all of this is true. Till the bone. An incredible summary of the man Serge Benhayon whom is the most adorable presenter I have ever watched. His smile and his eyes show me always, and I trust many many others, that there is another way – a very fiery way that is beholding and fully loving of every single cell. Being super respectful of our human flesh and blood – but not shying away any ounce of the divinity we come from. Now that is unique, that is what makes him – an absolute world Teacher – one we truly need.. And we need to live like too. Simple – he is – all that he is – and that is inspiring to be – all that I am.

  • Reply Elodie Darwish August 30, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Awesome Neil. Yes, the man is remarkable, and I would imagine for many it would be difficult to believe that such a person exists. But, there are many of us who are witness to the truth of it.

  • Reply Leonne August 31, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Wow – I have an even deeper appreciation for the living miracle that is Serge Benhayon when I read this. Thank you for sharing your experience Neil.

  • Reply Ingrid Ward September 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I so agree Neil that Serge Benhayon is “a phenomenon” and that “Science should study this man.” The wisdom Serge has presented over the years has been the inspiration to make different choices in my life and as a result gone are the days of just managing to survive in this world to be replaced by now living life to the fullest. In fact my age may indicate that I am getting older but I actually feel that I am growing younger, and that feels amazing; and I am not the only one who is having the same experience. Now this is really worthy of a study because it is going against all the accepted ‘norms’ in society,

  • Reply Raegan Caireny September 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I have attended the retreat in Vietnam over many years with Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon and can attest to what you have shared here Neil. I have worked in many corporate organisations, watching, observing and experiencing the amount of work that usually goes into developing such retreats, events and presentations. There is usually a lot of planning, preparation and practice that goes on behind the scenes, but there is none of that with Serge Benhayon.

  • Reply Michael Brown September 7, 2017 at 5:43 am

    It always amazes me how Serge is able to present for days on end with no memorised material, no slides to prompt. All just delivered for what is needed at that moment.

  • Reply Leigh Matson September 8, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    It’s amazing how with no notes Serge Benhayon manages to present without pausing, in fact many a time I’ve seen him having to cut short what he has to share! It’s not a trick or something only he can do as there is an Expression and Presentation workshop sharing the mechanics of such voluminous conversations and how we can all access such.

  • Reply Lieke Campbell September 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I always find very professional and slik presentations very exhausting, it is like they are trying to be liked and pleasing you at the same time but with that and all the tricks and skills they have learned you don’t get to see the person that underneath. Underlying it all is a lack of self-confidence and -acceptance which is I think the thing that is uncomfortable to witness. Seeing the person expressing from his or her unique expression is on the other hand very beautiful and inspiring, you can relax because you feel the person is at ease with themselves – Serge Benhayon does this and more, he is really showing how true presenting is done.

  • Reply fiona lotherington September 15, 2017 at 3:12 am

    I agree that the yearly Universal Medicine retreats should be called advances, as you leave them lighter, clearer, more aware and inspired. You also get a taste for what it is like to live the true you in a true community and take that back to your own life.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh September 17, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Serge Benhayon shows us by personal example that living a deeply loving, joyful, aware, wise and dedicated life is actually our true normal.

  • Reply Elodie Darwish September 20, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Agree Neil. xtraordinarily ordinary, and quite the phenomenon. Never have I come across a presenter who never has any notes with them. He speaks directly from his body and his innate wisdom, which he is forever reminding us that we have equal access too. The quality in how he cares for himself is second to none, and is the reason he is completely supported to do what he does.

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