Acharin G. Wijenayake is the founder and the director of Nisala Foundation Trust and the Nisala Center for Energy & Consciousness Studies in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Nisala is an educational establishment that disseminates the knowledge of self discovery and realisation of inner peace and knowledge through a set of secular practices.
Acharin started his journey of self discovery in the year 1996 and began to teach in early 2011, which he does in a full-time capacity now. He has been guided and influenced by several awakened masters during his formative years. In teaching Acharin uses a rare method of direct pointing out instructions together with a sound based induction, among others, to guide his students.
What this means is that Acharin, upon finding the suitable time and conditions, can point out to the inherent consciousness that will enable the student to experience this state first-hand. Such methods of direct pointing out to one’s true nature, have always been existent among some teachers. This advanced teaching has become a specialty about Nisala spiritual retreat in Sri Lanka, and in Acharin's online guided sessions.