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The Essence of Kriya

February, 2016 by Virochana Khalsa

Kriya is an active synthesis of breath, visualization, mental focus, repetition, discipline, internal alchemy, a good nature, and posture to internalize our awareness. In contrast to a passive approach, which also has its place, kriya charges and directs the current of your mind and breath, which keeps you engaged as you ride it into a deeper centering of presence. read more

A Journey into Embodied Awareness with the Nagas

December, 2015 by Virochana Khalsa

A Naga is a subtle elemental entity with a predominance of watery, somewhat spacious essence who resides primarily within the subtle dimensions of our earth. In such kingdoms reside individuals ranging from relative beginners to masters of almost incomprehensible development expressing through all levels of creation in an enlightened continuum. ... and here we come back to my earlier statement of Nagas having a predominance towards the water element. read more

2012 The Collective Divine Awakening

February, 2012 by Shantara

It is vital that people interested in becoming an initiate/practitioner within this Eternal Earth School understand the importance of living on Sacred ground with awareness. Many of the Earth’s Sacred Temples that have stood for tens of thousands of years as places of prayer/activation/healing/transmission have now become places where ordinary unenlightened people come to build housing developments and tourist spots, and no spiritual preparation is asked of them, no spiritual education given before they enter into these Sacred grounds. read more

A Student's Journey To Sacred Mountain

March, 2011 by Yachay

Another student here asked me, “So how did you find out about Sacred Mountain?” Of course, it is a story of synchronicity. It is very clear that each step of each journey that has led me to Sacred Mountain has a Divinely organized blueprint. Upon replaying these sequences of events, it easy to see and feel the strong currents of overlighting Guidance that have woven together this sacred tapestry of Destiny. Yes, it feels like an unavoidable pre-ordained connection that has precipitated my arrival at the doorstep of Virochana and Shantara. read more

A Wonderful Story To Bring In the New Year - 2004

January, 2004 by Shantara Mu Khalsa

Christmas time for us has always been a sacred time. It is for us a time to leave mass consciousness and go within to receive the spiritual blessings that abound.Christmas is the end of another yearly episode and the moment of shifting into the incoming renewal. It is an opportune time to view ones lifestream and consciously invite the blessings of perception and determination to change that which needs to change so as one can continue to move forwards stronger than ever before with spiritual integration in the physical challenges. read more

An Introduction to AraMu and Meru

March, 2002 by Shantara

Included in the family of the Ascended Masters who are of the ONE body-mind-heart there is the cosmic couple AraMu and Meru. Mu is the feminine and Meru the Masculine. I have always called her Mu though she is also called Aramu or Amaru. Mu and Meru are great cosmic masters who oversaw many events on our Earth from the time of Lemuria. I have been with them many times on our Earth and refer to them as my Mother and Father. I first became fully conscious of their presence and light in my life when Meru appeared to me in my home when I was approximately 14 years of age. read more

Ascension Path Distinctions

April, 2016 by Shantara Mu Khalsa

The Ascension Path bows only to love, the ONE light from the central Sun RA, which sustains and nourishes Terra, earth, and thus is nourished in return. read more

Awakening Beyond the Mind with Eternal Yoga

January, 2016 by Virochana Khalsa

Eternal Yoga, a term given to me at the end of a winter retreat in the Himalayas, is a set of practices where we go above our head to discover our eternal nature beyond conceptualization and individuality, while at the same time increasing our individual definition. This brings forth a conscious continuum where we know for ourselves what is our spirit, our soul, and the weaving into our embodiment. read more

Bringing in the Solar Disc for Planetary Changes

July, 2016 by Shantara Mu Khalsa

This Eternal knowledge is held within the Christed body the body of Yogi or yogini, whom resides within the central channel, freed from the illusions and karmic actions based from the dual nature where the mind is in the battlefield of self-preservation and self-righteousness, and weakness. read more

Bringing the Dream to Reality

July, 2004 by Shantara Mu Khalsa

A potent and vital side of a person’s spiritual nature is idealism, manifesting strongly through childhood into young adult hood. Though idealism often bursts forth without the wisdom of experience, it is sourced from the perfection of the light that believes in the higher divine dreams where ones highest potential and awareness is stimulated from. This dreamtime, is often veiled by unenlightened energies, and becomes difficult to recall most of the time when one is caught up in mundane daily existence, without enlightened parents, meditation or an exceptional spiritual destiny. read more

Coming to Sacred Mountain

February, 2006 by Manisha Ma

My experience here at the retreat has been unlike any other place that I have lived. After all the places I have traveled this is the first place I have lived and felt truly at home. I NEVER thought I would love living in the mountains so much. The power of the mountains has helped me in the deepest part of my being. There is something very unique and special here. read more

Developing a Continuity of Practice

August, 2015 by Virochana Khalsa

Most of us reading this journal are more or less engaged in a spiritual practice, such as meditation, which as it becomes a daily practice is formally called sadhana. However, despite the best of intentions, there is often dramatic variations of clarity over the days, such that sometimes it is just like starting again from scratch. I will share some tips to better carry forth a momentum from one sitting to the next, and in the process develop a greater integration... read more

Devi's Poem

April, 2008 by Dharma Devi

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Dragons of the Planetary Tantric School

August, 2011 by Shantara Mu Khalsa

Many dragons have always been dragons in their own evolutionary line. Many are also advanced yogis taking form as dragons, who will retake form as human again for full ascension in the human evolutionary line. The dragons of the One oversee the planetary grids, earth temples, portals to other star realms, sacred sites, blessing all of this in unseen ways. read more

El Morya and Yeshe Tsogyel

July, 2002 by Virochana

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Horse Yoga

April, 2016 by Shantara Mu

One of the Great Blessings of Crestone and our backyard from Sacred Mountain Retreat, in Colorado, is that it is truely Heaven for horses, NO fences and endless miles of wilderness, freedom to just to get on your horse and ride!! Great sand, dirt and trails along and up the mountains, by the rivers, and thru the Aspen's, pines, pinons, and neighborhood dirt roads. So few people and ssoo much quiet space.
Yoga is communion, the linking of spirit and matter, body soul, connected to the wholeness of Great Mother's body, air water fire plants soil, all her life abundant everlasting and a gift to us HUman. Energy is consciousness and consciousness is LOVE, we are all that, big and small, finite, infinite. read more

How to Meditate More Effectively

September, 2002 by Virochana

The best temple for meditation is your own body. Trying to hear inner words, trying to see a light, are all examples of disconnection. You already know what the aliveness of your heart feels like, and a quiet attention without words. Cultivate these qualities through the sense, “Today I will go deeper.” Deeper is not a manipulation of thoughts, Rather, it is an activation of the heart – love. It is truth, this is it. It is not thinking I will move my arm, it is actually moving my arm. It is multidimensional. It is the spark and ecstasy of your spirit, softened into love, then loved into ecstasy in an endless dance. read more

Inner Earth Temples of the Andes

September, 2011 by Arinaya

When I used to meditate within the Earth, I would find there a body of mine, seated, in trance, Shiva-like, eyes always closed, inwardly absorbed—conscious and self-defined but not actively engaged; non-participatory. This changed four years ago when I journeyed to the Peruvian Andes. In the grace of timing and surrender, my subtle body opened into a wider, more vibrant becoming. Experiences I had had a hundred times in mental and buddhic bodies—of vastness, of simultaneity, of multiplicity, of seeing-by-being—became fused to the substance of physical awareness. And eventually, after much taunting by Parvati, that Shiva-body opened its eyes… read more

Introducing Tantra as a Complete Path

April, 2002 by Virochana

The personal give way to the impersonal, and the yogi, exploding in love, makes the divine a very personal experience. read more

Introducing the Tantric School of Meru and Mu

May, 2002 by Shantara

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Introduction to the Ascended Masters

March, 2002 by Shantara and Virochana

The Ascended Masters are diverse and numerous. They are all fully enlightened beings who maintain a consciousness that instructs and uplifts unenlightened beings. From the state of enlightenment one begins to understand the beginning of the journey of ascension. read more

Jesus and Mary Magdalene

July, 2002 by Virochana

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Journey to the Eternal Grace Light

March, 2009 by Dhaya Dorje

In Ati yoga, the first level of transformation is toward the rainbow body. It is working with the essence of the five elements and the knowledge of your primordial nature. Many yogis have reached such a realization. Then we have the great transfer that only a few yogis, such as Guru Rimpoche and Vimalamitra, have realized. Vallalar’s realization is a little different but the base is the same: realize and be in your primordial state, express the Compassion emanating from your real nature, and be open to receive the Grace Light. This is working with the white and golden lights. read more

June 2013 Sannyas Ceremony

June, 2013 by Amrita

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Key Understandings and Terminology

July, 2002 by Virochana

Spirituality, the art of knowing our spirit, is a very blissful affair. Nectar is our essence that makes spirit knowable in form and creating a body of nectar is a science that any of us can do. The first book of this series, Cultivating a Body of Nectar, gives methods to create enough clarity and vitality to cultivate the nectars of bliss. read more

Koothumi and Saint Claire

July, 2002 by Virochana

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Kriya, Eternal Yoga and Tantra

July, 2002 by Virochana

Kundalini Kriya Yoga, Eternal Yoga, and the Tantras is what is practiced within the retreat center, and thus taught to those who are sincere. One of the graces, within this center, is how it is taught through a balance of masculine and feminine approach. read more

Lantro and WindSong

July, 2002 by Virochana

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Living Sanctuaries

October, 2013

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Mahavatar BabaJi and Tara

July, 2002 by Virochana

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Meru and AraMu

July, 2002 by Virochana

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My Experience at Sacred Mountain Retreat

April, 2016 by Lianna Hardy

My journey coming to Sacred Mountain Retreat was anticipated for over a year. I arrived to be very welcomed and felt immediately at home, a sense of belonging with excitement and profound calmness. The energy of Crestone was like nothing I had felt before and I was honored that I was able to be present within this wonderful landscape, the Masters and Dragons who had a watchful eye over the valley. During my stay I hoped to awaken my spirit and find out who I was and what that would mean for me to participate in this life. Where was my journey going to take me? I could only hope that my time was well spent here, making the most of what I needed to address and learn. read more

My Experience Living in Four Spatial Dimensions

February, 2014 by Virochana Khalsa

I recently watched a video on you-tube of a young person attempting to describe attributes of a four-dimensional spatial framework based on mathematical concepts, and I thought to myself perhaps it would be good for me to write an article of my day-to-day experience of living in this awareness, along with a few pointers of how to increase this awareness for yourself. read more

My Experience of Sannyas

August, 2013 by Amrita Khalsa

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My Initation into the Tantric Path: Chapter 2 of Tantra Unveiled

January, 2016 by Shantara Khalsa

My initial tantric initiation took me to a place where I was far removed from the everyday dramas of other people. My goal in life to be liberated from the wheel of birth and death set me on a very alone journey to self-mastery. This has been for me one of the greatest blessings of the tantric path. My beloved and I say now to others when they speak of difficulties with aloneness, that aloneness is 'all-one' without the extra 'L' which stands for Love. We grow to learn to be happy... read more

My Poem

April, 2010 by Virochana Khalsa

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Our Earth and Animal Farming: The Vital Need for Living Ahimsa

February, 2012 by Narayana

We are all faced with an opportunity. For those attuned to the new energy, a tremendous blessing to grow and evolve in harmony with the quickening of the Earth's evolution is available. Although not outwardly obvious, the power dynamic on this planet is shifting. It is truly a time for practitioners and those who know this as their Home. It is time for a healing with the Feminine to occur, and a time for all to reconnect with Mother Nature, and to live in harmony with her natural laws. With this increased energetic support there is an equally strong need to actively participate in this shift. read more


August, 2013 by Amrita and Shantara

We are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny. read more

Peru Journey 2012

July, 2012 by Narayana

The Blessings of Peru, of Panchamama herself, are beyond what could ever be put into words, even glanced at, with the outer mind. These Blessings are readily available for those whose Providence is ripe and have the Willing heart, and are here, as warriors, as protectors and keepers of the sacred. I was brought into Peru, through the Grace of my Beloved Teachers and the Masters we serve. Within the embrace of Panchamama, and through the Grace of my Teachers, a quickening was initiated. read more

Poem on Kriya Yoga

July, 2008 by Arinaya

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Relationship of Kriya, Tantra, and Dzogchen from a Yogic Perspective

September, 2002 by Virochana Khalsa

This article is presented for those wanting to progress far on the spiritual path. read more

Sacred Journeys

March, 2002 by Shantara

We have been involved in ongoing sacred journey work for as long as we have been conscious of a spiritual destiny. I have traveled in this way for several decades. If you have read any of my books you will know I consider this work with the earth an integral part of any spiritual path. I cannot emphasize enough the benefits and wisdom gained when we are graced by the knowledge of divine mother to move in sacredness on the earth. read more

Sacred Mountain Retreat

August, 2011 by Narayana

The term retreat, understood within the limited framework of social consciousness, is not what I am addressing here. The retreat I am here to share about is not a publicly known retreat, open to the masses, to do morning yoga sets and spend some time away from the world to unwind, later to return refreshed and ready for more. No, this retreat represents much more, and one can merely attempt to describe the indescribable with words. read more

Sacred Mountain Retreat: An Inside Look

January, 2005 by Joshua and Jaima

As a student of this school, I wanted to share with any and all whom are coming our way, an inside look at what it is about. For those of you whom have been looking for years, for something more than the entry level teachings on spiritual path, practice, and way of life. read more

Sacred Transmission from the Eternal Masters

November, 2008 by Shantara Mu Khalsa

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Saint Germain and Lady Nada

July, 2002 by Virochana

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Streams of Consciousness

May, 2013 by Shantara Khalsa

From the unified field of eternal consciousness, the light of awareness constantly pours forth knowledge, understandings and skills that release one from ignorance regarding the origin and purpose of creation itself. read more

Tantric School of Meru and Mu

July, 2002 by Shantara and Virochana

The planetary tantric school is one of the original forms of the ascended consciousness on this Earth. Its origins are held in the universal wisdom of the eternal light. That light when fully embodied in the physical is called the Eternal ascended body which may still seen with the physical eye. This light was bought onto earth by a united force of cosmic masters that to this day are still active in implementing the divine evolutionary plan for hu-mans and earth herself. read more

The Ascended Masters

July, 2002 by Virochana

Ascension is the upliftment and unification of our body, soul and spirit. As we radiantly awaken within the body of oneness, each of us maintains an individual and unique focus. The subtleties of the dynamics of the body of the one dynamically reflect and transmit through our from. Masters easily blend with others, taking on different outward appearances at times, through a dynamic harmony within the body of the one. read more

The Ascension Path

July, 2002 by Shantara

Ascension is all about self mastery, gained through ancient proven practises integrated from many spiritual traditions. t is an unlimited approach not bound within any one perspective, limited mindset, or teaching read more

The Grace of the Teacher

February, 2102 by Amrita

I had a strong daily practice and in this, I was experiencing a certain steady bliss. I knew that in order to truly apply myself into Mastery, I needed a teacher who was able to show me my blind spots. A teacher grounded and awake in the cosmic precision of Oneness In Action. read more

The Great Perfection

July, 2002 by Virochana

The Great Perfection is in essence a view and not a technique, being the state of enlightenment. Through deepening, transmission, and surrender, we taste the Great Perfection and then diligently blossom this awareness into fruition. It is similar to sitting on the beach at sunset gazing at the ocean, so vast, fluid, and eternal. read more

The Magic of Kriya (poem)

September, 2010 by Virochana Khalsa

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The Planetary School and the Tantra of Community

February, 2012 by Narayana

It is truly a magical time that is upon us. This feeling/knowing is shared by many, and is a common thread uniting beings from various cultures and spiritual disciplines. It is a window into the Inevitable Coming Together. The rapid evolution and cleansing of the Earth is obviously engaged, with a sense of much more to come. Virochana says we are in the calm before the storm. This rings true to me, growing louder every day, almost moment to moment, as the lessons/completions happening within me and around me are exponential; a profound ground of opportunity for rapid awakening. To the uninitiated, the world reflects turmoil, chaos, and a lack of hope. To the practitioner, this chaos is surely recognized, but paralleling the current of PERFECTION. As the old paradigm crumbles, the Forever True flowers into being, its obviousness fragrant of a joy that laughs for no reason at all. read more

Transforming Life through Tantra: Chapter 3 of Tantra Unveiled

February, 2016 by Shantara Khalsa

I am blessed to say that I write this from direct personal experience, rather than from anyone else’s perspective or from within the flavored context of religious scriptures and writings. Tantra was given to me totally in the raw, there was no buffer of dialogue or organization and that is how I see it remaining as an eternal mystical path. read more

Understanding Tantra: Chapter 1 of Tantra Unveiled

December, 2015 by Shantara Khalsa

Tantra is a complete spiritual path that culminates in liberation and transcendence of all that limits us as human beings. Tantra is the existence of manifest creation itself. To be able to hold our personal energy and at the same time to blend totally with another field of consciousness and energy knowing that all is One, this is tantra. This becomes a dance between the form and formless, and we could not exist without it. Yet seldom is this magic used in a conscious way. read more

What is Enlightenment?

November, 2002 by Virochana Khalsa

On asking those who come to us,'what is it that they spiritually want?' The most common answer is enlightenment. When asked, “Do you know what enlightenment is, is it something you have tasted or known?” Most are not sure. Some are inspired by something they have felt while reading, or a beautiful meditative experience, or a depth they sense within their soul. Some will connect it to an emotion they have experienced such as peace, unconditional love, being full of light, a concept of liberation, spiritual power, or an experience of oneness in the circle of life. Even if the understanding is outwardly vague, many know they want it, and will prioritize their life to discover what this vague notion of enlightenment is, for they want a greater experience of it. read more

What is the Solar Disk?

September, 2002 by Virochana

The Solar Disk of Lord Meru and Aramu, as they are known through there Peruvian influence, is more accurately, a tantric Mandala of highly developed masters. There actually is a disk of gold with symbols on it associated with this Mandala that has been precipitated at various times, and at other times its physical appearance has been dissolved. read more

When Stars Become Human

March, 2016 by Virochana Khalsa

A poem with commentary. As we refine ourselves through a daily practice, purifying the elements of what we are made of and loosening the individual identity, we gradually become more sensitive to the currents of life of which we are made and the relationships within that. While this can include challenges, it can also become very intimate. Starting with concentration, such as in kriya, through its centering and other benefits, meditation awakens. read more

Where is the New Energy for the Incoming Dispensation of Light?

November, 2003 by Shantara Mu Khalsa

To succeed in these clearings one must be willing to see and face all the forces at work in ones life, and victory is assured in the embrace of ONES true self as an eternal being of light, in service to that light. read more

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