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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


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 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


Rotating the Five Elements through Five Organs

March, 2016 by Virochana Khalsa

This simple visualization and connectivity practice helps to potentize and restore the primal energy facilitated by each of the major organs in the body. It is based on the classical nourishing cycle of the five elements through the yin organs as practiced in Taoist tradition. read more


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


Recharging Prana Technique

January, 2001 by Virochana Khalsa

This Kriya which moves the arms slowly in concert with the breath and visualization recharges depleted tissues, rebuilds and strengthens your self-image, increases the activity of the solar centers and the absorption of free energy. read more


Poem on Kriya Yoga

July, 2008 by Arinaya

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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


Piercing the Inner Veils with Ong Kar

January, 2001 by Virochana Khalsa

This Kriya purifies misunderstanding and awakens a continual and profound sense of inner radiance originating from within. It brings an experience of purity. Intellectuality is overcome and you are able to both speak from the heart and hear what is really being said underneath all that is spoken to you. By continuing to cultivate the inner space this practice opens you enter the rarefied realms within the heart. As the heart becomes pure, everything is seen as connected to the “one” or highest self of all, despite contradictions which may appear in outer life. It is a very blissful practice. read more


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


My Poem

April, 2010 by Virochana 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 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


Meru and AraMu

July, 2002 by Virochana

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Bird soaring near Mt Tonariro in New Zealand by Virochana Khalsa

Matter is a Slowing Down of Space

April, 2017 by Virochana Khalsa

A slight slowing down of a region of space into itself spontaneously creates matter. Each particle of matter is the nucleus of a very slightly slowed down bit of space. 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


Mahavatar BabaJi and Tara

July, 2002 by Virochana

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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


Saint Germain and Lady Nada

July, 2002 by Virochana

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Victor Truviano Talks on Breatharianism and the BabaJi State

July, 2015 by Victor Truviano

Victor Truviano has not eaten food or liquid, including water, for about 10 years now. He has regrown his teeth and healed himself from a fall when paragliding, all while in the pranic state. Victor is a profound practitioner, as i hope you can get a sense of fromreading this... read more


Vaishnava Bauls of Birbhum Bengal

March, 2016 by Sandra Trishula Das

That is why, brother, I became a madcap Baul. No master I obey, nor injunctions, canons or custom. Now no men-made distinctions have any hold on me, and I revel only in the gladness of my own welling love. In love there's no separation, but commingling always. So I rejoice in song and dance with each and all - Rabindra Nath Tagore 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


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


The Spiritual Importance of Peru

November, 2007 by Arinaya

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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


Sacred Transmission from the Eternal Masters

November, 2008 by Shantara Mu Khalsa

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The Magic of Kriya (poem)

September, 2010 by Virochana Khalsa

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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 Blessing Pressence of Trees

May, 2015 by Virochana

What would life be like without trees? They nourish and soothe us, give companionship and beauty, and so much more. In the words of Yeshe Tsogyal, “Trees are the lungs of the earth.” But she was not talking just about an oxygen cycle, rather how they are like antenna grounding cosmic energy into our environment. 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 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


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


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


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


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


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


About Sacred Mountain Retreat Center

March, 2002 by Shantara Mu

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My Two Cents- a Blessing from Hari Baba

June, 2015 by Virochana Khalsa

A few years back we came into the company of the incomparable Hari Baba. He is the guru of Pilot Baba, and while no longer in the physical body, he can project a body that can be seen and touched for a period of time. Pilot Baba writes in his books of how Hari Baba after saving him, or giving him a significant teaching, would always ask for 2 rupees... 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


Our Horse Ashram

July, 2012 by Shantara

From the beginnings of our retreat, the masters told us Horses would be a very important aspect of the ascension retreat. We did not know at that time, just how important these amazing, animals would BE for all who were to be blessed by these four-legged teachers. Alladin (doorway to heaven) was the horse who truly anchored this ashram over the years we were blessed by his presence. He showed us early on how He had the ability to go back and forth between hu-man, and animal form... read more


A Conversation with Ray Maor on Breatharianism

January, 2016 by Virochana Khalsa

A Breatharian, unlike most people think, is a person that uses mostly energy as his primary source of energy. This is the reason why a Breatharian does not feel hunger or thirst. A Breatharian can eat or drink if he chooses to and most Breatharian I am familiar with do eat or drink, only in small quantities and not out of a necessity. They will mostly eat or drink for social situations like being with the family or on holidays. read more


Nuances of Pranic Nourishment in Breatharianism

March, 2016 by Virochana Khalsa

While the commonly shared experience of feeding ourselves on prana from the universe as a defining aspect of breatharianism is valuable, for me, it does not quite capture it correctly. In this short blog, i reflect on a more nuanced understanding which i believe better supports an enlightened view and opens the door to greater beauty of awareness. read more


About Virochana and Shantara

March, 2002 by Shantara Mu

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Guidelines for Potential Students

February, 2003 by VIrochana Khalsa

A teacher has a unique and different relationship with each student whom they serve. This relationship is one of the most sacred of all relationships, and one that takes time to understand. For some, a teacher is simply a conveyor of information that may or may not be helpful to them. Similar to the ways of a schoolteacher, the skill and heart behind the way this information is conveyed can have a big impact on how it is received. Likewise, a book can be a source of teachings for us. However, within the context of the spiritual path, the student-teacher relationship is much, much more than this. It has the ability to transform not only our immediate life, but also the manner of our soul and bring us to the doorstep of liberation. It has a long-term objective, which can span many lifetimes. read more


Experiencing a Mini Yuga in Samadhi

July, 2015 by Virochana Khalsa

One time while taking a break from my inner service to a 11 day fire ceremony in the Himalayas, but still in deep meditation, I went up to a light that an immortal brought forth in me and above the large tent. There I met... 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

Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand 2016 by Virochana Khalsa

Absorbing Light through the Intestines

May, 2017 by Virochana Khalsa

This is a practice of concentrating and absorbing prana into the intestines to strengthen and nourish the body. 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


Lantro and WindSong

July, 2002 by Virochana

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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


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


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


Kriya of Five Sounds Sa-Ta-Na-Ma

January, 2001 by Virochana Khalsa

This wonderful Kriya washes the mind, adjusts the elemental balance in the body, gradually develops a relationship with your presence above the head and increases projection, presence and healing ability. For all these benefits, it is a simple practice, but must be done daily for the accumulative effect. read more

Shantara at waterfall on Onemana beach in New Zealand 2017 (photo by Virochana)

Kriya is in Essence a Love of Awareness and Energy

April, 2017 by Virochana Khalsa

Kriya is in essence a love of awareness and energy within our body. The application of this love through focus, skillful means, and presence brings an inner centering and stability; awakening us as radiant light and nectar flame. read more


Koothumi and Saint Claire

July, 2002 by Virochana

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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


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


Jesus and Mary Magdalene

July, 2002 by Virochana

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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


Devi's Poem

April, 2008 by Dharma Devi

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Yogiraj Dr Ramnath Aghori

March, 2016 by Anjou Durga Giri

One day Baba Ramnath called all the local babas for a feast, a bhandara,he would prepare on Dashashwamedh Ghat, a half-mile downstream from us. Even the local shopkeepers and others laughed at him when he announced that he would feed his guests from the meager resources of his humble dhuni, with just a couple of small pots, and hundreds of babas arrived. The babas sat in a pangat, two pairs of long lines each facing another. Plates made of leaves sewn together with twigs... 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


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


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


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&#39;s, pines, pinons, and neighborhood dirt roads. So few people and ssoo much quiet space. <br/> Yoga is communion, the linking of spirit and matter, body soul, connected to the wholeness of Great Mother&#39;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


El Morya and Yeshe Tsogyel

July, 2002 by Virochana

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The Happiness Tree

May, 2015 by Virochana Khalsa

The view from the window looked upon a tree with pinkish colored leaves ... In those years I only slept 3 hours per night, and all of my free time was in practice (there was no Facebook then). But one bright Saturday morning ... read more


Summer Teaching Program Crestone 2016 - Kriya, Tantra, Eternal Yoga

March, 2016

This year we are going to have two intensives, each lasting for 2 weeks. Some people will want to participate in both of them, keeping the application alive, as well as any classes in-between. These have the potential to be a life changing occurrence, as well as the joy of spiritual application. We will cover a lot of ground, ranging from basics to advanced understandings including establishing a kriya practice, the foundations of tantra, attuning to the nectar consciousness in the body, opening a transformative awareness in the earth, and awakening into eternal yoga through practices above the head. read more


Reflections on Spiritual Tradition

June, 2015 by Virochana Khalsa

Through inspired practices and sharing, they help bring the vague into a tangible feeling and mindset. A strength comes from a family of like-minded people, helping each other with spiritual values. read more

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