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About Virochana and Shantara

March, 2002 by Shantara Mu

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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


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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Mahavatar BabaJi and Tara

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


Meru and AraMu

July, 2002 by Virochana

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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 Poem

April, 2010 by Virochana Khalsa

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Newsletter #2

September, 2004 by Virochana and Shantara

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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


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


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


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


Saint Germain and Lady Nada

July, 2002 by Virochana

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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 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 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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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


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


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


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


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


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


Is There an Edge to the Universe?

July, 2015 by Virochana Khalsa

As a child around the age of 10 I would often lie in bed and contemplate infinity and the edge of the universe. Is there an edge, or does it keep going forever? If there is an edge, then what is past that, and what is it that can go past that in awareness? 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


Transparency of Thoughts

June, 2015 by Virochana Khalsa

As a kid, from a young age I had an inner conviction that everyone could hear my thoughts and attitudes as easily as I did. The firmness of this remained even into my twenties when the slowly accepted logic of observation showed otherwise. 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


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

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


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


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


El Morya and Yeshe Tsogyel

July, 2002 by Virochana

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First Newsletter Mar 2002

March, 2002 by Shantara and Virochana

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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


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


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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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


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


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

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