Update from Sat Yoga Ashram, September 2020

Beloved Friends of Sat Yoga Ashram and Members of our Cosmic Sangha,

As we monitor the unfoldment of current world events, we recognize what a blessing it is to continue our unwavering mission to serve the collective planetary awakening. In the spirit of such service, it is a privilege to welcome sincere seekers from abroad to the ashram now that Costa Rica is opening its borders to more areas of the world! Our August Ashram Immersion Program is currently underway, with students from several different countries, including the UK, the Netherlands, and Costa Rica.

Costa Rican Borders Open to More Travelers

Costa Rica reopened its borders as of August 1, allowing Canadian residents, countries in the European Union, Uruguay, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK to visit. As of September 1, US travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Vermont, will be allowed to enter Costa Rica, and after September 15, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Colorado will join them in being able to visit the country. https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements

Join Us!

As long as flights are available and borders are open, we will continue to offer transformational retreats and programs to those serious seekers ready and able to join us. Given the uncertainty of conditions, we urge all whose heart is on fire for spiritual liberation, especially those who have considered becoming a member of our community, to visit us as soon as possible, while the window of opportunity is open!

Ashram Events

Come meditate with us, receive powerful paradigm-shifting teachings, and experience the transformative power of the high-vibrational energy field of the Sat Yoga Ashram. Join us on any of the following dates:

Online Wisdom School

In the coming months, we will be shifting our focus from a retreat center to an online wisdom school, with several new offerings to nourish and empower your spiritual quest—wherever you may be, stay tuned! In the meanwhile, join us for our next livestream retreats:

Livestream Retreats Guided by Shunyamurti

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We hope to connect with you vibrationally, either online or on this sacred land of Arunachala, very very soon.

In Divine Service,

Sat Yoga Sangha

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Shunyamurti will be offering the ashram residents and our online members advanced spiritual training to enable everyone in the community and around the world to function at maximum capacity. 

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One whose consciousness has merged with Brahman, the Absolute, and thus has been liberated from all desire, fear, attachment, and material frames of reference. Thus, a Brahmachari naturally lives a life of celibacy, simplicity, and inner solitude.


Meditative meetings in which the highest teachings are shared. Shunyamurti also offers guidance during questions and answers to resolve the most difficult and delicate matters of the heart.


Information, energy, or nonlinear change that occurs as the effect of events that take place in the future and alter the past, which is perceived in the present as non-ordinary phenomena, synchronicities, unpredictable emergent properties or other notable explicate arisings. The source of such forces may also lie beyond chronological time, in higher dimensions of the Real.

The process of non-process:

Since awakening is instantaneous, along with the recognition that one was never really in the dream, but enjoying the creation of the dream, it must be understood that making awakening into a process can only be part of the dream, and has nothing to do with Awakening itself.

The Real:

When we speak of the Real, unless otherwise qualified, we mean the Supreme Real. The Supreme Real does not appear. Appearance is not Real. All that appears is empty of true existence. There are no real things. All that is phenomenal is temporary, dependent, and reducible to a wave function of consciousness. The world does not exist independent of consciousness. There is no matter or material world. All is made of consciousness. Pure consciousness is Presence. It is no-thing, non-objective, not in space or time. All that appears in Presence, or to Presence, is an emanation of Presence, but is not different from That. This is one meaning of nonduality.

The Real is also a term used in Lacanian psychoanalysis. What Lacan means by the Real is that aspect of phenomenal appearance which is overwhelming, traumatic, or impossible. We would call that Real One. It is a relative Real, not Absolute. We add that there is a Real Two, which consists of divine love. Love is not an appearance, but it changes appearance, through recognition of its Source, into a divine manifestation, a projection of God’s sublimely beautiful Mind as infinite fractal holographic cosmos. Real Three is the unchanging Absolute, beyond all conception or image.

Dharma and dharma:

When we use the term Dharma (capitalized), we refer to our dedication to living in accord with the timeless principles of impeccable integrity that keep us in harmony with Nature and our Supernatural Source.

When we use the term without capitalization, we refer to our acceptance of the community’s processes, protocols, and chain of command with the “Haji! Spirit” of going the “extra mile” and working overtime when necessary to make the impossible inevitable, as our unconditional act of surrender to Love.