The Fire and the Mystic Rose

Beauty Blossoms at the Shiva Singularity and Mystic Rose Retreat


“There is only one rose and one Shiva, and that singularity of infinite beauty, which is also infinite bliss, is all that we ever are. Sometimes that bliss is blossoming and sometimes it closes back up to be a bud, but it is always the Shiva Singularity emerging as the Mystic Rose. All we are is that which is pure love and pure beauty itself. We can never be anything but that.” ~ Shunyamurti

Valentine’s Day 2015 marked the inauguration of the Sat Yoga Ashram with an apropos exploration of the union of the Divine Masculine and Feminine archetypes.  With an abundance of profound, uncanny, and joy-filled teachings, Shunyamurti led retreatants on a mystical journey of purification of these two dualistic expressions of the One Self, to the ultimate reunification as the Shiva Singularity with the Mystic Rose.

The Shiva Singularity is the immovable spot, the Absolute, the secret of yogic science. The attainment of this blissful state becomes possible when we open the petals of our minds and hearts to the possibility of full union with the Self in the stillness and silence of deep meditation. This brings about the dissolution of the egoic identity and the revelation of the Mystic Rose, the full embodiment and manifestation of radiant beauty and creativity in the world.

The retreat was an opportunity for all to dive into the core of our being, to meditate, and to reflect on the most profound questions of life in an energy field of Divine Love and absolute safety, with no judgment or fear. Thus, the force of Shakti, the first and primordial cosmic emanation of Power, that comes from the Absolute Zero-point of Shiva, infused all participants and enabled profound transformation and healing.


One of the many highlights of the retreat was Shunyamurti’s reading of sections of T. S. Eliot’s great poem cycle, The Four Quartets. We hope you enjoy this short passage: 


Quick now, here, now, always A condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less than everything)


And all shall be well and All manner of things shall be well When the tongues of flames are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and the rose are one.


A joyous, timeless retreat that will live long in the hearts of all who participated.

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