ISTA Level 2

Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

Gareth Pickering
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Mar 21 - 27, 2020
Group size: 1 - 35
ISTA Level 2
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala

Gareth Pickering
  • Email address verified

Mar 21 - 27, 2020
Group size: 1 - 35

About this trip

Join us for the ISTA Level 2 – The Spiritual Sexual Shamanic INITIATION – at the awe-inspiring location of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala held at the deluxe venue, Villa Sumaya.

ISTA (International Schools of Temple Arts) is part of a planetary transformational movement where human consciousness is being opened to its source as love and harmoniously integrating with other sentient kingdoms and dimensions. In particular ISTA works with spirituality and sexuality as two expressions of the life force. Our vision is a world where humans have a peaceful, delightful, shameless, fearless and loving relationship with their own bodies, sexuality, emotions, hearts, minds and spirit.Level 2 guides the participant through a series of self-initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.

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While deepening the experience of ISTA Level 1, the Level 2 training shifts focus from the healing and integration of the personal self to the transpersonal realms, providing an alchemical container for transformation through group practice, ritual and meditation.

This week provides the teachings and experiences we should have had around our spirituality, our relationship with the transpersonal and its integration with the personal and universal. This provides us with the opportunity to take initiation – to shift our identity into the soul and become the source of our own life, love and empowered expression in the world. Its symbol is the offering up of the heart. Once the life is ‘given up’ or ‘taken over’ by this deeper part of ourselves then we are ready for the greater mysteries – the identification with the universal life of our cosmos and planet. The self becomes a source of inflowing current to our surroundings enabling others to awaken, initiate and transform. We become a creative force in our environment.

The Shamanic Initiation – its core is death and rebirth. This overcomes the fear of death in the base chakra and also sets the shaman apart from the tribe in order to serve the tribe in a special way. It is an essential component to the integration of sexual and spiritual worlds because it results in the transcendence of ego and the dedication of ones awakened powers to the collective. The result is Power.

The Sexual Initiation – In Level 2 we explore the integration of our sexual life force energy in the unification process of our masculine and feminine, animal and angelic aspects. The result is Love.

The Spiritual Initiation – Meditation training and essential identity inquiry open us into our primordial awareness and provide a taste of sunyata or the void experience. Each individual has an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honoured and integrated. The result is Presence.

ISTA Level 1 is a prerequisite for this training. You can join the Level 1 in Guatemala at Villa Sumaya and at locations all over the world.

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What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Luxury accommodation in a shared room at beautiful Villa Sumaya, all with patio & stunning views. (max 3 people per room, limited private upgrades available)
  • Meals
    Three full deluxe vegetarians meals per day (option to add chicken or fish)
  • Chichimecca Sweat Lodge
  • Solar-heated Hot Tub
  • Lush gardens, hammocks,
  • Beverages
    Unlimited tea, coffee and purified water service at 24/7 beverage bar
  • Taxes
    All Guatemalan taxes
  • Tips
    All staff Gratuity included
  • Community
    Graduates get online access to a Global tribe of ISTA graduates (inc community events, “ISTA CouchSurfing” and regional tribal gatherings)

What’s not included

  • Transport to the venue
    Prices exclude transport to and from the venue.

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $450

Your Organizer

Gareth Pickering
Joined in September 2019
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