Free Introductory Lecture
These talks, usually about an hour in length, are an opportunity to learn more about Ascension in person with sufficient time to ask as many questions as you would like. I find this format a bit old fashioned and don't really do them. Why do I list this here? Mainly because I do these very informally. I love talking about the practice and my particular experiences with it, many of which haven't made it to the website. If you happen to be in my area, my favorite way to go about this often involves a tea-house, snacks, and a pot of tea. I am also happy to have a short free chat on skype or zoom so that you can get a solid idea of what the practice is all about and whether it might be what you've been looking for.
First Sphere Course
The first series of techniques, called the First Sphere, are typically taught over the course of a weekend (about 12 hours total) in order to ensure sufficient time for practice and plenty of individual attention. Other formats, such as weekday classes and individual sessions, are most certainly available, but the weekend format is usually the easiest to organize ,and in general, the best option. The course alternates between periods of meditation instruction, closed eyed practice, short talks on the mechanics of Ascension, spiritual awakening, and Enlightenment, and plenty of time for questions and answers. Every beginning class is a little bit different. Once you've attended for the first time, you may repeat the course for free as many times as you like.
The Course Fee
The course fee may differ from country to country. In the United States, the course fee is $300.00 USD. In addition to the actual course, that fee includes the option of a free extra check-in session either in person or via zoom. I've never turned a student away for the simple lack of funds, and offer both payment plans and sliding scales depending on what is most a appropriate to any given situation.
The practice is profoundly simple and powerful. An investment in learning it is an investment in a lifetime of peace, joy, and inner cultivation. I am overjoyed to travel near and far to teach courses. If you or a group are interested in learning Ascension feel free to contact us via email at ishtarishaya [@] hotmail.com.
There are teachers and teaching organizations scattered all over the world teaching the same techniques in essentially the same way. Once you've attended a First Sphere course with any of them, you are able to attend the same course for free with any other teachers. If you live far away from me and am having trouble connecting with people in your local area, I'd be glad to connect you with anyone I might know in your area.
Ascension retreats provide the perfect environment for unwinding into profound relaxation, diving deeply into the depths of one’s Consciousness. They provide the space to make a quantum leap in growth, providing you with the time, space, and guidance to sink ever deeper into your own True Nature. They last from 3 days to 6 months, and consist of lots of time practicing Ascension with the eyes closed, yoga, wonderful food (that you didn’t have to cook!), personalized instruction, and great company. The amount of permanent growth and expansion achieved, even in a short retreat, has never ceased to astonish me. The old Society for Ascension brochures once touted that a 3 day retreat could clear the nervous system as quickly as 6 months of regular practice. While a lofty statement to say the least, it may not be far off the mark. The fees for retreats vary depending on the cost of the location and length. The goal is typically to make these courses as affordable as possible, as the longer period spent in meditation is so precious and profoundly transformative.