Ashram, a Home away from Home…
Temples, Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Ashrams… there are so many of them in the world where tons of people visit everyday for prayer, meditation, introspection or attaining stillness. But does really a place of worship affect our inner experiences?
From ancient times, there was a belief that place is not homogeneous; some places were considered sacred while the rest were just called profane.
The idea of a sacred place, persuaded man to build places that were different from a normal profane space, and were standing in harmony with nature and universe through the knowledge of geomancy. He further started purifying such places and charging them with divine energies to stand as a place of worship, representing the idea of sacred.
Many rituals got involved and many forms were selected to facilitate the anchoring of divine energies into the building such as pyramids, domes and arches. Many symbolic decorations were also used to improve the quality of the space that mainly had esoteric significances. The concept of group prayers also became popular that made temples a great part of human history.
To know why and how places affect our state and inner experiences we need to look at it from an energetic perspective.
As humans have energy fields around them (commonly known as aura), objects and places also have energy fields. Similar to human aura, the energy of a place also can get contaminated. It can also get blessed and consecrated, which all depends on the activities that take place inside it and the thoughts and emotions that are regularly generated by people who make use of it.
In a place where prayer, meditation and contemplation takes place most of the time, the thoughts and emotions that are generated are mainly pure, devotional, divinely in nature and of a finer vibration. Repeating thoughts, emotions and acts, magnetizes their power and durability. Since many people do the same thing over and over again the floating thoughts and emotions which have a positive nature become really powerful and capable of affecting whoever that comes in contact with them, manipulating them to feel and think in the same lines.
Therefore when people go inside the temple, even if they have had a bad day, they feel calm, connected and centered.
Furthermore meditation and prayer bring down lots of divine energy that will be anchored in the place. Doing meditation, especially in a group, for a long period of time not only purifies the place but also blesses it with positive and divine energies. It also invites great beings to the place such as angels and higher beings.
“When you gather together in a group, the Higher Beings are forced to appear.”
Master Choa Kok Sui
Since the place becomes an anchor of divine, filled with similar thought forms and emotions, it becomes highly suitable for prayer and meditation. The experiences of meditators become deeper and the distractive thoughts and emotions will get reduced to a substantial degree. In other words, the place helps the meditators to get to the meditation mood and stillness in a shorter time.
If we look at temples and ashrams in this way, they appear to be more than a physical construction, rather a spiritual construction within the physical form.
GMCKS Arhatic Yoga Ashram is one of such incredible places, which is highly suitable for prayer and meditation. It is located in India, with the distance of 70 kilometers from Pune, near the small village of Nive, in the heart of mountains, lakes and forests. Being far from the noise and distractions of big cities and resting in a peaceful and quiet natural setting, makes the ashram an amazing place to retreat from normal busy life and spend some time for spiritual practices and introspection.
The construction of GMCKS Arhatic Yoga Ashram was guided by Master Choa Kok Sui and later purified and consecrated by him together with a great number of Arhatic Yoga practitioners in an opening ceremony on 15th August 2003 to stand as an important element in manifesting the great Mission and Vision of Master Choa Kok Sui.
The forms chosen for the meditation halls bear significant esoteric meanings and are chosen based on their function to facilitate the flowing of divine energies into the building, which makes the experiences during the meditations deeper and more meaningful.
An issue that makes the GMCKS Arhatic Yoga Ashram distinctive among the other ashrams is the crystal mountain where it is located on. Since it is being built on a crystal mountain, its magnitude of influence has become extremely high as crystals have the ability to absorb and store energy.
Crystals are also programmable that made it possible for Master Choa Kok Sui to anchor lots of divine energies in the Ashram, which continues to get stronger every time a group of people meditate in the ashram.
The GMCKS Arhatic Yoga Ashram is often called “A Piece of Heaven on Earth,” as the stillness and peace that you experience in the ashram is indescribable.
Based on the experiences of meditators visiting the GMCKS Arhatic Yoga Ashram, just being in its atmosphere is like being in deep meditation.
The Ashram stands as a home for all the Arhatic Yoga practitioners all over the world and is basically designed as a center for renewal, rejuvenation and enrichment to lead the practitioners towards a faster spiritual growth.