About ISTA ~
About ISTA ~
ISTA is a transmission of life force, clothed in love and
expressing creatively in the world.
ISTA is part of a global 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.
ISTA is a modern synthesis of:
a) a spiritual transmission - a satsang of being
b) a mystery school where the Temple Arts are taught
c) a new era business and creative community who are networked together globally and sharing resources in innovative ways.
ISTA collaborates with many groups, organizations, and communities in many locations around the world. Collaborations include International Goddess Congress, OSHO Communities, Tantra, Meditation, and Yoga Schools, Mystery Schools, Madonna Ministry International, and more.
Most organizations have a mission statement, a business plan with
clear goals, budgets and strategies to achieve them. This will not work
with the type of organism ISTA is - or not by itself. To be truly
transformative we harmonize Awareness on what we are desiring to
achieve, with Presence of who we are.
A simple symbol for this is the
word EARTH which has the H or the goal at the end. If we shift it to the
beginning we get Heart. Once we are anchored in the heart then we can
gently focus outward again and the result is HeartH.
ISTA is a Hearth
where the fire of spirit has been lit. This can be uncomfortable for
people who are used to living in the prevailing earth culture. They want
to know Why we are doing it, What we are doing, Who makes the
decisions, How do we measure results and How much will they get paid?
Our answer to this is often simply - we do not know!! What we do know,
is that if we keep building the fire in the hearth then more and more
people gather round. And , when they do, we share with them about
building fire. We integrate the masculine energy of initiating,
direction, and focus with the feminine qualities of living in the
mystery, building relationships, and flow.
ISTA: International School of Temple Arts is committed to raising
consciousness & sexuality education across the globe to grow
community, provide conferences, events, and trainings to individuals,
practitioners and teachers, and to provide business tools and
collaborations to support the emergence of the Temple Arts around the
ISTA was Founded in 2007 as a non-profit educational organization
and is co-operated by a consortium of leaders in the many Sacred Temple
Arts. What started as gatherings of teachers and practitioners quickly
evolved into ISTA, a consortium of empowered individuals representing
every continent, to became a vehicle that connects experts from around
the globe and now operates worldwide in over 30 countries.