Purusha Mandala

In order to build a sacred space, there are principals in which one must follow. True sacred space involves way more than just an alter on the north wall, ambient lighting and incense. Vastu Shastra is the ancient science of creating sacred space. Authentic Vastu is a highly complex science that requires thoughtful study and precise execution. It is over 10,000 years old and comes from the Pranva Veda. The Pranava Veda is also the first Veda and the “source Veda. ”

Early on, it was brought to my attention that “sacred space” is something that I should be learning about. Since the beginning of this idea to build a retreat center, there had been this nagging thought: “there is a way to do this ‘right'” but I didn’t really know what that meant. So when this concept of “sacred space” was presented to me, I began to do some research and discovered Vastu. Along my journey, I stumbled upon a Vastu architect in Iowa, and after that, a Vedic astrologer/Ayurvedic doctor gave me a name of a Vastu architect he met at a convention… turned out to be the same guy. Ok, so I’m starting to connect the dots. (Meanwhile, I had also been looking for a Thai Yoga school). So I email Michael Borden in Iowa, order some of his training CDs and begin a dialogue with him. He tells me, as an aside: “By the way, I’m studying Thai Yoga with this really great teacher, Dr. Anthony James, I highly recommend you check him out.” Never once did I mention to him my quest for a teacher. Long story short, I became certified in Thai Yoga by Dr. J and Michael is our Vastu architect.

Stay tuned for more on the Vastu side of things…


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