ISTA is a transmission of the 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 moreâ€¦.
We implement our vision by generating a living, loving culture amongst ourselves, then propagating this culture and educating others through conferences, trainings and other events around the globe.
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 world.
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.