What are some of the benefits of The
The gentle and regular practice of The Ishayas'
Ascension will improve every aspect of your
life, immediately. Cultivating a conscious relationship
with the Truth, your true essence. This enables deeper
and deeper levels of peace and joy to percolate into
every part of your life. As time goes on, and it need
not be long, the stresses and limitations of life just
fall away and are replaced by an experience of vibrant
aliveness, alertness and tranquility. Whatever you do
from that experience, whether it is work, sport or play,
becomes more and more fun and complete. The practice is
also very beneficial for physical health. As the mind
stills the body is able to settle into a deep state of
rest. This allows the metabolism to stabilize and the
natural process of healing to occur. For many people,
learning the Ishayas' Ascension is the first
time in their lives that they have truly given to
themselves. The more relaxed and centered you become,
the more you are able to enjoy and support those around
you. Your relationships with family, friends and
business partners naturally improve when you are more
content, grounded and focused.
How do I learn The Ishayas'
Ishayas' Ascension is usually taught over a
weekend, at what we call the First Sphere course. This
course usually runs from 7pm to 10pm on a Friday night,
where you will learn the first Ascension Attitude. The
course then continues on Saturday (10am - 5pm) and
Sunday (10am - 5pm). As we teach you the first
technique on the Friday evening, you are able to
immediately practice and play with it enabling you to
dive into a new experience and have a lot of fun. For
more information on course availability check out the
How long will it take to get results from
The Ishayas' Ascension?
The results of the Ishayas' Ascension are
immediate, in terms of deep rest and a change in
perspective. Most people notice a significant
difference on the course itself. The rate of growth is
different for everybody and dependent on a number of
things. Regularity of practice is important, and your
willingness to apply what has been learned in the First
Sphere course makes a big difference. All of this is
discussed in detail on the course.
What will I learn on the Meditation
During the weekend course you will receive the first
four Ishayas' Ascension. These are called
Ascension Attitudes and are based on the positive upward
spiraling emotions of Praise, Gratitude, Love and
weekend consists of the opportunity to experience the
Ishayas' Meditation Technique alternating with lectures
to allow you to gain a full understanding of the
mechanics of the technique.
will leave the weekend course with absolutely everything
you need in order to allow this simple and easy practice
to be an integral part of your everyday life.
Ishayas' Ascension teachers offer you continued support
if you desire it. Weekly meetings incorporating the
opportunity to meditate as a group and receiving
guidance in the use of these simple mechanical
techniques are available and entirely optional.
What if I don't believe in it?
Fortunately, no belief is required. These techniques
are mechanical and work whether you believe they will or
not. The Ascension Attitudes completely bypass the
surface of the mind and bring your awareness to the very
Source of who you are. This is a completely simple and
natural process. top
What about my other practices?
Ishayas' Ascension is not a belief system.
It has no dogma therefore does not conflict with any
other belief or practice - religious, spiritual or
otherwise. Its profound benefits are equally available
to people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs.
Why do I have to attend a course to
simple as the Ishayas' Ascension is, it is a
completely experiential teaching. It is important to
learn from qualified teachers who can impart the
techniques correctly and give experienced feedback. In
this way, as you learn you will know that you are
practicing the meditation correctly. For this reason,
amongst others, the Ishayas' Ascension has
always been shared from one enlivened heart to another,
in person. It is not possible to learn it from a book,
or from any other kind of impersonal course.
What does Ishaya mean and who are The
word Ishaya is a Sanskrit word. Sanskrit is perhaps the
most ancient of all languages and stems from the region
known today as India. The word Isha means "Lord" or
"Highest Consciousness"; "ya" means "for" or "of". So
the word Ishaya means "for" or "of the Highest
Consciousness", or "for" or "of the Lord".
The Ishayas are monks who have dedicated their lives to
sharing this precious Teaching with all whom would
receive it. We have committed ourselves heart, mind,
body and soul to the timeless tradition from which it
springs. This is not a new religion and we are not
looking for followers or devotees. We are simply
teaching a simple and easy technique that allows anyone
willing to learn it to remember the Truth of who they
Where does this teaching come from?
Ishayas' Teaching has its roots in both the East and the
West. In the East it stems from the Vedic Tradition of
India, the very tradition of Enlightenment itself. In
the West it has roots in the Judeo-Christian culture of
the early First Century C.E. The Tradition itself is
many thousands of years old. It stretches over oceans
of time in an unbroken lineage from Teacher to student,
culminating most recently with Maharishi Sadasiva Isham
(M.S.I.) who began teaching The Ishayas' Ascension publicly again in the early 1990's. Since that
time, The Ishayas' Ascension has spread
almost exclusively by word of mouth to all corners of
the globe. M.S.I.'s direct students, as well as their
students, continue to carry on his vision and Teaching.
qualify as a teacher it is required to attend a
six-month Mastery of the Self Course.
How much time do I need to Meditate each
We encourage three times per day for twenty minutes each
time. Initially, this may seem like a lot of time out of
your day if you are a working family person. However,
this time can be accommodated with no real change of
routine. The Ishayas' Ascension can
be practiced anywhere - sitting comfortably at home, in
the office, on an airplane or on the bus on the way to
work. Generally people find that the extra focus,
clarity and presence actually saves them time.
Typically, we become more focused in our daily
activities and our productivity and effectiveness grows
quickly. This benefit generates more time. Furthermore,
the practice is so enjoyable that people often reduce
activities such as watching television.
If your schedule is simply too busy, then you will find
that one or two twenty-minute meditation periods will
generate significant changes in your experience of life.
Will it be a long time before I start to
benefit from the Ishayas' Ascension?
The individual experience is different. The long-term
benefits of regular meditation are cumulative, but new
Ascenders notice positive growth and development in
their experience of life almost immediately.
How much does the Ishayas'
Ascension Course cost?
The First Sphere course is usually run over a weekend
and costs $395. Once you have attended this course you
can repeat it anywhere in the world, as many times as
you want, for free. In fact, this is highly encouraged.
Will I be required to study to learn or
to develop my capability?
No to all that! The practice of the Ishayas' Ascension
requires no intellectual effort. Everything you need to
know will be explained in simple language during the
course. After that further information can be provided
by books or by any Ishaya to satisfy your intellect.
But, frankly, it isn't necessary. This teaching is
purely experiential. top
Can anyone learn the Ishayas' Ascension
Anyone can learn and use the Ishayas' Ascension - any
age, education, religion or culture. One of the great
things about this meditation technique is that it is not
religious and it doesn't interfere with any belief
The meditation technique allows the activity of the mind
to settle down in a natural way until it is left quiet,
but super alert. The Ishayas' Ascension Technique is
completely natural. It doesn't force the mind nor do we
need to try or strain to do it. It's so simple and easy.
It works for everyone.
Will I become so relaxed that I am not
motivated for success?
Not a chance. By eliminating stress and tension, and by
increasing energy The Ishayas' Ascension
creates a very effective platform for success in life.
Typically, people who learn to Ascend notice much more
focus, clarity, and access to greater creativity and
intelligence. Decision-making becomes more clear and
intuitive. In addition they experience a greater ability
to communicate with others, and that their lower stress
levels impacts positively on people they interact with.
Many people experience health benefits and improvements
in relations with friends and family.
Can I learn the Ishayas' Ascension from a
book or DVD?
No. It is an experiential teaching. Each person is
unique and has a different nervous system and life
experiences. In order to learn the technique properly
requires personal instruction from a qualified Ishaya
Reading a book or viewing a DVD cannot provide the
experience of pure consciousness and the corresponding
state of restful alertness that Ascension brings. Ishaya
teachers are resting in full consciousness when they
teach and they transfer the magic of this teaching to
you from that Still place. A book can't answer all of
the questions, at the right time, that people might have
while learning the practice.
I have a history of poor health. Can I
use the Ishayas' Ascension safely?
Absolutely. It is completely safe. If you are taking
medical treatment we recommend that you continue to take
your doctor's advice.
Will I be required to adopt unusual
postures when I meditate?
No. When you meditate you sit comfortably with your eyes
closed, in silence. To an onlooker it may appear as
though you are resting your eyes. It is perfectly
possible to meditate in a public place.
How does it differ
from other systems of meditation?
Other systems generally involve either concentration
(which means effort) or contemplation (thinking about
something), both of which tend to keep the mind lively
and active. The Ishayas' Ascension is a
completely natural, effortless practice that allows your
mind to ride into the Stillest part of our existence. A
unique aspect of this technique is that it can be used
with the eyes open as you experience your daily
Is The Ishayas'
compatible with a modern lifestyle?
Definitely. One of our teaching's objectives is to live
life 100% on the inside (focusing on The Stillness
within) as well as 100% on the outside (our daily life).