Transformative Meditation Retreats in Sri Lanka
The Nisala Foundation
Welcome to The Nisala Foundation
The Center for Energy & Consciousness Studies
Teachings at The Nisala Foundation
Unveiling the Path of Enlightenment at Nisala Foundation
At the Nisala Foundation, we are dedicated to guiding you on a journey of spiritual growth and self-discovery through our transformative teachings.
Transmission - Based Teachings
Meditation retreats at Nisala are truly a different offering….
At Nisala, the teachings are primarily conveyed through direct transmission from teacher to the student. What this means is that the entire body of students, collectively, and where necessary individually, are directly guided into deep states of awakening and abiding by the teacher.
This type of teaching is a rare offering in the modern world…and something that truly requires an experience to believe….This however, is the everyday reality of the teachings at the Nisala Foundation.
Nada (Sound based) Inductions
Acharin, the teacher at Nisala, employs a sound and energy-based method of induction, called Nada, to establish a ground level purification and relaxation in the seeker. This forms as both a preparatory and a grounding practice that will then pave the way for the transmission based teachings to be delivered effectively.
The diagram below illustrates the fundamental components of the enlightenment path as imparted at the Nisala Foundation:
Your Path to Self-Realization Begins at the Nisala Foundation.
Explore a Journey of Transformation with Nisala Foundation's Teachings
Are you ready to embark on a life-changing journey of self-realization and spiritual growth?
Look no further than the Nisala Foundation.
Our Diverse Audience
Seekers from all corners of the globe have attended the retreats at Nisala: the USA, Canada, South America, Western and Eastern Europe, India, China, Russia, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and beyond…
Unlock the Power of Meditation
Advanced Breath Meditation: Explore the depths of your consciousness through advanced breath meditation techniques.
Deep Relaxation Meditation: Achieve a profound state of relaxation, calming your mind, and nurturing inner peace.
Walking Meditation: Embrace mindfulness as you walk, grounding yourself in the present moment.
Journey into the Non-Dual:
The Witness Consciousness (Shunya)
Laying the Groundwork with the Basics:
Learn basic to advanced methods of breath meditation and walking meditation, to center and calm the mind.
Effortless Abiding, and the State of Shunya:
Learn to effortlessly witness your thoughts, emotions, and experiences with detachment and clarity.
Achieve a state of flow that brings relaxation and mental silence.
Inner Peace and Clarity:
Attain a heightened sense of inner peace and clarity as you delve into the Witness Consciousness.
Experience Universal Light and Sound States:
Expand your consciousness to experience the states of Universal Light and Sound.
Cathartic Release and Healing
Release Negativity: Purge stored negativity through powerful cathartic meditations.
Relief and Clarity: Achieve relief, clarity, and improved mental and physical well-being.
Letting Go: Release states of sadness, phobias, fears, and negativity to embrace health and well-being.
Clear Energetic Imprints: Clear negative energetic imprints through energy-based methods.
Deepened Consciousness: Experience the profound awakening of Kundalini, deepening your consciousness.
Expert Guidance by Acharin
Benefit from the expert guidance of Acharin, a world-class teacher who can lead you towards Enlightenment.
Immerse yourself in extraordinary experiences that lead to personal growth and self-discovery.
Begin a journey toward profound inner transformation and spiritual enlightenment.
Your path to self-realization and inner fulfillment starts at the Nisala Foundation, located in the serene surroundings of Kandy, Sri Lanka. Join us on this remarkable meditation retreat and explore the transformative power of our teachings.
Explore Advanced Meditation Methods at
The Nisala Foundation
The Centre for Energy & Consciousness Studies
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth? The Nisala Foundation offers advanced meditation methods that will lead you to deep relaxation, awareness, and joy. Our teachings include breath meditation, walking meditation, and more, catering to beginners and advanced practitioners.
Entering the Non-Dual: Witness Consciousness
The Non-Dual state involves transcending unconscious identification with the body-mind, leading to the experience of unity behind apparent diversity. The entry into this state is through the realization of Witness Consciousness, often referred to as choiceless Awareness or Sahaja in various enlightenment traditions.
Witness Consciousness entails observing thoughts, emotions, and experiences effortlessly and with detachment. This state fosters relaxation and mental silence, granting inner peace and clarity. It differs from actively attempting to observe the mind and requires the relinquishment of mental effort.
Acharin, our teacher, emphasizes that Witness Consciousness forms the foundation of deep meditation techniques, making it a crucial aspect of the path to enlightenment. At the Nisala Foundation, every participant is guided to experience this state directly, simplifying what can be a challenging realization.
Finding the Spiritual Heart
The "Spiritual Heart" serves as the basis for Witness Consciousness and is distinct from the Heart Chakra or the physical heart. Numerous religious traditions, including Theravada Buddhist, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Hinduism, and others, mention this profound awareness. Our guidance at Nisala enables students to seamlessly connect with the Spiritual Heart, entering a space of expansion, awareness, and equanimity.
Awakening Kundalini and Energetic Clarification
A significant obstacle to spiritual awakening is the presence of negative energetic aspects within our subtle energy system. The mind, as the forerunner, can be adversely affected by thinking and external influences, creating a vicious cycle that hampers spiritual progress.
While conventional meditation methods indirectly attempt energetic clarification, the pace may be insufficient given life's time constraints. Therefore, energy-based methods are essential for deep clarification within a relatively short period.
At the Nisala Foundation, we offer various energy-based methods, including Cathartic Purification and Nada Inductions. After achieving a sufficient level of clarification, participants are guided through an exercise to awaken latent energies, Kundalini. The impact varies based on individual energetic sensitivity and can result in deepened states of Witness Consciousness and the Spiritual Heart, along with potential extra-normal abilities.
Integrating Realizations into Everyday Life
An essential aspect of the journey towards enlightenment involves seamlessly integrating profound states of realization into daily existence. Practitioners should not reserve experiences like Witness Consciousness or Heart Awareness solely for retreats or formal meditation sessions. Instead, they should apply these states while at work, home, running errands, and facing life's various challenges.
At the Nisala Foundation, students gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of the practical and theoretical principles involved in embodying Non-Dual realizations in everyday life.
The teaching at the Nisala Foundation's in-house events operates on a donation basis, reflecting our commitment to sharing knowledge. We provide food, lodging, and teaching to every participant. When at the center, you have the opportunity to support the Nisala Foundation by contributing according to your means and income.
Your support aids in providing meals for meditation programs, staff salaries, and ongoing building projects.
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