Birth of a Spiritual Sanctuary in Nosara, Costa Rica
May 23, 2014 • Costa Rica Spiritual Sanctuary
We are so happy to officially announce our project of building a spiritual sanctuary and botanical garden in Nosara, Costa Rica. In 2013 my wife and I bought 16.5 acres of land in Nosara, Costa Rica and we are embarking on an adventure to create a sanctuary focused on spiritual growth and wellness.
Officially registered as “Subramuniya Sanctuary”, the property is named after my late guru to whom I am in deepest gratitude for his life-transforming love and wisdom.
I was 24 years old when I was initiated by my guru, Gurudeva Subramuniyaswami, to be a monk is his monastic order. For decades my family have been disciples of this lineage. In the 1900’s my great grandfather was a disciple of Yogaswami, a renowned guru and mystic in Sri Lanka, and the guru to Gurudeva. I continued the family guru-disciple lineage when I joined Gurudeva’s monastery where I lived and studied for 10 years.
Their teachings have transformed our lives and many others along the way. In a small attempt to honor, celebrate and continue to share the work of Yogaswami and Gurudeva, my wife and I are building this sanctuary. It’s a place for those who are serious about personal growth, self-transformation and making progress on the spiritual path.
Read more about our endeavor to create a spiritual sanctuary in Costa Rica.
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