Our mission is to empower and support others as we manifest the unique and unlimited potential that exists within each of us; to illuminate the pathway through education, practice, coaching, and through modern media and communications.
A Spiritual Science
As a spiritual science, it explores the possibility of employing a simple, logical method to put contemplation into practice, while intentionally expanding one’s consciousness, without reliance upon religion, dogmatism, superstition or mythos.
It can be called a Mind Science, or method of mind training. We believe we are the first new thought organisation to focus less on spiritual theory, and more on the practical insight and experiential discovery of what New Thought philosophy teaches. We believe that each of us has a direct connection with the eternal Creative Intelligence and Primal Energy Source of the universe which will if we allow it, will enrich our lives beyond measure.
We are certainly one of the first intentional contemplative communities founded upon those principles.
A Sacred Artform
As a sacred artform, it frees one to find their own individual expression of beauty and wisdom, by coming into contact with one’s True Nature. Zenkondo celebrates each unique and vibrant thread, which comes together to form a remarkable tapestry that is uniquely and perfectly our own. It recognises that only when we are truly expressing ourselves, from a place of Pure Awareness and Primordial Love, are we ever truly free.
A Yogic Path
As a yogic path, Zenkondo relies on the use of asanas (physical postures), pranayama (mindful breathing), mudra (seals), bhandas (locks), and kriyas (purification), to clear the channels of Pure Awareness (Ki or prana) within the body and mind, so that their energies can flow freely, allowing us to become still, calm and mindful. This purification process prepares the body and mind for meditative practice, and gives rise to Clear Sight, allowing us to see beyond the mind into the True Nature or Alaya Consciousness. This consciousness is Timeless and Boundless, Birthless and Deathless, and results in the Primordial Union of Śiva and Śakti (the Divine Yin & Yang Principle), which is the purpose of all yoga.
Zenkondo does not guide us to analyse, or theorise about spirituality or life; instead, plunging us headlong into the contemplative experience itself from the start, in which there is no subject, no object, nothing to analyse or know.
As such, it is a living stream of tradition, or sampradaya… A rich new exploration of spirituality based upon the ancient wisdom of the Buddha Śakyamuni, Rav Yeshua the Nazarene, the insight of Nagarjuna, and the methodologies of Je Tsongkhapa, Asaṅga and Vasubandhu.
A Received Non-Dualist Spiritual Tradition
This tradition has come to us through the Great Masters Je Pabongkha Rinpoche, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Morehei Ueshiba-san and Maharaji Neem Karoli Baba; to their beloved students, who themselves became Realised Masters — Swami Abiśiktananda, Robert Danza Sensei, Swami Dayananda (Bede Griffiths, OSB), Lama Thubten Yeshe, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Tenzin Yangchen Ma (Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati).
After one realises the sacred glimpse into one’s True Nature (nirvikalpa samadhi), the final phase of the Zenkondo Journey™ is to integrate one’s awakening (satori or bodhi) into one’s daily life, as there can be no freedom outside of life itself, nor can there be life outside of freedom.
Zenkondo founder and dharma lineage holder, Khenpo Gurudas Śunyatananda’s vision is for the Zenkondo Sampradaya to foster continuously, an environment in which the path disappears into the pathless; where people of many spiritual and religious traditions can come together in a spirit of open dialogue and respect, to experience life as an effortless expression of one’s True Nature, which is in direct communion with the whole of existence.
“Ultimately, when we transform our minds,” Khenpo teaches, “we transform our experiences and our worlds. We realise our True Nature as Pure Awareness, and becoming aware that we are in direct communion with the whole of existence, we attain the simple realisation and calm abiding that is called “sahaja samadhi” or spontaneous awakening.