Vistara Circle Spiritual Lifestyle Training

The Vistara Circle Spiritual Lifestyle Training launches on May 12, 2019! Our training is targeted for those who want to go deeper into the philosophy of Tantra Yoga and enhance their meditation practice and spiritual life. The training will include special monthly webinars and readings. Each month, you will have exclusive access to a new webinar and join a discussion on the literature.

Members of the Spiritual Lifestyle Training will get closer access to our Tantra Yoga instructors, some of whom have over 30 years of experience. Questions and help with meditation will be offered at each webinar.


Here are some of the webinars our training will cover:

  • Releasing the Colors of the Mind After Meditation (Guru Puja)
  • Asanas, Pratyahara, Samadhi
  • Tantra, Mind and Soul
  • Tantra and the Body
  • Spiritual Activism, Economic Democracy, and PROUT (Progressive Utilization Theory)
  • 15 Yogi Qualities of Great Character
  • Pranayama, Dharana, and Dhyana
  • Relaxation and Stress Management
  • The Teachings of Shiva, the First Tantric Guru
  • The Teachings of Krsna
  • Spiritual Symbology: Yantras
  • Kosas: The Layers of the Mind
  • Shiva’s Seven Secrets of Success
  • Devotion: Combining Prayer and Tantric Meditation
  • Yoga Perspectives on Play and Life
  • Universalism - Neo Humanism

Other Topics will include:

  • Tips for improving meditation
  • History of Tantra
  • Yama and Niyama
  • Bhakti, Jinana and Karma Yoga
  • Understanding different levels of the mind and personality
  • Tantric Theory of Creation (Brahmachakra)
  • Kundalini
  • Microvita and the Mystery of Life

If you are ready for enlightenment, you have come to the right place.

Required Readings and Assignments

Summary of “Anandamurtii’s Guide to Human Conduct” by Gustavo Monje

  • Participants will take one Yama or Niyama and practice it for a week for a total of 10 weeks
  • They will write about their experience every week as a post on the Vistara Circle Facebook Group
  • Three (3) Group Meetings and Discussion

“Close Your Eyes and Open Your Mind” by Dada Nabhaniilananda

  • Trainees will read one chapter at a time and write about a topic that interested them as a post on the Vistara Circle Facebook Group
  • Eight (8) Group Meetings and Discussion

“Wisdom of Tantra” by Dada Vedaprajiiananda

  • Trainees will read one to two chapters at a time and write about a topic that interested them as a post on the Vistara Circle Facebook Group
  • Seven (7) Group Meetings and Discussion

“Baba’s Grace” by Shrii Shrii Anandamurtii

  • Trainees will read six separate sections of the book and choose excerpts or quotations from the book, which they found to be the most valuable. They will share their quotations with the trainees.
  • Six (6) Group Meetings and Discussion
I attended Gustavo’s 4 week “Making Meditation a Daily Practice Series” at Holistic Touch in Old Town Alexandria, and I’m so glad I did. I was just emerging from a very stressful period of my life, and had started to let my internal dialogue run rampant and get the best of me. Gustavo’s created a calm, inclusive atmosphere in which to regain the mental discipline to still my thoughts, find balance, and remember what’s really important in this life beyond the day-to-day to-do list. I really appreciate that even though the class is over, he still posts to the Facebook page he made for the site to keep us motivated in our mediation and growing spiritually. If you are looking for a spiritual mediation class or are interested in learning about consciousness, I highly recommend letting Gustavo guide you!
Jacqueline Hibbard Eramya





Billed at $96, ONE-TIME PAYMENT (FOR two yearS)

  • A FREE COPY of Tantra Thoughts upcoming kirtan album
  • A FREE DIGITAL COPY of Anandamurtii’s Guide to Human Conduct (summarized)
  • 50% DISCOUNT of “Discovering the Roots of Tantra” webinar series




  • A FREE DIGITAL COPY of Anandamurtii’s Guide to Human Conduct (summarized)

Workstudy Programs

Are you interested in doing some service for our online community in exchange for the costs of our training? Service can include keeping track of attendance, helping at retreats, posting regular reminders, sharing our content with your friends, or any other skills you possess that may benefit our community. Opportunities for workstudy will be evaluated on case by case basis and will vary depending on availability.


Live webinars and reading discussions will be conducted on Zoom. Usinga platform like Zoom will give our meetings more of a conversational fee than in the Online Meditation for Beginners. Recordings of programs will be posted in the Spiritual Lifestyle Training private Facebook Group.

Why should I join this training?


  • Ask Krsnatma (Gustavo) and other trainers questions directly while having my voice heard, unlike the Online Meditation for Beginners where I can only type questions
  • Be in small group settings where I can have more personalized attention than in the Online Meditation for Beginners
  • Make friends with other people in my local area who are also a part of the training
  • Experience a noticeably greater degree of inner peace, stress reduction, and sense of well being
  • Make deeper connections with members of Vistara Circle from other branches and the Online Meditation for Beginners
  • Understand and practice, at the introductory level, the meditation technique of Tantra Yoga – a 7000 year old tradition
  • Make changes in my daily routine that will increase my spiritual understanding and self knowledge
  • Improve my meditation with the help of more spiritual knowledge
  • Examine my own personal values in light of the timeless philosophy of yoga
  • Become a leader in Vistara Circle as someone with more experience and knowledge
  • Identify obstacles in my spiritual path and understand how to overcome them
  • Feel a greater degree of spiritual awareness, growth, and connection
  • Find a spiritual path to establish myself in and share with others