March 7, 2023 – We will be closing escrow this week on the land and building for The Universal Ishaya Retreat Center in North Fork, California. Pretty exciting….

We are now accepting your happy money gifts. Your generousity will go toward our Scholarship Fund and for property maintenence.

The Universal Ishayas have awarded $15, 000 in partial scholarships every year since 2015 to support individuals who have taken Ishaya vows and are devoted to their absolute freedom and continue to be service for all of humanity having a direct experience of who they really are in their everyday lives.

Happy Money Gift for The Universal Ishaya Retreat Center



First Sphere Of The Ishayas’ Ascension

with The Universal Ishayas  

experience directly …… divine embodiment 

“In the existence of your love, I become non-existent. This non-existence linked to you is better than anything I have ever found in existence. ”  ~ Rumi

We are in The Age of The Direct Path, The Age of Miracles

Supriya Ishaya @415 570 3028


Some of the Participants and Ishaya Monks from “Mastery of Loving” Course

October 2018 mastery of loving

Foundational  Meditation Course – 

First Sphere of The Ishayas’ Ascension 

This is a 16 hour course in meditation as taught by The Ishayas. Ishaya is a Sanskrit word that means “for Christ-Consciousness”.  These simple and powerful techniques are based on Praise, Gratitude, Love and Compassion. Belief is from the surface level of the mind and is not required. Ascension gives access to the deeper levels of the mind and direct experience. The course also includes a weekly 30 minute conference call for two weeks which will be scheduled with your group. After you have completed this course, you may audit it as many times as you like for the rest of your life. The Ishayas’ Ascension Meditation, is taught worldwide. Usual hours in person are Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 6pm.  Total tuition is $400 per person for a live retreat. Tuition for The First Sphere on ZOOM is $333.  First Sphere on ZOOM is the third weekend of each month in 2022. Location will be given to participants upon registration. All major credit cards accepted. Call Supriya @ 415 570 3028.

In person, First Sphere of The Ishayas’ Ascension in North Fork, CA

March 22 and 23, 2023  

   at the Universal Ishaya Retreat Center

call Supriya 415 570 3028

In person, First Sphere of The Ishayas’ Ascension in Fresno, CA, April 15 and 16, 2023 

at The Innergy Center

call Sukra Payah  Ishaya 707 775 7862

Sukra Payah Ishaya will be on ZOOM Tuesday evenings offering FREE Introductory Talks. Call her to register for a Tuesday and get the ZOOM ROOM number and passcode. I promise you, this will be valuable and time well spent for you from your participation with Sukra Payah, whether you take the First Sphere or not.

With Our Friends at Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, CA ……

ENJOY A 3 minute FILM by Susan Metcalf,  “Abbey Lites”, as Supriya, Alan and Friends Create “THE INITIATION”

For testimonials and information about The Ishayas’ Ascension Meditation watch “Choice” –  a film that has been released on DVD. Here is where to get it in 8 different languages:

Neika/Supriya Whittemore

415 570 3028 direct

South Pasadena, CA 91030 and North Fork, CA 93643

IMG_1850The Ishayas’ Ascension Meditation is taught here by The Universal Ishaya Monks. The Teacher Training is taught one month at a time in California in luxurious vacation homes in nature in small intimate groups of focused people. Call Supriya at 415 570 3028.



“I came with intentions for my self and my life. I left with a knowing of the support of sisterhood that exists for me, for all of us, at all times, and always. The teaching was organic. I learned about opening my heart and being compassionate with myself through the chanting and singing we did together. Doing the activities together; cooking, cleaning, hiking, etc – quickly built us into a strong supportive tribe of women. I wlll be forever grateful for my shift in consciousness that occured through this event.  ~Sherri Ginand, San Diego, CA


“Being at the  Sound and Silence Retreat made me feel like a Grinch in the rest of my life. I came and took all the gifts that you had to give (meditation, chants, integrity, safety, and support) and once I took those gifts, I realized that the community still had so much love to give. That’s when my heart grew 3 sizes. My willingness to be present in my life has grown as well, it has already improved relationships that I didn’t think needed improving. Thank you for creating the space to build a new family. I feel like I have 10 new soul sisters and I love it!”    ~  Kris Warholm, San Diego, CA

“My soul sings out…I hear the birds in a fresh way… Nature’s beauty experienced from a place of awe and inspiration…Bathed in the waters of love and innocence…Venturing forth as freshly born into a world that supports consciousness and loving presence. A community of love, peace and light. The phoenix rises from the ashes to soar infinitely in the presence of the divine.   Freedom…to be…to discover…to release…and to be reborn in a world that supports with love and beauty.”  ~ Donna Lawrence, Chula Vista, CA

“From the snow-covered mountains to the desert drenched sun, Sound and Silence opens my heart and soul and I carry that back to the world!”~ Dr. D. R. Mech, Encinitas, CA



“So much work was done in such a short time with magnificent, immediate results. ”


“I was inspired by holistic integrated expanded consciousness held in a clean and strong workspace FUN WORK TIME!”


“Gave me sustainable strong and faster development of my empathic training than the other modalities I’ve experienced so far.”


“The Breathing helped me to clear emotional density and took me straight into who I am as a spiritual being. The meditations were gentle and powerful and my practice is now reinforced.”


“I learned that there is always a solution, there are tools in hand. I learned to honor my heart guidance for wherever I am in the moment. This retreat gave me the space to open my heart.”


“Doors opened, I experienced depths not yet discovered within me – beautiful.”


“It was perfect and real. I liked that it was raw and whatever needed to emerge was allowed to do so.”


“Many lessons learned, personal growth, new amazing friends.”


My world is larger, my life is connected, supported and guided. I don’t feel alone anymore. I arrived broken and left healed.”

Testimonials from Samadhi Breathwork and Meditation Retreat, October 2016

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