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Background Information

Employment History

Love & Blessings LLC

Active Positions

Insight Trainings.

Executive Director

New Frontier Magazine

Editor

Asheville Magazine

Affiliations

Board Member
Association for Humanistic Psychology

Education

Tantric Master

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Virato was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 1938 to parents whose lineage runs pure to Medieval Lithuanian royalty. Virato was introspective and scholastic as a child, usually near or at the top of his class. It is said that he was always drawn to things esoteric and mystical in his formative years. According to his account, his first epiphany came on Good Friday at the age of nine in St. Michael's Roman Catholic church, in Brooklyn. While he was in deep prayer, Jesus came to him in "physical" spirit form.
At the age of 22 he completed his higher education and entered a traditional corporate, suburban lifestyle, which included a wife, three children, and membership in his local Junior Chamber of Commerce.
In 1972 he decided to leave his family and went "on the road. In February 1976, while walking on lower Broadway in New York City, Virato says he was struck by "two flashes of light from above," ...and his life would never be the same. As he says he entered a "fulfilled state of consciousness," his sense of smell, his intuitive ability, his attitude and his lifestyle totally transformed.
In 1976 Virato left "corporate America," and an addiction to alcohol, beginning his expansive journey into psychology, metaphysics and self-realization. He served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and has held active positions with the est organization, Lifespring, the Insight Trainings. and several other self-help growth organizations.
Over the past 30 years he has been a practical transpersonal psychotherapist and editor of New Frontier Magazine, Asheville ReSource, Chattanooga Spirit all supporting and expansion of human awareness. He is also currently editor of Asheville Magazine and a columnist for three other publications in Asheville, NC., The Indie, Asheville Sky and the Wanderer.
In 1979 he traveled to Pune, India, where he studied meditation, Eastern philosophy, and leading edge psycho-spiritual and psychotherapeutic methods. On January 10, 1980, while in India, he accepted initiation from the enlightened mystic, Osho. His name was changed from Joseph Banks to his new spiritual name, Virato, meaning eternity.
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From 1982 Virato founded and served as Director of Premsagar Meditation Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was also the Executive Director of Philadelphia's New Frontier Center exploring human consciousness, science and spirituality.
In 1994 he moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where he managed an advanced holistic detoxification and meditation retreat, near Black Mountain, NC about 20 miles from Asheville..
Virato says, "Most of people's existence is unaware, energetically blocked or addicted, conditioned living. People are little more then reactive lemmings heading toward the proverbial sea. When you let go of your addictions and co-dependency, and connect to a spiritual dimension, while fulfilling your material bliss, you live a totally new lifeā€¦one which incorporates joy and ecstasy"
Virato has traveled afar over the past 25 years, presenting his powerful transformational lectures and self-help events to thousands. He has been going to Russia since 1992, where he is cherished by the Russian people. In November 2000, NTB, Russia's Public Broadcasting TV Network did a special on Virato and his extensive work in alcohol and substance abuse in their country. His methods have had the greatest effect in allowing people to drop their addictions. While Virato is a psychotherapist, he does not have a Ph.D. in psychology, nor does what he do fall into a paradigm that offers licensure. In Russia he has trained hundreds of psychologists in his methods, and brought countless people back to a fulfilling, conscious life.
Virato's methods are powerful and create movement and transformation in people. He cleans out minds, opens hearts and transforms lives. His media appearances are numerous, with countless articles on, and by him, in publications internationally over the past three decades. Virato as appear on numerous TV shows, and heard on over 500 radio stations. He had his own radio program in New York City in the '60s, Philadelphia in the '80s and Asheville, NC. in the '90s
Recently returning from a series of lectures and programs he conducted in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, he now has a weekly radio broadcast called VIRATO LIVE! on Saturdays, 10 AM- 1 PM NY Time on WPEK, 880AM The Revolution, a Clear Channel Broadcasting Co station in Asheville, NC, and streamed world-wide.
"My method is simple -- allow people to let go of the bondage of insane suppression, dogma, and addictions along with the general seen and unseen negativity of contemporary civilization.
You are a spiritual being...the essence of love. Awaken, and once again, come home to enlightenment...melting into the light of oneness, experiencing your Divine nature. -- Virato
Teachings
The methods used by the Nepal Institute are based upon the teachings of Swami Virato, the enlightened mystic, Osho, the science of Wilhelm Reich, and other teachers of essential Tantra.
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The techniques created by Swami Virato, he says, "came through him from a higher, positive force, God, Divinity, Universal Oneness, or through the Akasha (universal knowledge)"
Swami Nostradamus Virato has come to share unconditional love with you, and to allow you to experience this as well. "Sensual love is your birthright" . Founded by Swami Virato in 1981 originally as Premsager Rajneesh Meditation Center, it was an official Rajneesh (Osho) center in Philadelphia, PA, USA, America's fourth largest city.
In 1988 Swami Virato changed the name to the Nepal Institute. (It is no longer "officially" connected with the Osho International Multiuniversity, or Club Meditation, in Pune, India, nor does it have anything to do with with Nepal.)
In December 1994, Swami Virato moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to Asheville, North Carolina. As we entered the new millennium, Swami Virato went on the road, spending much time in Russia, and two years in Tennessee, planting the seeds of the Tantric lifestyle.
Donations are welcome to expand and spread Swami Virato's Tantric philosophy, as well as create a physical retreat, and expand the Institute. Send donations to Nepal Institute, PO Box 17397, Asheville, NC 28816.
Swami Virato has also been spending time conducting Tantra events in Russia since 1992, assisting them in awakening at this very critical and formative time in their existence. In September 2001, a new format to Swami Virato's message was created...Theatre Tantra.


Swami Virato's Discourses

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New Age Trivia Quiz

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Virato Bio

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"Virato is a most unusual man, a gem of truth in a sea of nonsense.

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Virato was personally given sannyas initiation by Osho becoming a swami on January 10, 1980 in Pune, India
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Swami Virato Discourse
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Swami Virato Discourse
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Virato offers unconditional love and enlightenment to all. He has been a part of the human potential movement for over 40 years and has been seen by millions. He has assisted in creating spiritual transformation in thousands of people.
Virato was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 1938, at 6:05 EST, in Brooklyn Jewish Hospital of parents (not Jewish) whose lineage runs pure to Medieval Lithuanian royalty. Virato was introspective and scholastic as a child, usually near or at the top of his class. He was always drawn to things esoteric and mystical in his formative years. His first epiphany came on Good Friday at the age of nine in St. Michael's Roman Catholic church, in Brooklyn. While Virato was in deep prayer, Jesus came to him in "physical" spirit form.
Virato served in the United States Navy, flying patrol bombers while still a teenager, and at 22 completed his higher education and entered a traditional corporate, suburban lifestyle, which included a wife, three children, and membership in his local Junior Chamber of Commerce.
In 1972 leaving his family, like Jesus, Buddha and countless others before him, Virato went "on the road. In February 1976, at the crest of his corporate America leela, while walking on lower Broadway in New York City, Virato was struck by "two flashes of light from above," ...and his life would never be the same. As he entered a "fulfilled state of consciousness," his sense of smell, his intuitive ability, his attitude and his lifestyle totally transformed. He had a message...one of freedom and love and enlightenment.
After leaving corporate America, Virato soon became an urban sadhu. He read and lived robustly and profusely, examining many spiritual paths including Eastern philosophy, Judaism, Sufism, Unitarian-Universalism, the Rainbow Family; group work at the Osho ashram in Pune, India; communal relationships;...and many aspects of human behavior, plus active and board membership in the Association for Humanistic Psychology .
In 1979 he traveled from New Jersey in America to Pune, India. On January 10, 1980, he became "Swami Virato" accepting sannyas initiation (discipleship) from the enlightened mystic, Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh). The name Virato in Sanskrit means eternity or vastness.
While in India, Virato was personally directed by Osho to " take people who are turning, and help them to turn."
From 1982-1984 "Swami Virato" founded, and served as Director, of Premsagar Rajneesh Meditation Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. In 1985, the name was changed to the Nepal Institute.
Virato first began his discipleship by assisting people as founder, publisher and editor of New Frontier Magazine , a 25-year-old international magazine of awareness and new thought spirituality. No longer supporting the waste of trees, the magazine is now exclusively online.
He is also on the radio, VIRATO LIVE!, Saturdays, 10 AM to 1 PM Eastern USA Time
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Virato says, "most of your existence in life is simply conditioned, unaware, and energetically blocked living. When you let go and connect to a spiritual dimension, while fulfilling your material bliss, you can be in God's heart and one with this Divinity. Then you live a totally new life of ecstasy "
Late one evening, January 19, 1990 out of a large plant in the corner of his New Frontier Magazine office in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA, at the exact moment Osho left his body in Pune, India, Virato received a Divine apparition and epiphany.
Osho and Nostradamus, appearing in a plasma-like holographic forms rising from the large plant gave him numerous telepathic sound messages.
One of the messages from Osho was to present enlioghtenment to the world.
From Nostradamus, over time, Virato was told to reveal messages to the appropriate people and at the appropriate times. He has now begun to do this. He was directed to include Nostradamus in his name.
At around 5:30 PM, on September 11, 2001 Moscow time (8:30 AM NY time) at a placed called [appropriately] White Cloud in Moscow, Virato said that because of its pushing of Christianity and American philosophy in Muslim countries, and America's hungar for oil, there would very soon be a bombing of the twin Trade Towers America's pinnacle of capitalism.
He said he saw objects spiercing the side of a Trade Tower building. About 100 people were at Virato's satsang on this evening. He also said there is much more here than meets the eye, and that we should bring open awareness to know more.
An hour later both of New York's Twin Trade Towers fell to ground in rubble
On Saturday evening, December 24, 2004, again in Moscow, Virato spoke of the end times and of earthquakes under the sea soon to occur, creating great tidal waves. He even suggested they contact friends and relatives in the "far off" seas and oceans who were onthe sea. About 30 people were present to hear him say this. The following morning, his students, ashen faced, shared the news about the great Pacific and Indian Ocean tsunami.
Virato has traveled afar presenting his powerful and transformative Tantric Events. He was the first to bring Tantra to Russia in 1992, and has been presenting Tantra events there ever since. His wild heart, openness and honesty is cherished by the Russian people.
His methods create movement and transformation wherever he goes. Virato is controversial, as was his master Osho.
He is lovingly called the Cosmic Trickster or Wildman, and wherever he goes, often with his beloved Dhiraja , if people are ready, they open hearts.
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S wami Nostradamus Virato, now simply called Virato, like his master, Osho, has sannyasins of his own in America, Brazil, England, India, Iran and Russia. If you resonate with him, are ready for love and enlightenment, and feel deep within your heart to become his sannyasin, contact Virato directly (You will receive a message back requiring your response. Because of Swami Virato's schedule he may not be able to reply immediately. Have patience.)
Virato simply asks his sannyasins to meditate at least 1 hour daily, a minimum of 30 minutes at a time. He also asks for your unconditional love.
He offers several meditations, and if it is your choice, he will give you a new sannyas name, and your own mantra or yantra...and a special meditation
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friends and associates of Virato.


The Nepal Institute

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ecstasy and enlightenment be experienced . -- Swami Nostradamus Virato

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Swami Virato
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OMNI writer asks Virato about his Theatre Tantra Events
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The techniques created by Swami Virato, he says, "came through him from a higher, positive force, God, Divinity, Universal Oneness, or through the Akasha (universal knowledge)"
Swami Nostradamus Virato has come to share unconditional love with you, and to allow you to experience this as well.
"Sensual love is your birthright " -- Swami Virato
F ounded by Swami Virato in 1981 originally as Premsager Rajneesh Meditation Center, it was an official Rajneesh (Osho) center in Philadelphia, PA, USA, America's fourth largest city.
In 1988 Swami Virato changed the name to the Nepal Institute. (It is no longer "officially" connected with the Osho International Multiuniversity, or Club Meditation, in Pune, India, nor does it have anything to do with with Nepal.)
In December 1994, Swami Virato moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to Asheville, North Carolina. As we entered the new millennium, Swami Virato went on the road, spending much time in Russia, and two years in Tennessee, planting the seeds of the Tantric lifestyle.
Donations are welcome to expand and spread Swami Virato's Tantric philosophy, as well as create a physical retreat, and expand the Institute. Send donations to Nepal Institute, PO Box 17397, Asheville, NC 28816.
Swami Virato has also been spending time conducting Tantra events in Russia since 1992, assisting them in awakening at this very critical and formative time in their existence. In September 2001, a new format to Swami Virato's message was created.. .Theatre Tantra .
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Virato & Dhiraja
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Become a sannyasin of Swami Virato

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