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This profile was last updated on 3/17/06  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Spiritual Director
    The Nepal Institute
  • Founder, Publisher and Editor
    New Frontier Magazine
  • Director
    Premsagar Rajneesh Meditation Center
  • Blessings & Love
  • the United States Navy

Education

  • Tantric Master
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Web References
New Frontier: Sex & Spirit
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Swami Virato has appeared on numerous national and international radio and TV programs, and his events have been heralded in magazines and newspapers worldwide. I came across him at a Whole Health Expo in Boston, where some 400 people turned out to see him. Swami Virato is Spiritual Director of the Nepal Institute in Black Mountain, NC in America's southern Appalachian Mountains, near Asheville North Carolina, and is in the process of writing his Cosmic Love Cookbook.
Although he has the long hair and beard, looking like a guru or wizard from central casting, Swami Virato's smooth sensuous voice, and his mannerisms remind me more of a radio announcer. In fact, he was just that back when he lived in New York City, Philadelphia, and Asheville, North Carolina.
Virato, as he is popularly called, has embraced a panoramic life. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he spent his world career in electronics and marketing with major Fortune 250 companies, was married with a family, a two-car garage and all that goes with an
upscale suburban lifestyle. After his divorce in 1972, Virato, then known as Joe, began to immerse himself in metaphysics and alternative lifestyles. He ran a club in New Jersey called The Love Center that explored the leading edge of sexuality, along the lines of Dr. Wilhelm Reich, MD, and the famed Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
On a Friday In February 1976, while walking along New York's Broadway, Virato was struck with what he says were "two flashes of light from above.
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Drawn to him, in 1979 Virato left for Pune, India to become a sannyasin (disciple) of this controversial mystic, who was seen by many as an enlightened Master. Virato was personally told by Osho to continue his (Osho's) work in the West (America/Europe).
In 1982-84 Virato ran Premsagar Rajneesh Meditation Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and started a publication called New Frontier Magazine, which, over the next 18 years was to become a popular international magazine of new thought consciousness.
Throughout this period, he was attracted to the energy of human sexuality that has become the focus of his work--a work that he says is deeply spiritual.
Virato says "expect the unexpected," and the time I spent with him was indeed that. He is a dynamic, direct and charismatic individual. Perhaps enlightened. If you get the opportunity of attending one of his outrageous and powerful events do so. I did , and I know I'll never forget the memorable experience.
Swami Virato, how would you describe your work?
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Thank you, Virato
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For more information, or if you have interest in sponsoring one of Swami Virato's powerful "events," contact The Nepal Institute , PO Box 17397, Asheville, NC 28816, 828-669-2331, E-Mail
Virato Prophecies
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On Saturday, December 17, and Saturday, December 25, 2004, (Christmas) at a secluded resort hotel about 50 miles from Moscow, Russia, Virato, an American philosopher, mystic and US talk show host, sat with some of his students. Virato said that he was told by Nostradamus in 1991 to continue providing messages to the world at appropriate times. Then he said that all people on seacoasts should immediately move away...that there would be undersea earthquakes creating great and quick floods. He also pointed out many other earthly anomalies, and the rising of the seas, and an eventual, quick ice age. He suggested people go to Asheville, the Caucasus's, Balkans, and other mountain areas, in temperate and warmer climates. About 60 people were present on December 17, and about 30 people on December 25. He also spoke of the Mayans and other indigenous and prophetic sources as pointing to these end times.
The next morning, December 26, 2004, his students approached Virato, ashen faced, and asked if he had heard the news, that hours after his satsang, there was a great tsunami on the planet.
The last satsang Virato gave in Moscow, Russia prior to this date, was on September 11, 2001, 5-7 PM, Moscow time minutes before the falling of New York's Twin Trade Towers. At that time, he said that America's philosophies through corporate, political and religious interests were offensive and blasphemous to Moslem traditions and that America's oil interests and continued meddling would result in attacks upon the United States. He had not said such words before. As Virato was leaving the bookshop called White Cloud in Moscow [where he had no access to radio, TV or any private conversation], associates approached him and said they had just heard on the radio, minutes after Swami Virato spoke, that America's icon of capitalism had burn and fallen. About 50 people were present when Virato spoke at White Cloud. Coincidence? Prophecy? Many people are talking about Virato in Russia. In his presence, mysterious events seem to occur.. .
Virato, Tantric Master and publisher of New Frontier Magazine, had his first apparition or epiphany at age 7 in a New York church, another on Manhattan's [New York] Broadway in 1976, and on January 19, 1991, in Philadelphia PA, USA.
This last was most memorable. It was late at night, and Virato was doing some editing in his Philadelphia office. In a mostly unlit office, except for the desk lamp Virato was using, from the other end of the room (about 20 ft away), a bluish-green-gray glowing plasma appeared from a Fichus tree in the corner pf his office. It was as if this form was using the life energy of the tree.
However, Virato dismissed this as eyestrain from reading, or simply being tired. He rubbed his eyes and returned to his editing.
Seconds later, the form began taking shape. It looked like the Indian mystic, Osho [Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh] then would quickly fade and look like Nostradamus!
Words came into Virato's mind. From Osho came unconditional love, and blessings on Virato's works. He encouraged Virato to be even more outrageous and total, to simply assist people to awaken. Then the form of Nostradamus would takeover. Virato has said that the figures appeared like ghosts and start giving Virato information, yet allowing it to be released in a particular manner, at a particular time. It seems as of now, that the manner and the time is quite random.
Virato does not call himself a psychic, medium, channel, or prophecy maker. He says everyone has this gift, which comes when you are ready to go through the portal. He also said he will share whatever comes through him...
Virato was born on December 14. Nostradamus was born on December 14!
"Virato is a most unusual man, ...
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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.
Tantra Resources
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Swami Nostradamus Virato
Nepal Institute The teachings of Swami Nostradamus Virato
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Nepal Institute | Theatre Tantra | Swami Virato Book Suggestions| Tantra Events
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Swami Virato Discourses | Tantra Stuff
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Virato teaches tantra. Tantra is spiritual, and about love. Swami Virato teaches tantric spirituality. Tantra, Osho, tantric, tantra, yoni, orgasm, Maithuna are a part of this site. Virato, tantra, sex, love, tantric are also a part of the site. Swami Virato is a sannyasin of Osho.
Below is an interview with Tantric ...
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Below is an interview with Tantric mystic, Virato
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In Swami Virato's experiential events sexual ignition energy is used as a tool to raise the Kundalini, or the participants bioenergy.
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Swami Virato follows the path of red Tantra...for the passion of flesh and spirit.
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