“Aargh!”  is what we probably say when we’re stressed, frustrated, and even feeling the weight of the world on our shoulders.
“Aaahh…” is what we say when we’ve found that spark of hope.  It’s the experience of a relaxed mind and body. It’s the sound we make when we let go, discover, and restore a part of ourselves to be more whole.  Every step we take towards restoring ourselves to Oneness will have their share of “Aargh!”s and “Aaahh…”s.  In this humble space we call Sattvah, we share the map that we have travelled and the methods that made us go from “Aargh!” to “Aaahh…” and kept our spirits afloat.

Once a upon a time, in South East Asia, in the country of the Philippines, in the year 2007, the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion Guan Yin (aka Avaloketishvara) made her Presence known to two individuals – David and Claudine.   Guan Yin inspired and guided them to open a meditation & healing center.  They named the center Sattvah in honor of their guide and patron.  The word “Sattvah” is taken from Guan Yin’s title of “Bodhisattva”.  The meaning and energy behind the word means “Truth.”

Sattvah’s early days were not easy.  Like any startup, there were difficulties, speed bumps, and opportunities missed like any other fledgling venture. At times they felt as if it was only the two of them against the world.    Despite the challenges and setbacks, Guan Yin was always present.  It was during these times that the lessons of gratitude, grace, fortitude, patience, and allowing were learned.

In time, people were guided to them to collaborate for the agenda of the Celestial Hosts of which Guan Yin is a part of.  From there, a community of kindred spirits grew.  New friends and relationships became their refuge and treasure.  There were  still challenges though.  In spite of the trials, they felt that they were not alone anymore; and they bore witness to miracles by Guan Yin and her Celestial team.

This is the story of Sattvah’s ongoing evolution.  This is also the story of many who choose an unconventional path;  borne of inspiration, yearning and forged by a Truth that burned from within.  It is a story of transcending the situations that made us go “Aargh!” and discovering what makes us go “Aaaahh…”   And the journey continues.

P.S. There is a wealth of information about Guan Yin in the internet.  We encourage interested seekers to visit the many sites that expound on her.  Key words to Google could be: “Guan Yin, Kuan Yin, Avaloketishvara, Chenrezig.”

Meet your SATTVAH guides

Meet David Montecillo

David started his inner journey back in 1993. It was a case of good karma that he was able to learn and be mentored under teachers with strong spiritual lineage connections. Every teacher and guide shared with him valuable lessons about how the universe works and how to flow with it.

He tried the traditional career paths of advertising, marketing, consulting, and even banking. But somehow, the universe brought him back to a Bodhisattva’s path.

Over the years, he developed a deeper relationship with the Bodhisattva Guan Yin/Avaloketishvara. So much so that in every class, session or workshop he facilitates, Her energy is invoked to help in guiding him on the process.

David now pays his good karma forward by sharing his knowledge and experience to those who would listen. His aim is to translate and apply spiritual concepts and principles into practical living in the 21st century.

Credentials of David Montecillo:

  • Business and MBA graduate from De La Salle University, Philippines
    Writer & Artist
  • Training Facilitator for Corporate Stress Management & Wellness since 1998
  • Qigong Practitioner and facilitator with over 20 years of wisdom and practice
  • Meditation facilitator from the Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma Lineage of Khandro Choyam Drolma, and His Holiness Orgyen Kusum Lingpa
  • Triple Diamond Lily Activated by the Lily and Beyond from the Lineage of Rev. Katherine Lopa
  • Psion Prayer Minister Conferrer from the Holy Lily Lotus Psion Lineage
  • Bodhisattva Light Healing Facilitator as guided by the Bodhisattva Guan Yin/Avaloketishvara.
  • Akashic Records Consultant from the Lineage of Rev. Katherine Lopa and Rev. Claudine Ragas Mangasing
  • +Pi-Ray Healing Level 1 & 2 from the Lineage of Rev.Katherine Lopa
  • Energy Healing Channel for over 20 years from various healing modalities including Brahma Satya Riddhi from the Lineage of Guru Deepak Hardikar, Usui Reiki Level One, Access BARS Energy Healing, Qigong/Pranic Healing
  • Meta Coaching Level One.
  • PSI Leadership Seminars Graduate (Basic and Star Shooters)
  • Martial Arts Practitioner: Black Belt since 1985. Styles include Shotokan Karate, Tai Chi Chuan, Ngo Cho Kun Kung Fu, Filipino Kali, Boxing.
  • Yoga Practitioner

Meet Claudine Mangasing

Claudine once had a goal of becoming a doctor.  She graduated from university with a degree in Medical Technology.   Being of Filipino-Chinese culture, she put her medical goals on hold to help out in the family textile business.
Despite her grounded ventures, she pondered on her purpose beyond minding the family business.   As early as the 90’s, she sought her purpose in self-development and coaching programs.  She found her way to teachers and mentors that showed her how to navigate the inner realms of the mind and soul.

By the first decade of the 21st century, she was training not just with talented people, but under the guidance of the Bodhisattva Guan Yin/Avaloketishvara.  At present, she walks with Guan Yin as she facilitates her sessions and classes for the benefit of all.  In a way, her early intentions of becoming a healer did manifest!  Instead of being a conventional physician, she became a hand of Guan Yin to heal the inner Self.

Credentials of Claudine Mangasing:

  • Medical Technology Graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Tibetan Vajrayana Nyingma Meditation Practitioner
  • Qigong Practitioner
  • Brahma Satya Riddhi Healing as transmitted by Guru Deepak Hardikar
  • BARS Access Energy Healing
  • Triple Diamond Lily Activated by the Lily and Beyond from the Lineage of Rev. Katherine Lopa
  • Bodhisattva Light Healing Facilitator as guided by the Bodhisattva Guan Yin/Avaloketishvara.
  • +Pi-Ray Healing Level 1 & 2 from the Lineage of Rev.Katherine Lopa
  • Akashic Records Instructor and Consultant from the Lineage of Rev.  Katherine Lopa
  • Graduate and staff of various courses from the Purposeful Stewardship Institute (PSI) (Basic, Star Shooters, and Heroic Leadership)
  • Graduate of courses from Re-integration for Care and Wholeness Foundation (RCW)
  • Seminar Facilitator for Corporate Stress Management and Holistic Leadership
  • Meta Coaching Level One
  • Co-founder of Sattvah Wellness

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