A Refuge for the Restoration of Oneness

“Sattvah” is taken from the word “Bodhisattva” from the Buddhist tradition.  A Bodhisattva is an Enlightened being who forgoes the bliss of entering the heavenly realms to be of service to humanity on Earth.   The most famous Bodhisattva is “Guan Yin Ma” as she is known in the Chinese tradition.  She is also known as “Avaloketishvara” in ancient Sanskrit and “Chenrezig” in the Tibetan traditions.   A Bodhisattva is usually associated with Buddhist traditions.  However, despite its Buddhist roots, Sattvah stands as a non-denominational, non-sectarian, holistic, and integrated center focusing on the Restoration of Oneness in mind, body, and spirit.

The word “Sattvah” is a play on the Sanskrit word “sattva,” which originally means “Truth” or “Being” or “Essence.”

In 2007, the presence of Guan Yin guided David Montecillo and Claudine Mangasing to establish a small center in Manila, Philippines as an oasis for those who are seeking Truth and healing.  This center was named “Sattvah” in honor of the Bodhisattva Guan Yin.   

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

About Bodhisattva Guan Yin

A Bodhisattva is a Buddhist title addressed to a Divine being who forgoes the bliss of Enlightenment to be of service to humanity’s awakening.  Guan Yin Ma is the most popular Bodhisattva.  Here are top 10 things about Bodhisattva Guan Yin.  

  1. “Guan Yin Ma” is the Chinese name of the Bodhisattva.  Other names are “Avaloketishvara” from the ancient Indian Sanskrit tradition, “Chenrezig” from the Tibetan Tradition. “Kanon” in the Japanese traditions.  
  2. Guan Yin Ma is known as the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion.  This compassion can be expressed in acts of great mercy or even in acts of strictness.  The expression of the Bodhisattva depends on what would be of the highest good of the person.
  3. Guan Yin Ma in the form of Avaloketishvara was expressed as a male figure in the early Buddhist lore, then over time was expressed as a female figure as Buddhism found it’s way to China.  
  4. Guan Yin Ma is known as the Bodhisattva who hears the cries and sufferings of the world.  Just as she was about to enter to doorway to Enlightenment, her ears heard the cries of suffering from the Earth below. It is for this reason that Guan Yin Ma’s essence permeates the world to aid in the awakening of humanity.
  5. Guan Yin Ma is also expressed in an image with a thousand hands, each hand with an eye situated in the palm.  This symbolizes Guan Yin Ma’s Great Compassion to be far reaching, god-like in multi-tasking, and all seeing and knowing.  
  6. Guan Yin Ma’s thousand arm imagery came from the story of her shattering into a million pieces after seeing that despite much work, many still were suffering.  Ahmitaba Buddha (Buddha of Limitless light) aided Guan Yin Ma and restored her into her thousand arm form also with up to 11 faces to be able to accomplish her objectives.  
  7. According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the lineage of the Dalai Lama is known as the incarnation of Chenrezig (Guan Yin Ma) in human form.
  8. Guan Yin Ma has the ability to travel to the darkest places of the hell realms.  This is so her teachings and presence can help alleviate the suffering of the beings in these places.  By doing so, they would eventually find their way to awakening to liberate themselves.
  9. The mantra of the Bodhisattva Guan Yin Ma is “OM MANI PADME HUNG” translated as “Hail to the Jewel on the Lotus”.  It is said that the one who recites it with a sincere heart will receive the help, protection and healing needed for the highest good of that person.
  10. In reference to the Holy Lily Lotus Psion Lineage, the etheric energy of the Buddhic Lineage of Guan Yin merged with the energy of the Christ Melchisedek Lineage in 2010.  It was perceived in a meditation gathering facilitated by Katherine Lopa in Manila, Philippines.  From that union the Psion Lineage was born.  


The modalities and services of Sattvah are not meant to be a substitute for conventional medicine and therapies but rather, a complement.  Sattvah offers no absolutes and guarantees of total cures of ailments.  Sattvah operates by the principle that one’s healing journey is also dependent on spiritual and psycho-spiritual factors that is unique to each person.  The advocates of Sattvah encourage the public to continue to seek consultations and services from conventional medical professionals and holistic practitioners as part of their path to physical wellness and inner well being.