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Articles in Category: March 2015

In the Spotlight: Dr. Zhihao Oon

Zhihao Oon

I became dimly aware of Master Charles in my early 20s when my mother started disappearing to a weird place in the America for a week or so each year. She attempted to coax me to join her but as a late developer overflowing with teenage angst, I decided that her suggestion was decidedly unwelcome and, as the late Frankie sang, I did it my way.

After a few years of intermittent and lackluster meditation with binaural beats, Buddhist chants, crystals and whatever was then fashionable in new age circles, I felt that my way was no highway and as another song laments, was always moving and going nowhere. My mother on the other hand was a completely different person, her usual anger and reactivity replaced for the most part with a calm and accepting persona. She had either been transformed by meditation or abducted by aliens and replaced with a more benign, pleasant version. It was realizing that the answer might lie with her particular type of meditation practice rather than extra-terrestrial activity and observing my ongoing frustration with my own meditations that led me to Synchronicity Foundation some 8 years ago. Synchronicity indeed…

I met Master Charles in 2007 and have not looked back. Mentoring through a facilitator rapidly became Mentoring with the Master himself and this has been a great source of solace and strength for me. As a doctor and anesthesiologist, working in high stress, life and death situations in the operating theatre or intensive care where voices are raised, tempers are frayed and time is always slipping away, I am constantly reminded of Master Charles’ mantra “Trust and Watch.” This enables me to take a mental step back and watch the scene as a detached observer whilst doing whatever needs to be done in the moment.
On a mental level, I am more aware of my limiting stories and beliefs that would previously run my life and hold me captive; now, I am more at choice as to whether I wish to identify with them or ignore them.

Certainly, on a spiritual level, I have evolved so much since starting high-tech meditation with Synchronicity. My meditations are more profound; I get buzzing over my third eye and other chakras, see pulses of pure white light in a pitch black room, have out of body and other metaphysical experiences with astonishingly regularity. I also find myself at unprovoked random moments, happy and blissful for no good reason, grateful to be here and happy to be alive.
I can truly say that in each moment, I am more than I have ever been. Yes.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Welcome David Termotto

David began his work for Synchronicity Foundation in January and is responsible for public relations and marketing to increase Synchronicity’s online presence. His impressive background includes a marketing and public relations career in the corporate boardrooms and corridors of communication at some of the world's most recognizable brands: BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, McDonald’s, Citicorp/Citibank, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and ‘92 International Summer Olympics just to mention a few. It was there he learned that "you can't judge a book by its cover", but it does make a first impression.

David is also an author writing under the pen name of Jude Michael. His original work in the form of "Edenbank – on the Woodland Trail", a pocket-sized novella modeled on such magical works as "The Little Prince" and "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" will soon be followed by “Eco-Logic”, his forthcoming architectural-related book due out in 2016.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Master Charles’ 70th Birthday Celebration

Master Charles’ 70th Birthday Celebration

It’s not too late to join the fun at Master Charles’ 70th birthday celebration. The party starts Saturday, March 14, 2015 with an informal gathering including small group-conversations with Master Charles and presentation of a gift if you choose. Desserts, including birthday cake and beverages, will be part of the evening celebration.On Sunday, March 15, guests will attend Master Charles’ morning dialogue and then meditate with him using Synchronicity High-Tech Meditation. The morning program concludes with a personal greeting with Master Charles. In the afternoon the program continues with a sacred fire ritual in Master Charles’ honor. Sunday ends with a movie in the Community Hall. Throughout the week there will be evening, informal gatherings with Master Charles, plus modern yoga sessions and meditation every morning. Each afternoon will feature a staff session and an archival video of Master Charles teaching modern spirituality. In addition, a full range of holistic protocols will be offered throughout the retreat.

Plan to arrive early–Friday the 13th or Saturday the 14th—and stay through Saturday the 21s or for just as long as your schedule permits. There is a per diem charge that includes food, lodging and all events. For more information and to register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-644-3400 X3393.

Friday, 27 February 2015