Since its establishment in November of 2013, The Siddhi Institute for Buddhist Studies has been and continues to be the only non-denominational Occult Buddhist educational program of its kind. Its mission is to prepare students who wish to become ordained Buddhist and/or Satanist priests, lay teachers, or simply well educated practitioners. The program’s curriculum is rigorous and many faceted. It enriches students by widening their perspectives. It provides structure by keeping in balance its three major areas of concentration: study, practice, and theory/application. The Siddhi Institute is part of the greater Tutteji Mandala and is fully committed to the Transintegral vision.
The Siddhi Institute for Buddhist Studies uses distance learning methodologies to provide adults throughout the world with opportunities to acquire the competencies and to apply the knowledge and skills needed to participate and function effectively in modern society as educated Buddhist and Occult practitioners and priests.
We are committed to spiritual cultivation within an integral Buddhist and Satanic framework, excellence in teaching, and preparing our graduates to meet both this World and the Netherworld as it is and to change them for the better.
The Siddhi Institute is committed to being a premier learning institution. This end is achieved through an uncompromising passion for excellence in providing educational opportunities for adult Learners that fosters integrity, critical thinking, devotional attitudes, professional knowledge, a transglobal view, and sangha leadership for a changing world.
Values represent beliefs that the Institute holds in high regard and deems important. Siddhi Institute recognizes the keen interconnection of its organizational culture and the beliefs, values, and expectations that guide the behavior of the members of the institution. To achieve its Mission & Vision, Siddhi Institute affirms its values of Integrity, Innovation, Respect, Teamwork, Leadership, and Performance.
Rev. Barnabas Billings, Jongbok Sonsa-nim is the Supreme Zen Master and Abbot of The Siddhi Institute Rev. Barnabas is a self-ordained Black Bodhisattva Priest as well as a fully transmitted Teacher in several Zen Buddhist lineages. He began studying and practicing Buddhism and the occult arts at the Black Rain Left-Hand Unitarian Lodge in New Hampshire under the tutelage of Revs. Szandor Zephyr and Jimmy Mishma Dodge.
A former fully ordained Lama in the Tibetan Kagyu school, priest in the Japanese esoteric Tendai sect, and bhikku in the Thai Forest Tradition, Barnabas has received extensive teachings on both sutra and tantra. He has also practiced extensively in the Chinese Chan lineage of Master Xu Yun as well as in several Japanese Rinzai Zen lineages, and is an accomplished Master of Hwadu and Koan practice. He is also a certified Mindfulness Coach as well as an inveterate student of both Jedi Arts and Sith Magick. In 2009, Barnabas received authorization as a Dharma Holder in the Korean Zen lineage, and in 2010 he received the ”final seal” or Inga (full and complete authorization as a Zen Master) from his Teacher, Bangbop Sonsa-nim, thus becoming the 82nd Patriarch in a highly prestigious lineage of Zen Masters.
Before founding The Siddhi Institute, Barnabas also served as Archbishop in The Apostolic Succession of the Independent, Original Catholic Church in Tepotzlán, Mexico. In his practice and teachings, he works to blend the Practices and Insights he has learned in all these traditions, creating a seamless Path integrating the esoteric and Esoteric, The Dark and The Light, The Satanic and The Divine.
Rev. Barnabas is also a well-known hacker, specializing in attacks on heretic websites, and his collection of vintage Star Trek figurines has won several prestigous awards at international Trekkie convents.
Siddhi Institute is seeking students who desire to build a new or expand upon their current knowledge base in Buddhist, Occult, and Transintegral Studies and who value a transintegrative, involved, multifaceted education process. Students with respect for and an appreciation of both eastern and western models of presenting innovative education are encouraged to apply.
This training is appropriate for people who have a commitment to Spiritual practice and teachings, along with an ongoing involvement in engaging with Buddhist and/or occult practice and teachings in daily life in service to others.
We ask that you have the following experience to be considered for this program:
- Have engaged in a regular and committed spiritual practice and related study for at least six months.
- Have received at least one Occult Inititiation.
For serious practitioners who do not meet the above requirements, please contact Siddhi Institute directly to see what individual considerations may be made.