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Shusara Akona Kumara


I lead a very demanding, and very full, life. In addition to founding The Kumara Center and functioning as its teacher and guide, I also created KUMARA, a spiritual aromatherapy company, as another avenue to assist in the expansion of consciousness for my students and other seekers. I have been married to my soul partner, Perry, for over twenty years and we have three amazingly wonderful children, along with two awesome cats, Daisy and Dakota, and a tank-full of fish. I don’t have much time outside of my work, but when I can I love to read, watch movies with my husband and kids, garden, cook and just be still in nature with a good cup of coffee. I have to make time to be alone regularly, and the Outer Banks in North Carolina are my current refuge from the world, although my husband and I dream of property in the western NC mountains for a close getaway haven. When time and money allows, my absolute favorite thing to do is to travel, especially with Perry. We both love to explore new places, spend loads of time together driving through new country, and just be together in the natural world. Journeys with my husband are sacred experiences for me.

My Story


I am Shusara Akona Kumara, founder of The Kumara Center for Spiritual Awareness. My adult work life began under the hopes of a career as an English teacher at the secondary school level. At the time it seemed very unfortunate that the market was flooded with applicants, just out of college, and the older generation of teachers was not yet ready to retire. So, I moved on. Over the course of fifteen years I held jobs as office manager and executive assistant in a small stock brokerage firm, events and marketing manager at an upstart educational technology software company, a residential loan officer, and I even ran my own business selling high fashion jewelry.

Then, in mid-2007 my true awakening began when my Kundalini was activated and I was lead shortly after to my spiritual guide, AtonaAreyus. As a result of my deep dissolution work with her, in December of 2008 I was able to recall my memories of where I came from and what my mission here is during this time, which lead me to where I am now.

My job is to help awaken humanity, primarily by acting as a guide for those who wish to make great spiritual advances in this lifetime and, ultimately, step off the life/death cycle altogether. I began the Kumara Center for Spiritual Awareness as a means of support for those who are searching for this level of work.

The method I use to guide seekers is unique and multi-faceted. In essence, we use a piece of the mind to dissolve the mind, thus enabling consciousness to return to its true nature and once again function from its Knowing, which resides within the heart. In truth, your life is your spiritual path and there is nothing to change. All that is needed to achieve liberation from the attachment to polarized mind already exists in your life and it is my work to point seekers in the direction required to see through the veils, or maya, the world calls "reality."

At this time, most are not ready to cast off the unconscious, entrenched beliefs which bind them. Many of those who are called to begin the work have a background in spirituality which often includes the following: A Course in Miracles, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, the Upanishads, Vedanta, Mooji, Gangaji, Adyashanti, Gary Renard, various forms of Eastern teachings and channels such as Ramtha, Bashar and Abraham. Others simply find their way to this work quite innocently, not understanding why they came, but sensing it is time to seek and find Truth.

If you feel that the time has come to "go home" and can recognize that, while they served a definite purpose at the time, all the spiritual teachings you have followed in the past have left you with a certain emptiness inside, I invite you to join me at The Kumara Center for Spiritual Awareness.

It is my most sincere desire to facilitate the spiritual growth of any true seeker who is lead to my work. I strive to remain a most humble servant in the service of The One.

Shusara Akona Kumara