Upcoming Programs with Swamiji
The Art of Living Happiness Program is a 3 or 6-day workshop, 3-4 hours a day, that has been designed for the general public, students and young professionals, and provides practical tools to live a more healthy, joyful, successful and fulfilling life.
Gentle yoga exercises, simple yet effective breathing techniques, and the powerful Sudarshan Kriya provide people with the means to reduce stress, improve their physical and mental health, and regain the enthusiasm that we all knew as a child. It is a dynamic program that also includes practical wisdom, thought-provoking processes and a lot of fun.
The Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Program trains your conscious mind to experience the silent depths of your own nature.
In Sanskrit, Sahaj means effortless. Samadhi is meditation – a natural state beyond waking, sleeping and dreaming that is an unlimited reservoir of energy, intelligence and creative power and a place of infinite peace and tranquility.
The practice of Sahaj Samadhi Meditation brings these qualities of increased energy, clarity, joy, and deep inner peace into our daily experience.
The Sri Sri Yoga Level 2 program is a 4-day residential yoga retreat that allows one to refresh the body and rejuvenate the mind. It contains powerful processes for detox of the body, as well as profound meditations and relaxation techniques to de-stress the mind.
One also gets a chance to gain a deeper and very practical understanding of ancient scriptures on Yoga. After being introduced to the techniques of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation in the Sri Sri Yoga Level 1 program, the Level 2 program allows one to go deeper into the realm of yoga and to understand what it means to live like a yogi!
The Advanced Meditation Program (AMP), also known as the Art of Living Part 2 Program, is a 4-day residential meditation retreat that allows one to refresh the body and rejuvenate the mind, and go deep within. It contains powerful processes as well as profound guided meditations and relaxation techniques to de-stress the mind. One also gets introduced to the use of Mudras as a preparation for meditation, and a better understanding of the connection between the mind, emotions, the flow of the ‘prana’ or ‘subtle life-force energy’, sensations in the body, and the ‘chakras or ‘energy centres’.
After being introduced to gentle yoga exercises, simple yet effective breathing techniques, the powerful Sudarshan Kriya and practical wisdom in the Art of Living Happiness Program, the Part 2 program allows one to continue one’s journey on the spiritual path by deepening one’s understanding of the mind and emotions, and to experience the silence of the Being that is beyond all these. The retreat includes a few days of ‘silence’, where participants maintain silence, which allows them to go much deeper into meditation, and release many unnecessary impressions.
The Advanced Meditation Program is the main advanced level program of The Art of Living and many sincere spiritual seekers make it a point to attend a silence retreat at least once or twice a year. Every consecutive program allows the aspirants to go deeper into silence and experience more subtle layers of consciousness.
Fulfillment is a beautiful quality of the consciousness and gives one the ability to bless and be an instrument of healing. The Blessings Program offers an experience of abundance, contentment, and fulfillment through unique meditation processes. These qualities are natural to all of us, and the program brings them to the fore of our experience.
A blessing is always given to others, not for oneself. Being able to bless is a complete expression of a caring and sharing attitude, of being available to serve and bring peace and harmony to those who seek your help. Many people have reported miraculous experiences.
Shakti Kriya is a purifying yogic technique that allows one to connect with and tap into the vast reserve of energy that lies dormant within us, known as ‘prana’ or ‘kundalini shakti’, the ‘life-force energy’. This technique has profound purifying effects on the nervous system and our subtle body, and it can also help one to further one’s Sudarshan Kriya and meditation practice.
Shakti Kriya is not similar to Sudarshan Kriya; it is a different technique altogether. In Sudarshan Kriya, the breath is used to access an inner rhythm and tap into an inner energy. However, in Shakti Kriya, the rhythm of the breath is not used, but one that is much more innate to oneself.
The prerequisites for one to be able to attend a Shakti Kriya program are one Advanced Meditation Program and one Art of Living Happiness Program, and participants must be in good physical health, as Shakti Kriya is a physically demanding process. Those with certain medical conditions may not be able to do Shakti Kriya.