A journey to the SELF
A MEDITATIVE EXPERIENCE
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
In each of us there is a core of consciousness, a consciousness that experiences all and goes beyond concepts, thoughts and patterns, a consciousness that simply is.
In this course we will touch all the aspects of our being, our personality, our pain, our inspiration and life force to approach this core of consciousness. It is not a linear journey from A to B, it is an endless path of experience and discovery. Join us to live and expand your precious sense of being beyond description.
“What kind of life do you want to live? How can you develop it? What approach and formula can we use so we can grow and not suffer? Make meditation the art of life. Make meditation the science of life. Because only with that, and with that only, can you can develop intuition.”
If you don´t go within, you´ll go without
Venue: Torekov Guesthouse outside Båstad, Sweden.
Arrival on the first day between 09.00 and 10.00 a m. We start the course 10 a m. Departure on the last day at latest 4 p m.
If you travel from abroad it is best to fly to Copenhagen and take the train which goes from the airport direct to Båstad. From there it is aprox 15 minutes by taxi to the retreat. Nearest domestic airport is Ängelholm aprox 30 minutes from the retreat. Good connection from Bromma and Arlanda. If needed we can arrange with pick up service.
Dates: may 20-25, 2020
Investment: 9 000 SEK including VAT for the course (early bird price 8 500 SEK, payment need to be done latest march 30, 2020) and 4 500 SEK including 12 % VAT for food and accommodation (double room). If you want us to order the book The 21 Stages of Meditation let us know, the cost is 500 SEK including 6 % VAT. If you need you can come one night before to an additional cost of 500 SEK. When you apply for the course you will get an invoice -registration fee at 2000 SEK. The fee is included in the coursefee. If you decide not to participate in the course you will not get the registration fee back.The rest of the course fee and the food and accommodation is paid at the latest one month before the course starts. Your application is binding.
Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa BAcC RCHM: has taught Kundalini yoga since 1979. He founded the Lotus Healing Centre, a multi disciplinary holistic facility, in London in 1989 and served as the Vice Principal of the London Academy of Oriental Medicine until 1997. As a Keynote speaker on matters of health, vitality, emotional intelligence for Association of Chief Executives in the UK, 2002-2005, he served as an educator to the business and corporate community. His formal qualifications have been complemented by intensive post graduate interdisciplinary study of the esoteric; Kabbalah, Mesoamerican Shamanic Dreaming, West African healing practice and many years study of Tibetan medicine (the Mastery Path, White Lotus healing, Black Hat Feng Shui and the Red Thread empowerments). Since 1980 Guru Dharam has developed a practical system of Yogic Therapy, applying the science of Kundalini, mantra and visualization, helping to empower many thousands of people toward a healthier and happier life. As Director of the Kundalini Medicine initiative Guru Dharam has developed the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training as a safe, effective and therapeutic complement to the mechanics of western medical practice. Guru Dharam is recognised as a one of the few Master Teachers taught directly by Yogi Bhajan and travels the world as such, sharing classes and workshops as well as maintaining a consultative therapeutic practice in London, New York and Sweden, where he is now resident.
Ulrika Berglind/Jot Kaur är internationellt diplomerad kundaliniyoga- och meditationslärare enligt yogi Bhajan steg 1, 2 & 3. Ulrika driver Yogakraft i Linköping, Stockholm & Båstad sedan 2003 . Hon har vistats flera år i Indien och vidareutbildat sig till yogaterapeut och gravidyogalärare. Ulrika är leg fysioterapeut/sjukgymnast och massör inom flera traditioner. Ulrika är Lead trainer inom Aquarian Teacher Academy d v s har mandat att utbilda kundaliniyogalärare inom KRI. Författare till boken KUNDALINIYOGA för kropp, sinne och själ som gavs ut på ICA Bokförlag i september 2011. Ulrika är en kraftfull lärare med rakhet, humor och värme.
The 21 Stages of Meditation gives you tools and experiences to deepen your meditation and come to a profound understanding of your Self. Complete three meditative journeys toward the pinnacle of contemplative awareness as defined by Yogi Bhajan: The Infinite Pulse. Students and teachers from all contemplative traditions are invited; instructors and practitioners of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® are encouraged to participate…again and again.
First Journey: The Crystallized Self
The focus of the first journey is to recognize, experience and crystallize the Self. The blocks are encountered in the first four stages: upset, boredom, irritation and frustration. The first ascent starts when we have a sense of our Self, separate from all the commotions, emotions and sensory impulses; we begin to focus and recognize a still point, a nucleus within, which is the Self. It is this crystallized sense of Self that is needed in order for consciousness to work.
- Stage 1 – Upset
Meditation to Conquer Upset
- Stage 2 – Boredom
Meditation: See Your Horizon
- Stage 3 – Irritation
Meditation: Eyeglass Traatik
- Stage 4 – Frustration
Meditation: Self-Hypnosis to Dissolve Frustration
- Stage 5 – Focus
Meditation: For Focus and an Alert Mind
- Stage 6 – Absorption
Meditation: For Absorption in the Crystal Being
- Stage 7 – Experience and Crystallize the Self
Meditation : To Experience and Crystallize the Self
Second Journey: The Expressive Self
In this second journey, the initial challenge is to develop a sensitivity to the Self, as we engage in relationships and participate in life. When we take the seed of our Self and our identity and project it into the world, it expands. In this second journey, we cultivate the meditative skill to merge with our projection yet still be able to distill our Self from the various roles we play; in this way, this second journey prepares us to maintain our integrity in action and ultimately to find the stillness within every action.
- Stage 8 – Rasa
Meditation Series for Rasa
- Stage 9 – Delight
Meditation: For Delight, Destiny and Creative Flow in Life
- Stage 10 – Politeness
Meditation for Politeness
- Stage 11 – Humility
Meditation: Bowing Before the Infinite for Humility
Meditation: Speaking Humbly before the Creative Infinity
Meditation: Bowing for Humility to Transfer Prana
- Stage 12 – Elevation
Meditation for Elevation
Meditation for Rasas and the Inner Eye
Meditation for Elevation
- Stage 13 – Graceful Enlightenment
Meditation for Graceful Enlightenment and Strength of Heart
- Stage 14 – Express and Be Your Self
The Laya Yoga Kundalini Mantra
Meditation: To Clear the Channels and Raise Kundalini
Meditation on the Laya Yoga Kundalini Mantra
Meditation: Sankh Mudra Kriya
Laya Meditation to Beam and Create
Meditation: Sukh Sadhana
Meditation to Express Your Real Self and Develop the Subtle Body
Third Journey: The Transcendent Self
In this final journey, we recognize all that we are as the formless presence of the infinite Self. We open the dimension of our Transcendent Self. This journey requires us to go beyond differences and similarities
into reality and unity. By forging an elevated identity with our infinite Self within our finite self, we become spontaneous, creative and flexible. We excel in this infinite game of the soul. Love, compassion and kindness become the core of our experience. At the peak of this journey we become the nothing within the center of all that is. Mystery is now mastery. The sacred space opens up to intuitive presence, which serves innocence, loves life, blesses all, and praises the Infinite, the all within All. You become you, nothing more, nothing less. In this final journey, we become realized human beings.
- Stage 15 – Presence Like a Beacon
Tattva Siddhi Meditation for Presence Like a Beacon
- Stage 16 – Everywhere Radiance
Meditation: Polishing the Radiant Body
- Stage 17 – Prayerful Stillness
Meditation: Deeksha Patra for Prayerful Stillness
- Stage 18 – Preacher
Meditation: Chautay Padma Nirgun Mantra
- Stage 19 – Teacher
Teacher Meditation- Traatik to See the Energy
- Stage 20 – Sage
Meditation for the Sage: Sarb Gyan Kriya
- Stage 21 – Infinite Pulse
Meditation for Infinite Pulse: Sodarshan Chakra Kriya
Questions and answers about the course
Who can take this course?
We’ve gotten a lot of questions about who can come—and the answer is anyone!
Have you just started taking Kundalini Yoga?
This course is a great foundation for deepening your understanding of meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Are you a Kundalini Yoga Teacher?
This course will deepen your practice and provide the skills you need to help you identify where your students are at and how to take them further.
Do you practice a different style of meditation?
This course will broaden the scope of what you understand meditation to be and open new doors of perception in your life and in your practice.
Have you been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for years?
This course will reawaken your passion for the practice and provide the groundwork for a new understanding of how far you have come and where you want to go.
I’ve taken this course before, should I take it again?
Yes! Each time you approach these powerful meditative practices you are in a different place in your life and will have different experiences and insights. This is a course that is meant to be repeated.
”It comes to one understanding: there is no heaven and there is no hell; there is no guilt and there is no nonsense. All you have to do is to make sense.
To whom? To yourself.”