Classical Meditation for Holistic
Health & Wellness

by Dr. R. S. Bhogal
22nd to 27th April 2024
(Check-in: 21st April
Check-out: 28th April)

What is Dhyana (Classical Meditation)?

Dhyana (Yoga Meditation) is the very process of restoring our psychophysiological faculties towards Wellness, through achieving an ideal interaction of Citta (mind, intellect & ego) and Prana (bio-force, responsible for functional domain of our body), culminating into Holistic Health, creativity and intuitive powers.”

How does Classical Meditation help?

As per Patanjala Yoga Sutra (P.Y.S.), Yoga spells the freedom, from the slavery of functions of mind-intellect-ego complex, culminating into the state of Seer (PYS: II: 2, 3). This state, where awareness is maximum and tensions are minimal, paves way to Neutral State of Attention, which when brought forth consciously, leads to equanimity (Samatvam) which is forerunner to creativity (B.G. II: 48 & 50). There happen possibilities of emergence of intuitive powers that help us through life related challenges and successes. Neutral State of attention, gained through meditational practices, culminates into Abstract Awareness (Amoorta Bhava) and thus forms the very bed rock of meditational states. In meditational states Citta-Prana interaction becomes most ideal helping us to bring out our best and thus endowing us with Wellness and Holistic Health.

Yoga Meditation reaches deeper, unconscious recesses of mind so as to identify, stimulate and remove unconscious impressions and complexes of which we are slave most of times. As a result of meditation, one becomes sensitive to human relations, personal growth, organizational growth and work-a-day life problems. This affects our decision-making ability favorably, as biases, prejudices and many a complex are naturally mellowed down and removed.

Supine Dhyana as mentioned in Shiva Samhita (V: 70, 71) works in three levels

Bringing inner maladies, embedded in interoceptive domain of consciousness to the manifest levels of mind & body

Annihilating these maladies, completely or partly

Endowing the practitioner with Prasada i.e. Absolute Joy, that prevents the maladies to recur.

Salient Features of the Workshop

  • Select Dharanas from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra will be practiced for an easy happening of Dhyana.
  • Select Kriya Yoga techniques will be practiced towards Dhyana for keeping at bay all existential disorders/diseases and for keeping best health continually.
  • Personalized practical tips for an effective progress into Dhyana Sadhana helpful in attaining wellness.

What is Wellness?

Wellness is defined as,

The active pursuit of fruitful endeavors, making appropriate choices and having a positive lifestyle that leads us to a state of Holistic Health.

What are dimensions of Wellness?

Physical: Nourishing our physical body through, yoga, exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc.

Emotional: Awareness of our own feelings and understanding the feelings of others.

Social: Connecting and engaging meaningfully with others synergistically.

Mental: Problem-solving, Decision Making, creativity, facing challenges etc.

Spiritual: Pursuit for purpose and meaning of one’s existence in the world.

Environmental: Positive interrelationships between health, actions, choices and wellness.

In Bhagwat Gita (II: 64, 65), Krishna speaks of Wellness in a succinct way,

“Prasada (the Absolute Joy), gained through transcending attachment and antipathy, removes all existential problems and miseries from our lives, as well as, makes our life meaningful, creative and fulfilling through a better stability of our intellect”

Key Takeaways

  • Some quick & sure-fire Dharana & Kriya Yoga Techniques leading to Dhyana for daily use.
  • Helps maintain a calm and composed disposition irrespective of unfavorable happenings around.
  • Understanding the concept & practice of Dharana & Dhyana as per Bhagwat Gita, Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Shiva Samhita & Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.
  • Instant benefits in case of disturbed mind, hurt feelings, depressive mood states, disinterestedness, occurrence of frequent mental tensions etc.

The Nature of this Workshop

Cleansing Samskars (the enduring impressions embedded at the unconscious levels) i.e. Yogic Detox to unburden ourselves from unwanted samskars

Concept & practice of Classical Meditation, from Shiva Samhita, Upanishads and Hathayogic texts will be communicated most methodical manner. Selected Shuddhi Kriyas Pratyahara, Kriya Yoga and Dharana, equipped to carry out the yogic detox, leading to the state of Dhyana will be included during this phase. Many a samskars are embedded in the sensory motor levels for which ancient sages have discovered Pratyahara & Dharana techniques that use exteroceptive, proprioceptive, interoceptive and vestibular impulses. Simple yet effective Dharanas from the lineage of living traditions and Vijnana Bhairava Tantra will be communicated with advantage to our workshop participants.

Achieving Yogic Life Style & Holistic Health

Many a Dharana technique so as to enable the participants to feel non-muscular impulses within the body, through Mantras, Bija Mantras, subtler Dharana techniques from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati, as well as, through the experiential breathing awareness techniques discovered by Buddhist masters will be communicated. Practical meditative processes will enable us

  • To get rid of physical exertion and headaches instantly
  • To help relieve non-clinical anxiety, depression instantly
  • To help pain management effectively
  • To help maintain our psycho-physiological health and Wellness in all situations, most efficiently

Higher states of consciousness will be reached through different Dharanas leading to the state of Dhyana in guided mode

Chakra Bhedana, Amrit Sinchan, Amrit Pan and other subtler meditative processes, from tantra, Buddhhist traditions and living traditions, leading us to continual intuitive abilities, useful for solving our existential problems, as well as, helping us to achieve higher states in Dhyana, will be special feature during this period. Subtler subjective impulses, culminating into a deep sense of inward and ecstatic experience of fulfillment will be experienced by the participants during this final phase of the workshop. Participants will be able to discover their own self-sustaining intuitive capacities, during the workshop, that will give them confidence towards solving one’s life related problems in a sure-fire ways, as well as, achieving positive life style, Wellness and a continual sense of purpose and meaningfulness in thriving as a creative, responsible human being.

Dr. R. S. Bhogal
Joint Dir. Research

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. R. S. Bhogal is Joint Dir. Research at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, with more than thirty years of research and teaching experience, particularly pertaining to Meditation. He holds the first ever PhD in Psychology that discovers fundamental psycho-physiological bases of Shiva Samhita Meditation. Formerly, Principal of Yoga College of Kaivalyadhama (Lonavala), he is Editor-in-Chief of Yoga Mimamsa (a biennial scientific Journal) of Kaivalyadhama, and is author of seven books, including
i) Psycho-physiology of Traditional Yoga (in Korean)
ii) Yoga and Modern Psychology (in English and German)
iii) Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (in Hindi, Gujarati, English, Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, German, Korean & Taiwanese Chinese)
iv) Yoga-Psychology & Beyond (English)
Dr. Bhogal is credited with a large number of scientific papers and is a recipient of many National & International awards and accolades. Recently he has been awarded with prestigious Yoga Ratna award (2022). Widely travelled for spreading the message of classical meditation in many cities across Asia, America and Europe, Dr. Bhogal is ever ardently enthusiastic in discovering simpler methods of meditation for the modern life & living.


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Workshop Fees 

Rs. 12,000 per person
(Accommodation charges extra)

Please Note:

  • On registering to the workshop, you will receive the room payment link as per your choice of room and the payment link for the Workshop.
  • On confirmation to room payment and workshop payment your seat to the workshop will be reserved.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Accommodation and meals

  • Cancellation application before 7 days  – refund of 75% of the amount paid. 
  • Cancellation application less than 7 days – no refund.
  • Please email cancellation requests to booking@kdham.com. Verbal cancellation requests are not accepted. 

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