KaivalyaDhama

Meditation for Continual Health & Creativity

by Dr. R. S. Bhogal
5th to 10th December 2022
(Check-in: 4th December
Check-out: 11th December)

What is Dhyana (Yoga Meditation)?

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

How does Yoga Meditation help Achieve Continual Health and Creativity?

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, the state, 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, many of which have been mentioned in Vibhuti Pada of P.Y.S. Neutral State of attention, indicated by Abstract Awareness (Amoorta Bhava) is the bed rock of the states of Samyama, wherein intuitive powers effuse forth.

The Nature of this Workshop:

Phase 1: Cleansing Samsakars (the enduring impressions embedded at the unconscious levels) i.e. Yogic Detox:

Yoga holds that every human being is a born Yogi, unlike the modern philosophical thought advocating Tabula Rasa (i.e. human being is born as a clean slate). Even though everyone is a Yogi, yet one has to overcome/transcend the said obstacles to achieve the state of yoga-hood. Practical form of 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 samskar are embedded in the sensory motor levels for which ancient sages have discovered Pratyahara & Dharana techniques that use exteroceptive, proprioceptive, interoceptive and vestibular impulses.

Phase 2: Achieving Yogic Life Style:

Primarily equanimity (samatvam) and creativity (karmasu kaushalam) make our life style a yogic one. Appropriate Dharana methods that lead us to Absolute Joy (Prasada) will be included in this phase. Many a Dharana technique requires us to feel non-muscular impulses within the body, through Mantras, Bija Mantras, Bandhas & Mudras, as well as, through the experiential breathing awareness techniques.
Practical meditative processes
i. To counter weakness after a prolonged illness
ii. To get rid of physical exertion and headaches instantly,
iii. To help in digestive disorders,
iv. To help relieve non-clinical anxiety, depression quickly,
v. To help pain management effectively,
vi. To continue with best of our psycho-physiological composure in all trying situations,
vii. To help in jet lag syndrome and overexertion most effective manner and
viii. Preventing exacerbation of common ailments that can be overcome in most reliable ways through different variants of meditative processes to be shared in the workshop.

Phase 3:

Higher states of consciousness will be reached through Samyama related practices through Chakra Bhedana and other subtler meditative processes leading us to continual intuitive abilities, useful for solving our existential problems, as well as, helping us to achieve higher states in Dhyana and Samadhi. Subtler subjective impulses, independent of the breathing, as well as, independent of exteroception, interoception and vestibular domains, 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. Discovering one’s own self-sustaining prowess during the workshop that makes bed-rocks for continual intuition towards solving one’s life related problems in a sure-fire ways.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of Dhyana as per Bhagwat Gita, Patanjala Yoga Sutra & Shiva Samhita
  • Understanding the “Absolute Joy” and the tips for experiencing it for Continual Health, Creativity & Intuition
  • Understanding Nine Chakras and practical ways to access the same, as per Vijnana Bhairava Tantra
  • Dharana Practices from Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Basic tenets and down-to-earth stages of the practical journey towards Dhyana, from Buddhist tradition and Upanishads & from living tradition.
  • Practical tips for preventing and help overcoming health related issues such as common ailments such as headache and cold, as well as psychic & psychosomatic disorders such as anxiety, depression, body-ache, insomnia and migraine
  • Some quick & sure-fire Dharana Techniques leading to Dhyana
  • Instant benefits in case of disturbed mind, hurt feelings, depressive mood states, disinterestedness, occurrence of frequent mental tensions for no apparently reasons
  • Helps maintain a calm and composed disposition irrespective of happenings around

Dates: 5th to 10th December 2022
Place: Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala

Step I
Introduction to philosophy, understanding of practices, leading to meditation, towards Cleansing Samskars i.e. Yogic Detox

Dec. 5, 2022

1. i.  Administering psychological tests (Google forms): i. Self-Perception Rating Scale ii. Current Health Status Questionnaire

1. ii.  A brief introduction of Yoga Meditation (Dhyana): Traditional and psycho-Physiological Understanding based on Ancient texts, living tradition.

 Yoga relaxation & meditation (theory & practice)

1.iii. Understanding the cleansing of Samskars (Yogic Detox), through Asanas, Kriya Yoga, Pratyahara & Dharana methods, as found in Yogic scriptures.

1.iv.Eye closure techniques, breathing awareness techniques & practice of Subtler Yoga techniques, such as Kriya Yoga (Kaivalyadhama Tradition) & Sagarbha Pranayama, that prepare one for Dhyana,  

1.v. Practice of Supine Meditation (Shiva Samhita: V:70-71)

Dec. 6, 2022

2. i. In-depth understanding of Dhyana in Bhagwat Gita (B.G.) and Patanjala Yoga Sutra (P.Y.S.)

2. ii. Actual practice of Dhyana-oriented practices, from Upanishads & living traditions,  having bases in B. G. and P.Y.S

2. iii. Practice of Kapalabhati & Agnisara as nadi cleansing processes, followed by Kriya Yoga of Kaivalyadhama.

2. iv. Dhyana in Shiva Samhita: Two types of variations of the practice, based on Buddhist Meditation: Theory & practice with discussion

2. v. Mental Catharsis through Seated and Supine Meditation, Select Kriya Yoga techniques from different traditions. 

2. vi. Understanding different types of Pratyahara, Dharanas, Dhyana in the context of traditional texts along with the related practices.

2. vii. Different Dharanas from Upanishads and other traditions, including living traditions.

2. viii. Interactive session pertaining to practices.

Step II
Achieving Yogic Life Style: Primarily equanimity (samatvam) and creativity (karmasu kaushalam) that reflect in using practical meditative processes towards health issues

Dec.7, 2022

1. i. How to solve difficulties/problems encountered  during the processes of meditation

1. ii. Understanding of selected popular dharana/ meditation practices and the underlying common grounds in these meditational processes; salient characteristics of a good meditation process–Pratyahara of Vasishtha Samhita, Chakra Dharana along with Bija Mantras,

1. iii. Cyclic form of meditation from Buddhist tradition for maintaining youthfulness and best mood all the times.

1. iv. Technique less Technique of Meditation process for bed-ridden individual to expedite healing.

1. v. Observing/experiencing the meditative effects in Kriyas, AsanasKapalabhati, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras, breathing awareness, body awareness, mind-awareness  and Self-awareness.

1. vi. Omkar in the context of three states, three forms and three levels of awareness from the view point of meditation

1. vii. Meditation to help in digestive disorders: attending deeper smooth muscles of stomach and intestines.

I. viii. Interactive feedback session in understanding the essential meditational processes.

Dec. 8, 2022

2. i. Practices of Vasishtha Samhita, Lakshya traya, some of the Shodas Adharas, Panchavidh Akasha Dharama.

2. ii. Practices for nonclinical anxiety and depression

2. iii. How to get rid of disinterestedness in your usual work through attending Brahma Randhra method of meditation

2. iv. Pancha Tattva Dharana followed by Meditation for disorder free health status.

2. v. How to make your own meditation &  Kriya Yoga, more & more creative and stimulating to avoid these practices from becoming repetitive and mechanical.

2. vi.  Dharanas from Agni Purana, Charandas, Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Chakra Arousal techniques– How to transcend instructions and techniques through actually acting on the meaning of the instruction? How to transcend the technique through making it personalized?

2. vii. . How to bring-in sleep at will through a special meditation.

2. viii. How to bring-in freshness in the morning, for those who are busy professional, through a special meditation.

2. ix. Interactive session

Step III
Developing intuitive abilities towards solving our life related problems.

Dec. 9, 2022

I. i. Pratyahara- PYS concept and importance: Phylo-synthesis: The technique wherein we just watch to make the things vanished in pain management

I. ii. Sthanat Sthanat Samakrishya concept: Feel without reaction and comprehensively. Kriya Yoga / Sagarbha Pranayama, Pancha Kosha Dharana, Aindriya Dharana,: To be followed by Supine Meditation. Some quick meditation techniques and discussion on these

I. iii. Subtler Breathing Awareness techniques followed by Pancha Mahabhuta Dharana and Buddhist meditation in supine posture. Theory behind Triguna Dharana, Vijnana Bhairava Tantra Dharana and Meditation.

I. iv. How to turn on our mood states, through meditation, whenever you require it most.

I. v. Tatah Paramavashyatendriyanam: Through Pratyahara, we gain a total mastery over sense faculties. We also get a mastery over Prana so as to direct it to any part of the body for managing any problems with that part, at any time, any place, at will. So also, ability in self-healing and healing others may be achieved.

I. vii. Shabdadi Dharana and Pranava Dharana followed by Supine meditation.

I. viii. Interactive session

Dec. 10, 2022

2. i. Basic principles remaining unchanged you may have some leeway in making modifications in the practice mode of practice of the Kriya Yoga techniques.—How to ingrain bhava aspect into the techniques keeping your benefits aloft while doing so.

2. ii. Aindriya Dharana for overcoming sense slavery so as to help your concentration in your professional work.

2. iii. How instructions of meditation are also ‘Prakriti’. Not to be enslaved by instructions–you may choose the mode of instruction on the spot, as it should be appropriated as per the moment of initiating meditation..

2. iv. Chakra Bhedana methods for developing intuition in therapeutic healing for self and others (Two variants of the practice).

2. v. Method of Chankramanam (from Bihar School of Yoga) helpful for developing ultimate concentration

2. vi. Arohan-Avarohan-Arohan for intuitive abilities.

2. vii. Bindu experience methods for intuitive abilities.

2. viii. Amrit-Pan methods (Bihar School of Yoga)

2. ix. Amrit Sinchan method for deep state of Dhyana towards intuitive development.

2.x. Questionnaires: Self-Perception Rating Scale ii. Current Health Status Questionnaire

2. xi. Interactive session

Practices above are subject to change as per the emergent practical demands and needs of the participants, at the prerogative of the facilitator. However, the satisfactions to the participants are assured.

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. R. S. Bhogal is Joint Dir. Research at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, 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 (Lonavla), 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 Teaching fees – NO REFUND (Transferrable to another workshop within six months)

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  • Cancellation application before 7 days  – refund of 75% of the amount paid. 
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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Workshop Teaching fees – NO REFUND (Transferrable to another workshop within six months)

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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