KaivalyaDhama

Meditation (Dhyaan), Dhāraṇā
& Its Techniques

Based on Vijñāna-Bhairava-Tantra

“Meditation is Paravastha (the transcendental state) is blissful state, beyond time, space, direction, ego and all thought constructs, in plenitude of divine consciousness, which can be achieved only through Bhairavi or Shakti.”

~ Vijnana Bhairava (2-6)

What?

The Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra is one of the ancient book. Vijñāna means consciousness, bhairava indicating all the three aspects of the Divine, consists of ‘bha’ (bharana), and tantra means the method; the method of going beyond consciousness.

In the Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra, Bhairavi, the goddess (Shakti), asks Bhairava to reveal the essence of how to realize the true nature of reality.

What?

The Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra is one of the ancient book. Vijñāna means consciousness, bhairava indicating all the three aspects of the Divine, consists of ‘bha’ (bharana), and tantra means the method; the method of going beyond consciousness.

In the Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra, Bhairavi, the goddess (Shakti), asks Bhairava to reveal the essence of how to realize the true nature of reality.

The essential nature of bhairava is vijnana or bodha or Chaitanya (consciousness) the main characteristic of which is Absolute Freedom revealing itself in ichchha (will), jnana (wisdom) & kriya (action). The state of Bhairava denotes the very concept of Dhyaan in Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, wherein the fullness of bliss, resulting from the ‘realization of unity with the entire world, is considered as bhairavi or Shakti of Bhairava.

Significance of “getting merged with Bhairava or the universal consciousness”

~ Vijnana Bhairava

Classically speaking there cannot be Meditational techniques. At best there can be meditational processes of which Dharana techniques are important components, widely considered a pre-requisite to the state of Dhyaan. Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is commonly accepted as the sourcebook of Dharana.

The concept of Dharana here is considered a little different from that described in Patanjala Yoga Sutra, in the sense here the Dharana is leading itself to the state of Dhyaan.

Prana Sadhana, Japa Sadhana, Bhavana Yoga, Shoonya (void) experience (six types), and intensity of the experience with awareness, and so on are the actual means to get merged with Bhairava.

The Special Relevance of Vijnana Bhairava to the Dhyaan Abhyasa:

In summary, Dhyaan (i.e. meditation) in Vijnana Bhairava Tantra has been comprehensively delineated, unlike many other treatises, making us equipped with better objectivity, means and purpose towards the states of Dhyaan. Sound meditational directions and their comprehensibly delineated effects, in this treatise; make it significantly objective and easier for the beginners and adept alike, to delve deeper recesses of consciousness. The journey from the mind towards its transcendence is facilitated significantly through the teachings of this great treatise of Dhyaan.

Outline of the Workshop

About the 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 psychophysiological bases of 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 the 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. Widely traveled 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 modern life & living.

Dr. R. S. Bhogal
Facilitator

Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st July 2022

Time: 4.30 to 6:45 PM (IST)

29th, 30th and 31st July
  • Theory on the outlined subjects
  • Practical sessions of meditation
  • Questions and Answers

Instructions for attending the Workshop:

  • Please be seated in a well-ventilated place during the workshop, especially for comfort during the practice sessions.
  • Keep yourself hydrated throughout.

Instructions for Meals before/after the practice:

  • In case you have consumed a heavy meal, kindly practice after a gap of at least 4 hours.
  • After snacking moderate foods (solids/liquids), practice after a gap of at least 1 hour.
  • A meal can be taken after 15 minutes of practice.

Recordings:

  • Recordings for each Series will be available for 10 days.
  • Please be mindful that recording/s are being shared in good faith to support you in your practices or study.
  • Kindly honor its intellectual property rights by not downloading it on your device or forwarding it to any other person, lest it may create some confusion in his/her mind for want of practical tips you get during the work-shop.

Certificate of Participation:

  • A certification of participation will be provided on request.
  • Please register for the workshop with the exact name you would like to receive on your certificate.
  • Kindly note that requests for a change of name will not be entertained after the certificate has been issued.

Registration

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Fees

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Date and Timings

Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st July 2022

Time: 4.30 to 6:45 PM (IST)

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