KaivalyaDhama

Meditation for Continual Health, Creativity and Intuition

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.”

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 Health, Creativity & Intuition?

Samadhayah cittasya swabhavah: The native nature of Citta is to move towards the Samadhi states (perennially balanced psycho-physiological states).

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 (Samatvama) 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.

In the Workshop We will go Phase by Phase:

Phase-1:

We will learn the Cleansing Samsakars (the enduring impressions embedded at the unconscious levels) i.e. Yogic Detox as 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 lifestyle a yogic one. Appropriate Dharana methods that lead us to Absolute Joy (Prasada) will be included in this phase.

Phase-3:

Higher states of consciousness will be reached through Samyama related practices through Chakra Bhedana 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:

Benefits of Meditation (i.e. Dhyana) Towards Continual Health, Creativity and Intuition:

Dr. R. S. Bhogal
Joint Dir. Research at Kaivalyadhama

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 psycho-physiological 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 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.

Dates:

Series 2: 16th, 17th & 18th Dec 2022
Series 3: 27th, 28th & 29th Jan 2023

Time: 16:30 to 18:45  IST 

Step II
Achieving Yogic Life Style: Primarily equanimity (samatvam) and creativity (karmasu kaushalam) that reflect in using practical meditative processes towards health issues
DateTopics
Dec.16, 2022

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

I. 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,

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

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

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

Dec. 17, 2022

2.i. Observing/experiencing the meditative effects in Kriyas, AsanasKapalabhati, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras, breathing awareness, body awareness, mind-awareness, Self-awareness etc.

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

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

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

2.v. Practices for nonclinical anxiety and depression

2. vi. Interactive session

Dec.18, 2022

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

3. ii. Pancha Tattva Dharana followed by Meditation for disorder free health status.

3. iii. How to make your own meditation, Kriya Yoga, more & more creative and stimulating to avoid these practices from becoming repetitive and mechanical. Practical class will be guided creatively towards reaching Transcendence and Absolute Joy.

3. iv. 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?

3.v. How to bring-in sleep at will through a special meditation.

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

3. vii. Interactive session.

Step III
Reaching out to higher states of consciousness for developing intuitive abilities towards solving our life related problems.
DateTopics

Jan.27, 2023

I. i. Pratyahara- PYS concept and importance: Positive Pratyahara-concept & practice, as against Negative Pratyahara (i.e. Suppression and/or Repression).  Phylo-synthesis: The technique wherein we just watch to make the things vanished in pain managing

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

I. iii. Practice of some more Dharana techniques that lead us, effectively, to the state of Meditation.

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

I. vi. 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

Jan.28, 2023

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, as instructor is more important than simply instructions.

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. v. Interactive session

Jan. 29, 2023

3. i. Certain practices to develop intuition will be introduced and practiced.

3. ii. Ascendance descendance  (Arohan-Avarohan) in Chakra Arousal

3. iii. Arohan-Avarohan-Arohan for intuitive abilities.

3. iv. Bindu experience methods for intuitive abilities.

3.v. Amrit-Pan methods (Bihar School of Yoga)

3. vi. Amrit Sinchan method for deep state of Dhyana towards intuitive development.

3. vii. A questionnaire based on Osgood’s Semantic Differential will be administered to students to assess their progress in Meditation.

3. viii. 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.

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 30 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 itmay 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 at the end of all 3 series on a request.
  • Please register for the workshop with the exact name you would like to receive on your certificate.

Dates:

Series 1: 25th, 26th & 27th Nov 2022
Series 2: 16th, 17th & 18th Dec 2022
Series 3: 27th, 28th & 29th Jan 2023

Time: 16:30 to 18:45  IST 

Step I
Introduction to philosophy, understanding of practices, leading to meditation, towards  Cleansing Samskars i.e. Yogic Detox
DateTopics
Nov.25, 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 and 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.

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,

Nov. 26, 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. Actual practice sessions in Dhyana corresponding to meditational practices, inferable from PYS and Shiva Samhita, through simple yet effective techniques.

 2. iv. In-depth Understanding of  Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana & Samadhi: Theory & Practice

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

2. vi.Interactive session pertaining to practices.

Nov.27, 2022

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

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

3. iii. Different Dharanas from Upanishads and other traditions, including living traditions.

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

3.v. Interactive session & Conclusion

Step II
Achieving Yogic Life Style: Primarily equanimity (samatvam) and creativity (karmasu kaushalam) that reflect in using practical meditative processes towards health issues
DateTopics
Dec.16, 2022

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

I. 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,

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

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

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

Dec. 17, 2022

2.i. Observing/experiencing the meditative effects in Kriyas, AsanasKapalabhati, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras, breathing awareness, body awareness, mind-awareness, Self-awareness etc.

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

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

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

2.v. Practices for nonclinical anxiety and depression

2. vi. Interactive session

Dec.18, 2022

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

3. ii. Pancha Tattva Dharana followed by Meditation for disorder free health status.

3. iii. How to make your own meditation, Kriya Yoga, more & more creative and stimulating to avoid these practices from becoming repetitive and mechanical. Practical class will be guided creatively towards reaching Transcendence and Absolute Joy.

3. iv. 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?

3.v. How to bring-in sleep at will through a special meditation.

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

3. vii. Interactive session.

Step III
Reaching out to higher states of consciousness for developing intuitive abilities towards solving our life related problems.
DateTopics

Jan.27, 2023

I. i. Pratyahara- PYS concept and importance: Positive Pratyahara-concept & practice, as against Negative Pratyahara (i.e. Suppression and/or Repression).  Phylo-synthesis: The technique wherein we just watch to make the things vanished in pain managing

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

I. iii. Practice of some more Dharana techniques that lead us, effectively, to the state of Meditation.

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

I. vi. 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

Jan.28, 2023

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, as instructor is more important than simply instructions.

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. v. Interactive session

Jan. 29, 2023

3. i. Certain practices to develop intuition will be introduced and practiced.

3. ii. Ascendance descendance  (Arohan-Avarohan) in Chakra Arousal

3. iii. Arohan-Avarohan-Arohan for intuitive abilities.

3. iv. Bindu experience methods for intuitive abilities.

3.v. Amrit-Pan methods (Bihar School of Yoga)

3. vi. Amrit Sinchan method for deep state of Dhyana towards intuitive development.

3. vii. A questionnaire based on Osgood’s Semantic Differential will be administered to students to assess their progress in Meditation.

3. viii. 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.

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 30 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 itmay 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 at the end of all 3 series on a request.
  • Please register for the workshop with the exact name you would like to receive on your certificate.

Registration

Requirement

Zoom app downloaded on your tab, smartphone or PC / Laptop with internet connection.

Fees

In INR

9,000/- INR is a full payment for all 3 series

4,000/- INR per each series

In USD

$125 is a full payment for all 3 series

$55 per each series

Date and Timings

Dates:

Series 2: 16th, 17th & 18th Dec 2022
Series 3: 27th, 28th & 29th Jan 2023

Time: 16:30 to 18:45 (IST)

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No refund policy

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