Preparatory Study for Initiation into Himalayan Kriya Meditation

Preparatory Study for Initiation into Himalayan Kriya Meditation

Preparatory Study for Initiation into Himalayan Kriya Meditation

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Preparatory Study for Initiation into Himalayan Kriya Meditation
  • Himalayan Kriya System of Meditation

    In this discourse His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda explains the Himayalan Kriya meditation system based on his combined heritage of nāth yogis and rishi sages. The discourse begins with beautiful chanting and introduces the meditation tradition of the nāth-siddhas and Himalayan KriyaYoga. His ...

  • Paths of Initiated Kriya Meditation

    His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda expounds on the practical aspects that distinguish the four Himalayan Siddha Kriya meditation practices with regards to taking initiation into one of these paths. During this discourse, he draws from his meditation lineage that is based on the combined heritage...

  • Meditation with a Special Devotion to God - 1. Maturing Devotional Engrossment in God -- Discourse

    This discourse expounds on the nature of devotion to God and the experience of grace that is tangibly felt by a devotee seeking to mature their meditation by way of Iśwara samāpatti (engrossment in godliness). His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda elaborates on the relationship between Iśwara-praṇ...

  • Meditation with a Special Devotion to God - 2. Mindful Breathing Practice with Chanting -- Guided Practice

    This practice based on the meditation lineages adhering to Patanjali's Yogasutra tradition shows how deep mindful breathwork greatly assist in establishing the Iśwara samāpatti (engrossment in godliness). The success rests upon synchronizing the breathing with quietening of the mind, while immers...

  • Meditation with a Special Devotion to God - 3. Meditating with Name or Adorable Form of God -- Discourse

    This discourse elaborates on how to develop engrossment using the symbolic name of God, specifically Om, and provides an alternative way of focusing on a luminous figurehead representing God based on authentic scriptural tenets. His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda explains why it is imperative th...

  • Meditation with a Special Devotion to God - 4. Breathing to Let Go and Let God -- Guided Practice

    This practice based on the meditation lineages adhering to Patanjali's Yogasutra tradition shows how the mind can be calmed and the body can be relaxed by using the Om sound current, both by external chanting and then by immersion into the internal Om. When this breathing method is invoked for es...

  • Meditation with a Special Devotion to God - 5. Merging with God in the Heart -- Discourse

    This discourse reviews how to implement the Iśwara samāpatti (engrossment in godliness), and thereby develop the practice into an effortless meditation on God. His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda explains how samādhi (absorption) is easier attained by those who practice Iśwara-praṇidhana since ea...

  • Invoking Godliness in the Heart

    This simple discourse introduces by summarizing Patanjali's Yogasutra aphorisms on establishing the Ishwara samāpatti (engrossment on a perfect being called Ishwara, as opposed to upon the emptiness of infinitude). His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda offers a traditional interpretation relevant t...

  • Meditating on Formless God in the Heart

    This discourse reveals an approach on how to meditate on formless God as per Patanjali's Yogasutra aphorisms by establishing the Iśwara samāpatti (engrossment on a perfect being called Iśwara). His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda elucidates how to achieve engrossment in formless Iśwara by contemp...

  • Breathing with Awareness of Emptiness - 1. Establishing Stillness before Breathwork -- Discourse

    This teaching based on Yogasutra aphorisms provides the conditions necessary to fructify a regular prānāyāma practice founded upon the momentum of habituated engrossment. His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda emphasizes motionlessness of body and stillness of mind, in addition to the slow and contr...

  • Breathing with Awareness of Emptiness - 2. Suspension of Exhalation in the Same Effort -- Guided Practice

    This guided practice and teaching is centred on chapter-1 sutra-34 and impresses upon attaining stillness by establishing calmness of ananta samāpatti through relaxation of musculature. His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda explains how the prānāyāma is defined in the Yogasutra aphorisms and elucid...

  • Breathing with Awareness of Emptiness - 3. Suspension of Inhalation and Exhalation during Repose -- Discourse

    This teaching elucidates chapter-2 sutra-49 beginning with a review on how to ease into the calmness of ananta samāpatti followed by an exposition on how to synchronize breathing with quietening the mind. His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda juxtaposes the meaning of chapter-1 sutra-34 with the ex...

  • Breathing with Awareness of Emptiness - 4. Synchronizing Breathing Effortlessly with Quietening -- Guided Practice

    This guided practice is based on chapter-2 sutra-49 and introduces suspension of breath without disturbing the stillness of ananta samāpatti. His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda guides how two prānāyāma per breath can be undertaken when reposed in one contemplation or emptiness. The practice help...

  • Practice of Ujjāyi Breathing - 1. Introduction to Ujjāyi Breathing -- Discourse & Guided Practice

    Introduction to ujjāyi breathing

    This video recording was made at a community fellowship offered on 6th February 2016 in Santa Barbara, California.

  • Practice of Ujjāyi Breathing - 2. Foundations of Ujjayi Breathing -- Discourse & Guided Practice

    Foundations of Ujjayi Breathing

    This video recording was made at a community fellowship offered on 5th March 2016 in Santa Barbara, California.

  • Practice of Ujjāyi Breathing - 3. Core Breath of Ujjayi Technique -- Discourse & Guided Practice

    Core Breath of Ujjayi Technique

    This video recording was made at a community fellowship offered on 5th March 2016 in Santa Barbara, California.

  • Higher Initiation for Deeper Meditation

    Sanskrit literature from the Vedic heritage promises that the blessings of a realized spiritual master (sat-guru) are an invaluable boon to a devotee on the path of steadily deepening meditation. The Sanskrit tradition further proclaims that the blessings of a spiritual master who is part of an ...