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Meditation should be a part of everyone’s life. It is not just for the saints and seekers sitting in the Himalayan Mountains.  Knowingly or unknowingly every being on the earth is moving towards realizing the Self. Meditation is an invaluable or rather the most important tool for achieving this goal.

Researches done worldwide have established that meditation helps one in leading a stress-free life. In fact, it should be more a part of life of people involved in worldly pursuits because they are ones who are exposed and vulnerable to the varied negative situations and emotions that this world has to offer in everyday life.

What is meditation? Is it a technique that can be practiced? Is it an effort that you have to do? Is it something which the mind can achieve? It is not. All that the mind can do cannot be meditation – it is something beyond the mind, the mind is absolutely helpless there. Where mind ends, meditation begins.
This has to be remembered, because in our life, whatsoever we do, we do through the mind; whatsoever we achieve, we achieve through the mind. And then, when we turn inwards, we again start thinking in terms of techniques, methods, doings, because the whole of life’s experience shows us that everything can be done by the mind.
Yes – except meditation, everything can be done by the mind. Everything is done by the mind except meditation. Because meditation is not an achievement – it is already the case, it is your nature. It has not to be achieved; it has not only to be recognized, it has only to be remembered. It is there waiting for you – just a turning in, and it is available. You have been carrying it always and always.

Thus meditation is a key that breaks the shackles of ignorance and opens the gate to knowledge and wisdom. Meditation is your intrinsic nature – it is you, it is your being, it has nothing to do with your doings.

Dhyana Praveshika –  A retreat on Meditation

Dhyana Praveshika is a unique meditation technique practiced and perfected by the great Himalayan Mystic Tapasvi Baba Kalyan Dasji. It is a combination of various practices that helps unleash the immense potential of every person. In this workshop we discover the expanded states of consciousness and learn the eternal practice of Meditation. It is an inner journey, a journey towards absolute oneness with eternal bliss.

Dhyana Praveshika, unleashes the immense potential of every person, grows the intuitive faculty. The mind becomes expanded, cultured and transformed. Thus, we gain mastery of the mind by reducing its relentless chatter and teaching it to focus in a concentrated manner. Silencing the mind, disengaging ourselves from our everyday thoughts and feelings, we go up the mysterious ladder of meditation reaching from ignorance to knowledge, from mortality to immortality.

In the Retreat of Dhyana Praveshika one will experience the timeless practice of meditation through  Omkara Gunjan, Swara Sodhanam, Sushumna Breathing, Bindu Darshan and Bindu Dharana.

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Retreat Schedule

Dhayana Praveshika Level 1

This 2 day retreat begin at 8 am on the day 1 and end at 5 pm next day. With teaching and Meditation sessions through out the day, there are breaks for 3 meals with possible Yogasana and Pranayama sessions and one hour discussion.

 

Dhayana Praveshika Level 1

DAY 1 – CHECK-IN
8:00am Check-in
9:30 am Welcome and Introduction Talk
10:15 -11:00am Teaching Session 1
11-15-12:00 pm Teaching Session 2
12:00-1:00 pm           Lunch
1.15 -1.45 pm            Digestive Breathing
2:00-3:00 pm             Teaching Session 4
3:15-4:00 pm              Teaching Session 5
4:00-4:30 pm              Tea Break
4:30-6:00 pm              Teaching Session 6
6:15-7:00 pm              Teaching Session 7
7:00-8:00 pm                Dinner
8:00-9:00 pm                Satsang
Day 2           
5:30 am    Wake up
6:15-7:00 am           Teaching Session 1
7:15-8:00 am            Teaching Session 2
8:00-8:45 am               Breakfast
 8:45-9:30 am           Teaching Session 3
 9:45-10:30 am              Teaching Session 4  
 10:45s-12:00           Teaching Session 5
12:00-1:00 pm            Lunch   
 1.15 -1.45 pm           Digestive Breathing
2:00-3:00 pm           Teaching Session 6   
 3:00-4:00pm            Teaching Session 7  
4:00-5:00 pm            What comes next, Advice for further study/practice and Feedback session.  
 5:00 pm               Check out

(Please note: all phenomena are impermanent – the exact schedule may vary slightly from course to course)

 

Dhayana Praveshika Level 2

 This 5 day retreat begin at 1 pm on the day 1 and end at 3 pm on day 5. The days in between begin with a wake up bell at 5 am and the last session of the day ends around 9 pm. With teachings and meditation sessions throught the day, there are breaks for 3 meals with Yogasana and Pranayama sessions and one hour discussion.

Dhyana Praveshika Level 2 

DAY 1 – CHECK-IN
1:00pm Check-in
2:15 – 3:15pm Welcome and Introduction Talk
3:30 – 4:30pm Teaching Session 1
4:45 – 5:45pm Teaching Session 2
6pm – 7:00pm Teaching Session 3
7:00 – 8:00pm Dinner
8:15 – 9:00pm Satsang
 COURSE DAYS
5:30am6:30 – 7:30 am Wake upTeaching Session 1
7:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 Teaching Session 2
9:30 – 9:45am Break
9:45 – 10:45am Teaching Session 3
11:00- 12:00pm Teaching Session 4
12 pm2:00 – 3:00pm LunchTeaching Session 5
3:00 – 3:30pm Tea Break
3:30 – 4:30pm Teaching Session 6
4:45 – 5:15pm Break
5:15 – 6:00pm Guided Meditation
6:00pm Dinner
7:30 – 8:15pm Guided Meditation
LAST DAY – CHECKOUT
6:45 – 7:30am Guided Meditation
7:30am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45am What comes next? Talk
10:00 am Advice for further study/practiceand Feedback session
12:00 – 1:00pm Picnic Lunch
1:00 – 3:00pm Check-out

 

(Please note: all phenomena are impermanent – the exact schedule may vary slightly from course to course)

 

 Dhayana Praveshika Level 3

This 10 day retreat begin at 1 pm on the day 1 and end at 3 pm on day 10. The days in between begin with a wakeup bell at 5 am and the last session of the day ends around 9 pm. With teachings and meditation sessions throught the day, there are breaks for 3 meals with Yogasana and Pranayama sessions and one hour discussion.

The body of the course is composed of philosophy classes supported by meditation sessions, all within a silent retreat environment. 10-day courses end with two days of intensive meditation to give you the chance to familiarize yourself with and gain insight into the topics that were covered in the teachings.

Dhyana Praveshika Level 3

DAY 1 – CHECK-IN
1:00pm Check-in
2:15 – 3:15pm Welcome and Introduction Talk
3:30 – 4:30pm Teaching Session 1
4:45 – 5:45pm Teaching Session 2
6pm – 7:00pm Teaching Session 3
7:00 – 8:00pm Dinner
8:15 – 9:00pm Satsang
 COURSE DAYS
5:30am6:30 – 7:30 am Wake upTeaching Session 1
7:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 Teaching Session 2
9:30 – 9:45am Break
9:45 – 10:45am Teaching Session 3
11:00- 12:00pm Teaching Session 4
12 pm2:00 – 3:00pm LunchTeaching Session 5
3:00 – 3:30pm Tea Break
3:30 – 4:30pm Teaching Session 6
4:45 – 5:15pm Break
5:15 – 6:00pm Guided Meditation
6:00pm Dinner
7:30 – 8:15pm Guided Meditation
LAST DAY – CHECKOUT
6:45 – 7:30am Guided Meditation
7:30am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45am What comes next? Talk
10:00 am Advice for further study/practiceand Feedback session
12:00 – 1:00pm Picnic Lunch
1:00 – 3:00pm Check-out

 

(Please note: all phenomena are impermanent – the exact schedule may vary slightly from course to course)

 

Adjusting to the Retreat

A retreat of meditation takes energy, commitment, and discipline. It’s a space in which to shut out the distractions of everyday life and come face-to-face with yourself. That isn’t always easy, especially for beginners.

Body and mind are not used to these very different circumstances and may react with discomfort, restlessness, boredom, doubt, criticism, fatigue or sudden, unfounded concerns. Preparing yourself by anticipating these reactions, and committing to stick to the discipline of the retreat even if they arise can be transformatory. Therefore, we have to adjust ourselves to the retreat settings:

  • Silence is kept throughout the retreat, however during teaching sessions questions are welcomed and there will be a one hour discussion group on most days.
  • We may experience a lot of ups and downs during the retreat. Therefore, please be gentle in your behaviour and sensitive to fellow retreat participants and staff.
  • We have to keep an open mind. Many of the ideas presented may be new and different from one’s own beliefs, and we should be prepared to analyse and contemplate not only the teachings, but also our own beliefs.
  • We have to adjust to the schedule: all participants must attend all sessions of the retreat, come to sessions on time and not leave during the retreat.

Preparing for the Retreat

In order to keep the atmosphere conducive to inner reflection and spiritual pursuit and to minimise distractions during the retreat, students on our residential retreats and retreats are asked to abide by our basic code of discipline listed below.

Complete all your outside communication and arrangements before your arrive.

 In order to successfully participate in the retreat, you must be really free from all outside commitments for the entire period of the retreat. All phone calls, e-mails, letters, tickets, flight confirmations, money changing etc must be arranged and organised before the retreat begins. There is no way to do this during the retreat, so be sure to tell your family and friends that you won’t be in touch until after check-out on the last day of your retreat (after 1pm).

What to Bring:

  • A photocopy of your passport and current Indian visa for check-in (non-Indian citizens only).
  • Personal toiletries, towel, torch/flashlight, watch/clock (you cannot use your mobile phone for this, or as an alarm), refillable water bottle.

Guidelines for Behaviour

  • Do not point your feet towards the teachers, the altar or any holy object.
  • Do not put prayer books, texts, or notebooks with on the floor, or sit or step over them.
  • No idle chit-chat in the lecture hall. (ie. You can ask the teacher questions during class, but do not talk with other students).
  • Respect all life: do not intentionally kill any living being, even small insects.
  • Respect others’ property: do not steal or take anything not freely given.
  • Be honest and straightforward: do not lie or intentionally deceive others. This is easy when observing silence!
  • Be celibate: no sexual activity. This also includes no holding hands, hugging, massages and other physical displays of affection.
  • Be alert and mindful: avoid intoxicants such as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes (we encourage you to stop smoking while here).
  • Be considerate of others’ silence: keep silence in the appropriate areas and at all times during residential retreats, especially in the lecture hall and the residential complex. No singing or playing music and in general, maintain a quiet demeanor while on the property.
  • Dress respectfully (please no shorts above the knee, tank-top shirts or tight and revealing clothing)

 

Registration

This Retreat is not something “just for fun” or to tick off on a travel itinerary. It is a serious retreat. However, if done properly it can be a challenging, but fulfilling and highly enjoyable and elevating experience.

Many people are not sure what to expect and that is all right. However, please only register and attend this retreat if you intend to participate fully in a serious and committed manner. We understand that following all these rules, and especially keeping the silence, can be difficult, but it is an essential part of the retreat experience and the staff are here to help and support you in keeping to the rules, in order to aid and maintain the retreat environment.

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Certificate of participation will be given to each participant.