Weekend Schedule:

Friday

4:30-5:00 p.m., Orientation and Introduction

5:00-6:30, Discussion and Practicum on Steps 1&2

7:00, Supper

8:00, First half-hour of SCM (How to Tread the Path of Superconscious Meditation) video followed by Guided Meditation

Saturday

6:00-6:30 a.m., Tea, hot water & lemon

6:30-8:00 a.m., Joints and glands exercises, systematic relaxation

8:00, Breakfast

9:00, Walk

10:00-10:30, Second half-hour of SCM video

10:30-12 noon, Discussion and Practicum on Steps 3&4

1:00, Lunch

2-4, free time, personal time

4:00, tea

4:30-5:00, Last half-hour of SCM video

5:00-6:30, Discussion and Practicum on Steps 5&6

7:00, Supper

8:00, Q&A followed by Guided Meditation

Sunday

6:00-6:30 a.m., Tea, hot water & lemon

6:30-8:00 a.m., Joints and glands exercises

8:00, Breakfast

9:00, Walk

10:00-12, Practicum on Steps 7&8, followed by closing

Recommended Reading: Path of Fire and Light, volume 2, by Swami Rama

Facilitator: Kamal Bri.

Duration: Weekend. Application form is required.

Program fee (nonrefundable): Rs.2,700 (includes room, food and tuition). Prices subject to change without notice.

Registration: Please fill out the online application form on the Registration page. You will be contacted by email after your form is submitted.

 

Dates: 2017– February 17-19

“You have the capacity and strength to expand your conscious mind with the help of a method that is called ‘interior research,’ the internal journey. . . . This instruction is leading you on the path called ‘the path of the keyless door.’ . . . To open the door and start your inner journey you need to learn several points and to apply them systematically.” Swami Rama

This weekend program is designed to introduce the participant to the 8 steps to self-transformation along with practical applications and guidelines.

No prior experience in yoga or meditation is required. Please wear loose clothing and bring a blank book for personal journal entries.

Three vegetarian meals are provided daily. Accommodation is double occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single accommodation will be given when space is available.

The program begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday night, and ends on Sunday at noon.

Step 1: Practice sitting in meditation at the same time every day to create additional patterns, new grooves or habits in the mind.

Step 2: Learn to have an internal dialogue with yourself within your mind.

Step 3: Develop a still, steady, yet comfortable posture for meditation.

Step 4: Develop a pattern of serene breath.

Step 5: Cultivate sankalpa, or determination; that is, establish your willpower. Before you do something, you have to determine that you will do it, that you have to do it, and that you can do it. That is determination.

Step 6: Learn to let go of any distracting thought that comes into your mind. It should not remain there. You should not brood on any particular thought, no matter how wonderful or how bad it is.

Step 7: Introspection. Inspect your thoughts; see which thoughts are worthwhile to cultivate. The yoga manuals talk about two types of thoughts: klishta and aklishta. The first is helpful; the latter is harmful, injurious. Helpful thoughts are those that inspire you or encourage your effort. Injurious thoughts involve thinking, for example, that you are good for nothing, or inferior. These are negative thoughts. You need to inspect your thoughts to determine which help you and which should be eliminated.

Step 8: Witnessing. When you have learned to witness the things of the world—when you are not identifying with the things of the world—then you have become a seer.