Sat Naam dear Teachers to be!
We pray you are all healthy and well in these special and constricting times. Constricting on many levels, but this means creativity goes where it otherwise wouldn’t!
One of those creative avenues many are exploring is online teaching. We previously didn’t experiment with this method, yet, as it seemed too obvious to meet in person, and we thought the quality would not match the live experience.
Now that we have had a lot of experience teaching online in the last month, creating the right set-up and technological know-how, we are happily surprised that the experience is much more profound than deemed possible! Of course, it still is no match for in-person teaching, but certainly a good alternative currently. We are certain that in the future we will continue teaching certain themes and topics online in our trainings.
As it is in no way clear, yet, when we are allowed or able to travel and meet in groups again, we have been looking for ways to continue our trainings, but also how to start new ones. And this is where you come in!
Based on our online current teaching experience and through a lively and active exchange with colleagues, we have worked out a good formula to not only continue current trainings online, but also to start a new training online. That is why we are very enthusiastic to present to you our new plans for the Menorca Level 1 training.
The idea would be to start the training online and as soon as we are able/allowed to meet again in person, we do so. As an extra option, for the sessions that you have participated online, you are invited to join us again next year for the in-person sessions in Germany or on Menorca for no extra teaching fee, only food and accommodation costs. Further, the online sessions will have a reduced fee, so the overall price of the training, in whichever form, will be cheaper than before.
The structure of a teaching day will be adjusted to the online format. Alongside the group lectures and discussions, we will give you individual exercises, group work in smaller ‘break-out rooms’, some outdoor tasks, etc.
There are 3 scenarios of which 1 & 2 will be quite likely as we are not really expecting to be able to meet already on Menorca in June. September hopefully yes, but we do have a scenario in case we can’t.
Included are overviews of the scenarios in relation to prices and dates. In case of scenario 3 it would be a requirement to join for at least 1 in-person week on Menorca or in Germany in 2021. For scenario 1&2 this is optional but highly recommended.
To join a week in 2021 would cost €400,00 for food and accommodation.
In case the 5th of May is too soon for you to start, or there are some individual days that you cannot join, please contact us for options. We allow students to start latest with the 2nd week in June and catch up with the first sessions next year or in another level 1 training from the Karam Kriya School.
The new information pack is included with more details.
We are looking forward to hear from you and if you would be interested to join this new experience!
Your Teacher Trainer Team
Información en español COMING SOON
21 Stages of Meditation: A Journey to the Self
With Bachitar Kaur and Hari Krishan Singh | Karam Kriya School
ONLINE | June 18-28 2020
The price for the ONLINE 9 day intensive is €550,00.
Phase 1: 18, 19, 20 June 2020
Phase 2: 22, 23, 24 June 2020
Phase 3: 26, 27, 28 June 2020
First Journey: The Crystallized Self
The focus of the first journey is to recognize, experience and crystallize the Self. The blocks are encountered in the first four stages: upset, boredom, irritation and frustration. The first ascent starts when we have a sense of our Self, separate from all the commotions, emotions and sensory impulses; we begin to focus and recognize a still point, a nucleus within, which is the Self. It is this crystallized sense of Self that is needed in order for consciousness to work.
Stage 1 – Upset
Meditation to Conquer Upset
Stage 2 – Boredom
Meditation: See Your Horizon
Stage 3 – Irritation
Meditation: Eyeglass Traatik
Stage 4 – Frustration
Meditation: Self-Hypnosis to Dissolve Frustration
Stage 5 – Focus
Meditation: For Focus and an Alert Mind
Stage 6 – Absorption
Meditation: For Absorption in the Crystal Being
Stage 7 – Experience and Crystallize the Self
Meditation : To Experience and Crystallize the Self
Stage One—Upset. Although not exactly what we imagine when we think of meditation, upset is a part of our human experience and learning to manage it is key. Here’s the illustration and commentary Yogi Bhajan gave for Stage One—Upset:
“Negative thoughts come at you like arrows. Your strong positive arcline in the aura absorbs the energy of the thought and moves it spiraling up through the central channel of the spine to create more awareness above. The Jappa of the mantra cuts each thought so its form changes from negative to positive and it can be passed on to the central channel. In this way you are still, happy and master the upset that comes from the defensive thoughts.” –Yogi Bhajan
Second Journey: The Expressive Self
In this second journey, the initial challenge is to develop a sensitivity to the Self, as we engage in relationships and participate in life. When we take the seed of our Self and our identity and project it into the world, it expands. In this second journey, we cultivate the meditative skill to merge with our projection yet still be able to distill our Self from the various roles we play; in this way, this second journey prepares us to maintain our integrity in action and ultimately to find the stillness within every action.
Stage 8 – Rasa
Meditation Series for Rasa
Stage 9 – Delight
Meditation: For Delight, Destiny and Creative Flow in Life
Stage 10 – Politeness
Meditation for Politeness
Stage 11 – Humility
Meditation: Bowing Before the Infinite for Humility
Meditation: Speaking Humbly before the Creative Infinity
Meditation: Bowing for Humility to Transfer Prana
Stage 12 – Elevation
Meditation for Elevation
Meditation for Rasas and the Inner Eye
Meditation for Elevation
Stage 13 – Graceful Enlightenment
Meditation for Graceful Enlightenment and Strength of Heart
Stage 14 – Express and Be Your Self
The Laya Yoga Kundalini Mantra
Meditation: To Clear the Channels and Raise Kundalini Meditation on the Laya Yoga Kundalini Mantra
Meditation: Sankh Mudra Kriya
Laya Meditation to Beam and Create
Meditation: Sukh Sadhana
Meditation to Express Your Real Self and Develop the Subtle Body
Stage 13—Graceful Enlightenment—marks the beginning of the end of duality. Mastery of the polarities begins at the heart; we quit judging the life we’re living and instead, begin living from compassion, insight and expansiveness.
“The three gunas, the three forces of nature, are all balanced. That opens the heart. On that the head is fixed and steady. You are aware of All and the Crown Chakra shines as the Sixth Chakra commands.” –Yogi Bhajan
Third Journey: The Transcendent Self
In this final journey, we recognize all that we are as the formless presence of the infinite Self. We open the dimension of our Transcendent Self. This journey requires us to go beyond differences and similaritiesinto reality and unity. By forging an elevated identity with our infinite Self within our finite self, we become spontaneous, creative and flexible. We excel in this infinite game of the soul. Love, compassion and kindness become the core of our experience. At the peak of this journey we become the nothing within the center of all that is. Mystery is now mastery. The sacred space opens up to intuitive presence, which serves innocence, loves life, blesses all, and praises the Infinite, the all within All. You become you, nothing more, nothing less. In this final journey, we become realized human beings.
Stage 15 – Presence Like a Beacon
Tattva Siddhi Meditation for Presence Like a Beacon
Stage 16 – Everywhere Radiance
Meditation: Polishing the Radiant Body
Stage 17 – Prayerful Stillness
Meditation: Deeksha Patra for Prayerful Stillness
Stage 18 – Preacher
Meditation: Chautay Padma Nirgun Mantra
Stage 19 – Teacher
Teacher Meditation- Traatik to See the Energy
Stage 20 – Sage
Meditation for the Sage: Sarb Gyan Kriya
Stage 21 – Infinite Pulse
Meditation for Infinite Pulse: Sodarshan Chakra Kriya
Stage 20–The Sage. This stage marks the final climb toward the Infinite Pulse. Illusion fades away; the notion that there is a me and a you and an it falls away. There is no separation. This is the beginning of liberation.
Happy. Full above and below. Heaven and earth mingle in the heart of the sage. You are balance. Fruition comes to those who encounter you. Your prayer is reality. —Yogi Bhajan
Plus Skill Enhancement Workshops on mantra, breath, dharana, dhyan and samadhi.
We are happy to announce the Kundalini Yoga Level 2 module Lifecycles and Lifestyles which Shiv Charan Singh and Hari Krishan Singh will offer in October 2020 in The Netherlands.
We will gather at the venue ‘Eigen Wijze’ in Bant, The Netherlands, 1 hour North-east of Amsterdam. You can reach the location by public transport in 1,5 hrs from Amsterdam Airport.
We know many of you already registered verbally, but we would kindly ask you to register officially using the online application form, and after receiving the invoice, transferring €220,00 registration fee (mentioning your name and invoice number).
We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!
Karam Kriya Nederland and Cherdi Kala Yoga
Module: Lifecycles and Lifestyles
Date: 8-13 October 2020 (arrival from 17:00 on the 7th, departure after 18:00 on the 13th or after breakfast on the 14th)
Price: €775,00 pre-registration before 1 Sept 2020 (excl. accommodation, incl. food, manual and teachings).
Double room in 3 bedroom cottage, sharing bathroom with max. 6 people €125,00
Single room in 3 bedroom cottage, sharing bathroom with 3-5 people €250,00
Single room in 4 bedroom luxury house, sharing bathroom with max. 2 people €325,00 (only possible in case 4 people book this option).
You might have already attended the coming module Lifecycles and Lifestyles but perhaps you are considering to join us again like many did this year in October. In that case you will receive a return-discount of €200,00.
If you would already like to book for next year, especially if you prefer a single room, please use the link to the application form which will include the different accommodation options.
Shiv Charan Singh: www.karamkriya.com
Conscious Communication with Hari Krishan Singh and Ardas Kaur
Hold the teacher‘s voice. Empower your speaking. Deepen your listening. Sounding from the navel. Pitching from the chakras. Projecting & defending. Prayerful communication. Communication blocks; fear/anger. Hidden self, shadow self & the mask. Uplifting others through the frequency of your communication is a direct path to self-mastery.
More information coming soon!
Contact Ardas Kaur for preliminary information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabh Anand Kaur (Marije)
Creating guilds, the 7-layered garden.
How to transform you garden or orchard into a healthy and biodiverse one. Looking at the whole ecosystem and apply this into your garden or plot of land.
Three days where you deepen the knowledge of permaculture and foodforest gardening and also apply it. From theory into doing, creating and planting your guild in the orchard.
For more information contact: Sabh Anand Kaur (Marije)
To develop the skills and consciousness required to hold a space in which individuals or groups can engage in the process of Karam Kriya with increasing awareness.The training offers a language that will be as a bridge linking the personal and the cosmic.Consultants will develop their own style of excellence and personal expression in the 5 natural languages, these are:
- Magic [ numbers ]
- Medicine [ time/energy ]
- Science [ technology of shape/space ]
- Art [ conscious sensitivity ]
- Education [ learning how to learn ]
The founding director of the training is Shiv Charan Singh; an outstanding spiritual teacher who runs the International School of Karam Kriya School and was the director of the Kriya Centre in North London [2000-2007]. He is now co-director of Quinta do Rajo with Satya Kaur in Portugal.
Shiv Charan’s interest in the link between the concrete physical and abstract spiritual aspects of life led him through a thourough study of Kundalini Yoga philosophy and practice and into several counselling courses culminating with a degree in humanities, as well as independently studying a number of different approaches to physical, mental and spiritual health. In time he began to integrate these studies through the common base of Numerology [the first and last language, common to all] and brought it together in a way of working with others through healing conversations.
As a spiritual teacher and trained counsellor, Shiv Charan Singh offers profoundly transformative individual consultations. In 2002 he has started a challenging training programme in Karam Kriya consultancy in England, France, Germany, Italy and Russia. These courses are continuing while a new course istarting in Holland, and future courses are planned in Spain and Sweden.
This training offers students the opportunity to learn about communication and relationship. First by examining the nature of the mind in order to render it transparent. Then by an indepth exploration of the five universal voices that speak in everyone. And constantly supported by reference to the backbone of numbers. It is a challenging course that calls on the students motivation and willingness to self-initiate into an accellerated and self-directed learning process.
SOME IMPORTANT POINTS
- Commitment: According to the students own commitment the course can be presented and experienced in a clear and systematic progression. Students will need to do some work in their own time.
- Certificate: One of the aims of the course is to attain a certificate in Karam Kriya Consultancy.
Who will recognise this course and certificate? The first point is: Will you recognise it? You will be invited to explore the concept of self-qualification and to relate that to the status given to this kind of work in a changing world as well as in the general context of the current therapeutic field in your country.
- Course format: The course will include content delivery, group discussion, pair work, student
Part 1 “Training The Mind To Right Understanding”
Change comes through exchange. Exchange happens in relation. Relation is communication. To be a presence that consciously inspires meaningful change in the communication with others in the world is only possible after sacrificing our misconceptions.
The first part of the training is to see through the mind and its many tricks; we will examine ego-mind and the games it plays from the view of spiritual insight. This will include a study of the 7 steps to hell contrasted with the 7 steps to happiness. In addition You will learn to recognise the cosmic fairy tale that is being played out in the lives of every individual being. With this transparency of the mind we will take a new look at the concept of a professional code of ethical conduct.
Freeing the consciousness from the trap of mistaken identity makes it possible to then train the mind to the true vision and understanding that will result in our words becoming a bridge between the individual and the cosmic, the personal and the universal. The mind will be able to perceive and honour the divine order in action.
This part of the training is also to explore the professional basis for Karam Kriya Consultancy, the game of questions and answers, the use of the visual faculty of the mind and the nature of knowledge.
Normally this stage is minumum of 5 days of training.
Students will have to be highly motivated and ready to go through accelerated learning processes as well as continue the training in their own time with home work.
Part 2 “The Five Universal Voices And Their Sequences”
The second part of the training will begin to explore the whole nature of language and communication in general. You will be introduced to the 5 voices that govern all human communication. You can imagine that every conversation between two people is taking place over 4 telephone lines at the same time, while the synthesis of these gives the 5th voice. You will be introduced to each of these communication lines and how they relate to each other. You will gain a general sense of the nature of each voice and its pathway of unfolding.
The second stage described above is also recommended to be studied over a minimum of 5 training days. For some people this might be all they want to do and the general introduction phase will be over.
Part 3 “The Voice of Magic is Numbers”
Then comes the Third stage of training. At this 3rd stage we will introduce the basic universal laws that are at work behind every system, religion and philosphy. While the universal attitude is one of loving service, the common essence, or building blocks, of every teaching is the subtle language of numbers. In this 3rd stage you will become familiar with the magic of numbers and start to develop a kind of x-ray vision that allows you to see the inner structure of all things and people.
Part 4 “Application of the Voices in the Healing Conversation”
Now it is time to go in deeper. The 4th stage is for those who are ready to take this work more seriously.
It is proposed to go in deeper beyond the introductions that have been shared so far and intensify the study of each of the voices and their inter-relation. We will look deeply at the specific themes of each voice that plays out its existence in everyones lives. We will learn to be flexible enough in our own communication that we can choose the voice that we respond to others with. We will know the mysterious voice of magic, the compassionate voice of medicine, the rational voice of science, the intuitive voice of art and the integrative voice of learning.
It is recommended that the student spends at least 5 training days on each of the first four voices. This is a minimum of 20 days. there will be plenty of home study for the student that is enthuisastic and committed.
Then a 5th stage will be for advanced and specialised application of the knowledge of the numbers and the 5 voices. We will look at implications of these insights to group work and other specialised areas according to requirements of the students on the course. This stage will include the supervision of the student in the study and application of their choice.
This is for those who wish to become involved as trainers in Karam Kriya.