All of Sri Swamiji's meditation programs are FREE. Sri Swamiji gives initiation into Dhyaan (meditation) in the attitude of a friend. Meditation programs consist of 5 of parts: Dhyaan, Bhajan, Vibhuti, Bhava, Bhandara
This is a powerful type of yogic meditation that is practiced in complete inner and outer silence. It is a very old technique of meditation on the formless self. The meditation concentrates on the Ajna chakra or “Third eye”. Sri Shivabalayogi is known in India as the greatest modern-day practitioner of the art of meditation. The core discipline of His sadhana, or spiritual practice, is for devotees to practice dhyaan for at least one hour at the same time each day. Early morning is often recommended for this. Sri Shivabalayogi points out that dhyaan is not a religion in the sense of being a sectarian body of belief. But it serves to strengthen and enhance whatever spiritual path a person may be on. Learn more about the practice of dhyaan and the purpose of dhyaan.
After meditation, the latter half of the program is bhajans. Bhajans are simple songs in a soulful language. The songs bring out the emotions for the love of God from a devotee. The bhajans are sung in a slow, medium-fast, and fast tempo. The energy and power of the bhajans should not be variable. Sri Swamiji says that energy should keep on increasing as the bhajan program grows. Each bhajan should flow one into another. The bhajan program ends with the singing of Sri Swamiji’s Arthi.
Vibhuti is ash made with sacred ingredients. As initiation into dhyaan takes place, the vibhuti is placed on the Ajna chakra of the devotee. Sri Swamiji also uses the vibhuti for healing and giving blessings to devotees. The vibhuti should never be placed on the ground, as it loses its energy.
Bhava is the divine trance. Sri Swamiji uses his yogic powers to fill devotees with the presence and potency of the many aspects of Godhead.
Bhava usually occurs during the bhajan programs. Good bhajans lead to good bhava.
Bhava is used for the cleansing and purification of the individual and for preparation of further spiritual evolution.
Bhandara or ‘Anna Daan’, the gift of food follows the ending of the official meditation and bhajan program and is in the form of mass feeding. Food is a very important part of Sri Swamijis mission. Sri Swamiji blesses fruits and candy to give to all those present at the programs. Sri Swamiji says that prolonged tapas generates intense heat in a yogi’s body. By the “gift of food” this heat is neutralized, and as a result the yogi experiences great peace and satisfaction.