Advanced Meditation Courses and Retreats
Explore your true potential…
Why should you be interested in advanced meditation courses and retreats? If you’re like me, you know in your heart that we can be so much more. More creative, loving, happy–all of it. What’s more, there is so much evidence that within our human potential lies gifts that most of us only dream of, gifts the mystics of many traditions have unfolded through their spiritual practice. Profound intuition, like knowing past and future, aligning your life with the divine, even such abilities as levitation. If mystics can unfold these abilities, why not you, too?
Techniques are not all created equal
There are many levels of meditation. Traditionally, you get to the deeper levels only after decades of practice, but certain advanced techniques can vastly accelerate your progress. These techniques compress decades into weeks. In fact, most experience profound results right from the first sitting.
In the advanced meditation courses and retreats, Ajayan has distilled the most effective techniques he’s found in over 50 years dedicated to learning and teaching into a few accessible courses. Many of the practices come from yogis of India’s Himalayas, but these courses transcend the limits of particular traditions or lineages. They are simply the best of the best. To learn about these advanced meditation courses and retreats with Ajayan, click the offerings on the drop-down menu under Advanced Courses & Retreats at the top of this page.
Since starting Ajayan’s advanced courses, my practice has become exceptional, and I’m experiencing a calmness and clarity that is just amazing. In addition, it seems as if I’m becoming more and more efficient in everything I’m doing outside of meditation. I can’t believe how much I’ve progressed in under 3 months. I have to stress how much of a gem these courses are and that I’m very grateful for having found them. – Christian
I learned more effective meditation techniques at Ajayan’s weekend retreat than months of learning with other teachers and methods. If you’re serious about improving the quality of your life, learn from the best to be the best possible you. – Susie A.
I recently took Ajayan’s Brahmajnana retreat on serene San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest. This was my second retreat at his lovely house, set with a 270-degree view of the ocean, islands, limitless sky, and a most generous and giving host and teacher in Ajayan. The daily schedule consisted of two group meditation practices, one personal practice, and a light yoga session — from that standpoint, a seemingly intense and advanced retreat. However, the deeply enriching four days went by fast, and there was plenty of time to enjoy food, have group discussions, walks, and personal time. Ajayan shared his personal and complete practices with us that can only be articulated as the most sophisticated, effective path to experiencing transcendence from my experience of decades of yoga practice and meditation. There are some experiences that are hard to put into words; my experiences and personal advancement at this retreat collectively was one of them. I encourage everyone to consider a retreat with Ajayan if you are a serious pursuant and sadhak. –Raj Patra, Yoga Teacher
Advanced courses online
Prerequisite to advanced courses
To take any of the advanced meditation courses and retreats, you should have an established, daily meditation practice (preferably for 6 months or more) that feels deep, relaxing, and effortless. I recommend the Effortless Mind 1 and 2 courses available in the online Shanti Membership, but other forms of deep meditation are also accepted.
Order of advanced courses
I recommend taking the advanced courses in this order:
Can I really benefit from advanced meditation courses and retreats?
Absolutely! There is within you immeasurable bliss, an ocean of bliss. And as you learn to dive into that ocean, you experience and delight in innumerable flavors of divine bliss, divine intelligence, and divine love. This is no exaggeration. I know it may seem a fantasy when there is so much suffering in the world, but the fabric of life is actually intense bliss, pure intelligence, pure light, divine love. To realize that in our own experience, we need only remove the veils from our minds and hearts.
As you do become immersed in that ocean of multifold flavors of bliss, not only does your experience of life change, but you change. Your biochemistry changes, the structure and material of your brain and nervous system changes, as does its electrochemical activity. You feel this, tangibly. Your nervous system radiates a immensely powerful field of pure energy and light. You live surrounded by that field of grace that guides and protects you.
You are in the flow of life, of grace. Your heart and mind open. Your being opens to join with the field of Pure Being that underlies and permeates all. There is actually no joining, because there is no 2 to join; rather, you realize you are That. That is known as Brahman. That is known as the universal Self.
Your nervous system must evolve to sustain that all-encompassing universal awareness. It only stands to reason, for it is not just abstract awareness but immense, blissful energy. As the ocean embraces and nourishes all the creatures that live in its depths, so your consciousness embraces and nourishes all beings, from the lowest to the highest Devas. You are the Friend of all, and all reciprocate. Even the Devas are eager to give you all they can.
You can live this level of consciousness in your life. It is not a fantasy. it is your nature. We invite you to take the step and begin today…
Your personal meditation retreat on San Juan Island
A personal meditation retreat offers the ideal circumstance to learn, deepen, and to connect more fully with the core of your being. There is good reason why the adepts of every spiritual tradition in the world periodically took retreats away from the hubbub of daily life. It is absolutely vital to reconnecting with the higher meaning and value of your life.
A personal meditation retreat at Samadhi House offers much more than just “getting away from it all’ in the peace and beauty of nature. Your personal meditation retreat includes the additional benefit of profound meditation instruction. For those who wish it, I will personally guide your learning to deepen and expand your meditation experience, whether you have never meditated before or have practiced for decades. These profound meditation practices will multiply the benefit of your retreat experience manyfold. For more information, see Personal meditation retreat on San Juan Island.
Special advanced retreat on San Juan Island
Finally! Those who have completed all of the advanced courses can meet and practice together in this special retreat. See Special advanced retreat on San Juan Island.
2023 Retreat to the Source of the Ganges in the Himalayas
Yes, the October 2023 Himalayan retreat is scheduled! For more information, see Himalayan Meditation Retreat.