Advanced Meditation Courses and Retreats
There are many levels of meditation. Though traditionally, you get to the deeper levels only after many decades of practice, certain advanced techniques can vastly accelerate your progress, literally reducing decades to months. In the advanced courses, Ajayan has distilled the most effective meditation techniques he’s found in over 50 years dedicated to learning and teaching into a few accessible incredibly profound courses. To learn about these courses and retreats with Ajayan, click the offerings on the drop-down menu under Advanced Courses & Retreats at the top of this page.
Note: Retreats are paused during the pandemic, but the advanced courses are available online.
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.
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
Prerequisite to advanced courses
To take any of the advanced courses, you should have an established, daily meditation practice (preferably for 6 months or more) that feels deep, relaxing, and effortless. We recommend the Effortless Mind 1 and 2 courses available in our online Shanti Membership, but other forms of deep meditation are also accepted.
Order of advanced courses
We strongly recommend taking the advanced courses in this order:
Why take advanced courses?
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.
There is no more confusion, in fact, no more decisions to be made. You are in the flow of life, of grace. Your heart opens, and your mind. 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 my Self, my very awareness.
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 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…