This retreat is dedicated to Kundalini Awakening, Shaktipat, SupraMental Meditation. The task of the Spiritual Master is to help the ignorant individual off his unawareness and attain this ultimate reunion.
Being a Spiritual Master (Acharya) Dr. Gaur does the same thing by his sheer proximity and the spiritual cosmic energy is ever flowing through his body is passed on those present in the hall. This cosmic energy vibrates the Kundalini of the meditators. The pran shakti starts moving upwards and the devotee starts doing automatic actions (kriyayen) which are not easily fathomable. This is true meditation.
Everything else that is being done in various other meditation centres is mere concentration, in those cases you are putting an effort and no matter how hard you try that a though doesn’t come to your mind, you are still with the thought that there should be no thought. But in this, the cosmic energy is transferred in such great quantum that the disciple moves beyond body and mind and meets his own existence. And thus those automatic movements (kriyayein) take place which are required by that particular individual’s spiritual existence.
The devotee does all these antics according to the sanskaras (impressions) of the innumerable past births. And when these action (Kriyayen) takes place the acharya evaporates, obliterates, effaces, and consumes them so that the devotee become devoid of these sanskaras and love of God can replace the emptied space. The crux is that the extroversion of consciousness gets an inward turn and the internal journey gets a kick-start.
Kundalini and Shaktipat
Thousands of books have been written on the subject of Kundalini and Shaktipat, both in the east and the west. And it has been a topic of great discussion and practice world over. But never before has it been seen happening on such a simple level. In the presence of Acharya Raghuveer Singh Gaur, it simply takes place to anyone irrespective of the fact that they have even heard about Chakras, Kundalini or Shaktipat. Even those who have come for the very first time simple go into trance without any knowhow. Sometimes a Punjabi lady starts singing in Urdu and an Indian child just two years old starts shouting in German. In his presence automatic meditation happens to hundreds at the same time. It is a unique delight to see two people sitting side by side, both in trans, while one is crying out his sanskaras, the other is laughing out loud. True happiness lies at the depths of your real existence, and therefore lasting happiness is possible only when you are treated at that depth.
This is the real reason for of what is happening in the said hall or why the devotees are undergoing in this very form of meditation? Neither is this mesmerism nor hypnotism nor for that matter autosuggestion.
A special state of consciousness in which the mental structure is transcended, the discursive mind (the producer of all the dualistic thoughts) is silenced because we no longer feed it with our attention.For many this Supramental state might appear very difficult to obtain but with little effort we can easily realize the reality of this state which is “one blink away” from our normal states.
Even if concealed by the details of reality, it is possible for anyone to realize this supramental state right now. Even while you are reading these lines you are formulating your ideas and fundamental experiences at the Supramental level in the shape of some intuitions and intentions, but they get immediately “swallowed” at the mental level where you just assign them to the particular personality you have – you give them the personal flavor of your thoughts until everything becomes the very detailed personality, that cannot be distinguished from its basic elements.
It is exactly like for example when you look at a painting but you can’t see the colors because the colors are contained already in the images that create the whole painting. Therefore you can’t see only the red for example, you are looking at the particular painting as a whole. Analogically speaking this is how the Supramental state is concealed in the normal daily states we have.
(*subject to changes)
- 8:00h Meditation / Shaktipat
- 9:00h Breakfast
- 11:00h Satsang or walk in forest
- 13:00h Lunch
- 17:00h Q & A
- 19:00h Dinner
- 20:30h Meditation / Shaktipat
* During your time off, there will be opportunities to take walks in the forest, go into the sauna and take a dip in the lake. You could also take one of our treatments if you wish
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How to get here
Located just two hours away from Stockholm in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, the area is easily accessible by air, train and car, making a great option for a short break wildlife destination.
- Coming by air: The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport, the main airport in Sweden. You can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg from both of them.
- Coming by train / bus: We are fortunate to have a train / bus station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. We offer free pick up services from this station in summer.
- Coming by car: Simply open this Google map on your navigator and follow directions to Borntorpet 1 in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.