8 pm EVERY DAY for 40 Days –
Lead by Sada Simran, Kalei Myers, Rhett Johnson
Live Streaming from our Facebook Page
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Join us for a 40 Day Meditation Challenge as we chant the Guru mantra in community for 40 days. The benefits of chanting this mantra are numerous! The Guru Mantra balances the emotional body, heals the heart, and awakens our intuition.
Please join us as we livestream each evening at 8pm the Kirtan Kriya. You can find us on Facebook and chant along with everyone at 8pm Pacific Daylight Time Sada Simran, Kalei Myers, or Rhett Johnson will be leading us on this 40-day journey.
Each evening our meditation leaders will take a few moments to share their insights into establishing a meditation practice, then move us into the 12-minute meditation chanting the Kirtan Kriya, and in closing we will sing the “Long Time Sun”.
The Kirtan Kriya
Sa Ta Na Ma
Panj means five, and expresses the five primal sounds of the Universe. (SSS. MMM. TTT. NNN and AAA.) It is the atomic or Naad form of the mantra Sat Naam. It is used to increase intuition, balance the hemispheres of the brain and to create a destiny for someone when there was none. This mantra describes the continuous cycle of life and creation.
This mantra is a great catalyst for change.
Why 40 days?
40 Days: This will break any negative habits that blocks you from your expansion.
We will be chanting this mantra in a monotone guided by Sat Purkh Kaur’s beautiful rendition from her “Meditations for Transformation: Kirtan Kriya” CD.
“The Sa Ta Na Ma meditation, also known as Kirtan Kriya, is a classic technique in Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. This meditation is intended to bring total mental balance. It clears the subconscious mind of traumas and negative, unnecessary emotions. It improves concentration and brain function, increases intuitive abilities and brings peace and understanding to the practitioner. The Kirtan Kriya not only heals the subconscious but helps us discover the divine nature of all beings. Yogi Bhajan suggested that if you can practice only one meditation, this is it!”
Posture: Sit straight in Easy Pose.
Eyes: Meditate at the Brow Point.
Visualization: An important tool is visualization for manifesting desired results. This is essential for experiencing the subconscious cleansing effects of the meditation. While chanting at the various tones and alternating mudras, imagine the vibration of each syllable dropping into the top of the head and feel the energy flowing out through the forehead. It helps to visualize this energy moving in the shape of an L. The pineal and pituitary glands are directly associated with the crown chakra (top of the head) and third eye point (forehead), which are our centers for intuition, spiritual connection and enlightenment.
Mantra: Produce the five primal sounds: S, T, N, M, A, in the original word form:
SAA: Infinity, cosmos, beginning
TAA: Life, existence
NAA: Death, change, transformation
Each repetition of the entire mantra takes 3 to 4 seconds. This is the cycle of Creation. From the Infinite comes life and individual existence. From life comes death or change. From death comes the rebirth of consciousness to the joy of the Infinite through which compassion leads back to life.
Mantra and Mudra: Chant Saa, Taa, Naa, Maa. With each sound, alternate through four mudras:
SAA: Touch the first (Jupiter) finger; Gyan Mudra (knowledge)
TAA: Touch the second (Saturn) finger; Shuni Mudra (wisdom, intelligence, patience)
NAA: Touch the third (Sun) finger; Surya Mudra (vitality, energy of life)
MAA: Touch the fourth (Mercury) finger; Buddhi Mudra (ability to communicate)
Chant in three languages of consciousness:
Human: normal or loud voice (the world)
Lovers: strong whisper (longing to belong)
Divine: mentally; silent (Infinity)
Time: Begin the kriya in a normal voice for 2 minutes; then whisper for 2 minutes; then go deep into the sound, vibrating silently for 4 minutes. Then come back to a whisper for 2 minutes, then aloud for 2 minutes. The duration of the meditation may vary, as long as the proportion of loud, whisper, silent, whisper, loud is maintained.
To End: This sequence will take 12 minutes. Follow with one 1 minute of silent prayer. Then inhale, exhale. Stretch the spine, with hands up as far as possible; spread the fingers wide, taking several deep breaths. Relax.
Comments: Each time the mudra is closed by joining the thumb with a finger, the ego “seals” the effect of that mudra in the consciousness.