21 Stages of Meditation
The 21 Stages of Meditation will give you the tools and the experience to deepen your meditation and come to a profound understanding of your Self.
Yogi Bhajan describes three journeys, each comprised of seven stages, taking you step by step into a deeper level of awakening and realization. We will move through the rudimentary skills of meditation to the deeper levels of awareness and integration and finally into identity, projection and merger in the infinite pulse of creation.
- First Journey: The Crystallised Self
- Second Journey: The Expressive Self
- Third Journey: The Transcendent Self
The course is open to all, also to practitioners of other tarditions.
For the KRI Level 3 program, 21 Stages of Meditation is part of the intensive group meditation requirement.
Meditation is your first habit. Every human should meditate to keep the mind clean. Meditation is nothing but cleansing the mind through a process. You will take a bath so that you may not stink, but if you don’t take a bath and you put on cologne, you will stink differently. Meditation is the cleansing of the mind so that mind can tell you who you are.
Why 21 Stages of Meditation?
The real question is why do we practice in the first place?
By articulating and describing each of the 21 Stages of Meditation, we have attempted to put into words the states of consciousness that are traversed by those who use the power of meditation to enhance their lives through the pursuit of happiness and peace of mind.
The meditations that guide us through the stages on the journey to realisation are designed to follow the natural structure and qualities of each stage. The experiences of one stage support the progress in the next stage. You can explore any of the stages on your own as an individual practice. The benefit of each meditation stands on its own; but the added benefit of practicing an entire journey comes from the intensity of the practice when done in sequence, within a concentrated period of time and in a community of practitioners.
The goal is clear: happiness.
The nature of meditation is well-defined: Refine the mind and elevate your awareness.
The path is open: Deepen your meditation through each of the 21 Stages of Meditation in order to reach that intangible quality we call realisation.