Journey to Brahm Prakash -Thursday January 18, 2018 (2-1/2 Hour Meditation)
Sat Nam Everyone and Welcome to Tonight's
Journey to Brahm Prakash Meditation
Led by S. S. Sangeet Kaur Khalsa
Time: Thursday January 18, 2018, 6 pm - 9 pm (Click for Current Arizona Time)
Location: 9851 N. 28th Way, (North) Phoenix, AZ 85028 (Sangeet's home)
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The Meditation details are below the video.
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Sangeet's Message About Tonight's Journey to Brahm Prakash Meditation
This is a great meditation to do when urgencies arise or when you feel pressing needs that you do not know how to address. Surely these times call for such a magnificent chant!
You can chant it for 11 minutes or as long as you feel prompted – 3, 11, 22, 31 minutes or longer. You can use it for a number of days, weeks or months. If you do it in an extended way it will work on many issues, including working on matters you do not even know are important to you and your soul.
Two great Spiritual Masters go to work on delivering what is best for you or for the person for whom you are praying. Worries can disappear. No need to exert effort – just chant. Over time, using this mantra for numerous needs, you come to trust that all outcomes it brings are Divinely directed.
You may see the outcome you wanted materialize or perhaps something entirely different that represents a higher gift.
This mantra-prayer, as Kundalini Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan called it when he gave it to us, is “the prayer that answers all prayers.” That includes prayers you do not even know to pray!
It brings both a promise and a guarantee from two great Masters/Gurus in the 16th Century Sikh lineage – Guru Amar Das whose generosity and caring service made him known as “the hope of the hopeless,” and Guru Ram Das, the “Lord of Miracles” and king of the yogis, who guarantees that this prayer is already being delivered.
The instructions for doing this meditation are simple:
Asana: Sit on the floor in Easy Pose (legs crossed, hands resting on knees in Gyan Mudra or in lap) or sit in a chair (with hands resting on thighs in Gyan Mudra or in lap) and do your best to keep a straight spine and feet flat on the floor.
Drishti and Pranayam: Ideally the eyes are focused on the tip of the nose throughout. They can also be closed and rolled up to the Third Eye Point. The breath will adjust itself as you chant.
Mudra: Relax your upper arms by the sides of your rib cage and bring the hands up to the level of the heart. Interlace the fingers with a grip somewhat tighter than normal. [Note: For ladies interlace the fingers so that the left thumb rests on top of the right thumb. For men this is reversed, with the right thumb on top of the left.]
Amar Das Guru
Amar Das Guru
Ram Das Guru
Ram Das Guru
Ram Das Guru
I was blessed to be present when Yogi Bhajan introduced this mantra as a chant at a White Tantric Yoga Course in New York City in the early 1980s and I remember clearly his translation.
The first line of the first verse literally means “Prayer is granted!” and he told us we have that assurance from Guru Amar Das. The second verse attests to the fact that Guru Ram Das puts his stamp of approval on it – and Yogi ji planted his right fist emphatically in his open left palm much as one would stamp some important document.
Here's How To Do It:
1. Sitting in Easy Pose or a chair, chant the Adi Mantra (the “Tuning In” mantra) three times.
2. Chant the “Ardas Bhaee” meditation with this recording, a CD, or a capella in a monotone. Put your heart into it!
3. When the meditation has finished, powerfully and deeply inhale while raising arms above your head, and hold for 10-15 seconds. Powerfully and deeply exhale. Repeat inhale-hold-exhale once more with raised arms. Then lower your arms to your lap/knees and sit quietly. Feel the vibrations of the mantra in you and around you.
4. Finish by singing the “Longtime Sunshine” song followed by a “Long Sat Nam.”
My prayer for all of you you is that you use this chant regularly and allow it to lighten your life!
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Bless you in all ways, always,
Date: Thursday January 18, 2018, 6 pm - 9 pm.
Location: Sangeet's Home, 9851 N. 28th Way, Phoenix, AZ 85028. PLEASE park on the side street, Not On The Cul-de-sac! The neighbors thank you! (Tap For Map)
Fee: $25 per person. Includes a light vegan meal with Yogi Tea served afterwards.
Live Broadcast: We will broadcast this event live on our website: www.healingsource.com
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Firefox-for-Andriod (free and found in the Google Play store) usually works well. We personally use Firefox-for-Android on our Android devices rather than the built-in brower (for a number of reasons including better privacy and also better compatibility with HTML 5 video). So you might want to give it a try!
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