White roses and crystals:
Awakening: 1-Day Satsang Intensive
on December, 14
Awakening: 1-Day Satsang Intensive with Swami Dhyan Giten on Saturday, December, 14, in Stockholm began with Giten receiving beautiful white roses and an exquisite Agate crystal with Titan.
Giten began this 1-day intensive with talking about the first step of Buddha’s seven blessings. The first step of Buddha’s seven blessings is the blessing to be born as a human being, and that only humans has the great possibility, the great blessing, to become awakened, to become enlightened. Buddha also says that it is very easy to miss this great opportunity.
Giten could only take one sentence at a time, before questions and honest and truthful dialogues with participants happened. When Giten, after 45 minutes, commented that they had only managed to review one sentence since the last time, there was a long, loving laughter in the group.
The intensive included much laughter, humor and silence, and Giten used guidad meditation, questions and honest and truthful dialogue with participants, silent communion with nature, using ordinary daily activities for meditation, and silent Satsang meditation.
Giten continued to speak about Buddha’s seven blessings during the day, which created a framework for the day to explore the three levels of the human consciousness: the head, the heart and the inner being.
The head is the dimension of mind and intellect, of logic, reasoning and understanding, the heart is the dimension of love, trust, intuition, acceptance, humor, laughter and a sense of oneness in love, the inner being is the dimension of meditation, silence, emptiness, no-self and a oneness with life.
During the dialogue with participants, Giten recommended one participant to be aware of the conflict between following his own inner truth and his desire to be accepted by other people, and several participants laughed as they could recognize this conflict in themselves. With another participant, Giten talked about that she had a whole past life, where she was committed to meditation and silence, and that this intensive was her step back to the spiritual path. With a third participant, Giten said that a daily structure of daily meditation would help her to find a balance between the inner and outer world, between inner truth and outer satisfaction in life.
Giten commented during the last session of dialogues with participants that spontaneous moments of deep silence was beginning to occur in the group, which was a very good indication of being on the right track.
This 1-Day Satsang Intensive ended with 30 minutes of silent Satsang, where Giten guided the participants to see how much they could allow themselves to just disappear into the silence, to allow the thoughts to vanish – and the last session was a sheer delight in a deep silence, a rejoicement and a resurrection.
Giten commented afterwards that he did not think that it was possible to accomplish this kind of trust to disappear into the silence in a 1-day intensive. Giten also commented that the large concepts of enlightenment, Samadhi, Moksha and truth are really a very small experience when we dissolve into the silence – and learn to live this silence moment to moment.
This Satsang Intensive ended with Giten informing the participants of the opening of The Mystery School with regular Satsang Intensives and weekends, and a Christmas celebration where Giten handed out Christmas gifts to the participants.
Satsang – A Meeting in Love, Truth and Silence with Giten will continue during the spring 2014 in Stockholm, and another 1-Day Satsang Intensive will be offered by The Mystery School in February.