Summer Satsang with Swami Dhyan Giten during June in Stockholm

Inituation, Toshen





Satsang is a meeting in love, truth and silence. Satsang is direct insight and realization of being. During these Satsang evenings Swami Dhyan Giten will lecture about different spiritual topics. During the evenings there will also be opportunity to ask questions about meditation and spiritual growth. The evenings will end with Satsang with Giten in silence, meditation and oneness.

5 June: Intuition – Trusting Your Self

“Intuition is to develop a trust to yourself and to the silent whisperings of your heart. If you trust yourself, you can trust others, you can trust existence.”

– Swami Dhyan Giten

12 June: Healing – Opening of the Heart

Within each one of us there are a healer. Healing is our own energy that overflows from our inner being. The essence of healing is pure love.  

19 June: Presence – Working from Within: Working with People from Love and Awareness

The most important therapeutic and healing ability is the capacity to be present with the heart and to be grounded in our inner being, in our authentic self, the meditative quality within, through which we can meet another person.

26 June: Meditation – Returning to the Source

Meditation is to rediscover the inner being, our capacity to surrender to life.

Swami Dhyan Giten

SWAMI DHYAN GITEN, spiritual teacher and author, has more than 30 years of experience in individual counselling and in teaching awareness and meditation.

Giten experienced his first satori, his first glimpse of spiritual awakening, when he was 9 years old. This created a deep thirst and longing in his heart and being to return to this natural and effortless experience of being one with the Whole.

Swami Dhyan Giten has dedicated his life to teach the art of awareness and meditation. He conducts individual consultations, Satsang – A Meeting in Love, Truth and Silence, Satsang Intensives and retreats worldwide. His quotes, articles and books have touched the hearts of thousands and are appearing with increasing frequency in magazines, blogs and websites.

Since he began to meditate when he was 15 years old, he has dedicated his life to the study and exploration of the inner journey in order to move out of his own way, to be in a flow, and to discover the authentic inner being, the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to life. He does not belong to any spiritual group or tradition, he is only interested to explore what it means to live with open eyes.

In 1982, when Giten was 23 years old, he was directed by the Divine presence in a trance session with the American trance chancellor Lin David Martin: “You have listened to your intuition, to your true inner voice, more than most. You have been searching for the contact with the Spirit for a long time and now it is beginning to manifest on the outer plane. You have been gifted many times in previous embodiments and now everything will come rather easy for you. I want you to put your energy into the lives of others, because you can”.

He is author of the best-selling book in Swedish “Meditationens Sång – Om meditation, relationer och kreativitet” (Solrosens forlag, 2001, available from Internet book store Adlibris:, “The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life” (2008, available in paperback at Internet book store, “Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being” (2011, available in paperback at Internet book store, “Meditation – A Yes to Life”, “Healing Is Pure Love”, “Presence – The Inner Source of Love, Truth and Wholeness” (available as free eBooks at, “The Language of Silence – From Darkness to Light” (available in paperback at



“Swami Dhyan Giten is awesome.”

Kaushik Das, india

“Satsang with Giten was totally wonderful!”

– Toshen, Stockholm

“Hallelujah! The 1-day Satsang with Giten was fantastic. Magic. I left the Satsang, so in love with life. Happiness. I only feel love.”

-Lotta Hallin, participant in Giten’s Satsang Intensive, February 15, in Stockholm

“In some moments, I realize what an incredible opportunity Satsang with Giten is, and in other moments I fall back to the unawareness and sleep of the mind. I had never dared to take the step to participate in Satsang with Giten if there was not such a love. Since I began to study for Giten, a new dimension of awareness has developed step by step, which has transformed my whole life.”

– Deva Emanuel , musician and student of Giten since 6 years

“Satsang with Giten is a rich and warm emptiness. I want to give Giten all love and my warmest thank you. Giten and the Satsang has given me so much. I have never been so close to happiness before. In many moment, life has become complete. I am very happy that the Satsang in continuing in April.”

– Lotta Hallin, Stockholm


“The silent Satsang yesterday felt strong. Almost immediately when we sat down in silent Satsang, I was filled with an energy so strong that it felt like I was surrounded by an almost physical energy field.

I almost felt like I was going to levitate, like the energy was so compact that I could not sit still on the floor. It was like the Satsang danced, it was living its own life. It felt ancient, powerful and beyond control.

And in the middle of everything, a loud and wild laughter grow, which I had to fight to keep back. It felt like I would never stop laughing if I began.

When Giten sounded the bell that the Satsang was over, I had to concentrate to come back in one piece, remind the body of the frame, remind the head of the room, of the here and now.

After a while, it worked, and the effect was that I felt happy, calm and full of love after Satsang.

– Lotta Hallin, Stockholm


Time: Four Thursday evenings in June 2014. 19.00PM – 21.00 PM. 5 June: Intuition – Trusting Your Self, 12 juni: Healing – Opening of the Heart, 19 June: Presence – Working from Within: Working with People from Love and Awareness, 26 June: Meditation – Returning to the Source.

Place: Farsta/Stockholm. 15 minutes from Stockholm City

Price: 450 SEK – 45 EUR/4 Thurday evenings. Single Satsang evenings can be booked separately after advance booking to: Price for single Satsang evenings: 150 SEK – 15 EUR. Payment by the door.

Registration: Registration to all four Satsang evenings before June 1 to:


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Satsang with Giten with Initiation 2014-05-15: Whatsoever makes you blissful is truth



MAY 15, 2014

Whatsoever makes you
blissful is truth
– Let that be your only
criteron in Life
Initiation Talks with
Deva Emanuel
Beautiful pink roses and fresh summer flowers surrounded Giten’s birthday on May, 15, which was celebrated with Satsang and Shaktipat Initiation.
Emanuel was initiated and was reborn as Deva Emanuel, which Giten gave the personal meaning and spiritual guidance: deva, divine and Emanuel, bliss.
The whole meaning of the name is divine bliss. Giten told Emanuel to remember himself as divine bliss, and this is the only reality. The deeper we go inside ourselves, the more we find our inner being, the more we find divine bliss.
Emanuel’s girl friend Johanna, who is an accomplished violin player,  and his mother Bodil, who is a therapist, was also present during the initiation of her son. She commented afterwards that she had no words to describe the experience, and that it was a profound experience.
The silent part of the Satsang with Giten ended in a sublime and profound silence.
Below you will find a transcript of the initiation talk with Deva Emanuel. The initiation talk was also recorded live, and will be available in Swedish for free download.
Whatsoever makes you
blissful is truth
– Let that be your only
criterion in Life
Initiation talk
with Deva Emanuel
Initiation means a commitment to meditation, to your spiritual growth, and to discovering your inner being.
Initiation means that a deep commitment is needed in your spiritual growth, a deep involvement is needed in your spiritual growth.
By initiation, you become available. The growth becomes easy, because you do not create obstacles. It is opening a deep trust in your heart and being.
When we are new to the path, one part of us can be afraid of meditation, afraid of commitment to the spiritual path.
Once you have taken initiation, one you have taken a deep commitment to your spiritual growth, this fear disappears.
This fear comes from the past, which creates fear and is suspicious of everything. It wants to hold back, but by initiation, you become available, you begin to trust. It becomes a surrender to life.
Initiation becomes the first step to the ultimate surrender, to enlightenment, to Samadhi, to truth, to freedom, to the inner kingdom of God, which happens step by step.
This will be your new name: Deva Emanuel. Deva means divine and Emanuel means bliss. Remember yourself as divine bliss, feel yourself as divine bliss. This is our true reality.
The deeper we go within, the more we find God, the more we find divine bliss.
There is really no God, there is only godliness.
You have searched for the divine bliss for several lives. You have been a Tibetan monk when Tibet was on its highest spiritual peak, and that has created a commitment to the path.
Bliss comes when you are in accordance with the truth of your own being.
When bliss comes, you have to play it, sing it, dance it. You will find meaning in life only if you create this bliss.
And when meditation and creativity come together in your life, life becomes a bliss of the divine.
Meditation and creativity are the keys to find the blissfulness within you.
And the more blissful you become, the more bliss will be coming.
So feel blissful in meditation, in relationships, in creativity and in life as a whole.
Whenever you listen to your being, your truth, it leads to a silence, a bliss.
This is the criterion for growth.
Whenever you do something, listen to the silent voice from within.
When you listen to other people, when you listen to other people’s ideas and expectations, it will lead to misery.
Whenever you listen to your own being, it leads to silence, to bliss.
Listen to your being. Always remember to judge everything by your own inner feeling of bliss.
And do not allow other people to prevent you from go on your own way.
Remember only one thing: whatsoever feels good is good, whatever feels beautiful is beautiful.
And whatsoever makes you joyful, blissful, is truth. Let that be the only criterion in life.
Whatsoever makes you happy is bound to be true.

Giten Devotion Meditation: Love, Devotion, Freedom

Giten + Toshen-bild

Giten and his beloved friend Toshen

in blissful oneness without barrier

Giten Devotion Meditation

The consequence of love and devotion are freedom.

The are two basic types of people: the intellectually and scientifically oriented people and the heart oriented, emotion oriented and poetically oriented people.

This meditation is for the heart oriented people, the feeling type.

In love and devotion, the other person becomes more important than yourself.

This is basically a matter of trust.

The intellectual type can not trust anybody. He cannot trust.

In order to understand devotion, you must first understand love.

Logic and mind always remains ego-centered, but on the path of the heart, the other becomes important, the other becomes real.

if your love becomes so intense that you forget yourself completely, you have reached to devotion.

Love is the first step, only then can devotion flower.

If your love grows deeper, the other becomes more and more significant.

This total feeling of love, this total surrender, this losing of oneself into the other, is transformation, which creates devotion.

The ego dissolves when the other becomes so important that you disappear, you are no more.

When the love becomes more important than you, you can die for him or her.

The other has become the meaning of your love.

If you can make love a meditation to transform yourself, you begin to have glimpses of devotion.

In devotion, you surrender yourself totally.

If you can allow yourself to dissolve for the other, you will be transformed.

Devotion is freedom.

If you dissolve, the beloved will be everywhere. You will find the beloved in the flowers, in the trees, in the stars and in the open sky.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Giten’s birthday on May 15 celebrated with Satsang and Shaktipat Initiation

Giten, foto, meditation, sten
– Initiation
It is like taking initiation for real this time – and it is not about belonging to an organization or a church. Satsang with Giten has put me on the path again – and so much is opening up.”
– Toshen, Stockholm
“A longing has been born to clarify my “shopping list for life”, and to make meditation number one.”
– Emanuel Sjogren, Orebro
We are very happy to inform you that the first Satsang with Shaktipat Initiation will happen on Giten’s birthday, May 15, in Stockholm.
Initiation into freedom is basically a way of living life consciously, in meditation and celebration, a life lived in oneness with Existence, inspired by the vision of spiritual teacher Swami Dhyan Giten.
Initiation into Freedom is an experience of the heart. It is an initiation into the ancient path of truth, an initiation into the invisible path.
Initiation into Freedom is a sincere commitment to yourself and to your own spiritual growth. It is a statement that the most important thing in your life is meditation, to become more aware, more conscious and more awake. Initiation into Freedom is a surrender to the truth of your own being.
Initiation into Freedom happens inside the being of the individual. It is conscious choice of the sincere seeker of love and truth, who have a deep commitment to truth. Previous experience of meditation is recommended.
Giten has initiated people to the path of truth with people who surrendered to him in their hearts through creating an inner initiation in their inner being for 30 years, but he has not formally initiated people before. But now the time seems ripe to begin to initiate sincere seekers of truth.
Initiation into freedom is not a religion or an organization, it is a statement by the individual. Initiation into freedom is based on the Indian sannyasin tradition, but it is not a reunciation from the world. It is a life affirmative confirmation that embraces all aspects of life, mediation, relationships and creativity.
Initiation ceremonies will be performed in connection to Satsang evenings with Giten. Initiation can also be done by mail.
In initiation into freedom, Giten will observe you and find out:
1. What type you are
2. How much work you have done in your past lives
3. Where you are right at this moment in your spiritual growth
4. At what center you are functioning right now
5. Decision about meditative methods that will be helpful for you
Based on this observation, Giten will give you a new name, your spiritual name, with a meaning that will denote the pathway that you will travel on and an individual quality that will be be a guidance on your spiritual path. You will also receive a necklace symbolizing the oneness of life.
For more information and application form for Initiation into Freedom: