Mysteries of Life:
Awareness & Spiritual Maturity
Satsang weekend with spiritual teacher and author Swami Dhyan Giten
8 – 10 May in Stockholm
What is awareness? What is spiritual maturity? What does it mean to grow up to spiritual maturity instead of just growing old? And how does awareness help to achieve spiritual maturity?
Life is an ongoing journey. Your consciousness is as large as the universe. In this 2-day course Giten takes us back to the roots of what it means to grow up spiritually, instead of just growing old. Both in our relationship to ourselves, in our relationships with others, and in the fulfillment of our own individual destinies, in this course Giten will remind us of the joy that only true maturity can bring.
Spiritual maturity is to awaken to your silence and nothingness. This is the difficulty: maturity will never give you the idea of nothingness. But unless you touch your inner space, which is nothingness as silent and empty as the sky – it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have found a home and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music.
By maturity is meant that you have come home. You are no more a child who has to grow – you have grown up. You have touched the height of your potential. For the first time, in a strange sense you are not, and you are. You are not in your old ideas, imaginations, in your old comprehension of yourself; all that has gone down the drain.
You have become a stranger to the miserable world. You don’t create misery for yourself or for anybody else. You live your life in total freedom, without any consideration for what others will say.
In this course we will explore two topics to understand how awareness creates spiritual maturity:
- Awareness – the master key to life, love and freedom: A man can live in two ways: he can live from the ego, from the periphery of his consciousness or he can live from his being, his center. When he lives from his periphery, he is further away from himself. When he lives from his center, he is close to himself. In this course, Giten will talk about awareness as the master key to discover our inner being, our innermost core.
Underlying all meditation techniques is a quality of being awake and present to the moment, a quality that is called awareness. Once we can identify and understand what this quality of awareness is, we have the key to self-mastery in virtually every area of our lives.
According to Buddha most of us move through our lives like sleepwalkers. Never really present in what we are doing, never fully alert to our environment, and not even aware of what motivates us to do and say the things we do.
At the same time, all of us have experienced moments of awareness -or awakening. On the road, in a sudden and unexpected accident, time seems to stop and one is suddenly aware of every movement, every sound, every thought. Or in moments that touch us deeply-welcoming a new baby into the world for the first time, or being with someone at the moment of death.
Awareness is the master key to become centered and free in every aspect of our lives. In this course, Giten teaches how to live life more attentively, mindfully, and meditatively, with love, caring and consciousness.
Awareness is the method to wake up your being, to help you to become mature, to realize that you are immortal, and – ultimately – to make you one with the whole.
- Spiritual maturity: Spiritual maturity is to realize that we are part of life. In this course Giten will also outline the ten major growth cycles in human life, the ten challenges of growing up physically, psychologically and spiritually, from the self-centered universe of the preschooler to the flowering of wisdom and compassion in old age.
This course is about the mysteries of life, it is about the deeper meaning and purpose of our lives , which is, ultimately, to flower into our own individual uniqueness and maturity with an attitude of celebration and joy.
Giten will also speak about the art of living, maturity and aging, maturity of spirit, the laws of aging, old age as the door to wisdom, the mature relationship, dependence, needing, loving and giving and that death is not the end.
This course will be supported by silence satsang with Giten. Satsang is a meeting in love, truth and silence. It is a direct insight and experience of being. It is a new way of being, which can transform your entire life.
Now something new can arise in you, absolutely new and virgin, which transforms your whole life into joy.
If you become alert and aware of your being, you are blessed.
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. He is trained in both modern psychology and in classic Eastern methods for awareness and meditation in USA, Italy, Sweden and India.
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, seminars and courses internationally. 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.
Giten’s first professional passion when he was 15 years old was to become an actor. After training as an actor, he worked as an actor until he was 23 years old. Working as actor taught him a lot about life and to emphatically understand the situation and life of other people, since acting is really a spiritual occupation. It taught him about spirituality, since working as an actor means to play a role totally, while at the same time as you know deep down that you are not the role you are playing. After working as an actor for a number of years, Giten began to understand that his early passion for theatre was really an unconscious search for a spiritual discipline. When he realized this, he began to feel a thirst to work with people in a more direct way in awareness and meditation.
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”.
A spiritual teacher, who has counseled thousands of people, told Giten in 1984: “You will dissolve into the silence. All the earlier enlightened Masters and all the small Deva’s are just here to help you to get enlightened.”
In satsang, Giten has talked about a variety of topics of concern for the modern man during satsang for example love, joy, relationships, acceptance, understanding, intuition, healing, trust, creativity, friendship, spiritual growth, evolution, society, life, meditation, silence, spirituality, mysticism, psychology, truth, wisdom, death, unity with life, God and enlightenment. He has also talked about a number of spiritual teachers and traditions such as Vedanta, Yoga, Tantra, Veda, Upanishads, Ayurveda, the chakra system, Tao, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Patanjali and Jesus Christ.
Satsang with Giten works as a prolonged shaktipat (transmission of spiritual energy), which both creates immediate result – together with effect that becomes obvious during the coming weeks and months after the intensive. When Giten pursued an advanced training in spiritual healing in USA 1984, he was told that he had the capacity to become a seventh chakra healer, a spiritual healer, to act as a catalyst and channel for spiritual energy from the seventh chakra through the heart. The last 30 years has meant to develop and deepen this capacity to an instrument of subtle catalytic effect, which Giten uses in satsang.
Silence is the only way to convey truth – from one silent heart to another silent heart. A man of silence moves with a certain field of energy around him, and if you are receptive, his vibe starts touching your heart. Giten has developed a quality of subtle catalytic effect, which can help you to a direct insight and realization of being. It is a silent transmission from one silent heart to another silent heart. Participants in the 1-day Satsang Intensive with Giten commented that there occurred spontaneous moments of deep silence and emptiness. The Satsang participant Prem Mukta said: “Giten’s work is of the beyond, it leads you beyond yourself, which I love.”
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: www.adlibris.com), and The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life (2008, available as paperback at Internet book store Lulu: www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten) and as free e-book at Obooko.com), Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being (2011, available at Internet book store Lulu: www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten), Meditation – A Yes to Life, Healing Is Pure Love, Presence – The Inner Source of Love, Truth and Wholeness and The Language of Silence – From Darkness to Light (the last four books are available as free e-books at Obooko.com).
Recommendations, quotes and discussions of Giten’s articles and books and its content are also beginning to appear with increasing frequency in magazines and on sites ranging from The Times of India, the largest daily English newspaper in the World, USA Today, the largest daily newspaper in the US, the US news site Newsblaze, Edge Life Magazine, a leading source for psychology, education and world transformation in the US, and Sentient Times Magazine to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to small discussion forums and blogs focused on spirituality, health, art and literature.
“Giten is a really beautiful soul”
– Swami Anand Arun, Tapoban Meditation Center, Nepal
”While I cannot express enough how grateful I am to receive your paintings, please know I sincerely appreciate your kindness and good thought. There are so many people in this world who are in keen need of your energies that, in keeping with The Kindness Chain, I ask you to consider sharing your good will with them in the future.”
– Oprah, The Oprah Winfrey Show, USA
“Giten is really a Master of love and silence. Authentic on his way and self. A loving man, who knows the science of truth, love and life.”
– Prem Pathik, India
“The religious words that Giten formulate can make anyone mentally stunned. These words create an inner silence and a deep spiritual wonder for life. Giten has shaken me. I hope the readers also discover his greatness.”
-Brage Norin, professor in theoretical physics, Sweden
“Since I began to study with Giten, a new dimension of consciousness has developed step by step, which has transformed my whole life.”
– Deva Emanuel, musician and student to Giten since 7 years.
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Giten’s books on the Internet bookstore Lulu:
TIME: 8 – 10 May, 2020.
LANGUAGE: Language in Stockholm: Swedish
PRICE: 1500:- – 150 EUR. Registration 1 week before the course.
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: swami.dhyan.giten(a)gmail.com