Satsang with Giten, Spring 2021: The Art of Enlightenment

Giten's birthday 2017, Giten

       

“Enlightenment is a discovery of your being.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten

Satsang with Giten is a Mystery School

What is a mystery school? The Mystery school teaches you how to live. The whole work of The Mystery School is to help you to find yourself, to find your authentic inner being. The work of the mystery school is to wake the student up and to allow him to be himself.

Satyama Padma, participant in satsang with Giten said that her experience of spiritual organizations is that people tries to impose themselves on others and aggressively tries make each other somebody else, but in satsang she found a freedom to be herself. The satsang participant Deva Emanuel commented that he would not have stayed in satsang if it was not for the atmosphere and climate of love. He also says that satsang is a mystery school.

A mystery school is a place, where love is taught. It is a place where love is nourished. It is to make your love pure – without ego, power and domination – just a sheer gift of joy, a delight in the being of the other person. 

The mystery school is the way of the Upanishads. The word Upanishad means “to be near, to be close”, which is the heart of  satsang. The word Upanishad means to be in the presence of the spiritual teacher and to take in his silence. That is the essence of the work of a mystery school. The mystery school manages to create a certain field of energy and if you are receptive, if you are available, if you are ready to go on the journey of the unknown.

The spiritual teacher simply provides a system to enter slowly into the deep waters and ultimately to enter a stage, where you disappear into the ocean; you become the ocean itself.

To become a part of a mystery school is a great benediction. It is very difficult to find a mystery school to find people who are searching and not imposing themselves on each other, but only helping each other if the need is there.

The whole work of the mystery school to let your ego dissolve and to help you into a deep let-go with existence. To be initiated into mystery school simply means that now you are taking the first step towards actualizing your potential for freedom. He is Buddha, he is a Christ; then he lives in freedom. 

In this satsang series we will explore the five levels of the human consciousness: 1. The body  2. The mind 3. The heart 4. The being and 5. The Universal consciousness. These are the five levels that a sincere seeker develops through.

In this satsang series and in these satsang weekends, we will  explore the work of a mystery school. We will explore topics like love, trust, intuition, courage, fear, the ego, meditation, creativity, freedom, doing and non-doing, death, the relationship between the spiritual teacher and the student, silence, enlightenment, life and existence.

The Mystery School is the science of meditation: how to observe the mind and its processes with a relaxed, non-judgmental way and to find the perception and clarity of self-realization. Meditation is a way of settling in oneself, at the innermost core your being. Once you have found the center of your existence, you will have found both your roots and wings. The roots are in your inner being and existence and the wings are in the fragrance that is released in contact with existence.

The fragrance consists of love, freedom, compassion, authenticity, sincerity, humor and a tremendous feeling of blissfulness. The roots make you an individual, and the wings give the freedom to love, to be creative, to share unconditionally the joy that you have found.

The mystery school is supported by silent satsang, which is a direct insight and realization of being.

Giten on Enlightenement

“ENLIGHTENMENT IS AS EASY AS DRINKING A GLASS OF WATER”

“Enlightenment is to dissolve into the silence.”

“Enlightenment is our deepest inner being.”

“Enlightenment is to go beyond the ego, which is separated from life, and to discover our authentic being, which is one with existence.”

“Enlightenment is to discover our being. Enlightenment is to discover the joy, silence and beauty of our being.”

“Enlightenment is to realize that we already are what we are seeking.”

“Enlightenment is our inner nature. Enlightenment is our being. Enlightenment is not a happening, which we have to work for. Enlightenment has already happened in our being. It is the fragrance of our life, of our being.”

“Enlightenment is to find the light within, which overflows and spreads in all directions.”

“The truth about enlightenment is that we are afraid of enlightenment, because enlightenment means that we have to lose ourselves. Jesus described this like we have to forget ourselves to find ourselves.”

“The key to enlightenment is trust, trust in ourselves, trust in others and trust in life.”

“Enlightenment is the realization that all is as it should be. Everything is perfect as it is. Enlightenment is not an effort to achieve. Enlightenment is a state of non-doing, of effortlessness. Enlightenment is the feeling that you are at home in existence. You are part of the whole. You don’t exist separately, all separation has disappeared. Enlightenment is the understanding that all is good and that all is an tremendous harmony.”

“Enlightenment is to discover the eternity of our being. Enlightenment is to discover that there is no death, that death does not exist, that death is an illusion.”

“Modern Western psychology does not know anything about enlightenment and the organized religions have prevented people from attaining enlightenment, because enlightenment means freedom. Society does not want individuals to become free.”

– Swami Dhyan Giten 

NIRVANA – THE LAST NIGHTMARE

  – Learning to Trust in Life  

Satsang weekend with Giten

15 – 17 January, 2021 

Course language in Sweden: Swedish 

Nirvana and enlightenment has become associated with an altered state of consciousness to be hoped for, but likely unattainable, reinforcing that all too familiar uneasiness associated with never being able to have what we truly desire in life. 

In this satsang weekend, Giten unravels and reveals the meaning of nirvana and enlightenment. By absorbing without judgment and evaluation, making a decision without worrying if it is the right one, or surrendering to each moment, it is possible to come to a point where we simply drop through the manifestations of the ego. In that moment, living an ordinary life becomes an extraordinary delight.  

In this satsang weekend, Giten takes us through this experience of letting go of identification, which allows us to get a direct insight and experience of what a life of enlightenment can be.  

This satsang weekend is supported by silent satsang with Giten, which is a direct insight and realization of being. It is a direct realization to be a light to yourself.  

Live Zen: The Art of Enlightenment
Satsang with Giten,February – April, 2021Ten Thursday evenings
  Course language in Sweden: Swedish 

“The last words of Buddha to his disciples were: Be a light to yourself.

You are born with a light within you.

You are enough to yourself. You are sufficient to yourself.

Listen to the still small voice within, and that will guide you.

Buddha defines wisdom as living in the light of our own consciousness.

Buddha’s message to be a light to yourself is a message to all seekers of truth and all meditators on the path of enlightenment.

You have to be silent, so that you can listen to the still small voice within you.

Follow your own voice in silence, love and deep trust.

You have to follow the still, small voice within you and you have to follow your being.– Swami Dhyan Giten  

PADMA ABOUT SATSANG WITH GITEN

“Satsang with Giten is heaven. Satsang with Giten is a taste of the eternal, a taste of the timeless. It can feel like we sat for 3 hours, while we only sat for 40 minutes.

I was so afraid that I would lose the silence that I had found during satsang in India, but I found the silence again in satsang with Giten. Samadhi is like dying. The fear that I experienced in the beginning in satsang when I went into samadhi, when I disappeared into the silence, has now disappeared totally.

Satsang with Giten is like coming home. I went into samadhi three times during a satsang weekend with Giten – and I also got a map and an understanding for how to go into samadhi again.

Before I started to attend satsang, I did not think that enlightenment was possible, but now I feel that it is possible. Satsang with Giten confirms what I have really always known. I never thought that samadhi was possible, but in satsang with Giten, samadhi is knocking on the door.”

– Padma  

Enlightenment is a discovery of your being. Enlightenment is a discovery of your unique and individual path in relation to existence.


This satsang series with Giten is an invitation to to allow us a direct insight and experience of what a life of enlightenment can be.   

In this satsang series Giten introduces the mystery, the wonder, and the emptiness that is Zen. 

Zen is the essence of religion. Zen has to be understood in deep love and understanding. Love bridges the world of mind and the world of no-mind, of silence, emptiness and meditation.  Love is the way to know the mystery of life.

Religion means to return to the original source, where there is silence, contentment and bliss. The source is the goal. When one has come back to the original source, one has achieved all that life can give.

The message of Zen is about how to experience the essence of emptiness: that blissful state of no-mind where all old conditionings are gone and man is free just to be himself. 


This satsang series is about Live Zen: The Art of Enlightenment can transform the life of anyone who has an open mind. It will burn away old enslaving concepts, and fears that have constricted people’s lives for millenia. Giten gives a fresh, new understanding of live zen, and shows how each person can find the way to light his own path.    

Man can live in two ways: the natural way and the unnatural way. The natural person is the enlightened person. To be natural is to be enlightened. Enlightenment is a state of being natural.

People become enlightened only when they have discovered their original source; when they have become natural they are enlightened. Enlightenment is to be ordinary, to be nobody, to be natural. 

Enlightenment is simply a process of discovering yourself. Enlightenment is nothing but the discovery of our original face – the essential reality you brought with you, and the essential reality you will have to take with you when you die. And this original face is luminous, because it is part of eternal life; it is part of the whole. 

In this satsang weekend, Giten takes us through this experience of letting go of identification, which allows us to get a direct insight and experience of what a life of enlightenment can be.   

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.  

Topics in the course:

– What is enlightenment?

– The six steps to enlightenment

– Peeling the onion of Personality

– Waking up from the DreamThis satsang weekend is supported by silent satsang with Giten, which is a direct insight and realization of being. It is a direct realization to be a light to yourself.  

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

TIME: 7, 14, 21, 28 February. 4, 11, 18, 25 March. 1, 8 April. Ten Thursday Evenings, 19.00 PM – 22.00 PM.  

Information & Registration: swami.dhyan.giten@gmail.com

Registration: One week before the course.

Course language in Sweden: SwedishPrevious experience in meditation is recommend for participation  

Live Zen: The Art of Enlightenment
Satsang weekend with Giten26-28 February, 2021, 1700:-  Course language in Sweden: Swedish 

“The last words of Buddha to his disciples were: Be a light to yourself.

You are born with a light within you.

You are enough to yourself. You are sufficient to yourself.

Listen to the still small voice within, and that will guide you.

Buddha defines wisdom as living in the light of our own consciousness.

Buddha’s message to be a light to yourself is a message to all seekers of truth and all meditators on the path of enlightenment.

You have to be silent, so that you can listen to the still small voice within you.

Follow your own voice in silence, love and deep trust.

You have to follow the still, small voice within you and you have to follow your being.– Swami Dhyan Giten

PADMA ABOUT SATSANG WITH GITEN

“Satsang with Giten is heaven. Satsang with Giten is a taste of the eternal, a taste of the timeless. It can feel like we sat for 3 hours, while we only sat for 40 minutes.

I was so afraid that I would lose the silence that I had found during satsang in India, but I found the silence again in satsang with Giten. Samadhi is like dying. The fear that I experienced in the beginning in satsang when I went into samadhi, when I disappeared into the silence, has now disappeared totally.

Satsang with Giten is like coming home. I went into samadhi three times during a satsang weekend with Giten – and I also got a map and an understanding for how to go into samadhi again.

Before I started to attend satsang, I did not think that enlightenment was possible, but now I feel that it is possible. Satsang with Giten confirms what I have really always known. I never thought that samadhi was possible, but in satsang with Giten, samadhi is knocking on the door.”

– Padma

  Enlightenment is a discovery of your being. Enlightenment is a discovery of your unique and individual path in relation to existence.
This satsang weekend with Giten is an invitation to to allow us a direct insight and experience of what a life of enlightenment can be.   

In this satsang weekend Giten introduces the mystery, the wonder, and the emptiness that is Zen. 

Zen is the essence of religion. Zen has to be understood in deep love and understanding. Love bridges the world of mind and the world of no-mind, of silence, emptiness and meditation.  Love is the way to know the mystery of life.

Religion means to return to the original source, where there is silence, contentment and bliss. The source is the goal. When one has come back to the original source, one has achieved all that life can give.

The message of Zen is about how to experience the essence of emptiness: that blissful state of no-mind where all old conditionings are gone and man is free just to be himself. 


This satsang weekend is about Live Zen: The Art of Enlightenment can transform the life of anyone who has an open mind. It will burn away old enslaving concepts, and fears that have constricted people’s lives for millenia. Giten gives a fresh, new understanding of live zen, and shows how each person can find the way to light his own path.    

Man can live in two ways: the natural way and the unnatural way. The natural person is the enlightened person. To be natural is to be enlightened. Enlightenment is a state of being natural.

People become enlightened only when they have discovered their original source; when they have become natural they are enlightened. Enlightenment is to be ordinary, to be nobody, to be natural. 

Enlightenment is simply a process of discovering yourself. Enlightenment is nothing but the discovery of our original face – the essential reality you brought with you, and the essential reality you will have to take with you when you die. And this original face is luminous, because it is part of eternal life; it is part of the whole. 

In this satsang weekend, Giten takes us through this experience of letting go of identification, which allows us to get a direct insight and experience of what a life of enlightenment can be.   

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.  

Topics in the course:

– What is enlightenment?

– The six steps to enlightenment

– Peeling the onion of Personality

– Waking up from the DreamThis satsang weekend is supported by silent satsang with Giten, which is a direct insight and realization of being. It is a direct realization to be a light to yourself.  

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

TIME: 26-28 February, 2021 

Information & Registration: swami.dhyan.giten@gmail.com

Registration: One week before the course.

Course language in Sweden: Swedish

Previous experience in meditation is recommend for participation

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

He is trained in modern psychology at the University of Stockholm, where the head teacher at the psychological institution called Giten “the salt of the earth”, and a classmate said that Giten “did not move an inch from who he is”. He is also trained in classic Eastern methods for awareness and meditation in the 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.

Giten’s first spiritual ashram when he was 15 years old was Ljusbacken (The Hill of Light) in beautiful Halsingland in the north of Sweden, and he was a student of the living spiritual teacher Osho, but 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.”

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.

He is author of the best-selling book in Swedish “Meditationens Sång – Om meditation, relationer och andlig 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.com: www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten), Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being (2011, available as paperback at Internet book store Lulu:www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten) and “The Language of Silence – From Darkness to Light” (available in paperback at Lulu.com: www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten). His latest book has just been published, “Silence is the Way: The Teachings of Buddha” (available at Lulu: www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten).

“Giten’s book “Meditationens Sång” is one of my favorite books. Giten’s fine book has meant a lot to me. I found it when I needed it the most – or maybe it found me…?”

Claudia Parvati Berghaus, counsellor and psychotherapist, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg

“Giten is really a Master of love and silence. He is 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

”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 goodwill with them in the future.”

 – Oprah, The Oprah Winfrey Show, USA

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