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”.
His three creative areas to express the mysteries of meditation in outer form are teaching, writing and painting. His meditative art is internationally recognized and have been nominated for the international art exhibition The Florence Biennale in Italy, which is arranged in cooperation with The United Nations.
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: http://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: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-silent-whisperings-of-the-heart—an-introduction-to-gitens-approach-to-life/12863990 and as free e-book at Obooko.com), Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being (2011, available at Internet book store Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/giten-swami-dhyan/presence-working-from-within-the-psychology-of-being/paperback/product-20093624.html), 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). Giten’s first book in Swedish describes how the three life areas, Meditation, Relationships and Creativity, create a loving, creative and satisfying life when they are developed and function in harmony. The book was selected book of the month by the book club Life Energy, one of the largest book clubs in Sweden.
Swami Dhyan Giten has been accepted as Goodreads author on the international book site Goodreads with 9 million users together with best-selling spiritual author Paulo Coelho, # 1 New York Best-selling author Alyson Noel and award winning author Margaret Atwood (http://www.goodreads.com/SwamiDhyanGiten). 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 the large Internet communities MySpace.com, a large Internet community for young people, Wasteland, the American online magazine Alternative Approaches, Motivateus.com, MSN.com, Yahoo.com, newsletters of American High tech companies to small discussion forums and blogs focused on spirituality, health, art and literature.
On September 8, 2008, The American presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign site Obama Campaign Today: An Ein News Service – The World’s Leading International News Monitoring Service – also shared Giten’s article on The Silent Revolution of the Heart – The Challenge for the 21st Century.
Swami Dhyan Giten conducts individual consultation, seminars, courses and training courses internationally. For more information, contact Swami Dhyan Giten.
“Satsang with Giten is totally magical. Thanks for this gift.”
– Deva Emanuel
“Satsang with Giten is like a scent, a flowering of This is it!Satsang with Giten about the Upanishads, the wisdom of India, is so exciting. Giten do a fantastic work with satsang. Satsang with Giten is like satsang in India. I was so afraid to lose the silence that I found in satsang in India, but I found the silence again in satsang with Giten. Earlier I did not think that enlightenment was possible, but now I Think that it is possible.”
– Satyama Padma, participant in satsang with Giten
“If in Stockholm … go and bless this boy.”
– Devadas, house father at Giten’s first ashram in Sweden when he was 15 years old
“Giten are real. Authentic on his way and self. A loving man, who knows the science of truth, love and life.”
Prem Pathik, India
“Giten has it. Giten do a beautiful work with satsang. Giten has a quality, a certain capacity to act as a transmitter for spiritual energy, which can light your own energy. Before I did not think that it was possible to get enlightened, but now I think that it is possible.”
– Satyama Padma, Stockholm
“Satsang weekend with Giten was like coming home. I went into samadhi three times during the satsang weekend – and I also got a map and an understanding for how to go into samadhi again.”
– Satyama Padma, participant in Satsang weekend with Giten, December 9-11, 2016, in Stockholm
“Samadhi is knocking on the door. I am so happy that Giten conducts satsang. I never thought that samadhi was possible, but in satsang with Giten samadhi is knocking on the door.”
– Satyama Padma, participant in satsang weekend with Giten, 9-11 June, 2017, in Stockholm
“When I participated in Satsang with Giten for the first time, I felt that I had come to the right place. I felt that I had come home.
“I never thought that a 2-hour Satsang could go so deep.”
– Iiris, special education teacher for autistic children and participant in Satsang with Moji and Eckhart Tolle