21 Stages of Meditation at Sat Nam Fest Malibu Canyon

Sat Nam Fest is deeply honored and excited to be able to offer this transformative course, at our 2019 Sat Nam Fest Malibu Canyon.  During this course, you will join the entire Sat Nam Fest community for morning sadhana, meals, and evening concerts, and you will spend your days exploring the depths of meditation with Krishna Kaur. The 21 Stages of Meditation gives you tools and experiences to deepen your meditation and come to a profound understanding of your Self. Complete three meditative journeys toward the pinnacle of contemplative awareness as defined by Yogi Bhajan: The Infinite Pulse. Students and teachers from all contemplative traditions are invited; instructors and practitioners of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® are encouraged to participate…again and again. This course is required as part of your Level 3 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification, but anyone can take the course.  You don’t need any certification to attend.  We hope you will join us!

Try to realize that there is a built-in cleansing process in your body, like lymph glands, sweat glands, liver cleans your blood, kidneys clean your blood. There are so many cleansing systems in your mechanical body. In your mental body also, there is a huge vastness of consciousness, which cleanses you always, always, and forever if you want it.

Yogi Bhajan

Is this program for me?

Have you just started taking Kundalini Yoga? This program is a great foundation for deepening your understanding of meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Are you a Kundalini Yoga Teacher? This program will deepen your practice and give you new perspectives and techniques to pass on to your classes.

Do you practice a different style of meditation? This program will broaden the scope of what you understand meditation to be and open new doors of perception in your life and in your practice.

Have you been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for years? This program will reawaken your passion for the practice and provide the groundwork for a new understanding and relationship to your Self.

Course Details

In this program we will engage in three separate journeys; each journey is comprised of seven stages, taking you step by step into a deeper level of awakening and realization. We will move through the rudimentary skills of meditation to the deeper levels of awareness and integration and finally into identity, projection and merger in the infinite pulse of creation.  Each journey takes 2 days.  You can choose to sign up for a single journey, or complete all three journeys consecutively. The three journeys of this course are a pre-requisite for certification of Level 3 KRI Teacher Training of Kundalini Yoga.

The Journeys

Journey 1: The Crystallized Self (April 8-9)

First Journey: The Crystallized Self

The focus of the first journey is to recognize, experience and crystallize the Self. The blocks are encountered in the first four stages: upset, boredom, irritation and frustration. The first ascent starts when we have a sense of our Self, separate from all the commotions, emotions and sensory impulses; we begin to focus and recognize a still point, a nucleus within, which is the Self. It is this crystallized sense of Self that is needed in order for consciousness to work.

Stage 1 – Upset Meditation to Conquer Upset
Stage 2 – Boredom Meditation: See Your Horizon
Stage 3 – Irritation Meditation: Eyeglass Traatik
Stage 4 – Frustration Meditation: Self-Hypnosis to Dissolve Frustration
Stage 5 – Focus Meditation: For Focus and an Alert Mind
Stage 6 – Absorption Meditation: For Absorption in the Crystal Being
Stage 7 – Experience and Crystallize the Self Meditation : To Experience and Crystallize the Self

Journey 2: The Expressive Self (April 10-11)

Second Journey: The Expressive Self

In this second journey, the initial challenge is to develop a sensitivity to the Self, as we engage in relationships and participate in life. When we take the seed of our Self and our identity and project it into the world, it expands. In this second journey, we cultivate the meditative skill to merge with our projection yet still be able to distill our Self from the various roles we play; in this way, this second journey prepares us to maintain our integrity in action and ultimately to find the stillness within every action.

Stage 8 – Rasa Meditation Series for Rasa
Stage 9 – Delight Meditation: For Delight, Destiny and Creative Flow in Life
Stage 10 – Politeness Meditation for Politeness
Stage 11 – Humility Meditation: Bowing Before the Infinite for Humility Meditation: Speaking Humbly before the Creative Infinity Meditation: Bowing for Humility to Transfer Prana
Stage 12 – Elevation Meditation for Elevation Meditation for Rasas and the Inner Eye Meditation for Elevation
Stage 13 – Graceful Enlightenment Meditation for Graceful Enlightenment and Strength of Heart
Stage 14 – Express and Be Your Self The Laya Yoga Kundalini Mantra Meditation: To Clear the Channels and Raise Kundalini Meditation on the Laya Yoga Kundalini Mantra Meditation: Sankh Mudra Kriya Laya Meditation to Beam and Create Meditation: Sukh Sadhana Meditation to Express Your Real Self and Develop the Subtle Body

Journey 3: The Transcendent Self (April 12-13)

Third Journey: The Transcendent Self

In this final journey, we recognize all that we are as the formless presence of the infinite Self. We open the dimension of our Transcendent Self. This journey requires us to go beyond differences and similarities into reality and unity. By forging an elevated identity with our infinite Self within our finite self, we become spontaneous, creative and flexible. We excel in this infinite game of the soul. Love, compassion and kindness become the core of our experience. At the peak of this journey we become the nothing within the center of all that is. Mystery is now mastery. The sacred space opens up to intuitive presence, which serves innocence, loves life, blesses all, and praises the Infinite, the all within All. You become you, nothing more, nothing less. In this final journey, we become realized human beings.

Stage 15 – Presence Like a Beacon Tattva Siddhi Meditation for Presence Like a Beacon
Stage 16 – Everywhere Radiance Meditation: Polishing the Radiant Body
Stage 17 – Prayerful Stillness Meditation: Deeksha Patra for Prayerful Stillness
Stage 18 – Preacher Meditation: Chautay Padma Nirgun Mantra
Stage 19 – Teacher Teacher Meditation: Traatik to See the Energy
Stage 20 – Sage Meditation for the Sage: Sarb Gyan Kriya
Stage 21 – Infinite Pulse Meditation for Infinite Pulse: Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

Your Teacher

Krishna Kaur

Krishna Kaur, a dynamic, heart centered Yoga teacher, began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1970 and has passionately taught the art and science of Kundalini Yoga and Self Awareness for over 40 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her teaching in Africa, Mexico, and inner cities throughout the United States. A master teacher trainer of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, she conducts workshops in Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. She is certified by the 3HO Foundation and the Kundalini Research Institute as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Trainer of both Level I and II. She is the regional coordinator for 3HO Africa, which unites Kundalini Yoga in Africa. Krishna also founded and runs Y.O.G.A. for Youth, a non-profit dedicated to training yoga teachers to work with at-risk youth and creating yoga programs in schools and juvenile facilities.

GuruMeher Singh

GuruMeher translates to “compassionate teacher”, something that he brings into every class. GuruMeher studied directly with Yogi Bhajan and has taught Kundalini yoga and trained teachers internationally for over 35 years. He is the creator and author of Senses of the Soul, a system of self-therapy using heavy emotions mindfully as a source of intuitive guidance. As a professional life coach and certified Yoga Therapist, he teaches people worldwide how to solve the problems that block their success and happiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take this program? We’ve gotten a lot of questions about who can come—and the answer is anyone!

Have you just started taking Kundalini Yoga? This program is a great foundation for deepening your understanding of meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Are you a Kundalini Yoga Teacher? This program will deepen your practice and provide the skills you need to help you identify where your students are at and how to take them further.

Do you practice a different style of meditation? This program will broaden the scope of what you understand meditation to be and open new doors of perception in your life and in your practice.

Have you been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for years? This program will reawaken your passion for the practice and provide the groundwork for a new understanding of how far you have come and where you want to go.

What do you mean by “First Journey”? The entire 21 Stages of Meditation program consists of 3 “journeys” or meditative processes. Each journey is taught over a 2-day program.

Is there a textbook? Yes!  This course uses the book ‘The 21 States of Meditation’ by Gurucharan Singh, PhD.  This book can be purchased as an add-on when you register for the course, or you can buy it onsite when you arrive, or you can order it online from Spirit Voyage.  Details about the book can be found at Spirit Voyage.

Do I have to take the journeys in order? No. This program is designed to be taken repeatedly as you continue on your journey of meditation and contemplation. You may take the journeys in any order and retake them as often as you like.

I’ve taken this journey before, should I take it again? Yes! Each time you approach these powerful meditative practices you are in a different place in your life and will have different experiences and insights. This is a program that is meant to be repeated.

Get Your Tickets for 21 Stages of Meditation Now!
Step 1: Purchase Your Event & Meal Tickets
Step 2: Purchase Your Housing, Camping  or Glamping
Step 3: Register Your Children

Attending Both Sat Nam Fest and the 21 Stages of Meditation Course

We have lots of options for how you can choose to structure participation in both Sat Nam Fest and 21 Stages of Meditation.  Pricing Details are on the Ticketing Page. How You Register: Step 1: Purchase Event Tickets and Meal Tickets Options Include:

  • Full 21 Stages of Meditation Course + Sunday Sat Nam Fest (7 Days: April 8-14)
  • Full 21 Stages of Meditation Course (6 Days: April 9-14)
  • Journey 1 of 21 Stages + 5-Day Sat Nam Fest Event Pass (7 Days: April 8-14)
  • Journey 1 and Journey 2 of 21 Stages + 3-Day Sat Nam Fest Event Pass (7 Days: April 8-14)
  • Journey 2 of 21 Stages + 3-Day Sat Nam Fest Event Pass (5 Days: April 10-14)
  • Single Journeys can also be purchased.

Step 2: Purchase Housing

  • Choose from our full housing options on the Sat Nam Fest Housing Page and add 21-Stages Housing Add On.  This option will appear after you click “Check Out” for your housing type in Eventbrite.
  • If you are coming only for Journey 1 and want housing, we will e-mail you a private link to register for your housing after you’ve registered for your course.