Why 21 Stages?
The real question is why do we practice in the first place? By articulating and describing each of the 21 Stages of Meditation, we have attempted to put into words the states of consciousness that are traversed by those who use the power of meditation to enhance their lives through the pursuit of happiness and peace of mind.
The meditations that guide us through the stages on the journey to Realization are designed to follow the natural structure and qualities of each stage. The experiences of one stage support the progress in the next stage. You can explore any of the stages on your own as an individual practice. The benefit of each meditation stands on its own; but the added benefit of practicing an entire journey comes from the intensity of the practice when done in sequence, within a concentrated period of time and in a community of practitioners.
The goal is clear: happiness. The nature of meditation is well-defined: refine the mind and elevate your awareness. The path is open: deepen your meditation through each of the 21 Stages of Meditation in order to reach that intangible quality we call realization.
21 Stages – Three Journeys
In this course 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.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
You will study with a team of experienced trainers. More information here.
The primary textbook for this course guides you through 21 Stages of Meditation.
The 21 Stages of Meditation is part of the intensive group meditation requirement for the KRI Level Three program – REALIZATION.
Is this course for me?
Who can take this course?
We’ve gotten a lot of questions about who can come – and the answer is anyone!
Have you just started taking Kundalini Yoga?
This course is a great foundation for deepening your understanding of meditation as taught in Kundalini Yoga.
Are you a Kundalini Yoga Teacher?
This course 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 course 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 course 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.
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 course that is meant to be repeated.