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Mantra Meditation and Everyday Samadhi A Japa Immersion

For all levels.

Deepen your practice and understanding of japa, or mantra repetition, as you take an extended dive into the real Self. This program focuses on the last three limbs of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga: concentration (dharana), meditation (dhyana), and the practical value of regularly experiencing thought-free awareness (samadhi), which is often erroneously dismissed as a distant or unattainable goal.

Learn about and experience vacika, the vocal mantra repetition used in kirtan chanting; manasika, or mental repetition, commonly used in silent meditation; and shabda, Sanskrit mantras used as sound therapy. Philip Goldberg and Dana Sawyer also cover the use of asana and pranayama within this meditation-focused practice, and encourage participants to take Kripalu Yoga classes to supplement the meditation in this course. Return home feeling refreshed from long meditation and prepared to deepen your practice.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Devotional Chanting


Philip Goldberg is a meditation teacher, ordained interfaith minister, and author of numerous books, including his newest, The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru.

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Dana Sawyer is professor of religion at the Maine College of Art and author of biographies of Aldous Huxley and Huston Smith.

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