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The Spiritual Path and the Dynamics of Awakening

A Meditation Immersion

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

You are hard-wired for spiritual evolution; you carry the path to awakening within you. Yogic philosophy proposes that the human form consists of four interconnecting bodies: matter, energy, mind, and essence—which together create pure infinite consciousness.

Join spiritual teacher Mark Griffin for a weekend studying the dynamics of the human form and the practice of meditation as a means to achieve deep integration of all aspects of the self.

Through lecture, silent and guided meditation, and question-and-answer periods, you will explore:

  • The architecture of the subtle energy body, including chakras, channels, and kundalini, and their role in experiencing advanced states of awareness
  • Meditation practices for all experience levels, including methods to increase awareness and control of prana, the life force that resides within the breath
  • How to access and sustain kundalini, the evolutionary impulse that drives the awakening process.

Mark Griffin

June 21 - 24, 2018
Thursday-Sunday , 3 nights

$340 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

You are hard-wired for spiritual evolution; you carry the path to awakening within you. Yogic philosophy proposes that the human form consists of four interconnecting bodies: matter, energy, mind, and essence—which together create pure infinite consciousness.

Join spiritual teacher Mark Griffin for a weekend studying the dynamics of the human form and the practice of meditation as a means to achieve deep integration of all aspects of the self.

Through lecture, silent and guided meditation, and question-and-answer periods, you will explore:

  • The architecture of the subtle energy body, including chakras, channels, and kundalini, and their role in experiencing advanced states of awareness
  • Meditation practices for all experience levels, including methods to increase awareness and control of prana, the life force that resides within the breath
  • How to access and sustain kundalini, the evolutionary impulse that drives the awakening process.

Faculty Bio

Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin, a spiritual teacher in Bhagavan Nityananda’s lineage, transmits the teachings and practices of yoga masters known as siddhas—spiritual adepts who have fully realized their true nature and who have the capacity to transmit the light of awakening to sincere spiritual seekers. He is founding director of the Hard Light Center of Awakening.

Mark was among one of the earliest of Western disciples to receive shaktipat initiation in 1976 from Swami Muktananda, who sought to create a “meditation revolution” by awakening kundalini, the dormant spiritual energy. After years of intense sadhana, or spiritual practice, Griffin entered the profound state of nirvikalpa samadhi and awakened to his true nature.

After Muktananda died, Mark continued to study with Kalu Rinpoche and Chögyam Trungpa, great Tibetan teachers of the Kaygü tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. He began to teach and transmit shaktipat to sincere seekers, establishing the Hard Light Center of Awakening in 1989 as a vehicle for guiding students through weekly study and practice sessions, daylong meditation intensives, and retreats.

Since 2001, Mark has been leading the Hard Light Center on an annual spiritual pilgrimage to India.

Why Attend

  • Deepen your understanding of the relationship between your physical, subtle, mental, and spiritual bodies and develop a means to integrate them through daily practice.

  • Spiritual awakening requires a reliable guide and a map of the territory—practice with a highly accomplished teacher to accelerate your progress and increase your chances of success.

  • Walk away with real-world tools for establishing and maintaining a consistent meditation practice for a deep integration of your inner and outer lives.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    Appropriate for anyone with an authentic interest in exploring the path of self-discovery. Some meditation experience is helpful but not necessary.

  • What to Wear

    Comfortable clothing

  • Special Interest to

    Yoga and meditation instructors can deepen their practice and knowledge of the esoteric mechanics of advanced meditation.

  • Special Details

    There will be 1-hour meditation practices in both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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