Vishoka Meditation Course

Vishoka Meditation® Course 8-Week Intensive
Wednesdays, October 23 – December 18, 2024
from 6:30-8:30pm

No Class on November 27, Thanksgiving Eve

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Vishoka Meditation
Reach Your Full Potential
Vishoka Meditation offers a precise set of meditative techniques designed to unite mind and breath and turn them inward, allowing us to nourish and rejuvenate ourselves on every level of our being.

Grounded in the authentic wisdom of a living tradition, the simple—yet profound—practice of Vishoka Meditation is the perfect complement to your existing yoga practice, as well as a powerful standalone meditation practice.

The Vishoka Meditation system expands on the 5-Step meditation process you know from the Himalayan Tradition. It will help you take your practice to the next level. If you’re brand new to meditation, it’s a great place to start.

Our Vision
Imagine a life free from pain and sorrow, and infused with joy and tranquility. The ancient yogis called this state vishoka, and insisted that we all can reach it. Vishoka Meditation is a comprehensive system of meditation designed to help us reach this experience, even in the midst of a highly chaotic world.

How Do We Get There?
We start where we are at. We train our mind to stay focused on what we can control. We design our meditation practice, our yoga lifestyle, and our worldview to support our evolution towards Vishoka.

Vishoka Meditation Primer Courses
HIB offers several short courses on Vishoka Meditation throughout the year. Click on our Seminar Offerings and look for the Vishoka Meditation Primer Course titles.

Vishoka Meditation® Course 8-Week Meditation Intensive

Get the support and structure you need to transform your personal meditation practice!

Program Overview
“Vishoka Meditation is grounded in the direct experience of the sages of the Himalayan Tradition, including Buddha and Patanjali, and embodies yoga’s essential wisdom on the path of meditation.

So far in the west, partial techniques have been introduced as independent systems of meditation. This tendency compromises the efficacy of such meditative techniques, and meditators are left with limited results.

Vishoka Meditation is not just a technique, but rather is a complete system to reclaim our inner radiance and train our mind to remain clear, focused, firm, productive, and joyful in all circumstances and situations in life”

– Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

The Vishoka Meditation® Course is the official companion to Pandit Tigunait’s Vishoka Meditation book (available in our bookstore and elsewhere) and is designed to help you comprehensively experience the wisdom and practices described therein. In this intensive program, we’ll go through Vishoka Meditation step-by-step, and break down all the preparatory practices as well as the complete practice of Vishoka Meditation so you can learn each step systematically.

You’ll receive guidance on the subtle points of Vishoka Meditation, which require the direct guidance of a teacher proficient in this practice. This course is designed for students of all proficiencies, from those just beginning on the path of yoga or meditation, to experienced meditators and yoga teachers.

Program Features
Learn the entire system of Vishoka Meditation step-by-step through in-depth lectures and practicums, with a focus on understanding and gaining experiential proficiency in a precise set of meditative techniques designed to unite mind and breath, and turn them inward.

Build a solid foundation for your practice by mastering all of the preparatory skills required for Vishoka Meditation, including:

  • Finding a comfortable and steady sitting posture
  • Diaphragmatic breath training
  • Systematic relaxation techniques
  • Nadi Shodhana pranayama
  • So Hum pranayama

Build up to the complete practice of Vishoka Meditation by systematically learning:

  • Aharana pranayama
  • Samikarana pranayama
  • The 5-step main body of Vishoka Meditation

Understand the role of prana and pranic-awareness in Vishoka Meditation, including both theory and practice. We’ll explore these concepts in context to asana, relaxation and meditative pranayamas.

Explore the yogic lifestyle that is the foundation of Vishoka Meditation.

Receive an overview of the spiritual origins of Vishoka Meditation and its wisdom tradition.

Every session will include practicums and guided practice to help you have a living experience of each technique that is part of the Vishoka Meditation system.

PLUS! Receive complimentary access to the Vishoka Meditation Digital Companion course, which has 6 hours of bonus content from Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and other HI Faculty, including downloadable audio practices for all the techniques we’ll cover.

Program Format
This course is organized as 8 consecutive weekly sessions, delivered in an hybrid (zoom or in-person) intensive format.

The intensive format allows you to be fully immersed in the study and practice of Vishoka Meditation, and then digest your experience from the first session during the intervening week before the next session.

Weekly Zoom recording will be sent to participants for their review.

This program is a key prerequisite for the Himalayan Institute’s Vishoka Meditation 40-Day At-Home Practice and acceptance into the Vishoka Meditation Teacher Training program. These programs are offered through the Himalayan Institute’s headquarters in Honesdale PA.

The Vishoka Meditation 40-Day At-Home Practice is a powerful compliment to the Vishoka Meditation Course. It is a 6-week webinar that meets once per week for 90 minutes, to help you begin or refine your home practice of Vishoka Meditation. This program is open only to those who have done the Vishoka Meditation Course, and focuses on experiential refinement through a 40-day practice of Vishoka Meditation.

Required reading: Vishoka Meditation: The Yoga of Inner Radiance – available in our bookstore. (Also available in Kindle eBook, and Audiobook formats)

Cost: $349
$299 early bird pricing until September 30th

Payment Plan option:
If you would like to use our payment plan, please call or email the office.

Initial Deposit: $179
Initial deposit reserves your seat. 2 monthly payments of $85 (or $60 for early bird pricing) are due by November 1, and December 1, 2024.

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Curriculum Schedule:
Subject to minor changes

Week 1:
The Scope of Vishoka Meditation
Cultivating Healthy Breathing Part 1 & Guided Practice

Week 2:
Cultivating Healthy Breathing Part 2
Cultivating Pranic Sensitivity Part 1 & Guided Practice

Week 3:
Cultivating Pranic Sensitivity Part 2
Purifying the Energy Channels & Guided Practice

Week 4:
Finding Your Seat
Discovering our Inner Space through Relaxation & Guided Practice

Week 5:
Adopting a Yoga Lifestyle
Aharana Pranayama & Guided Practice

Week 6:
Cultivating Inner Balance with Samikarana Pranayama
Vishoka Meditation 4 Points of Experience & Guided Practice

Week 7:
The Complete Practice of Vishoka Meditation & Guided Practice

Week 8:
The Complete Practice of Vishoka Meditation
Vishoka Meditation 4 Points of Experience Guided Practice