Guided Breath Meditation Using Satyam Shivam and Sundaram Technique

Guided Breath Meditation Using Satyam Shivam and Sundaram Technique is the full video of a guided meditation session with Dhyanse in Basel, Switzerland held on 5 November 2018.

You can view the full video on our YouTube channel hereAlternatively find the video at the end of this post!

 

In this session, we will return to the breath and use the concepts of Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram to reach silence and stillness.

Summary:

When you’re silent, and you’re aware, meditation happens on it’s own.

 

When that happens, a sudden transformation of your consciousness happens, out of which a natural quality arises in your being. There are three words to describe this aspect where there is a new quality in your being: Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram.

 

These three beautiful Sanskrit words will form the basis of today’s session.

 

  • Satyam – in Sanskrit means the truth.
  • Shivam, in Sanskrit means the consciousness.
  • Sundaram, in Sanskrit means beauty, or aesthetics.

 

You cannot buy Satyam, Shivam or Sundaram. Without these three, life can have all kinds of experiences but they will remain incomplete. The sense of inner peace, bliss, meaning, completion, centeredness, will not be there.

 

Meditation is not just about the time you spend in silence, it’s about how you live your entire life. These three aspects can come into play and make your life filled with truth, consciousness and beauty.

 

Today’s session is dedicated to these three aspects of a meditator’s consciousness, and we meditate upon these three aspects. We try to integrate this into our breath by doing a type of breath meditation.

 

I’ll guide you through this meditation step-by-step.

 

This is a beautiful practice of integrating breath meditation into a kind of a mantra where you’re engaged in Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram. When you’re engaged in three aspects like this, your consciousness starts to come together in the middle of them. What is in the middle? It’s silence, only awareness, pure being.

 

We will then sit in silence and awareness until the end of the meditation.

 

STEPS:

  1. Close your eyes, take a deep breath inhaling and exhaling from the nose. Repeat.
  2. Keep your back straight, shoulders down, neck straight and relax all of the muscles of the face. Allow your body to settle in a posture that is comfortable to you.
  3. Keep on breathing as naturally and normally as you always do.
  4. For the next few minutes, turn your awareness inwards towards your breath. Allow everything else in your life to be at rest, to be secondary, and give yourself the next 20 minutes for yourself for this breath meditation. Just simply observe your breath.
  5. Satyam: the truth. Simply observe the fact that your breath is flowing in and out. Just observe the rise and fall, nothing else has to be done. Allow your mind to come to rest. If you get distracted, simply bring your awareness back to your breath. Allow your body to settle, your mind to settle, and your awareness free to observe your breath.
  6. Shivam: consciousness. Shift your awareness to who is observing? Remain aware of the observer, bring all your energy to become aware of the observer.
  7. Sundaram: beauty, harmony, aesthetics. Feel how every inhalation and exhalation is bringing harmony and silence to your body, to your mind, to your being. Allow your breath to flow in harmony. Your body is relaxed, your mind is relaxed, and you’re simply feeling the harmony of your breath going in and out. Allow your entire being to feel the harmony of your breath.
  8. Satyam, the truth. Become aware of the flow of your breath, silently coming in and out. Shivam, become aware of who is observing the breath. Sundaram, feel the harmony of your breath, feel the flow of your breath. Feel the peace arising out of this harmony.
  9. Satyam, observe the fact that the breath is flowing in and out. Shivam, who is observing this breath. Sundaram, the flow of your breath. Remain fully connected with the flow of your breath.
  10. Satyam, observe your breath. Shivam, observe the observer. Sundaram, taste the harmony of your breath as it flows in and out all by itself.
  11. Feel the silence of this moment. The silence that is there inside of you, the stillness. Stay in this silence for the next few minutes, nowhere to go, simply remaining silent and aware here. Let go of everything and remain silent, fall deep into this silence and remain aware.
  12. Stay like this for around 5 minutes (or more if you’d like!). Don’t touch anything, just remain silent.
  13. Gently bring your awareness back to your breath, to Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram. To the truth, the breath flowing in and out. To the observer that is observing the breath. And to the harmony of your breath.
  14. Very slowly, gently, you may open your eyes.

 

If you get distracted in your silence, you can return to the three aspects as a way of directing your awareness inwards.

 

I hope you enjoy this meditation!

Dhyanse

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