What is the Sahaj Samadhi® meditation technique?

Sahaj Samadhi® meditation is a simple, natural, and effortless technique you practice on your own in silence for 20 minutes. It is not a guided meditation. Sahaj Samadhi is the most ancient form of meditation passed down over thousands of years by enlightened Masters. Samadhi is that silent dimension of the mind without busy thoughts & Sahaj means natural. If the mind can be busy, it can be quiet, it just needs help to settle down completely. Sahaj Samadhi settles your mind to quieter and quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness, pure consciousness.

Sahaj Samadhi® is Authentic

To be fully effective, this ancient form of mantra meditation needs to be taught using the precise, traditional method of personally receiving a mantra (specific sound) one on one with a certified teacher who can then guide you in the technique. Certified teachers of Sahaj Samadhi offer this practice to you in its purity, exactly the same way it has been taught for ages. Teachers are trained and certified by spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Sri Sri has revitalized the traditional practices of breath and meditation in a format that is highly effective for the stressed mind in the 21st century. For over 40 years Sri Sri has helped millions of people find relief and discover reservoirs of energy and inner silence in daily life.

How to learn?
Learn Sahaj Samadhi® meditation in 3 online sessions, then you can practice daily at home. Lifetime support is available from certified teachers after your training.
Who is the Instructor?
Jim Larsen has been teaching meditation for 47 years. He is a full-time advanced meditation instructor for the nonprofit Art of Living Foundation. He has taught Sahaj Samadhi meditation for 29 years and before that was a certified instructor of the Transcendental Meditation technique for 19 years. Jim has led meditation trainings and advanced retreats for thousands of people all over the world.
Jim Larsen
Can I learn from a book or friend?

No. You can find many books on meditation and people teaching their own made-up meditations and these might bring a degree of relaxation but quieting the mind to the level of Samadhi takes more than relaxation. Samadhi is transcendence, a state deeper than the surface level of your awareness where you experience moments of no thoughts. It is this unique, deep experience that is necessary to establish a lasting state of inner peace. Taking a mantra on your own from a book, the internet or a friend will not have the same effect.

Are any beliefs required?

No. Sahaj Samadhi is not a religion or philosophy. No beliefs or change in lifestyle is needed for the practice to be effective at improving your health and mental well-being.

What if I'm not good at controlling my mind?

With Sahaj Samadhi meditation you NEVER need to control your mind or even watch it. There is no concentration, no contemplation of any ideas, no monitoring of thoughts or trying to empty the mind. You do not constantly repeat anything, not even a mantra, or try to hold anything in the mind. You learn to begin the technique, then let go. The process is automatic and completely effortless.

How is Sahaj Samadhi® different from SKY Breath® Meditation?

Both Sahaj Samadhi® and SKY Breath® Meditation are very beneficial on their own, but together they are powerfully synergistic. SKY Breath® practice uses the breath for 10 min. to cleanse the system of stress and quiet the mind. Sahaj Samadhi is a 20 min. silent, effortless, mental practice that does not use breathing and helps you linger in a deep meditative state. Both are time-tested, with results that are experienced from the very first session.

Online Sahaj Samadhi Meditation workshop: 3 Sessions


August 2nd, 3rd & 4th

August 2nd, 3rd & 4th

  • Tue. Aug. 2nd 7:30pm-9:30pm ET
  • Wed. Aug. 3rd 7:30pm-9:30pm ET
  • Thur Aug. 4th 7:30pm-9:30pm ET
  • Teacher: Jim Larsen
  • Contact: Gayathri Uchila
  • Email gayathri.uchila@artofliving.org
  • ph. (732) 692-4783
Course Fee before pandemic was $395
Limited time pandemic discount: $245
You will receive instructions for setting yourself up at home to do the workshop. Before the workshop begins you will be sent a link to access the workshop on Zoom. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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