Sat Nam beloved sangat,
I am so happy to announce that I will be offering Aquarian Sadhana. It's an honor to meditate together.
In 1992, Aquarian Sadhana was given to us in the Kundalini Yoga world to take us through the transition into the Aquarian Age. This specific Sadhana prepares our psyche to excel in the new environments and coming decades. I can say personally that this particular Sadhana has brought me to spaces within that are so incredibly sacred and deep, that they cannot be expressed in words. It’s an experience to be had.
It is said that we will need stamina, intuition, self-awareness, and a spiritual experience that can hold our identity in the face of global changes, information overload, competition, and ecological and environmental challenges.
Practicing in a group creates group consciousness, which is very powerful. It amplifies the whole experience.
Below you will find how it will be structured, and materials you will need to participate:
Aquarian Sadhana will begin promptly at 5:00am Eastern Time.
Please arrive before 5am with:
a blanket or shawl if you need it (the room is usually nice and warm)
a meditation cushion or pillow for extra sitting support
any personal props you may want to use (there are some blocks available)
water or tea
a simple head covering (a scarf or cloth hat) for the recitation of Japji Sahib*
snack or food so you can have something light after Sadhana
*The head covering is traditional for the reading of Japji Sahib, but it is not strictly required. It’s a form of respect to wear one while reading or receiving the sound current, and you can feel free to remove it once we move into the kriya. Normally people wear a "beanie"/winter hat or loosely put a scarf on their head. A bandana can also work well.
The link to view Japji Sahib in the transliterated version is here:
You will be using this version of Japji Sahib at Sadhana so feel free to bookmark it, or you can click this link on the morning of Sadhana to pull it up on your phone. Some people sit in meditation with their eyes closed while Japji is being read, if you would rather not read along. It's a good experience to match the transliterated words with the recitation, but again, there is always room for flexibility.
I will be using the transliterated version myself to recite aloud. Since you may not have experience with Japji Sahib, you do not need to memorize it, but simply read along with me while I recite.
Jap means repeat and Ji means soul. The repetition of Japji Sahib puts you in touch with the infinite nature of your soul. Aquarian Sadhana always begins with the recitation of this sacred text. There are 40 “pauris” in Japji. Pauri means step, as in steps on a staircase...which adjusts all the elements in all the chakras and completely adjusts our subtle and physical bodies.
Japji Sahib will take around 20-30 minutes.
After Japji Sahib:
Immediately following Japji Sahib, we will begin a Kundalini Yoga kriya. We tune in first by chanting:
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Aad Guray Nameh
Jugad Guray Nameh
Sat Guray Nameh
Siri Guru Devay Nameh
A “kriya” is a term we use in Kundalini Yoga to describe a series of exercises that are strung together, like beads on a string, to produce a specific outcome. A kriya combines mudra, breathing exercises, physical posture, and mantra. Usually in Sadhana, a kriya is about 40 minutes long, and the facilitator also does the kriya along with the group, as it is their Sadhana as well.
Following the kriya, we will be chanting specific mantras, combined for a total of 62 minutes. Please do not feel overwhelmed with the mantras…please take a listen if you want to hear the pronunciation, but do not expect yourself to memorize them fully. With repetition and practice, you will learn them. You can also look at the mantras while we chant if that helps you feel more connected.
Aquarian Sadhana Mantras in the order they are chanted:
Morning Call (The Adi Shakti Mantra, Long Ek Ong Kars) - 7 minutes
This mantra ignites the kundalini energy, initiating the relationship between our soul and the Universal Soul. It opens all the chakras. Be sure to apply Neck Lock to let the Kundalini energy rise.
Ek Ong Kaar - One Creator created this Creation
Sat Naam - Truth is Its Name
Wahe Guru - Great beyond description is Its Infinite Wisdom
To see and practice this chant, please watch:
Waah Yantee, Kar Yantee - 7 minutes
With this mantra, we strengthen the connection with the infinite self, the part of us beyond the physical world, beyond creation.
Waah Yantee - Great Macroself
Kar Yantee - Creative Self
Jag Dut Patee - All that is creative through time
Aadak It Waahaa- All that is the Great One
Brahmaadeh Tresha Guru - Three aspects of God or Creation: Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh
It Wahe Guru - That is Wahe Guru
To hear this mantra, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z25ezERHwc
Mul Mantra - 7 minutes
This mantra gives an experience of the depth and consciousness of your soul. It eradicates deep, longstanding pain and sorrow. It expands creativity and projects us into action in line with our destiny.
Ek Ong Kar - One Creator created this Creation
Sat Nam - Truth is The Universe’s/God's Name
Kartaa Purkh - Doer of everything
Nirbhao - Fearless
Nirvair - Revengeless
Akaal Moorat- Undying
Ajoonee - Unborn
Saibung - Self Illumined
Gur Prasad - It is by Guru’s Grace
Jap! - Repeat and Meditate!
Aad Sach - True in the beginning
Jugaad Sach- True through all the ages
Haibhee Sach - True even now
Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach - Nanak says Truth shall ever be.
To hear this mantra, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjbodQeOFog
Sat Siri, Siri Akal (Mantra for the Aquarian Age) - 7 minutes
With this mantra we declare that we are timeless, deathless beings and promotes victory in all aspects of our life.
Sat Siri, Siri Akaal - Great Truth, Great Undying
Siri Akaal, Mahaa Akaal - Great Undying, Great Deathless
Mahaa Akaal, Sat Naam - Great Deathless, Truth is The Universe/God’s Name
Akaal Moorat, Wahe Guru - Deathless Image of The Universe/God
To hear this mantra, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uZApeQhmYg
Rakhe Rakhan Har - 7 minutes
This is a mantra of protection against all negative forces, inner and outer, which are blocking us from moving on our true path. It cuts like a sword through every opposing vibration, thought, word, and action.
Rakhay rakhanahaar aap ubaaria-an
Gur kee pairee paa-i kaaj savaari-an
Hoaa aap da-iaal manaho na visaari-an
Saadh janaa kai sang bhavajal taari-an
Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaari-an
Tis saahib kee tayk Naanak manai maa-eh
Jis simrat sukh ho-i sagalay dookh jaa-eh
Thou who savest, save us all and take us across,
Uplifting and giving the excellence.
You gave us the touch of the lotus feet of the Guru, and all our jobs are done.
You have become merciful, kind, and compassionate; and so our mind does not forget Thee.
In the company of the holy beings you take us from misfortune and calamities, scandals, and disrepute.
Slanderous enemies—you finish them in timelessness.
That great Lord is my anchor.
Nanak, keep firm in your mind, by meditating and repeating His Name
All happiness comes and all sorrows and pain go away.
To hear this mantra, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3T-XUmBEKI
Wahe Guru Wahe Jio - 22 minutes
This is a mantra of ecstasy with which we establish ourselves for victory and the right to excel. Chant sitting in Vir Asan (warrior pose), sitting on the left heel, with the right knee up, right foot flat on the ground, with hands in Prayer Pose. Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose.
Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Jio
Translation: "Wow, The Universe/God is great!” or “indescribably great is Its/Her/His Infinite, Ultimate Wisdom.”
To hear this mantra, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgdsNywHFoE
Guru Ram Das Chant - 5 minutes
This mantra is one of humility. It opens the Heart Center (4th chakra) so that we can feel and effortlessly radiate universal love. We call on Guru Ram Das in praise of his spiritual guiding light and protective grace.
Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru
The first part (Guru Guru Wahe Guru) projects the mind to the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part (Guru Ram Das Guru) means “the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite.”
To hear this mantra, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKgbKXyTp84
Thank you for taking the time to prepare yourself with this incredible and uplifting experience. You have so much time to grow and develop your knowledge of these mantras, so please be gentle with yourself and do not feel as though you need to “know’ all of this before you come. Simply expose yourself so you can “meet” the mantras, and the rest can take care of itself.
Please feel free to contact me with questions.
I look forward to practicing with you.
In Love, Light, and Service,