Science and Mysticism
Dhyana, in Sanskrit, essentially means meditation, and Linga means the form. The first form in the existence is a Linga and the final form before dissolution is also a Linga. The Linga is one form that when energized, becomes a perennial storehouse of energy. The physical form of Dhyanalinga – the black granite stone – is just scaffolding for this energy form. Even if this were to be removed, the energy form that exists there cannot be destroyed. It is eternally present and available to all.
“When I closed my eyes, tears came automatically. I don’t know why. I felt my body was very light. Usually I am not able to sit in one place for more than 5 minutes, but today I sat in front of the Dhyanalinga for about 30 minutes.”
“I have meditated before, but I find this place to be like no other. It is the most peaceful and energizing place I have ever been. Thank you!”
“I enjoyed every moment here. It’s an unforgettable experience and I would like to come again to stay longer. The location, nature, cleanliness, love, food and hospitality are extraordinary. I realized what silence is and how silence enhances spiritual wellbeing.”
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
An offering of sound to the Dhyanalinga, Nadha Aradhana is an etheric blend of vocals, singing bowls, drums and various other instruments amplified within the reverberating Dome, transporting one into the timeless space of the Dhyanalinga.
The offering takes place twice a day, from 11:50 am to 12:10 pm and from 5:50 pm to 6:10 pm. These times are recognized as special sandhya kalas for meditators. A sandhya kala is a phase when nature undergoes certain transitions and makes a person more receptive to inner possibilities.
Visitors to the Dhyanalinga can further deepen their experience by attending this daily introduction to the timeless and powerful mantra “Aum.” This meditation is known to have transcendental qualities. It can bring peace and balance to one’s system, and is known to relieve people from numerous physical and mental ailments when practiced regularly.
Aumkar meditation is offered daily from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm.
PANCHA BHUTA ARADHANA
A process offered on Shivarathri days at the Dhyanalinga to purify the five elements within the human system. The purification of the elements – earth, water, fire, air and space – stabilizes body and mind and is particularly beneficial for those suffering from physical ailments, a weak constitution, psychological instabilities, disturbed sleep and a constant sense of fear. The Aradhana is also supportive for the fulfillment of one’s ambitions
The Pancha Bhuta Aradhana includes an initiation with Abhaya Sutra, a thread specially consecrated to remove doubt and fear (Abhaya literally means “without fear”). If these two limiting forces can be dispelled from the mind, one can live life to one’s full potential.
The 14th day of every lunar month (Shivarathri) is an opportunity to experience Pancha Bhuta Aradhana at the Dhyanalinga between 5:40 pm and 6:20 pm.
AMAVASYA AND POURNAMI DAYS
There is a natural upsurge of energies in the human body on these days. As a result, traditionally Amavasya (New Moon) and Pournami (Full Moon) days are held as special days for a spiritual seeker. Any sadhana performed on these days has a greater impact on the system.
When people see something as a higher possibility, when it touches them deeply, they naturally want to offer something, and in that state of offering, a person is more receptive to what is available there. Twice a month visitors are accorded the rare privilege and honor of personally making an offering of Ksheera (milk) or Jala (water) upon the Dhyanalinga.
Ksheera is offered from 6:30 am to 12:30 pm and Jala from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm, on both Amavasya and Pournami days.