A Life-Transforming Weekend with Sadhguru in London


Just months after many a Olympic and Paralympic athlete had pushed their limits competing at ExCeL London trying to get a gold medal, this weekend it was the setting for a very different kind of “superhuman” achievement. Meditators from all over Europe and beyond gathered for what would be a very memorable weekend for those present.

Billed as “A Life Transforming Weekend with Sadhguru” it certainly lived up to its name. For many, this was the culmination of a journey which had started with the Inner Engineering Online. They all came with the openness and eagerness to receive a truly deep transformation from within and be in the presence of Sadhguru, who had accompanied them via their computer screen until now.

With weeks of preparation in the lead up to the program, the UK volunteers arrived at the venue in the morning ready to manifest those preparations into reality. About 200 volunteers joyfully went about their activity excited about what would take place and the possibility of offering something of true value.

Hours before the program was due to commence, the avid participants had already started to arrive with the hope of favorable seating, to be as close to Sadhguru as possible. Steadily the hall was filling up before Sadhguru’s arrival and the anticipation and excitement was rising. Then, right on schedule, Sadhguru appeared and the magic began.

Sadhguru glided through the sessions with his familiar humor, clarity and insight, taking the 500 plus participants through an exploration of the yogic system, making them aware of the true possibilities which lie ahead.

During the class, Sadhguru revealed the true blessing that had been bestowed upon them on the second day of the program. Though unplanned at the time of scheduling, the day of the Shambhavi Initiation had fallen on the very auspicious day of Mauni Amavasya, which was given added significance as it falls during the year of the Kumbh Mela. So this particular Mauni Amavasya had great significance with regards to the solar cycle and therefore the main day of the Kumbh Mela itself.

As far as Sundays go, this wasn’t to be an average Sunday for those attending. Whether it was the significant day or the openness of the people, the initiation was truly magical and many were blown away by the process and were left deeply touched by the program. The brightness of their faces, both participants and volunteers, was clear for all to see.

As the program drew to a close, Sadhguru walked through the crowd. In childlike innocence the new initiated meditators tried to get as close as possible, many in tears. As Sadhguru disappeared behind the stage, the program officially ended with all mediators in mass jubilation of what had occurred, but more importantly the possibilities of what lies ahead. The Life-Transforming weekend may have ended, but it was clear to see for many the transformation is not limited to this weekend alone.

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7 years 5 months ago

I am grateful for the reminder Sadhguru!

7 years 5 months ago

These people are so lucky to have gotten the chance to get to meet you up-close Sadhguru!

7 years 5 months ago

I was there and it was nothing special. Anthony Robbins has a much better self-improvement program. Also, why doesn't Isha publish any accounts? Where does all the money go?

7 years 5 months ago

Dear Sadhguru! We were so fortunate to meet you and get initiated from you into Shambavi. We can still feel your presence.

7 years 5 months ago

money goes into social outreach programs in rural areas primarily in south india ...

7 years 5 months ago

Thank you Sadhguru for the opportunity to be re-initiated by you in London, having done the programme at the Ashram with Hanine on my 60th b'day. It was great to give something back as a volunteer. I am continuing my Shambhvi practices twice a day. An unforgettable experience! Please come to London more often Sadhguru. Don't leave us in the wilderness!!

7 years 5 months ago

Anthony, as Sadhguru said, be willing and let things happen to you. Don't worry about Isha accounts. Think about your daily accounts with yourself. Hope you get what your're seeking. This isn't a self improvement programme but a self transformational programme.

7 years 5 months ago

Well , for me i could feel that my body and my mind were more active from the very next day. Two weeks later , today, i certainly feel more relaxed and joyful. I dont know about you but shambhahi is working for me, with grace of sadhguru

6 years 7 months ago

It was quite an experience for me - I want to thank all the nice people from so many countries i met there and on my journey around in the london area.

6 years 7 months ago

Hi R Ford!
if you have been there, you will maybe remember an important information - the best joyfull party will not work for you if you want to feel miserable. I hope for you that you will see yourself more involved in your success to live your life one day.
I was there too, was awaiting nothing and received more than i could honestly ever await.
All the best to you and everyone else especially who has been there with us!