What is Shoonya Intensive Programme?
For those who wish to explore deeper inner dimensions, Shoonya Intensive is an advanced meditation programme designed by Sadhguru combining the dynamic Shakti Chalana Kriya and Shoonya Meditation. Shakti Chalana Kriya is a set of powerful, purifying practices that enhance the flow of one’s vital energy. Shoonya Meditation is an effortless process of conscious non-doing. Together, these practices stimulate the release of physical, mental and emotional blocks and lead to a deep sense of inner wellbeing.
Shoonya Intensive is conducted as a 4-day residential programme at the Isha Yoga Centre, India, at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences, USA, and more occasionally at various other centres across the world.
Completion of the Inner Engineering Programme (including the Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya) is a prerequisite for attending this programme.
I am a Roman Catholic and very religious. Just two days before the programme, my husband told me, “Metilda, I have a very special gift for this years’ wedding anniversary.” He told me about the programme, but I did not want to come because my children are quite young and I did not want to leave them alone. But then I did not want to be away from my husband on our anniversary, so I left the children with my mother and came anyway. Now, after this programme, I feel Victor has given me so many wedding gifts over the years, but this is one of the best!
I must say it's been the most exhilarating experience. I look back over the years at the life I have lived, and I realise that I have been so blind, so unaware. Life was nothing, life was a shoonya (emptiness) – and now Shoonya for me, will be life.
In the Shoonya meditation, you just go so deep within yourself – you would never realise this could happen to you. You are silent, doing absolutely nothing, yet when you come out you feel so in charge of yourself. It is an unimaginable energy. I have been an asthma patient all my life. But the kriyas are just amazing with my regular colds, coughs and sinusitis.