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21 Stages of Meditation

  • Kundalini Yoga Crestone 1689 Columbine Overlook Crestone, CO, 81131 United States (map)

The 21 Stages of Meditation gives you tools and experiences to deepen your meditation and come to a profound understanding of your Self. Complete three meditative journeys toward the pinnacle of contemplative awareness as defined by Yogi Bhajan.

The Infinite Pulse.

Students and teachers from all contemplative traditions are invited; instructors and practitioners of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® are encouraged to participate…again and again.

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Three Journeys

First Journey: The Crystallized Self (September 1 - 2)
The focus of the first journey is to recognize, experience and crystallize the Self. The blocks are encountered in the first four stages: upset, boredom, irritation and frustration. The first ascent starts when we have a sense of our Self, separate from all the commotions, emotions and sensory impulses; we begin to focus and recognize a still point, a nucleus within, which is the Self. It is this crystallized sense of Self that is needed in order for consciousness to work.

Second Journey: The Expressive Self (September 3 - 4)
In this second journey, the initial challenge is to develop a sensitivity to the Self, as we engage in relationships and participate in life. When we take the seed of our Self and our identity and project it into the world, it expands. In this second journey, we cultivate the meditative skill to merge with our projection yet still be able to distill our Self from the various roles we play; in this way, this second journey prepares us to maintain our integrity in action and ultimately to find the stillness within every action.

Third Journey: The Transcendent Self (September 6 - 7)
In this final journey, we recognize all that we are as the formless presence of the infinite Self. We open the dimension of our Transcendent Self. This journey requires us to go beyond differences and similarities into reality and unity. By forging an elevated identity with our infinite Self within our finite self, we become spontaneous, creative and flexible. We excel in this infinite game of the soul. Love, compassion and kindness become the core of our experience. At the peak of this journey we become the nothing within the center of all that is. Mystery is now mastery. The sacred space opens up to intuitive presence, which serves innocence, loves life, blesses all, and praises the Infinite, the all within All. You become you, nothing more, nothing less. In this final journey, we become realized human beings.

Is this Course for me?

Students and Teacher from all contemplative traditions are welcome

Have you just started taking Kundalini Yoga?

this course is a great foundation for deepening your understanding of meditation as taught by yogi Bhajan.

Are you a Kundalini Yoga Teacher?

This course will deepen your practice and give you a new perspective and techniques to pass on to your classes.

Do you practice a different style of meditation?

This course will broaden the scope of what you understand meditation to be and open new doors of perception in your life and in your practice. 

Have you been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for years?

This course will reawaken your passion for the practice and provide the groundwork for a new understanding and relationship with yourself. 

When you don’t go within, you go without.
— Yogi Bhajan
Karta P
Khushbir River


Karta Purkh Kaur is Co-Founder and Director of Kundalini Yoga Crestone, a center located in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of Southern Colorado. She received her training through Yogi Bhajan’s Master’s Touch Teacher Certification Program in Espanola, New Mexico in 1997. In 2004, Karta Purkh Kaur was instrumental in establishing the first on-going Kundalini Yoga Level I Teacher Training held in Colorado. She earned her title as a Level I Lead Trainer in 2012 and looks forward to team teaching Level II courses. She teaches with infectious enthusiasm wherever she is invited to share Kundalini Yoga as taught Yogi Bhajan. Learn more

Khushbir loves to share what he has experienced in his over 25 years of practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga all over the world and is always learning more in the process.   He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and travels to teach and take workshops worldwide.  Some of his specialties include teaching students breathing techniques, postural alignment, and meditation.  Khushbir has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Utah with a focus on the nature of consciousness. Khushbir holds Kundalini Research Institute’s 500 hour and Level 3 teacher certifications.  He is a professional teacher trainer in the Aquarian Trainer Academy, Yogi Bhajan’s school for teachers of Kundalin Yoga. 

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Level I Hatha Yoga Teacher Training