meditating in the dark can sometimes bring the same results of a shortish version of dark retreat. Swarupapriya speaks of her discovery of the blessings of darkness meditations and her suggestions for others to experience.
Uploaded on Nov 7, 2011
At thirteen, I decided to overcome a fear of the dark by forcing myself to look deeply into it meditatively.
What happened as a result of that impromptu darkness meditation was not only an intense release of the fear, but also, a beautiful darshan of Maha Kali- the Hindu Dark Mother Goddess, herself.
From then on, my understanding of life, individuality, religion and meditation has grown and expanded beyond anything I could have imagined before.
This video, and the story of the meditation within it, is for anyone interested in overcoming the fear of darkness, and anyone seeking a connection with Kali Ma.
Uploaded on Jan 14, 2008
From the works of living enlightened master Paramahamsa Nithyananda. In this clip taken from the discourses, “Power of Darkness” and “Inner Darkness”, Swamiji gives us a beautiful understanding of meditating on darkness. Darkness is the mother energy on which the whole world is moving. Connecting with darkness will completely remove all fears of death, depression. Swamiji tells us that by meditating on darkness one can get to a thoughtless state since thoughtlessness is colorlessness. In this clip Swamiji describes two techniques of Shiva to meditate on darkness. The technique requires us to experience the deep sleep state with awareness. He tells us that when we add awareness to deep sleep we fall into the state of Samadhi or enlightenment.