Neelakantha Meditation

As Taught In Blue Throat Yoga

In July 2017, I became an authorized teacher of Neelakantha Meditation, as taught in Blue Throat Yoga. I began the practice of meditation almost 40 years ago, and I was initiated into Neelakantha Meditation six years ago. Since then, I’ve practiced and studied this method very regularly, having taken many courses and attended many mediation retreats with its founder, and now I’m very happy to be able to share it with my students and friends and others from all over Europe who are interested in beginning this profound practice.

Paul Mueller-Ortega is the founder of Blue Throat Yoga and the creator of Neelakantha Mediation. He met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when he was about 16 way back around 1966, fully dedicated himself to that meditation practice, including teaching it to many people starting when he was 21, and then he became a university professor, specializing in Kashmir Shaivism or non-dual Tantra. Ten years ago, Paul gave up his professorship to create the Blue Throat Yoga organization in order to be able to share this Neelakantha Meditation with the world.

What is Neelakantha Meditation?

Here’s how Paul describes this practice on his website: “Neelakantha Meditation is easy to learn and practice, and is governed by the principle of effortlessness. It is a profound practice that works to bring about transformation, healing, and benevolence.

It does not involve concentration, controlling the mind, or other forms of effortful manipulation of awareness. It does not require that you have any particular beliefs, any previous study or specific background in order to learn it and practice it with great benefit. For this reason, it is a practice that anyone can learn. Even those who have had difficulty meditating in the past are surprised at how easily and deeply they can meditate after receiving Initiation into Neelakantha Meditation.”

Neelakantha Meditation is a seated meditation practice, done with the eyes closed. It is the settling of our individual awareness into the deeper space within. We learn this practice through personal formal instruction / individual initiation. At that time, students receive a “heart-seed mantra”, in Sanskrit, hrdaya bija mantra.

The teacher also shares a unique understanding about Consciousness, including what it is, how awareness moves, what happens when our awareness rides the inward current, how the mantra facilitates this process, and how meditation then can positively effect our daily lives.

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My experience:
 

There are more benefits to practicing Neelakantha Meditation than can be listed, and they vary from person to person, but here are some of my experiences:

  • I love that we begin with “only” 20 minutes per session, twice a day. The main reason why I started this practice was that after friends of mine started to practice Neelakantha Meditation, they became very regular with their daily practice, and I always struggled with that. Not any more kaufen viagra in deutschland.
  • At first, I experienced a lot of agitation when meditating, but at some point, peace and tranquility would arise, if only for a moment towards the end of a meditation session, but that was enough for me.
  • Over time, it gets easier and easier to enter that great space of consciousness that is our source place and essence.
  • I really appreciate all the support that we receive, through a coherent body of teachings, based on the whole yoga tradition but especially from non-dual Tantra, and also the various support practices that are introduced over time.
  • When we go inside during meditation, a process of purification begins, which releases inner tendencies towards contraction and limitation. This may not be so pleasant at first – their release produces the agitated mind, for instance – but the result over time is a clearer, stronger person, who is more skilled in various aspects of life, perhaps is more connected to the ‘heart’ when relating to others, and is more aligned with the universal power or Shakti, which makes all things go a little easier, and perhaps with a little more joy.

Meditation Workshop Schedule

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Learn Neelakantha Meditation in a Two-Day Initiation Workshop:

  • Day One consists of about an hour of instruction, followed by about an hour per person of formal individual instruction. So attendance is very limited.
  • Day Two: the group gathers to hear a full explanation about how this practice works, including what actually happens during meditation, why our awareness might flow in then back out, how the practice can transform us over a long period of time, and we review how to practice Neelakantha Meditation.

As a result, you’ll be totally prepared to begin your lifetime practice of Neelakantha Meditation!

What is included in an initiation weekend course? You receive:

  • The initiation weekend, including initiation into an authentic lifetime practice that is based on the yoga tradition and refined for our active, modern lives.
  • Live, interactive teleseminars about the meditation practice for 18 months
  • On-line library of pre-recorded teachings and study materials that support your practice and understanding.
  • E-mail support for your practice
  • Instruction into supplementary practices such as the Release Practice, japa mantras that can be repeated at any time, and mantras that are chanted, all of which utilize the power created by meditation and help to bring that energy into daily life
  • Original scholarly translation and commentary on classical Tantric texts by renowned scholar Paul Mueller-Ortega, such as the Shiva Sutras, the Pratyabhijnahrdayam, and more that add to our understanding and experience of Neelakantha Meditation
  • Attendance at day two of any subsequent Initiation Weekend at no cost in order to refresh and renew your practice
  • Eligibility to attend Vibrating Silence retreats, which offer a space for diving deeper into the practice and advancing it to new levels. These are currently held in the U.S., and hopefully will soon occur in Europe.
  • Opportunity to up-level your meditation experience with Advanced Initiation after 18 months

I’m very open to traveling to other locations in Europe in order to bring Neelakantha Meditation to you, if you have about 3-5 students who want to receive it.


  “Life is full of astonishment, bliss, nectar. And it is also full of extraordinary challenges that demand a reconfiguration of a higher level of Consciousness within each one of us. We must understand that process and how to most beautifully cooperate with it.” -Paul Muller-Ortega