George taught a series of workshops during the 1980s, which have been discontinued. We present them here because they will give you some background on how his workshops evolved over time.
His first workshop was A Consumer's Guide to Meditation, which he taught in 1984 for Learning Adventures (now Learning Annex). This first popular treatment of meditation included
(1) a presentation of different types of meditation
(2) explained what different techniques of meditation do
(3) gave participants an experience of basic meditation
(4) provided a reference guide to then-current meditation providers in the Los Angeles area.
The class included a small work book.
George began offering Light Sittings during 1985 and 1986 to provide support and guidance for the spiritual growth of those who took the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, and for other interested aspirants. Light Sittings are always offered free of charge.
He continues to give Light Sittings today, working primarily with his advanced meditation students.
You may find out more about Light Sittings by clicking here.
Vipassana is a Buddhist form of meditation that observes and monitors present time experience for extended periods of time. Maintaining this unbroken awareness of your experience in the present time is called mindfulness.
Typically the focus for Vipassana meditation begins with the sensations that arise within the body, and progresses to feelings, thoughts, and subtler aspects of experience. Alternately, some schools of Vipassana begin with watching the breath in the present time; Zen Buddhism also favors this method.
Samatha is another type of meditation used by Buddhist meditation Masters. Samatha means to concentrate or focus the attention on a selected object of meditation. In Hindu traditions this practice is called Raja Yoga.
Raja-Vipassana meditation combines the selection of a focal point of samatha or Raja Yoga meditation with monitoring present time experience at that focal point. It is a hybrid between two different styles of meditation that combines the best features of both.
The Raja Vipassana Workshop was taught during 1986 and into 1987. Swami Prem Dayal introduced this hybrid meditation style in response to a meditation student's intense curiosity about vipassana, after this student was first exposed to vipassana in the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation.
This short seven week class taught in 1987 explored the Seven Rays. The Attunement Meditation Workshop gave workshop participants the opportunity to directly experience the energy and quality of the Seven Rays, and to channel the light of the Seven Rays to others.
Attunement, the ability to receive Light and Grace from a spiritual Master and then transmit it using intention, is an important aspect of becoming a disciple. This is the first time an element of disciplic training was presented by the Mudrashram® teachers to the public.
After George completed his training in Alcohol Drug Counseling at UCLA Extension in 1987, he started facilitating weekly Recovery Groups for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families. These were topic-focused explorations of issues shared by people who grew up in alcoholic and drug-abusing families. These weekly groups continued until early 1990.
In 1991, he coupled a Meditation for Recovery Workshop with a lecture of the same name at the Whole Life Expo. An optional workbook was made available for this class for interested participants.
Flying: the Ultimate Spiritual Adventure Workshop
This class was first conducted 1/8/92. It was a presentation of the teachings of the Mudrashram® lineage that focused on mastery of the attentional principle and learning to work with the Light. The class combined guided meditation with Light Immersion and inspired spiritual guidance (Satsang) from the teachers of the Mudrashram® lineage.
CLASS ONE: Leaving the body focus – the inner secret of Raja Yoga
CLASS TWO: Bringing the body into the Light – the first attunement
CLASS THREE: Bringing the emotions into the Light – the second attunement
CLASS FOUR: Bringing the mind into the Light – the third attunement
CLASS FIVE: Bringing the will into the Light – the fourth attunement
CLASS SIX: Awakening the Higher Mind – the fifth attunement
CLASS SEVEN: The Mystery of the God Within – the sixth attunement
CLASS EIGHT: Meeting the Master in the Heart of God – the seventh attunement
CLASS NINE: Traveling in the Higher Planes – the freedom of flying
CLASS TEN: Bringing back a gift for humanity
This workshop was first offered in 1994. It showed workshop participants how to to explore their past lives using a variety of techniques in a supportive setting. This workshop continues to be taught today. This workshop covers:
Major tracks of experience in past life recall
Tratakam on the human form (Swa Dhyan and Dwija Dhyan)
Accessing past lives using Process Meditation
Reviewing past lives using Receptive Meditation
The Time Travel method
Metavisional viewing of the Akashic Records
George resumed teaching workshops after he completed graduate school, and finished the first draft of the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course in early in 2000. Workshops he brought forward in 2000 included, How to Read Your Own Past Lives Workshop, The Karma Workshop, and The Way of the Heart Workshop.
The Karma Workshop
This class was first held on February 21, 2000. This one night-workshop explored the question "What is Karma?" in depth. It introduced seven new meditations to help workshop participants experience first hand the bands of the unconscious mind where karma is stored. The class covered the following topics:
The Primal Substance of the Unconscious
The Four Types of Karma
The Seven Levels of Karma.
Meditation on the Seven Levels of Karma
How Do We Get Rid of Karma?
The Four Poles of Inner Work
The Essential Chakras Meditation
The Four Quadrants of Karma Meditation
How Karma is Stored
Meditation on the Layers of Karma
How is New Karma Created?
The Octaves of Volition
Freedom from Karma
Meditation on the Octaves of Volition
Understanding the Divine Will
Meditation on the Divine Will
The Importance of Understanding Karma
The Sacred Inner Flame Meditation
The Way of the Heart Workshop
This class was first held in April 2000. It presented the teachings of the Mudrashram® lineage on the principle of the individual spirit and its journey homeward to the Divine Beloved. The class included guided meditation with Light Immersion and inspired spiritual guidance (Satsang) from the teachers of the Mudrashram® lineage.
CLASS ONE : The Mystery of the Pineal Gland. Absorption into the spirit.
CLASS TWO: The Light and Sound of God. Seeing and hearing with the heart.
CLASS THREE: Opening the Way. The hidden secret of Bhakti Yoga.
CLASS FOUR: The Wayfarer and the Guide. The encounter with the Friend.
CLASS FIVE: Bhakti and life. Dealing with a heart overflowing with love.
The Psychic Powers workshop was designed to train George's meditation students about what are the psychic powers and how to develop them. The class also included a segment on guiding others in meditation. This workshop includes:
What are the Psychic Powers?
Guidelines for Use of the Psychic Powers
Why Should I Develop my Psychic Powers?
How Do I Activate My Psychic Vehicle?
Contemplation of the centers of the psychic vehicle
Dropping the Astral Body in the Psychic Flame
Contemplation of Your Abilities in the Planetary Realm
Using Selected Psychic Powers
Manifestation and Dissolution
Intuitive Auric Sensing
Sending Healing Energy
Channeling Your Soul's Guidance to Another (Satsang)
Receiving Telepathic Information
Practicing the Art of Guiding the Attention
Types of Psychic Readings
Using Psychic Powers Wisely
The Agni Yoga – Attunement Meditation Workshop
This workshop taught its participants several additional Agni Yoga meditations and went into greater depth into Attunement meditation.
What is Agni Yoga?
Agni Yoga Across the Seven Rays
Will Attunement Meditation Technique
Color Healing through the Chakras Meditation
Soul Dialogue Meditation
Conscience Clearing Meditation
Love Attunement Meditation
The Rainbow Technique
What is Attunement Meditation?
The Five Minor Attunements
The Five Major Attunements
Differences between Agni Yoga and Attunement Meditation
Dawning of the Powers of Attunement
Attunement at Different Levels of the Great Continuum
Abilities Gained on the Path of Discipleship
Practicing the Five Minor Attunements
The Advanced Raja Yoga Meditation Workshop
This workshop went into greater depth into Raja Yoga meditation, and explored alternate tracks for projecting the attentional principle from its ground state.
The Activity of the Disciple
Using the Mirrors of Inner Development
Meditation upon the Mirrors of Development
The Paths of Raja Yoga across the Seven Rays
Benefits of Raja Yoga
Yantra and Mandala Meditation
Meditation upon Vehicles of Consciousness
Symbolic or Archetypal Meditation
Symbol and Archetype Meditation
Rhythmic Meditation (Laya Yoga and Kirtan)
Chakra and Deity Meditation
Meditation on the path of the spirit (Nada Laya)
Advanced Sound Current Meditation
Meditation on the Essential Chakras (Atma Rupa)
The Seven Dimensions of Meditation
The Advanced Kundalini Meditation Workshop
This workshop went into greater depth into Kundalini meditation, and explored the different perspectives that meditators visualize the chakras at differnt stations of the path.
This workshop has as its prerequsite completion of either the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the Accelerated Meditation Program(AMP). [We prefer that those students who have completed AMP will have also opted to receive their kundalini consultation.] It includes:
Signs of Kundalini Awakening
Kundalini within the Vehicles
Levels of Kundalini Awakening
Discussion about the Methods for Awakening the Kundalini Shakti
Breathing the Kundalini Mantra
Opening Chakras with Mantras
Hatha Yoga Bandhas with Pranayama
Guidelines for Use of the Kundalini Shakti
Exercises to Explore the Kundalini Shakti
Meditation One – The Kanda
Meditation Two – The Rays of Kundalini Shakti
Meditation Three – The Sushumna
Meditation Four – The Ida and Pingala
Meditation Five – The Lotuses of the Chakras (Physical Octave)
Meditation Six – the Syllables and Sounds of the Chakras (Etheric Octave)
Meditation Seven – the Colors and Qualities of the Chakras (Astral-Emotional Octave)
Meditation Eight – the Deities of the Chakras (Causal Mental Octave)
Meditation Nine – Chakras of the Soul (Essential Octave)
Meditation Ten – Experimenting with Bandhas
Meditation Eleven – The Ojasic Vehicle
Meditation Twelve – Meditation on the Channel of Nectar (Amrita)
Meditation Thirteen – Tracing the Kundalini Path
The Gentle Art of Sublimation
Grounding the Kundalini
Kundalini from the Standpoint of an Adept
The Eight Aspects of the Kundalini Shakti
Sitting for Kundalini Awakening
The Tarot Card Reading Workshop
George first taught the Tarot Card Reading workshop 20 years after he began giving Tarot card readings on Venice Beach in 1983. This workshop was one of his Psychic Development Series workshops, which also included the How to Read Your Own Past Lives Workshop and the Psychic Powers Workshop. This workshop continues to be taught today. This workshop includes:
Part One: What is the Tarot?
What do the symbols mean?
What is the origin of the Tarot?
Tarot in Magic, Occultism, and Mystery School teachings
How does the Tarot work to reveal the inner life?
Synchronicity—the mirror of the inner life
The Tree of Life (Kabala)
Part Two: Meditating on the Tarot
Finding the Tree of Life within
Building your symbolic map—activating the symbols
Dialoguing with the symbols within
Doing a basic reading (the Celtic reading)
Doing a four card exploratory reading
Part Three: Using the Tarot in Daily Life
Tarot's place in the decision-making process
Opening the doors of inner process with the tarot
Tarot and prediction of future events
Meditation for Therapists Workshop
This workshop is our first professional training workshop for counselors, psychologists, psychotherapists and graduate students in Psychology. For more information about this workshop, please click here.
George first conducted this workshop on 3/31/03 at Children's Institute International in Los Angeles.
The Vision Workshop
This workshop was developed to teach meditation students to "see" clearly within in meditation. It details the octaves of sight, from physical vision to core sight (seeing with the Soul) and gives specific meditations to explore and activate these inner visioning abilities.
Because of the advanced and intensive nature of this workshop, it is suggested that students who take this class will have first taken the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the Accelerated Meditation Program.
This workshop is one of his Psychic Development Series workshops, which also included the How to Read Your Own Past Lives Workshop, The Tarot Card Reading Workshop, and the Psychic Powers Workshop. This in-depth workshop includes:
The Octaves of Vision
Experiencing the Subtle Bands of Vision
Exploring Physical Vision
Awakening Attentional Sight
Purusa Dhyan Meditation
Concentration Using Inner Sound
Concentration Using Smell and Taste (nectar)
Concentration Using Inner Forms
Concentration Using the Symbolic or Personified Essence of the Vehicles
Techniques of Internal Tratakam
The Hansa Breath
Awakening Psychic Sight
Viewing with Your Astral Vision
Telescopic Astral Vision
Penetrating Astral Vision
Electromagnetic Spectrum and Information Ether Sensitivity
Resonance Ether Sensitivity
Empathic Sensitivity Mediated through the Astral Body
Contemplating Your Attentional Principle
Heart Sight –Seeing from the spirit
Exloring the spirit through Inquiry
Self Sight – Activating personal Intuition
Polling Using Personal Intuition
Contemplating the Archetypal Forms of the Soul
Listening for the Sounds of the Soul
Feeling the Qualities of the Soul
Tracing the Kundalini Path
Accessing the Fountainhead Center of Wisdom
Uniting Attention with the Soul
We teach these workshops in hosted gatherings at a person's home. You can set up a workshop in a Central or Southern California location by contacting us at classes at mudrashram.com and letting us know you wish to host a workshop.
Make sure that your group meets the minimum requirements to take the group. For example, several of the workshops are advanced, and are designed for graduates of the Mudrashram© Master Course in Meditation or the Accelrated Meditation Program. Please see the article, Utilizing Our Services, for guidelines about who is eligible.
Hosts receive the course for free. For advanced courses for our basic meditation course completers, we require a minimum of five participants, excluding the host. For courses open to the genral public, we require a minimum of eight participants excluding the host.
We will post infomation about George's new workshops on this site as they become available. Please check our quarterly schedule of events to see when our workshops will be held.