• Inner Engineering Diaries

    Shambhavi Initiation – Buzzed Out or Overkill?

    It was about three years ago, in the month of April, on a Sunday. It was not one of those fancy, suspense-filled, low-lit, high voltage environments where a few spiritual masters looked at the few students who awaited to be initiated, judging. It wasn’t the types Paulo Coelho or Dan Brown write in their famous books (The Pilgrimage and Inferno, respectively) – the ones that make you feel “special”. It wasn’t one of those hush-hush events of my life, or the highly anticipatory moments when you feel you’re just about to enter into another world, a world you kept looking for and knew deep in your heart, existed. It felt…

  • Inner Engineering Diaries

    Shambhavi Diaries – A Prelude

    What is Shambhavi? For the uninitiated (no pun intended)¬†Shambhavi, or Shambhavi¬†Mahamudra is a practice taught as part of the Inner Engineering program offered by Isha Foundation. Something about the practice calls me to write about my everyday experience of it, more like a personal memoir of how things were once upon a time in my life. To read, or not to read? This category of blog posts would only make sense to you if you are a practitioner of the same. I would strongly recommend that you read no further if you have not been part of the Inner engineering program, for three reasons: It would not be relevant to…