You are really excited. You have just received that phone
call from the premie in charge of the Aspirants' meetings in
your city. You are selected. He/she will send you all
information my mail, or by fax. (If you failed, don't worry:
he/she will be very sweet. M wants to give you K anyway!
That's why he is doing everything he is doing. He cares for
you. If you enjoyed the process up to now, just keep
enjoying it, things will go better and better. Even if
everything is beautiful now, it will get even better; relax!
You will receive K when it will be the best moment for
But this time you have been successful. It took you 6 to 8
month to get to this point, and now you need a break. Now
that you have been selected, you can relax at last. It just
so happens that the K session is scheduled during a week-end
(it is usually the case, so that most of the invited people
During each year, M usually does one K session on the East
coast of the US, one the West coast, one in the middle,
sometimes one in Canada, some in Europe, same thing on other
continents, depending on his schedule and other conferences.
He usually gives K to few hundred people at the same time
(thousands in India).
He usually arranges K sessions during a conference lasting
three to four days: two days for meetings for aspirants
and/or premies, one day for selection (with the help of the
Instructors/Mahatmas), and one day for K session with a
premie/aspirants/new premies conference the same day.
If the session is scheduled for a Sunday, you will be asked
to be there on the morning or afternoon of the day before.
There will be a two or three hour meeting on that day. If M
is available, he might come and have a final meeting with
all these ready people. If he doesn't, Belkis and/or
Charnanand will take care of this meeting.
You will be there on time to get a pass with your name and
find yourself in the same, familiar environment. You will
very likely see the premies in charge of the Aspirants in
your country there. They will help for the setup of the
hall, the ushering and few things: it is their reward. They
might have a chance to see M, or at least feel that blissful
The meeting the day
You might see some beautiful, new videos. Nothing
very special will be said. If M comes, he will give everyone
inspiration. If he does not come, the Instructor will give
you some useful details and check that everybody is doing
well. If you have some health problem or if you need some
special care, they will find the best way to help you in
that field so that you feel good and it does not disturb
Whatever happens, you will be asked to take a shower the
next morning. You can imagine why. Some peope don't have
very high standards of hygiene, and it might be very
disturbing to sit next to someone like that for a few hours.
You will be told where you'll be able to have lunch,
It might happen in the morning or in the
afternoon, after lunch, whatever. It will last between four
and five hours. (M tries to keep it as short as possible.)
You will be ushered into a nice hall, its size depending of
the attendance. People needing translation will receive
headsets. There is a stage for M, not too high, so that
everybody can see him. You will find a very comfortable
armchair waiting for you, with plenty of space around it.
The only people there will be Charnanand, M and some other
guys you don't know yet (instructors), maybe a
It's a very quiet environment, no external noise, some very
nice new-age style music playing. You will sit in your
armchair, a video you have never seen will be shown, and M
will come and speak. He will welcome you with a few words,
make you fill good. Then he will ask you if you can keep
these three vows: don't reveal the techniques, give K a fair
chance, and keep in touch. He will say briefly what is going
to happen. You will be explained the techniques, one by one,
and then practice them.
The four techniques that will be explained are ways to focus
and go inside, to experience what is already going on
inside. (What M calls the 'experience of life'). That means
that he will show the first technique and you will practice
it, then the second and you'll practice it, etc. Each one of
these four techniques are meant to be practiced one after
the other, in the same order as they are shown.
He will use a camera and video screen to show it
so that everybody can see it well (unless you are in a
session with just a few people). You will first watch what
he shows on himself, then you will practice yourself.
You first close your eyes. (They have to remain closed
during the practice of all four techniques.) Your focus has
to stay inside. Starting on the external edges of your eyes
and using your thumb and your middle finger, following the
rim of the eyelids, you gently and slowly bring your fingers
to the median corner of your eyes, in contact with your
eyelids. Then you rest them on that spot, these two fingers
in touch with your eyelids and the bone of your nose.
You gently rest your index where it is, on a spot in the
middle of your forehead, above the top of the nose. There's
no need to press. Just keep your fingers steady so that your
eyeballs don't move. You can rest your arm (elbow) on the
arm of your armchair, on your chest or on a cushion. If you
are right handed, use your right hand, if you are left
handed, use your left hand. Don't switch hands if you get
tired. If you get tired, put down your hand, relax, and then
start again. The best thing is to find a good position where
you can relax, and use a cushion to support your arm so that
you don't have to make any effort creating tensions. Relax
and focus inside. M might repeat that explanation, and let
people try on them. Then practice this first technique for
15 minutes. (He doesn't call it 'light' anymore: simply the
You are going to use your right thumb to close
your right ear, and your left thumb to close your left ear.
Use the soft part (fleshy, where your fingerprints are) of
the last phalanx of your thumbs (don't stick them into the
ears), just gently close the opening of your ears, without
pushing. Keep the trigus (small cartilage at the entrance of
the ear duct) out. Rest the other four fingers on your
forehead and your head. Let your focus go inside. Keep your
eyes closed. You can rest your arms on an armchair, or your
chest, or on a cushion. If you get tired, put your hands
down, relax, and start again. It's no longer called the
'music' technique anymore: simply the second technique.
Keep your eyes closed. Be aware of your breath
going in, and your breath going out. Breath normally. Follow
what you feel, and let your focus go inside.
Keep your eyes closed. Roll back the tip of your
tongue against the palate. Gently rest your tongue wherever
it goes, without pushing. Follow what you feel, and let your
focus go inside.
You might wonder what happens whilst you practice the
techniques. As your eyes are closed, you won't see any of
it, but I can reveal it to you: During the first and the
second techniques, some instructors and/or mahatmas will be
going around quietly, checking if you're practicing them
exactly the way M just showed them. If you don't, they will
gently come and show you how to do them right.
During the third and fourth, they are supposed to stay in a
corner and just watch in case something weird happens. (You
keep practicing the second, or you stand up and want to go
to the toilet, fall asleep, anything that's not supposed to
happen.) M might come and watch what happens for a while. He
sometimes walk in the aisles. Most of the time he stays in a
private room backstage, by himself or having a chat with an
organizer, instructor or friend.
After you have finished practicing the four techniques, he
will re-explain them again, and say a few words; not to be
concerned by time, to find a conducive environment, not
expect anything special, that the main thing is to go
Then there will be a 20 minutes pause. Then M is going to
explain again each technique. He will also give some general
advice: you have to sit by yourself (nobody is going to
disturb you) in a comfortable position. Don't be tired,
otherwise you may fall asleep. Find the best time of the
day! You can use an armchair, cushions, sit on your bed, or
even lie down, as long as you don't intend to sleep. You
have to be able to feel comfortable and to relax. (The
baragons have been banned more than 15 years ago and he does
not mention them anymore).
And finally you will get to practice them one by one, 15
minutes each, with M (or Charnanand) giving a signal (now
practice the second technique, or the third, or the fourth)
indicating when you have to change and practice the next
technique, without explanations in-between, like you will do
home afterwards. M advises against using a timer to give the
signal when to change to the next technique. By practice you
will know more or less how long it takes. It is not
important to do it 15 minutes exactly. What is most
important is to focus inside, and practice each technique
for about the same time (not to practice the first or the
third for 30 minutes because you like it more, and only 10
minutes for the others, for instance). If you want to
practice more than an hour, let's say 2 hours, then you
should practice each technique for about 30 minutes.
At the end of the session there is usually a time where M
asks the new premies to express their feelings. You might
say how grateful you are. He will say a few words, he might
read some poetry, from him or Kabir, or Mirabai. In some
lucky places, he gives darshan (toe-kissing) if the premies
(usually from Indian background) ask for it. Then a short
beautiful video, and you will be allowed to leave the
That's it. Welcome to the premie's