Mahan Jaap: Attuning to Group Energy

In this group meditation the individual will become sensitized on a new level so that he or she will respond to the energy in the group. Each person is a part of the greater energy balance. Chanting will happen in response to the shift of the total group energy.

This meditation requires a very perfect concentration, and it would be best if the group has already exercised and achieved a meditative state before starting a Mahan Jaap.


The Practice

Posture: Sit attentively. It is not necessary for the group to sit in a circle, though they may.

Mantra: The group begins chanting the punj shabd Sa Ta Na Ma all together. Then the class leader chants Sa Ta Na Ma alone. Then someone else immediately picks up the chant as the first person ends it.

Anyone can pick up the chant at any time; it does not move in a sequential order, nor does it move around the circle. Maintain a constant brisk rhythm, making each cycle 2-1/2 to 3 seconds.

Ultimately, the individual activity merges with the group activity, with no difference between them, since it is the energy focus of the group that shifts and causes someone to chant. Some may chant more than one time, while others may not chant at all.

At the instruction of the teacher, resume chanting all together.


Eyes: Meditate at the Brow Point, with the eyes closed.


Continue for 11 – 31 minutes.  To end, inhale, exhale, and relax.


A very delicate and sublime sensitivity will be developed in this process and the effect of the chant is multiplied many times by virtue of the group energy.

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.

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