Meditation to Experience the Essence of a Teacher

This simple kriya invokes the essence of the spiritual teacher. The Adi Mantra, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, unlocks the wisdom of the second shabad in this practice, Gurdev Mata. 

The Practice

Posture: Easy Pose, straight spine.

Eyes: Closed.

Mudra: Place the palms flat together at the heart center in Prayer Pose, with the thumbs slightly extended away from the palms to form a “V.” Point your fingers straight up, at exactly 90 degrees. The base of the palms, and the lines of the wrists, should be at the sternum. The tip of the tallest finger should be just a few millimeters below the chin. Keep the elbows bent out to the sides, not pointing down. 


  1. Chant for 3-1/2 minutes Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo sung by Nirinjan Kaur. Rhythm is slow.
  2. Meditate on one full repetition of the shabad Gurdev Mata sung by Guru Jiwan Singh.
  3. Chant for 1 minute with the Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Meditation to Experience the Essence of a Teacher

To End: Inhale deeply. Hold for 12 seconds, while you go deep into your soul, finding the Divine tranquility within. Exhale. Repeat 3 times. Relax.


Mastery of Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo positions you to project Kundalini Yoga with your word and through your body. At the heart of this practice is the direct and felt connection to the teacher within. 

In Kundalini Yoga we do not start without this mantra: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. It’s a telephone number of Shakti, with its own area code number, and it’s a direct line. 

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

This meditation was originally taught on 4/22/97 and can be found in The Master’s Touch: On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age.

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