The Mystery and Power of Mantra - Discover the esoteric practice of mantra meditation

The Mystery and Power of Mantra

Discover the esoteric practice of mantra meditation

8 Hours to Complete

This course takes approximately 8 hours to complete. Includes lifetime access.

Certificate of Completion

You will receive a certificate upon the completion of this course.

8 CEUs Upon completion

This course qualifies for 8 continuing education credits.

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Course Overview

Learn how mantras act as forces for healing and how they serve as supports for collecting and concentrating the energies of the mind.

We will explore the meaning of various mantras used in the Himalayan tradition and learn to cultivate a deeper relationship with the mantra you use for meditation through japa practice (mantra repetition).

In this 8 hour digital course, you will:

  • Gain a clearer understanding of the role of mantra in your meditation practice
  • Learn the subtleties of japa practice and discover how mantras become spontaneous outpourings of sound
  • Discover which mantra might be appropriate for you and, if you like, receive a personal mantra for your practice
  • Explore the role of mantra meditation to assist in purifying your mind and sharpening your intellect
Rolf Sovik
Meet The Teacher

Rolf Sovik

President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute, Rolf Sovik, PsyD, began his study of yoga and meditation in 1972. He is a student of H.H. Swami Rama and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and under their guidance has explored the teachings of the Himalayan tradition. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern Studies, and Clinical Psychology. He is currently a resident of the Himalayan Institute where he lives with his wife, Mary Gail. Read Rolf’s articles on yoga wisdom and spirituality in the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.

Course Outline

  46 Lessons    |      8 Hours    |      8 CEUs
  • What We Want to Accomplish
  • Write Your Goals
  • Purification Mantra
  • Prayer Gives Voice to a Longing
  • Turning Deeply Toward Meditation
  • Guided Meditation Practice
  • Progressive Supports for Meditation
  • Pyramid Diagram
  • Soham Mantra Meditation
  • Meaning and Qualities of "namah"
  • Esoteric Meaning of "Soham"
  • Pratyahara—Practice for Resting the Senses
  • Finding a Resting Place for the Mind
  • Blocking and Unveiling the Light
  • Reverence and Devotion in Meditation
  • Establishing a Relaxed Focus
  • Overcoming Doubt, Indecisiveness, and Unconscious Habit Patterns
  • Ignoring Your Conscience
  • How Does Mantra Work in the Mind?
  • Model of the Mind
  • Om and Other Seed Mantras
  • Meaning and Pronunciation of Gayatri Mantra
  • Maha Mrtyunjaya Mantra: Meaning and Pronunciation
  • How to Do Japa with a Mantra
  • 61-Point Relaxation Practice with Maha Mrtyunjaya Mantra
  • About 61-Point Relaxation
  • Guided Meditation
  • Sing the Name of the Lord
  • Three Stories of Grace
  • A Shaktipata Experience
  • Trustful Surrender
  • Two Categories of Initiation
  • Receiving a Mantra
  • How to Use a Mala
  • A Mala Can Help
  • Doing a Purashcharana
  • Take the Leap: Meditation Immersion
  • Organizing Your Mantra Practice
  • Mantra and Karma
  • Read about Dormant, Active, and Potential Karmas
  • Influencing Karma through The Path of Action
  • Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 48
  • Influencing Karma through Meditative Paths
  • Guided Practice
  • Treasuring Your Practice
  • Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 21