Meditation, Study and Service
The Morya Federation follows a three-pronged approach: Meditation, Study and Service. We do not seek to limit our programs to the accumulation of esoteric knowledge, but focus on helping students to develop deep, esoteric understanding and to apply this to living a soul-illumined life.
Meditation techniques and the various stages of meditation (alignment, concentration, meditation, contemplation, illumination and inspiration) are gradually mastered. The individual is taught the right use of the mind, right control of thought and right interpretation of all spiritual phenomena. He learns the meaning of illumination with its seven stages, and begins (with increasing effectiveness) to live the inspired life of a Son of God.
Our academic year starts on December 21st , a date which coincides with the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the reverse below the equator. It is divided into two segments of six months. The first part of the year extends from the December Solstice to the June Solstice. It is the Light Half of the Year (LHY), while the second segment starts at the June Solstice and ends at the December Solstice. It is the Dark Half of the Year (DHY).
The LHY is devoted to meditation, and the acquisition of knowledge; the DHY is devoted to meditation and the integration/synthesis of knowledge acquired during the LHY. Most importantly, we always emphasize the application of knowledge and understanding to one’s personal life, to group life and to humanity as a whole. Students clarify and integrate their learning through the writing of responses to study questions and papers, plus the writing of meditation reports to assist them in reflecting upon their meditation experience and insights. Individual and group meditations are performed throughout the year.
But you don’t have to wait for the start of the academic year to join us. You can submit an application at any time. Early registrants are welcome and if they are accepted into either The Great Quest or Quest Universal programs, they get an early start in their studies by participating in our Foundations of Occult Meditation Program (Meditation Quest Program) until the start of the academic year on December 21st.
All students are assigned an Individual Mentor, and have access to the Teaching Teams assigned to the supervision of the various courses of study in which they are participating. Mentors will respond to students’ meditation work and related questions. The Teaching Teams will respond to students’ academic work and related questions.
Esotericism and occultism deal with the unseen side of all that is tangible, with the world of energies that lie behind the phenomenal world; hence the words esoteric or occult, which refer to that which is hidden. Esotericism and occultism present a systematic and comprehensive account of the energetic structure of the Universe and of man's place within it.
The means of contacting one’s higher consciousness, which is one's soul, and of eventually becoming at-one with it. It is the act of abstracting oneself from the outer world and centering within. It is a technique whereby we focus the mind so it becomes the receiver and reflector of higher consciousness. It enables us to receive spiritual impression and thus to contribute to the welfare and upliftment of mankind.
Service is motivated by consciousness to give of the self to others. It is an expression of love, given freely to the family, the group, or humanity in general. Service is the result of soul impulse, is a technique of group development, and shows our ability to understand and cooperate with the Divine Plan.
Discipleship denotes a stage of the path of spiritual evolution, where an individual has made a connection with the Soul and who has pledged his life to fostering the spiritual advancement of others. He takes responsibility to facilitate the emergence of right human relations and Brotherhood, in service of the Plan, which is the blueprint for the evolution and betterment of all lives upon the planet Earth.