Our Prison Project
The Bhakta School Prison Project offers inmates and prison staff the benefits of learning methods for meditation and spiritual growth. These methods are taught in The Art of Inner Transformation, a curriculum of our school established by our school’s founder, Sadguru Kedarji.
Founded on the Hindu yogic and religious traditions, The Art of Inner Transformation is a time-honored approach to making the restless mind quiet, while providing an effective means for students to develop a personal relationship with God.
The prison project offering includes:
- Introductory Events of 60-90 minutes in length, led by Sadguru Kedarji and school staff
- Programs in Kirtan chanting and Mantra Yoga taught by school staff
- Monthly, non-denominational study groups
The Art of Inner Transformation curriculum includes 4 pillars of Total Well-Being.
1. Spiritual Power 2. Improved Mental State 3. Emotional Resilience 4. Vibrant Health of The Physical Body
The last 3 are integrated into the first. As a result, this provides you with a complete, 1-stop experience to end your seeking on all levels. Most of all, our approach secures your transformation to Total Well-Being. View the video below for what some students of our school have to say about their experience of these 4 pillars.
These programs are offered for inmates and/or prison staff and are open to people of all faiths and religious backgrounds. Methods taught include:
- Witness Consciousness Centering – Our Unique Approach To Meditation That Makes The Restless Mind Quiet In Less Than 3 Minutes
- Kirtan Chanting
- Mantra Yoga & Methods For Mantra Repetition
- The Arc – Our Approach To Increased Emotional Resilience
About Sadguru Kedarji
Sadguru Kedarji is the Founder of The Bhakta School, our public charity, and the spiritual leader of The Art of Inner Transformation. He was raised in the Catholic and Christian religious traditions before keeping the company of Self-realized Love Beings in the East, where he also found his Guru.
He has integrated his experience and transformation into a multi-faceted approach to permanent spiritual transformation, healing and total well-being. Sadguru Kedarji worked with and was mentored by the early pioneers of the Whole Life, Holistic Nutrition and Holistic Healing movements that have now come to be known as wellness and lifestyle medicine approaches to vibrant health.
He studied oriental medicine, iridology and holistic nutrition with George Oshawa, founder of the Macrobiotic movement and the father of modern-day Acupuncture, Michio Kushi, co-founder of the Macrobiotic movement, Aveline Kushi, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Wataru Ohashi of Ohashi Institute and Health, Michael Abehsera, Masaaki Yamaguchi, the founder of the Souen restaurant chain and Souen macrobiotic health, William Dufty, author of the book Sugar Blues and Gloria Swanson, co-author of the book Sugar Blues. He studied herbology, botanical medicine and holistic, vegan cooking with Anne Marie Colbin and Victor Kulvinskas, both original pioneers in these fields.
With this extensive background in Total Well-Being, Kedarji has integrated a formidable, Total Well-Being approach into The Art of Inner Transformation curriculum. View a video in which he speaks more about this integration and offering. Sadguru Kedarji is also the founder and owner of Soma Essential Healing.
His greatest gift to us is his Shaktipat Blessing that begins the journey back to our primordial home, the Self of all, the Ultimate Reality. This gift of Grace is the foundation for permanent spiritual transformation in The Art of Inner Transformation curriculum. His ability and authority to lead others to permanent spiritual transformation and realization of the Self is evident in the many video blogs at this web site. It also becomes evident in the posted experience shares, the documented statistics, and conversations with those who have served our mission the longest. You may also be interested in reading his spiritual autobiography, Vibration of Divine Consciousness.