6 Month Program for New Students

Sunday | Nov 11th | 10am-1pm MT

“Freedom in Every Moment: Presence, Awakening and the Role of the Nervous System in Inquiry and Freedom”

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“Freedom, our birthright, is the true purpose of this life” ~Neelam

We come into this life carried by the momentum of our unresolved past and guided by our Desire for Freedom. This natural movement and the very precious birth in the human body present us with a real opportunity in this lifetime to reach our goal/true purpose.

Beginning with the Direct Experience of Presence and throughout the process that leads to Awakening, our attention moves many times between the recognition of Presence and contraction into the past.

It is crucial to recognize and re-train the movement of our attention – to be able to “Be Here”, to grow the Capacity of our nervous system for Presence and to experience the unfinished tendencies of the past.

One of the most important parts of sitting together for six months is the continuous commitment to Presence, Trust, Discrimination, Awakening and Freedom. As well as the opportunity to deeply understand, learn and embody the teaching. It is the energy, the momentum that we bring into Being Here and being Present that has the power to permanently stop the engagement with the past.

This program offers a powerful opportunity for transformation. Through the understanding of the nervous system and the unique sensation based Inquiry Process that Neelam teaches. We will identify and meet the particular tendencies of the past that stop us from resting Here.

You will learn experientially how to use the awareness of the nervous system and brain to grow our capacity to Be Here. Being Here is so essential to our ability to be Present and meet everything that is arising. Learning to trust Presence more than we trust the patterns of the past creates a foundation for Awakening. Meeting the unexamined patterns directly through the process of Inquiry establishes us firmly in Freedom.


  • Core principles of the teaching (Suffering, Inquiry, Tenderness,“Okayness”, and Freedom)
  • Awakening and the process that leads to Awakening
  • Direct experience of Presence (our True Nature)
  • What does it mean to “Be Here”?
  • The power of Self Inquiry
  • The sense of “I” and how does it take ownership of the arising experience
  • The connection between the human body, nervous system and brain
  • The role of the nervous system in Awakening, Inquiry and in Freedom
  • Increasing the capacity of the nervous system to Be Here
  • What is Embodiment?
  • Identifying the tendencies of the past and how they affect our ability to Be Here
  • How to apply the Inquiry process when we are out in the world (in relation to it and others)



Rarely in the West can individuals set daily life aside nor can we replicate the experience of sitting in satsang for months (as Neelam did with Papaji in India). The 6-month programs are the closest Neelam has found as a way to replicate the experience and benefits of these teachings for students.  The longer programs provide consistent support and are the most effective and transformative way a teacher can bring long-lasting benefits to students.

The benefits of longer programs include:

  • Diving deep into the Core Principles of the teachings: Understanding them, experiencing them and asking questions about how to embody them in your day-to-day life:
  • Strengthening our commitment and desire for Truth and Freedom
  • Strengthening our resolve and capacity to Be Here (less fight-or-flight, freeze, overwhelm)
  • Increasing our Trust in resting in Presence, our True Nature (peace, love and lasting freedom)
  • Increasing our ability to be present in the world/when Relational (understanding the nexus between Relationships, the Nervous System and Presence)
  • Enhanced ability to identify and work with past tendencies and habits (individual patterns of conditioning) that stop us from resting Here permanently.
    • Papaji used to say that when we come to Satsang we are like a glass of water with sediment at the bottom. Satsang stirs up the sediment so that it can be experienced and transcended.
  • Developing practical skills necessary to meet the arising past and reduce suffering through teachings on:
    • Understanding the nervous system and brain (how to re-train our attention)
    • Understanding trauma and how it affect the nervous system and our day-to-day life
    • Interactive Self-Inquiry and Partner-Inquiry practice:
      • Learning to notice sensations – Sensations are a gateway to Presence
      • Learning how to Be Here (re-focusing our attention to Presence)
      • Increasing the capacity of the nervous system to Be Here
  • Establishing new habits of Being Here (from both the brain and physiology perspective) – Developing new habits takes practice and time!
  • Understanding and experiencing what Awakening is and the process that leads to Awakening




  1. A desire and willingness to give Presence “center stage” in your life.   
  2. Full Participation:  Your full participation in all aspects of the program is required. Neelam requests that students not be absent for more than two of the program calls. Make sure you set aside time for yourself and all of these elements for the duration of the program.

Participation includes:

  • Program calls: Every other week program calls, the majority of which are TeleConference Satsangs (3 hour calls) and two are at-home day-long intensive calls (5 hours). Break times are included. Holidays are excluded.
  • Additional teaching and homework via audio or video recordings from Neelam. Provided by email bi-weekly. Include details on how to apply these assignments to our lives.
  • Weekly partner inquiry – 1 hour per week
  • Mentoring calls with long-time students



Program participants receive teachings and support through:

  • TeleConference calls: Generally 3-hrs satsang, plus two Day-long Intensives (5 hrs) with Neelam
  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Group support
  • Mentoring calls with long-time students
  • Partner inquiry exercises with other students
  • Written assignments
  • Recordings of all the sessions
  • Neelam will offer a limited number of private phone sessions to students in this program for an additional fee



Program calls take place on Sundays from 10am – 1pm MT, unless otherwise noted below

Neelam asks that participants avoid being absent for more than 2 meeting calls during the program.

2018 Dates

NOV 11 – 10 am – 1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam
NOV 18 – 10 am – 1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam
NOV 25 – Audio/Video Recording of Neelam (sent via email)

DEC 2 – 10am – 3pm MT / At Home Day-long Intensive w/Neelam
DEC 9 –  Audio/Video Recording of Neelam (sent via email)
DEC 16 – 10am – 1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam
DEC 23 – Christmas Break
DEC 30 – 10am – 1pm MT / Facilitated Call w/Long-time Students

2019 Dates

JAN 6   – 10am – 1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam
JAN 13 – Audio/Video Recording of Neelam (sent via email)
JAN 20 – 10am – 1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam
JAN 27 –  Audio/Video Recording of Neelam (sent via email)

FEB 3   – 10am – 1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam
FEB 10 – Audio/Video Recording of Neelam (sent via email)
FEB 17 – 10am – 1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam
FEB 24 – 10am – 1 pm MT Audio/Video Recording or Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam

MAR 3 – 10 am – 1 pm MT / Facilitated Call w/Long-time Students
MAR 10 – 10 am – 3 pm MT / At Home Day-long Intensive w/Neelam
MAR 17 – Audio/Video Recording of Neelam (sent via email)
MAR 24 – 10 am -1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam
MAR 31 – Audio/Video Recording of Neelam (sent via email)

APR 7   – 10am – 1pm MT / Teleconference Meeting w/Neelam


  • Register on or before October 28, 2018: Suggested donation of $925 – $1,475
  • Register after October 28, 2018: Suggested donation of $1,500
  • Monthly payment option available (email info@neelam.org to request)
  • Register by payment in full or by making a non-refundable $100 deposit



We encourage all participants to remain in the program and work through the arising issues in Presence and through Inquiry as that is part of the program and it assures the success of your participation.

However in case of unforeseen and life changing circumstances that would prevent you from completing the program we offer a limited, percentage based refund policy.

There are no refunds after January 6th, 2019. We put a great deal of energy into creating this program and rely on your commitment financially to provide the best experience possible.

We are a non-profit and we rarely have students requesting refunds, but just in case here is an outline. There is a 30% office support fee of the total program cost, and a percentage fee depending on how long you spent in the course.

For example: if you only participated in 2 months of 6 months, the remaining 70% class fee would get divided by 3 (as 2 months is a third of 6 months). So we would keep 30% office support and 23.3% class fee, a total of 53.3%, and you would receive 46.7% return. If desired, the refund can be in the form of a credit on your account toward a future program.

We welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns before refunding your payment. If there is something we can assist you with, please contact us at info@neelam.org at any time during the program

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