What is Integral Meditation?

© 2000 by George A. Boyd

Integral meditation emphasizes balanced spiritual development.

Balanced spiritual development is achieved by meditating on each of the four poles of spiritual development.

By developing the ensouling entity (Soul), spirit, and the inner vehicles of the mind to the same nodal point, harmonious transition from one nodal point to the next is achieved.

The attentional principle then contemplates this new state of being, looking for the emergence of novel abilities, for fresh vistas of intuitive knowledge and understanding.

Integral meditation also incorporates many aspects of spiritual practices in a single system. These are the ten steps of the process we teach in the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the Accelerated Meditation Program.


Name of Method

Purpose of Step




Centering Techniques

Contact the Self, learn to better control the functioning of the personality and centers of the Conscious, Subconscious and Metaconscious minds.




Kundalini Yoga

Awaken the principle of energy and awareness to become aware of the vehicles of consciousness of the Subconscious, Metaconscious and Superconscious mind; and to gain a glimpse of the Soul.


Nada Yoga

Awaken the spirit and open the channels of the Nada; attune the development of spirit and Soul.


Invocational methods

Learn to more effectively use the creative intelligence of Subconscious and Superconscious minds.


Mantra Yoga

Learn to unfold the spiritual evolutionary potentials of the Soul.


Raja Yoga

Learn to direct the attentional principle to travel through the inner dimensions to unite with the Soul.




Guru Kripa Yoga

Understand the goal of spiritual evolution and the balancing of the four poles in Integral Yoga; experience this state of balance and harmony.


Jnana Yoga

Gain guidance from the intuitive knowledge of the Superconscious mind.




Agni Yoga

Learn to bring down the Light of the Soul into the body to heal and energize, to work with issues in the unconscious, and to make the body into an instrument of the Soul.


Dharma Yoga

Get into harmony with your Soul, live your realized truths in daily life.