Sudarshan Kriya Download and Notes
NOTE: Please DO NOT ask for anyone to either provide a link to the Sudarshan Kriya MP3 or to email it to you. Any comments of this nature will be removed.
An alternative to SK is available freely, please see this post for further details.
The Long Sudarshan Kriya can easily be downloaded in mp3 format, for instance here or here. A note, though: downloading copyrighted material is illegal. As owners of this blog, we hereby state that we have not copied and distributed the Kriya. Readers of the blog have found the links, and made us aware of their existence. We also wish to point out that the Kriya tape seems to be easily copied, contrary to the beliefs in the Art of Living, that said action would be impossible, due to the Guru’s “grace” or “shakti”.
Even the instructions for 3-stage Pranayamas, Bhastrika and Om-chanting are out there, for those who want it.
Sudarshan Kriya Notes
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On August 25th, 2010, posting on the blog was disabled by WordPress, with the following warning: We have a concern about some of the content on your blog. Please click here to contact us as soon as possible to resolve the issue and re-enable posting.
I wrote back:
I understand your concern and your decision to temporarily disable postings on the blog. In the interest of free speech, though, I kindly request that you enable posting again. The blog is an important resource for many ex-Art of Living members, who need a forum to discuss and make sense of their time in the organisation. I would like to stress that we are not defaming anyone, or breaching copyrights. The so-called “Kriya Notes” are handwritten instructions, passed verbally and without any written agreement to keep unpublished.
Should you, however, insist that I remove the said notes, I will of course do so.
The comment below, posted on the blog recently, gives you an idea about what we are facing.
Skywalker, Blog owner.
Aol Mole permalink
August 26, 2010 2:45 am
I am a teacher in AOL and work in sumeru. Just on the fringes not able to leave as I am financially dependent on AOL.
Just to let the blog owners know here. Sri Sri has directed a three pronged attack on this blog last week. He has said that this will silence the critics forever. This attack has been planned for last two weeks by Sri Sri inner circle with many teleconferences and personal meetings.
The three pronged attack on critics:
Brahma – Ajay is incharge of this. Create testimonials blog. highlight only positives. no outlandish miracles to be showcased but just stress redution of successful and happy people. put photos to shame annonymous bloggers. good proof reading. form team of editors for Ajay’s blog.
Vishnu – Batliwala is incharge of this role. This role shoud enable to bring order through the fear of law. batliwala to send notices to blog owners for copyright infringement and defamation. create fear in the people who write and comment on this blog. Kriya and teachings secret to be protected at all costs. As it is lifeline of AOL.
Shiva – Swami Sadyojatha to start ripping apart the critics and finishing them. label the critics mentally unstable. start naming some ex teachers from Europe and two women in India. Do not focus on too many ex-teachers from India. as India is a base and that needs to be protected. Target women teachers as they are more hysterical. Create web seva warriors to attack all blogs and protect wikipedia entries etc. The mantra is ‘har har mahadev’.
This three pronged attack was commined to start on the auspicious day monday Aug 23rd.
I will send more details later.
I got the following reply from WordPress:
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If you do not have the legal rights to distribute the file/content/material, you are required to delete the post(s) and let us know when this has been done. The removal will then be verified, and the blog will be returned to normal.
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If you wish to formally challenge this DMCA notice, we will be happy to provide you with the details you need.
To wich I replied:
I have removed the contested material from the page http://aolfree.wordpress.com/secret-aol-knowledge/sudarshan-kriya-notes/, so please enable posting again.
Yes, I wish to formally challenge the DCMA notice, please provide details.
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The official notice is below:
We are a registered public charitable trust founded by His
Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar (His Holiness).Our head office is at No. 19, 39th A Cross, 11th Main, IV
T Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore – 560 041, Karnataka, India.Through our authorized Teachers we teach courses/programmes
designed by His Holiness (popularly known as the Art of
Living Courses) all over the world. Through the Course we
teach a breathing technique developed by His Holiness called the
Sudarshan Kriya (“the SK Technique”). The beneficial and healing
effects of the SK Technique are well known and well documented.The SK Technique is taught by us to the course participants only
through authorized and well trained Art Of Living Teachers. The
authorised Teachers are provided an instruction manual known
as the Sudarshan Kriya Notes (“the SK Notes”). These Notes
are strictly confidential and are read out to authorised
Teachers who copy the same in a note book. All such
teachers undertake to keep these Notes strictly confidential. The
Copyright in these Notes belongs exclusively to us.A blogger with a blog on your platform at
address has without any authority published these SK Notes on
the said blog. This is an infringement of our copyright and also a
serious violation of our right to keep the SK Notes
Confidential. It appears that the blogger concerned has
obtained a copy of the SK Notes in an unauthorized/illegal manner and
is now misusing the access to the same. Even in case by any chance the
blogger is an authorized teacher, such person is (in addition to the
infringement) in serious breach of his/her undertaking to keep the SK
Notes confidential.Any misuse of the Notes by any visitor on the said
blog could cause serious harm / injury to others, in the
event any attempt is made to teach the SK Technique on the
basis of and pursuant to the unauthorized publication of the SK
Notes on the said blog.We therefore request you to forthwith ensure that the SK
Notes are deleted from the blog mentioned above.We reserve our right to institute appropriate legal proceedings for
infringement/violation of our rights.Please note that since the infringement in question is
serious and can even cause injury to others, we are
addressing this complaint to you simultaneously with a direct
communication to the blogger. We trust that you will extend
your full cooperation to help us protect our rights. Also
since, the blogger is engaged in a defamatory campaign
against our organization and our founder, with malicious
intent, we do not expect the blogger to co‐operate.A copy of the SK Notes published on the said Blog is
pasted below for identification. You are requested to keep
the same strictly confidential. The link to the page on
which the SK Notes are illegally published
is http://aolfree.wordpress.com/secret-aol-knowledge/sudarshan-kriya-notes/We hereby declare in good faith that the use of the SK Notes by the
blogger is not authorised by law or by us (i.e. the copyright owners)
or by any agent of ours. We further declare under penalty of perjury
that all information contained in this notice is accurate and that we
are the owners of the copyright in the SK Notes.Vyakti Vikas Kendra India
Yezdi J. Batliwala
Trustee & Chairman
firstname.lastname@example.orgVyakti Vikas Kendra India,
No. 19, 39th A Cross,
11th Main, IV T Block,
Bangalore – 560 041,