Although jangama dhyana is ancient in
origin, the term was coined more recently in the 20th
century by Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj who traveled extensively, offering instructional programs on meditation and this specific technique. According
to Shivabalayogi, to reach jangama dhyana, the yogi sits with the eyes closed, then concentrates on
the spot between the eyebrows without moving the eyes or eyelids.
The yogi continues to focus the attention on that spot without repeating any mantra or imagining anything.
In jangama dhyana, the mind becomes
quiet as fewer and fewer thoughts appear until, eventually, the yogi
experiences centeredness and mental clarity. As the meditation
goes deeper, the yogi experiences only consciousness of existence and may thereby achieve Self-realization.