Empower Your Life.

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Sessions 1 -2  * Introduction

The 'Half-Woman Lord,' Kashmir Manuscript Painting

The ‘Half-Woman Lord,’ Kashmir Manuscript Painting

 

 

Topics-

Overview of Non-Dual Kashmir Śhaivism: the Yoga of Śhiva-Śhakti

- Introduction to the Śhiva Sūtras and Kṣhemarāja’s Commentary

- Introduction to the Three Upāyas, Yogic ‘Means’ to Liberation

 

 

 

Sessions 3 – 4 *  

Śhiva Sūtras, Chapter 1 – ‘The Sūtras of the First Illumination’

Sadāśhiva ('All Pervading Śhiva'), Kashmir

Sadāśhiva (‘All Pervading Śhiva’), Kashmir

 

Topic -

Śāmbhava Upāya

The ‘Divine Means’ to Liberation: how to trigger sudden moments of Awakening through cultivating one’s own intuitive perception into the nature of reality as experienced through the senses –  applied to the First Chapter of the Śhiva Sūtras by Kṣhemarāja

 

 

 

Sessions  5-6 *

Śhiva Sūtras, Chapter 2 – ‘The Sūtras of the Second Illumination’

Kashmir Śhivasūtra Manuscript Painting of the Goddess

Kashmir Śhivasūtra Manuscript Painting of the Goddess

 

 

Topic -

Śhākta Upāya:

The ‘Empowered Means’ to Liberation: the innovative Yogic method of transforming the energy of contracting thoughts and self-deluding belief systems (vikalpas) into triggers for Self-realization – applied to the Second Chapter of the Śhiva Sūtras by Kṣhemarāja

 

 

 

Sessions 7 – 9 *

Śhiva Sūtras, Chapter 3 – ‘The Sūtras of the Third Illumination’

Yogī Śhiva Offering Flower to Śhakti; Kashmir

Yogī Śhiva Offering Flower to Śhakti; Kashmir

 

 

Topic -

Āṇava Upāya:

The ‘Embodied Means’ to Liberation -  comprised of the mantra-based physical practices innovated in Tantric Yoga — as applied to the Third Chapter of the Śhiva Sūtras by Kṣhemarāja

 

 

Kashmir Manuscript Painting of Śhiva giving Darśana (sacred teaching)

Kashmir Manuscript Painting of Śhiva giving Darśana (sacred teaching); recovered by C. Tompkins in 2012