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There are three types of spiritual joy (sukha) in Kashmir Shaivism: sāttvic sukha, rājas sukha, and…

This is a continuation of a previous lecture about puruṣa and prakṛti, taken from the 13th…

In this excerpt from the 13th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of…

  For this occasion we want to share Swamiji’s translation of these beautiful verses from the 18th…

The Universal Shaiva Fellowship and the Lakshmanjoo Academy wishes You and Your family a Merry…

This is part 4 in a series about divine discipline in the ‘Limbs of Yoga’…

In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how a “yogī…

This lecture is a continuation from a previous lecture about the five Subjective States of awareness​…

During the Holiday season all orders from our bookstore will receive a 20% discount, plus free shipping…

In part 4 Swamiji explains the 5 subjective states in Kashmir Shaivism from the viewpoint…

Swami Lakshmanjoo comments on Abhinavagutpa’s Tantraloka 13, in which he explains that limited actions do…

This talk is a continuation from a previous lecture about the five Subjective States in Kashmir…

How to develop the eight limbs of yoga before entering into yoga. This is part of…

This lecture is a continuation from a previous lecture about the 5 subjective states in Kashmir…

Happy Diwali! We are happy to announce that Swami Lakshmanjoo’s teaching on “The Bhagavad Gita,…

We are happy to announce the Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism by…

This is another post about the most important subject in Kashmir Shaivism, “What are Malas (impurities)“….

This is an extract from a video of Alice Christensen (Mother Alice) and Swami Lakshmanjoo…

One of the Kashmir Shaiva texts we studied at the recent retreat in Culver City…

We thank everybody who attended the annual Mahasamadhi (Final Liberation) Ceremony for Swami Lakshmanjoo (1907-1991), and made…

Due to preparations for the MAHASAMADHI CELEBRATION of our beloved Gurudev Swami Lakshmanjoo on Saturday 9th September, and…

In this excerpt from the Stava Cintamani, by Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals why we need…

This is the continuation of the previous lecture on the Bodhapañcadaśikā by Abhinavagupta, who wrote…

From the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme, chapter 16, The Seven States of Turya….

In this excerpt from Light on Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka Chapter One Swami Lakshmanjoo…

“This is my new commentary on this Bhagavad Gītā.” Swami Lakshmanjoo exclaims, as he tells…

In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between the…

In this excerpt from the soon to be published Stava Cintamani, by Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Swami Lakshmanjoo…

In this excerpt from The Light on Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Swami Lakshmanjoo…

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Chapter 5,  verse 11-15) Swami Lakshmanjoo revealed why we should practice and…

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality: Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara, Swami Lakshmanjoo reminds us…

In this section from the Light on the Tantra of Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Chapter One Swami…

In this excerpt from the just published Light on Tantra in Kashmir Shaivism, Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Chapter…

In this excerpt from the Essence of the Supreme Reality, Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why in order…

Due to preparations for the Celebrations of the Birthday of Swami Lakshmanjoo and our work on…

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what Malas (Impurities) really are in…

You are cordially invited to the annual Birthday Celebrations for Swami Lakshmanjoo on Tuesday the 9th of May, followed…

“You must understand, you’ll know that unperishable state of God consciousness is residing in each…

In this excerpt is from the book Kashmir Shaivism, The Secret Supreme chapter two, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals “The…

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the stages of yoga in meditation and what grace…

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between Kashmir Śaivism and Advaita Vedānta, from…

In this excerpt Swami explains how to get absorption into Parabhairava state. This is from the Bhagavad…

In this excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why one…

In this excerpt from the book Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals who Lord Shiva…

In this excerpt Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why YOU are really Parabhairava (supreme state of God Consciousness)….

This is part 1 in a series about Divine Discipline in Yoga – Part 1…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how one should act in this world – excerpt from Chapter 3…

“God consciousness is never in any way absent from being.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo This is an…

In his commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, chapter 15, verse 19, Abhinavagupta inserted this verse…

In this Kashmiri recension of the Bhagavad Gita [Chapter 3] Swami Lakshmanjoo explains why your…