Weekly excerpts of Kashmir Shaivism from the original recorded Lectures of the oral Teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo (audio or video with transcript).

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We are looking forward to presenting you with the second volume of Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka, chapters…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the different ways of (sāttvic, rājasic, tāmasic) acting in this universal drama,…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how to raise the fire of Parabhairava knowledge in the teachings of…

In this excerpt from “The Magical Jewel of Devotion in Kashmir Shaivism – Stava Cintamani“,…

“Stava cintāmaṇi is the work of Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa. Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa is one of the most important Shaivite…

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains sāttvic (divine) sukha (joy) and explains how this appears as…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how one should act in this world so that impressions do not…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between initiation and automatic knowledge (breakless awareness…

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

In this excerpt, Swamiji points out the state of one “who is always focused in…

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

In this excerpt from the Manual for Self Realization: 112 Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava…

A small but poignant excerpt from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality, where…

In this excerpt, from the Shiva Sutras, First Awakening, Verse 4, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals to…

Due to the Mahasamadhi Celebrations and Fall Retreat, we will take a break from posting…

We hope you will join us to celebrate the Mahasamadhi Celebration of our beloved Gurudev, Swami…

A central theme of the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism is the highly esoteric principle known…

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains to us what aiming means in the context of meditation this excerpt…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what grace (śaktipāta) really means in Kashmir Shaivism. This…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how the threefold mala becomes the cause of bondage….

Thirty-Six Elements Below is the transcript of the audio that accompanies the Book Kashmir Shaivism,…

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

Swami Lakshmanjoo explains what happens when differentiated perception is totally destroyed, His spanda overflows and…

 In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swamiji Lakshmanjoo explains the sixth chapter, called…

Swamiji reveals what is the real essence of mantra in Kashmir Shaivism, and how mantras…

In this short lecture, Swamiji is revealing what the soul really is. This is an…

Swami Lakshmanjoo was very fond of Sacred Hymns of Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, especially the verses below,…

This week’s excerpt is from Abhinavagupta’s Paramarthasara (The Essence of the Highest Reality).  Swami Lakshmanjoo…

Here is an excerpt from one of the texts we studied at our recent 4-day…

In our Weekly Sangha Denise was reading a section about meditation from the book “Self…

The most important point about meditation is contained within this lecture. It explains very clearly…

Are you experiencing a wide range of emotions during the COVID 19 pandemic; some of…

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

What does it mean, “When you reside in your self, you will reside in this…

In this video excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains ahimsa (non-violence) in the light of Kashmir Shaivism…

Abhinavagupta tells us that there is a war going on between our senses. In senses…

The following excerpt is a video interview with Swami Lakshmanjoo discussing the eight limbs of…

This is part 1 in a series of four videos about Divine Discipline in Yoga;…

Swami Lakshmanjoo talks to Alice Christensen about the final goal in Kashmir Shaivism and what…

“Awareness” is the crucial point Swamiji is making in this gem from the conclusion of…

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism Swami Lakshmanjoo elaborates…

In this excerpt, Swamiji explains what meditation really is. This is from Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka 9th…

In this excerpt, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the difference between Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita Vedanta, from…

In this blog excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains the…

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

In this excerpt from Chapter Seven of the book Kashmir Shaivism – The Secret Supreme…

This is an excerpt from the Vijnana Bhairava, Dharana 109, verse 135, where Swamiji says: “Become…

In this excerpt from the earlier Bhagavad Gita audio recordings (compare to the later video…

Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals why “God consciousness is never absent from being”, in all the states…

As we enter 2020 we would like to thank you for all your support over…

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