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to our NEW WEBINAR SERIES

The Tattvas (Elements)

The Building Blocks of Creation

in Kashmir Shaivism

 

Please join us on Sunday morning January 13th for a free online live webinar introducing the upcoming series, ‘The 36 Tattvas (elements) as found in Kashmir Shaivism.

This introductory webinar will be broadcasted at 9:00 am PST, which is 12:00 noon EST / 5:00 pm in London / 10:30 pm in New Delhi.

The philosophy and teachings of Kashmir Shaivism reveal the essential nature of reality and gives one access to what is known as the mystical geography of awareness. These teachings contain the tools necessary to understand and realize the reality and essence of Kashmir Shaivism as is embodied in the expression God and the individual are one.

Tattvas, the Building blocks of creation - webinar

photo credit Nicolas Raymond

The philosophy and teachings of Kashmir Shaivism reveals the essential nature of reality and gives one access to what is known as the mystical geography of awareness. These teachings contain the tools necessary to understand and realize the reality and essence of Kashmir Shaivism as is embodied in the expression – God and the individual are one.

Kashmir Shaivism reveals the nature of the Tattvas, the elements, as the building blocks of reality, ranging from what is considered to be the grossest elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether, to the most subtle and refined element Shiva and his energy, Shakti. Read more below…

Please join us for a free introduction to our online live webinar series, ‘The 36 Tattvas (elements) as found in Kashmir Shaivism.’

Sunday morning January 13, 2019

9:00 am PST (Los Angeles)

12:00 pm EST (New York), 5:00 pm GMT (London), 10:30 pm (India)

FREE! Without any obligation.

This free introduction is available to anyone who wants to attend, even if you are new to the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism or haven’t yet enrolled in the webinar series, so that you may gauge whether or not this series is right for you.

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To join us, all you have to do is click the button below and you’ll be sent information for logging in on Sunday, January  13th, 2019 at 9:00 am PST (Los Angeles). (You will get a link to the replay of this event if you can’t take part at that time).

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The 4-week online course

This program begins the following Sunday, Jan 20th 2019. Students will participate in an in-depth study of “The Tattvas (Elements) as The Building Blocks of Creation in Kashmir Shaivism” with many audio examples of lectures given by Swami Lakshmanjoo to John and Denise Hughes. Together with George Barselaar, a close disciple of Swamiji, they will elaborate and discuss the subject of Tattvas (elements) .

Tattvas, the Building blocks of creation - webinar

 

Kashmir Shaivism reveals the nature of the Tattvas, the elements, as the building blocks of reality, ranging from what is considered to be the grossest elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether, to the most subtle and refined element Shiva and his energy, Shakti.

In the two schools of Indian philosophy, Samkhya and Vedanta, we are told that there are only twenty-five tattvas whereas in Kashmir Shaivism it is known that there are actually thirty-six tattvas. These thirty-six tattvas are the most important points for entering into Kashmir Shaivism.

The tattvas are a map of ones’ own consciousness in all of its aspects, moving from the grossest of the elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) as found in external perception in the waking state, to the state of supreme universal consciousness, which is the essential reality of one’s pure limitless subjective conscious awareness.

But then the question must be asked, “How did pure unbounded conscious awareness become the limited and bound individual being? The answer to this is found in the explanation of the additional eleven tattvas as proclaimed in the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism. In these additional tattvas you’ll see the movement from universal to individual and from individual to universal and how and why it takes place.

The lectures we will be listening to, are from the book, Kashmir Shaivism: The Secret Supreme, which were given to John and Denise Hughes when they asked Swami Lakshmanjoo to teach them Kashmir Shaivism.

This book contains the essential teachings of Abhinavagupta’s ‘magnum opus’ Tantraloka. 

Participants of the 4-week webinar will . . .

  • Study the systematic scaffolding of the 36 elements according to the ancient Tantric Shaiva Tradition.
  • Learn about the ascent of individual consciousness to universal God Consciousness, aptly named the ‘mystical geography of awareness’.

Tattvas, the Building blocks of creation - webinar

Course leaders:

The discussions will be led by John Hughes, Denise Hughes and George Barselaar, all of whom studied directly with Swami Lakshmanjoo.

As a realized master Swami Lakshmanjoo (1907-1991) both understood and experienced the essence of this universal teaching. Throughout his lifetime he freely invited everyone to explore the means by which they could recognize and know the reality of their own divinity.

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The study series is designed for students of all ages, and all levels of understanding.

The course material is a combination of oral teachings in the form of audio lectures by the highly renowned scholar Saint of Kashmir Shaivism, Swami Lakshmanjoo, which will be elaborated upon and broken down in easy to understand basic principles of Kashmir Shaivism by John, Denise and George.

There will be time for questions and answers and also the practice of meditation and recitation of the Aghora mantra in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism.

The webinar series will take place every Sunday morning at 9:00 am PST, 12:00 pm EST (New York), 5:00 pm GMT (London), 10:30 pm (India). The first class will begin on January 20th 2019 and last for 4-weeks. The class will run for one hour each week. The cost for the 4-week online class is $120.00 * * *.

Each webinar will be recorded and made available to participants after the class.

* * * Limited number of scholarships are available upon request.

To sign up for the webinar series please click on the link below. 

SIGN UP FOR WEBINAR SERIES

Should you have questions please contact us at +1 (310) 837-0402 or email info@lakshmanjooacademy.org with the subject line “live webinar”.

Comments from participants of previous webinars:

I am enjoying the webinars immensely and would like to thank all concerned in making them available; I am fascinated by Abhinavagupta’s teachings and take great pleasure in hearing Swamiji’s explanations; also those of John, Denise and George. It is my deep regret that I do not live nearer to the United States so as to be able to attend your meetings, this webinar is a lovely way to feel connected. It can be spiritually rather desolate here in France at times; so nice to know that the Academy is there; I am looking forward to the next installment.

I really enjoyed reading Swami Ji’s letter it touched me deeply.

Thanks again to all concerned,
Lain.

Lovely weaving of the concepts of meditation on the gap, the practice of it, referencing it in the various  verses with Swamiji’s commentary followed by all of the discussions.  Even the discussion and presentation felt like they “strengthened” the idea as was contained in the idea of Karma Yoga via Kashmir Shaivism.  The couple of stories about Swamiji’s life and experiences as a young man were very helpful.  I had not heard a few of those ever before.

I also appreciated that this particular meditation was initiated in our last retreat and is being continued here.  When that was presented in the retreat it felt to me like I had gotten an answer regarding the best approach to meditation.  Please keep it coming, it feels delightful. The breathing presented in the first two were also very good.   Thanks so much.! 

Jai Guru Dev,
Bruce Catalano

Dear John,

It is an incredible life achievement that you and your family are undertaking  to bring this extraordinary knowledge of Kashmir Shaivism to the world. You are writing a new history of this knowledge assuring that Swamiji’s vision of Kasmir Shaivism meets  modern human life and serves its needs. Webinar is in this respect a step further, a historical moment that offers further opportunity to grow individual and collective consciousness.

I was lucky to meet you and get immersed in Swami Lakshmanjoo’s infinite Love the embodiment of Creation.

Jai Guru Dev
Milovan

Didn’t get to listen/watch the webinar until evening.  It’s just great!  You all did a wonderful job putting it together.  I’m looking forward to being able to replay it again and again.  I can’t figure out how to save it to my Mac, though, so hope that Bill can figure it out for us.

It’s wonderful hearing your stories and comments, makes it all feel more immediate and accessible.

Thanks so much for doing this.  I look forward to the next five weeks, and more webinars in the future.  This feels like a huge new opening.

Best,
Ellen

I would like to thank you for this 1st webinar session which was very well structured and well organized.

Congratulations to all of you 🙂 !

As you correctly say, the subject is vast and very interesting so i am looking forward to the next webinar and in the meantime I will read the material and do the pranayama meditation

Have a very good week 🙂
Thomas

You are doing a really good job with the webinar course. You’ve selected the perfect excerpts from Swamiji’s talks plus your own comments to provide a good foundation for beginners and a solid review for more experienced meditators.

For some months now, I’ve been very caught up in taking care of responsibilities and obligations. The course is giving me the opportunity to focus on my spiritual objective and to contemplate the answers to my questions.

Jai Guru Dev
Love, Andrea

You were so wonderful to offer the webinar. It was very well presented and truly gave everyone a flavor of the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism. Great teachers you all are!!! I can’t wait for your next webinar. Sign me up in advance!

Blessings and good wishes to my friends!!

Best wishes.
Ben

 

Tattvas, the Building blocks of creation - webinar

 

Join us for this 4-week live Webinar

The Tattvas (Elements)

The Building Blocks of Creation

in Kashmir Shaivism

$120

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Includes: A weekly 1-hour session of live online teaching. This includes easy access to recordings when you can’t attend, downloadable, to watch later.

The webinar series will take place every Sunday morning at 9:00 am PST, 12:00 pm EST (New York), 5:00 pm GMT (London), 10:30 pm (India). The first class will begin on January 20th 2019 and last for 4-weeks. The class will run for one hour each week. The cost for the 4-week online class is $120.00***.

Each webinar will be recorded and made available to participants after the class.

* * * Limited number of scholarships are available upon request.

Should you have questions please contact us at +1 (310) 837-0402 or email info@lakshmanjooacademy.org with the subject line “live webinar”.

We hope to see you there.

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