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Considering what is going on in the world, we feel deeply inspired to offer a FREE weekly online sangha for everybody, to have a place to connect from anywhere in the world and meet as a community with the goal of uplifting humanity.

“Freedom from all our miseries can neither be obtained through the renunciation of the world, nor by hatred of this world, but by experiencing the presence of God everywhere.” ~Abhinavagupta

For this important venture, we have chosen the guidance of the Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism as revealed (in video format) by Swami Lakshmanjoo. This was one of the last teachings Swamiji left with us before leaving this world.

WE WILL TAKE A BREAK ON MAY, 28th, after finishing the Bhagavad Gita and continue on the 4th of June, with the “Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali”. This devotional text was much revered by Swamiji. Read more…

We hope you join us on Saturdays at 8 am Pacific Time, 11:00 am EST (New York), 4 pm GMT (London), 8:30 pm IST(India), 1 am on Sunday AEDT.

<<< Click to watch replays of Bhagavad Gita in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo

Sign up below to participate in the Weekly Sangha… 

  • Step 1: Sign up below…  (joining our mailing list to receive emails with replay and additional material from us)
  • Step 2: Confirm your participation by registering with Zoom

In the Bhagavad Gītā, Lord Kṛṣṇa (God incarnate) instructs his disciple Arjuna about the world and the nature of life. Why is our mind torn by conflicting duties and loyalties? What is the main purpose of our life? How are we to be freed from the pain and suffering we experience living in this world?

Swami Lakshmanjoo answers these questions by unveiling the heretofore hidden meanings contained within the Bhagavad Gītā. Swamiji tells us, “the freedom from all our miseries, as Abhinavagupta boldly declares, can neither be obtained through the renunciation of the world, nor by hatred towards this world, but by experiencing the presence of God everywhere.”

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 experience the reality of their own divinity.

Join us for:

  • meditation practices that ground us
  • video lessons by Swami Lakshmanjoo
  • discussions with John, Denise, and George
  • question and answers

Course Leaders:

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

To register for this event click the link below…


Donations are welcome as they will help us to continue this important work…
  1. March 23, 2020

    I look forward to this study. Nice to make contact after all this while…
    be well all.

  2. March 28, 2020

    How do we harmonise our daily life as house holder in the light of Bhagwat Gita as undestood by shaiva Master’s in the fulness of universal consciousness

    • April 1, 2020

      Here’s our answer;

      We meditate twice a day, watch our breath as much as we can, and follow the yamas and niyamas.

      Love John & Denise

      • September 11, 2021

        Hi John and Denise, Could you please elaborate a little on this. I am a very new comer. Do we watch our breaths just as they naturally flow? i.e. allocate a portion of waking awareness to observing the air coming in and out without consciously altering it? Also what are the yamas and niyamas that an aspirant should follow? I apologise for these very basic questions I am sure you’ve answered them a thousand times.

        • September 12, 2021

          Hi Adam. Please join us for our Saturday Sangha as we discussed and practice meditation. Check our latest replay from last week and hear Swamiji explain it too. Another way to learn would be our very first class which is now available online as “Kashmir Shaivism and the Transformation of Light”. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

  3. May 2, 2020

    Have read some of Swami Laksmanjoo’s Teachings (difficult understand but trying).

    Visited his Ashram-House in Jammu and paid respects to Bhairava Temple there.

    Attended some Satsang, Birthday and Samadhi days in Mumbai, some times ago.

    Just wants to keep in touch with the Kashmir Shaivisam.

  4. November 29, 2020

    Looking forward to gain from this auspicious event

  5. December 21, 2020

    I’ll be highly grateful if I could know where in India can I learn the Kashmir Shaivism meditation technique. Thank you.

    • December 28, 2020

      Hi Sucheta, got in-person meditation instructions please contact the Ishwar Ashram Trust to find someone in your area that can teach you. We offer online courses and especially this one https://www.lakshmanjooacademy.org/online-courses/kashmir-shaivism-transformation-of-life/ has detailed meditation instructions included. You are also welcome to join us on Saturday morning sangha where we meditate together for a few minutes with a short instruction. If you watch the first recorded weekly sanghas you will find more detailed meditation instructions as taught to us by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Hope that helps. Jai Guru Dev!

  6. March 19, 2021

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. May 12, 2021

    God helps even when it might take a quarter of century to feel His presence. He comes to the rescue of the tortured souls even if the only outlet left is to Surrender. Achieving that presence one is always in Gratitude.

  8. June 5, 2021

    Again another very potent context. I regret I did not know about this sooner. Each time I watch I have tears by the time the hour is up. Such memories are so precious to me. Remembering sitting in the tea garden with Swamiji. Thank you so much for sharing these moments with us. Corrine Goodman

  9. August 25, 2021

    Hi. I live in Canberra, Australia, and we follow Sydney’s time zone. It’d be 1 am on Sunday 29 Aug, which is an awkward time 🙂

    I love the Bh Gita and I’d have loved to attend this webinar. Would it be possible to make recordings of the sanghas available for people like me in Australia/NZ ?

    Thank you.
    Warm regards and Om Namah Sivaya.

  10. January 22, 2022

    Jai Guru Dev
    Request for a reminder. Thanks.

    • February 8, 2022

      You will receive a reminder from Zoom when you register with Zoom. And don’t forget to sign up for the emails with the replay. I am also sending reminders on social media. Hope that helps.

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