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Video Series & Online Courses

The Lakshmanjoo Academy offers a selection of online courses and video series that provide a comprehensive platform for individuals interested in exploring and studying the ancient and profound philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism. Rooted in the spiritual heritage of Kashmir, this philosophical system offers profound insights into the nature of reality, consciousness, and the path to self-realization. Click below to learn more and register.

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Five Part Video Series: Paramārthasāra: Essence of the Supreme Reality

Swami Lakshmanjoo, the fully realized philosopher saint of the long concealed and secret tradition known as Kashmir Shaivism, translates and illuminates Abhinavagupta's Paramārthasāra. Originally a work of Patanjali, Abhinavagupta chose to revise and update this treatise in order to reveal the profundities of the Trika Shaivite doctrine.

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18 Chapter Video Series: Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism

Recorded by​ John and Denise Hughes in 1990, this was one of the last works ​that ​Swami Lakshmanjoo, the distinguished philosopher/saint ​of Kashmir Shaivism, completed before leaving his physical body. This new revelation was an outpouring of Swami Lakshmanjoo's direct experience of the state of Universal God Consciousness.

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Online Courses

Online Course: Selected Verses of 112 Meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

Join us for this course and analyze the unique ‘means’ (upāyas) of meditation used in Kashmir Shaivism, and experience meditations that expand your awareness by illuminating important subtleties revealed by these unique upāyas.

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Online Course: Grace on the Spiritual Path

This four-part course examines the concept of "grace" in Kashmir Shaivism and features recordings of  Swami Lakshmanjoo's lectures attended by John and Denise Hughes. George Barselaar, also a close disciple of Swami Lakshmanjoo, joins the Hughes for this fascinating course.

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Online Course: The Tattvas (Elements), The Building Blocks of Creation in Kashmir Shaivism

This four-part online course is an in-depth study of the "tattvas" (elements) and features Swami Lakshmanjoo's lectures to John and Denise Hughes, who, with George Barselaar, also a disciple of Swamiji, elaborate on and discuss the importance of the tattvas.

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Online Course: Kashmir Shaivism and The Transformation of Life

This six-part course is designed for students of spirituality from around the world who aspire to learn the basic tenets of the profound philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism. Past participants have said that this life-transforming course finally gave them an understanding of Kashmir Shaivism.

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What is Kashmir Shaivism?

Kashmir Shaivism is a non-dualistic tradition that originated in the region of Kashmir, India, and has its roots in ancient texts such as the Shiva Sutras, Spanda Karikas, and Pratyabhijnahrdayam. It emphasizes the direct experience of divinity and recognizes the inherent divinity within all beings.

What to expect

We provide a structured curriculum that covers the foundational principles, concepts, and practices of this tradition. These courses are designed to accommodate learners of all levels, whether they are newcomers to Kashmir Shaivism or seasoned practitioners.

The curriculum of these courses include a combination of the following elements:

Philosophical teachings

Students are introduced to the core concepts of Kashmir Shaivism as revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, including monistic non-dualism (Advaita), the recognition of the divine essence (Shiva) in all phenomena, and the relationship between individual consciousness (Jiva) and universal consciousness (Shiva).

Textual study

Participants engage in the study and interpretation of ancient texts, including the works of revered Kashmir Shaivite masters like Abhinavagupta, Vasugupta and Swami Lakshmanjoo. These texts delve into the profound concepts and practices of the tradition.

Meditation & contemplative practices

The courses incorporate practical exercises, meditations, and contemplative practices to deepen student's understanding and experiential connection with the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism. These practices aim to reveal the true nature of consciousness and foster spiritual growth.

Rituals & devotional practices

Students explore the rich ritualistic and devotional aspects of Kashmir Shaivism, including mantras, yantras, and other traditional practices. These practices enable participants to connect with the divine and cultivate a deeper spiritual relationship.

Q&A sessions & discussions

Certain events include interactive elements, such as live Q&A sessions, discussions, and forums (yet to come) where participants can engage with instructors and fellow students. These platforms facilitate clarifying doubts, sharing insights, and building a supportive learning community.

Practical applications

Courses may explore how the principles of Kashmir Shaivism can be applied in daily life, relationships, and various aspects of personal and professional growth. This integration of philosophy into practical living enhances the transformative potential of the teachings.

By providing accessible and structured online courses, the study of Kashmir Shaivism becomes available to individuals across the globe, regardless of geographical limitations. It allows students to deepen their understanding, experience personal growth, and connect with a vibrant community of fellow seekers, all from the comfort of their own homes.

Whether you are interested in exploring the profound philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism as revealed by the venerable Swami Lakshmanjoo or you are seeking to deepen your existing practice, our online courses provide an excellent opportunity to engage with this ancient tradition and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery.


We invite your inquiries about any of our offerings. Click here to contact us.

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