Video Series & Online Courses
Lakshmanoo 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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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:
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 (Shakti) and universal consciousness (Shiva).
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 students' 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 include interactive elements such as live Q&A sessions, discussion forums, or online communities where participants can engage with instructors and fellow students. These platforms facilitate clarifying doubts, sharing insights, and building a supportive learning community.
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.
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