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Understanding the 112 meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

This 5-part online course consists of an in-depth study of selected verses from the “112 meditations of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra” 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 elaborate and discuss the subject of  ‘means’ (upāyas) of meditation and practice in Kashmir Shaivism. Each unit is about one hour.

Kashmir Shaivism and the Transformation of Life

For students of spirituality from around the world who aspire to learn the basic tenets of the profound philosophy known as ‘Kashmir Shaivism’. This 6-part online series includes instructions to meditation, as taught by Swami Lakshmanjoo.

Grace on the Spiritual Path

Kashmir Shaivism is unique in its understanding of Grace and its importance. It recognizes that in the world of spirituality there are nine levels of Grace. Grace appears in small and large ways in each of our lives. Learn how great yogis experience Grace and how to ask for and recognize Grace within your own spiritual awakening.

The Tattvas (Elements); The Building Blocks of Creation in Kashmir Shaivism

This 4-part online course consists of 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 elaborate and discuss the subject of Tattvas (elements). Each unit is about one hour. Watch a free introduction by clicking below.


Webinar with John and Denise Hughes with George BarselaarJody Weiss
“One of the most tangible, practical and accessible teachings that perfectly marries the world of science and spirituality and provides tools that all of us can use to make the world into a better place.”

– Jody Weiss

butterflyManika Kaul
"I want to congratulate you all of the Academy for reaching this milestone of conducting a successful webinar. This was a great experience for me after a long time. I enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to the next one.
Thank you all for doing this.
Jai Guru Dev!!”
– Manika Kaul
Bruce Catalano
“I was very pleased and delighted with all of them, learned immensely from the materials and the downloads especially the audios of Swamiji and subsequent commentaries. It was like a mini retreat. Or, maybe I could say, it was analogous to the concept of Yoga in action in the sense that Swamiji’s birthday retreat and Swamiji’s Mahasamadhi Havan and retreat were like our daily meditations early and late. Then the webinar was like the "Yoga in Action" strengthening the practice in between.
Jai Guru Dev"
– Bruce Catalano
Dr. Jatinder Bhan
"Thank you very much for the just concluded and enlightening Webinar series!
I grew up in Srinagar and had heard about Swamiji, but never had the good fortune to either meet him in person, or to listen to his commentaries while growing up.  You, through your assiduous work, have allowed people like myself to go back in time and relive moments, as though in the presence of dear Swamiji. Kudos to you all!
The series was very well conducted and the topic chosen, the Bodhapañcadaśikā, was simple, yet profound. I look forward to more seminars from the Academy. I am sure, having spent a number of years with Swamiji, you folks are in the best position to select the next topic.”
– Dr. Jatinder Bhan
  1. September 10, 2014

    I was actually wondering about the possibility of receiving teaching through the webcast,..Is there a possibility to attend a retreat teaching through wecast or skype?? Any ideas..

    Om namah Shivaya

    • October 15, 2014

      Hi Daniiel. Yes, you can attend via website (we will send you a link) and via Skype or phone (mostly local numbers). You will also be able to view the content after the original time and download it to your computer as well. We will also send additional material out. There is still time to join us….

  2. February 4, 2016

    Looking for the audios on Spanda Karika,

    Are these available,

    Jai Gurudev

  3. February 6, 2016

    Hi Rakesh, we have published a few excerpts of the Spanda Karika on this website. If you search for the category Spanda Karika you will find a few here…

  4. February 17, 2016

    i purchased the course Kashmir Shaivism and the Transformation of Life but i can’t get access to the webcast links as it doesn’t accept my login password on the password protected pages. can you please reply to my email and provide help to solve this technical problem. Thanks

    • February 17, 2016

      Thank you for reaching out Kadambari. We haven’t received any emails from you but will email you asap. Warm Regards

  5. March 17, 2016

    Is someone from Poland who studied KSh?

  6. July 6, 2016

    I would like to know a brief about the course and would like to go through the same .

    it is in USD . if i pay in INR , how it is taken care . do you have any such academy in india .

    • July 6, 2016

      The course is internationally available from our website. You can attend and purchase this course from India via the internet. In India you can contact the Ishwar Ashram Trust for available books and publications. They also just held a seminar about Abhinavagupta in Kashmir.

  7. August 21, 2016

    Hi I want to enroll myself for the next course, can you let me know when is the next online course scheduled? Besides texts does one learn some meditation techniques?
    Thank you

    • August 23, 2016

      Hi Archana, the current available online course will give you a very good instruction into meditation and is still available online. We aren’t sure when we will be able to offer another course but if you sign up for our newsletter you will be the first to know. Jai Guru Dev.

      • August 25, 2016

        I am already signed for your newsletter and am really keen on participating in one. I wish to do it by this year. 🙂
        Will keep a watch

  8. October 1, 2016

    Hi im from india

    I chanced upon some of swamiji’s books by sheer luck.
    I wanted to know if they are available in india.
    I wanted the book on kashmir shaivism.

    Is there any local bookshop or any local centre that one can contact in DELHI, India.

    Also some of the books are priced high by indian standards.

    Is there an alternative?

    May lord shiva bless you all.

  9. October 4, 2016

    Hi Kalyani, you can check out our center in Delhi at R-5, Pocket D Sarita Vihar New Delhi – 110076 Tel: +91 11-26958308, 9811883103
    They have a large variety of books and CDs etc. in English and Hindi.
    We are still working on having all the books printed directly in India for a reasonable price.

    Jai Guru Dev!

  10. June 30, 2017

    Dear Admin

    I want to join the course. Is it available only online? Or can I download the same and view at my own convenient time?

  11. August 7, 2017


    i would like to join the on-line course.Where can i get the information’how to proced?May i download the course and view it when i can?
    Thank you


    • August 7, 2017

      I am sorry,i got the answer ,visiting the site

      • August 7, 2017

        Glad to hear you found your way. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us

  12. September 13, 2017

    Dear Sir,
    I t was my pleasure to visit your website by chance.You would be astonished to know that we are just Kashmiri Brahmans by name and do not have any idea what Kashmir Shavism is.Your site is very informative and we have learnt a lot from it.
    I am now learning what shree vidya , shree cakra, nava avaran pooja , beej mantras and sharika maa and other things .
    I am also much interested in sharika maa sadhana and kashmir shavism .Can you guide us what is the main book of Kashmir Shavism?
    Kind Regards,
    Dr.Sharad Shangloo

  13. January 7, 2018

    deseo estudiar con vosotros pero veo que la web esta solo en ingles
    necesito un Guru que hable español

  14. January 10, 2018

    Sorry my spanish is google translate…

    Tenemos un libro en inglés disponible hasta ahora

  15. January 11, 2018


    I am so thankful to worldly masters who guided me to this spiritual website.
    Looking forward to receive your kind guidance .
    Team what should I start my learning journey with .please advise .


  16. January 17, 2018

    Hi, thank you for your interest. As a start I would recommend “The Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism”, which gives a very good overview of the life of Swamiji, the main systems and texts of Kashmir Shaivism, text on Kundalini and much more. The “Bhagavad Gita in the light of Kashmir Shaivism” is my personal favorite, it reads very easy and has practical down to earth advice. It is however not exactly a Kashmir Shaivite text but rather been “whitewashed” and infused with Kashmir Shaivism by Abhinavagupta 🙂. He has also added a few very important verses not included in the traditional version. A very beautiful devotional book is the “Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali”, it is quite unique for Kashmir Shaivism, plus the recitation of it is magical. The Secret Supreme is the summary of the Tantraloka, a purely Kashmir Shaivite text, which is considered the most important Kashmir Shaivite text. Swamiji says to “read it over and over again”. I hope that helps. Jai Guru Dev!

  17. February 4, 2018

    Namaska. I would most sincerly hope to draw near to these teachings and Sangha. I come from long standing Dzogchen practice and Sangha. I have also had troubles on the Path which auspicious timing and Kashmir Shaivism has begun to release me very greatly from, and so I am very connected with you now already. Many blessings

  18. June 30, 2018

    Om Namah Shivay

    I came across this site, found it very interesting.
    I would like to know about shiva purana
    Is there any of these teachings available.

  19. April 13, 2019

    Is there an active study group in Toronto Ontario Canada?

    If so can you please share contact information,

    I would also like to receive information about live webinar”s, and how to connect to them.

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