Fractals of Reality: Self-Study
Fractals of Reality: A Nondual Exploration of the Śrī Cakra (Self-Study Online Course)
What is the Śrī Cakra? Importantly, why is it relevant in our sādhanā?
Come, join me in a joyful exploration of the King of Cakras!
In this course,we will examine the magnificent Srī Cakra from a practical, nondual perspective. The Śrī Cakra (or Yantra) is known as the King of Cakras (or Yantras) because it is the perfect map of the macrocosm reflected in the microcosm. There are various ways to understand the Śrī Cakra, but from the standpoint of nondual Śākta Tantra, we can examine its intricacies in particular ways that are immediately relevant and applicable to our sādhana.
In 10 modules, we will examine the philosophy and structure of the Śrī Cakra, at a pace of one āvaraṇa per day through the auspicious chant known as the Khadgamāla Stotram, a central hymn of the Śākta tradition known as Śrīvidyā (auspicious knowledge). The beauty of this powerful hymn is that it is immediately penetrative and cuts through our dense conditioning in one fell swoop. When chanted or heard regularly, it changes one’s perception, behavior, and thought process, infusing extraordinariness into an ordinary experience.
It is said that this powerful stotram, for the right practitioner, can be the equivalent of the lengthy and auspicious Śrī Cakra pūjā.
In this course, we will explore the Śrī Cakra via the Khadgamāla Stotram, but not in the commonly described esoteric fashion. Instead, we will strive to discover the Śrī Cakra within and without in practical ways.
Course materials will include an audio recording of the entire stotram, as well as segments taught every day. Other course materials will include handouts and other resources.
While not absolutely required, a prior understanding of Nondual Tantra will enable a clearer understanding of this course. Please check out my Foundations of Nondual Tantra (on Embodied Philosophy) or Lalitā Sahasranāma courses for an in-depth introduction to this philosophy and practice. If you choose to take the Lalitā Sahasranāma course, it is offered at a 50% discount for those enrolled in this course (link will be sent in the welcome email after enrollment).
Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Please apply here.
Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Our courses, both live and self-study, can be used towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements for all RYTs already registered with Yoga Alliance. Go here for how to upload your hours.
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