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Spiritual traditions tell us that essentially we are divine, and we suffer only because we are ignorant of our true nature.
This seminar will explore the Yoga Sutra as a tantric text, and the 64 yoginis as our mothers and gurus. This seminar is based on Yoga Sutra 2:16-18, 20-23, and 1:24-31. The emphasis will be on using this knowledge to accelerate your existing practice, and prepare the ground for inner healing and lasting change.
In this 10–hour digital course, you will explore:
- What is a yogini?
- The event horizon
- The singularity
- Attachment and self-identification
- Yoginis and the Tantric tradition
- Inner and outer forces
- Vidya and avidya
- Dynamics of mantra practice
- And much more...
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 40 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online at the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.
Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.
1. Yoga and Yoga Sutras
- What Is a Yogini?
- A Chakra Is Born
- The Event Horizon
- Gravitational Singularity: Qualities and Correlations
- Vashishtha Looks for Experiences of the World
- Attachments and Self-Identifications
2. Prana, the Key to Yoga Practice
- Summary of Black Hole Anatomy of Our Minds
- 64 Yoginis and the Sri Chakra
- Meditation and the Event Horizon
- Escaping the Event Horizon
- Self-Identity and Meditation
- Yoginis and the Tantric Tradition
- Inner and Outer Forces
3. 64 Yoginis, Samkhya, and Yoga Sutra
- Vidya and Avidya
- Eight-Fold Tamas and Avidya
- Moha, Asmita, and Attachment to Eight-Fold Accomplishments
- Maha Moha, Raga, and a Treasure House of Desires
- Tamisra, Dvesha, and Aversion
- Andha Tamisra, Abhinivesha, and Losing What Is Dear to You
- The 63rd Yogini — Achieving Fulfillment and Freedom
- How do the 64 Yoginis Relate to the Sri Chakra?
- Navarna Mantra in Modern Times
4. Initiation and Grace
- Relationship Between Navarna Mantra and the 63rd Yogini
- Practicing Navarna Mantra and Khajuraho Shrine
5. The Dynamics of Mantra Practice
- Ganesha, Mantra, and Guidance
- Verse from Nitya-Shodashi-Karnava
- Shakti Is Indestructible
- Question: Are Demons Part of Yoga?
- Prayoga Practices for Navarna Mantra
- Using Navarna Mantra and Yantra
- Mishra and Samaya Practices
- Using Prana Shakti in Hatha Practice
- Prayoga for Overcoming Fear
- The Essence of Tantra Sadhana