Dasa Mahavidyas- the ten tantric wisdom goddesses
a deep dive into the practices, philosophy and cosmology of shakta tantra
In this course, which was taught live on zoom in the autumn of 2022, we study the Dasa Mahavidyas- the ten tantric wisdom goddesses.
Dasa Maha Vidya means "Ten Great Wisdoms", depicted in classical tantric tradition as a group of, to say the least, macabre goddesses. Some of them, such as Kali and Tara, are quite well known, others, like Bagalamukhi and Matangi, are more obscured. But they all represent both stages of cosmic evolution and human spiritual development. Therefore, they can be called wisdom plateaus, cosmic forces as well as the faces of kundalini. For those interested in understanding nondualistic tantric philosophy, cosmology and the more esoteric aspects of the Shakta (goddess) tradition, this course offers an opportunity you don't want to miss! Through it you get access to:
* More than 12 hours of recorded video lectures (also availabe as audio recordings)
* Lifetime access to the recordings
* Philosophical teachings
* Initiated mantras
* Meditation practices
* Suggestions for sadhana
* Unique written material on classical tantra
* Unique written material on each individual Mahavidya/ Wisdom Goddess
As always, the intention of the teaching is not only to provide access to and interpret information that may otherwise be difficult to access and understand, but to assist real transformation and offer the knowledge that liberates.
This course is taught in english.
Tova has been teaching yoga and meditation for more than 15 years. She holds a MA in religious studies from the University of Gothenburg and is specialized in yogic and tantric traditions. She teaches the philosophy section of several yoga teacher trainings and is appreciated for her skills in storytelling and her ability to explain philosophical ideas in an approachable, embodied and humorous ways. She is currently working on her PhD at Umeå University in Sweden.
StartText Document: What is Tantra?
StartText Document: Dasa Mahavidyas- origin and meaning
StartThe Tattva Chart (according to Kashmir Shaivism)
StartOpening Mantras with Translation/Interpretation
StartOpening lecture: Background of the Mahavidyas (video) (81:17)
StartOpening lecture: Background of the Mahavidyas (audio)
StartAt what pace should I study?
StartText Document: Lalita Tripura Sundari & Bhuvaneshvari
StartMantra Document: Lalita Tripura Sundari & Bhuvaneshvari
StartLecture and meditation: Lalita Tripura Sundari (video) (89:20)
StartLecture and meditation: Lalita Tripura Sundari (audio) (51:17)
StartLecture and meditation: Bhuvaneshvari (video) (51:17)
StartLecture and meditation: Bhuvaneshvari (audio)
StartSuggestions for sadhana: Lalita Tripura Sundari & Bhuvaneshvari
StartPicture Lalita Tripura Sundari Mahavidya
StartPicture Bhuvaneshvari Mahavidya
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