Experience one of the world’s spiritual treasures from one of the few remaining experts
Receive a powerful transmission of non-duality and initiations into advanced spiritual practice
Understand the foundation of the teachings of Agama Yoga
Kashmiri Shaivism is is the foundation of the teachings of Agama Yoga. In this 6-day workshop, students have the opportunity to understand the true nature of Agama’s Tantric tradition through a profound transmission from Swami Vivekananda Saraswati on one of his most cherished subjects. Not only has Swami carried out many of his own translations of these teachings in his capacity as a minor Sanskritologist, but he is also one of the few remaining experts in this system, which is one of the world’s spiritual treasures.
Kashmiri Shaivism is considered the highest, most exclusive, and most transcendent Yoga, representing a fundamental outlook on the universe. The first steps on this path are practices that are already advanced. This course represents a rare, accessible presentation of Kashmiri Shaivism and provides extensive theoretical explanation as well as practical initiations, involving a deep spiritual transmission. Simply reading (svadhyaya) these very intellectual texts creates an incredible spiritual resonance, a meditation opening sahasrara, the crown chakra. This is a non-dual philosophy that proposes a very quick spiritual evolution for the aspirant and differentiates many states of higher consciousness and samadhi, or void.
In this workshop, students will receive practical initiations in esoteric meditation methods including:
- the original prana ucchara
- the use of emotions (bhavana)
- the fundamental monistic meditation (“I am”)
- the use of the mandela of the trident
- and many others
Some of these meditations are regularly included in our retreats, such as the New Year’s Retreat.
Prerequisites: Due to the complexity of the material, our First Level Intensive Course is recommended, since the participants will benefit more from this workshop by familiarity with the general principles of Yoga and this lineage of teachings.
Workshop hours are daily- 08:30-11:30 / 17:00-20:00
"I have found this workshop very spiritual and inspiring on the spiritual path. It has opened up many doors for me." - Niwla, 44 years
"KS is a concept which looks upon the highest metaphysical levels and sees the universe in trinity. The monism is very high level and can hardly be practiced in daily life. But it can become the basic truth inside of us." - Mirjam, 25 years
This KS made me understand what is behind Agama's teachings. I had some of the strongest meditation experiences and my yoga practice already is showing positive effects .I really felt supported by Swami." - Girisha, 41 years
"It was brilliant! I love it when Swami talks about KS, because he is so enthusiastic about it. It was 3rd time I took this workshop and it was the best." - Yogita
"Very grand, uplifting, and soul opening philosophy." - Irina, 38 years
“Informative, inspiring, encouraging, confirming…. Swami´s passion and love of the human soul and the Universal Consciousness rose to the surface of the Agama pond like a fragrant lotus.” –Brock C., Canada
“Life-changing! It has renewed my aspiration for God, Yoga, and my spiritual path.” – Anonymous
“Swami’s enthusiasm was so inspiring. His delivery of the knowledge and the knowledge itself blew my mind. The content/theory allowed me to go deeper into spiritual practice and opened me up to greater perspectives.” – Anonymous
“Swami’s enthusiasm and unending knowledge was amazing and inspiring!” – Patricia Morrison, Canada
“Some of the best elements of this workshop: an actual practice is possible; the philosophy by itself – this workshop gives access to something that is not offered by a lot of sources; the presence and teaching of the Swami and his clarity and knowledge…. I want more of this! Thank you so much!” – Myriam Roy, Canada
“The workshop for me has been eye-opening. It made so many things clear about former practice and has opened new doors for practice. It all made so much sense and seemed to tie many loose ends I had together. The techniques were very strong for me and it’s perfect to be able to go more into it during the retreat. Also the link to Buddhist Vipassana helped me a lot to understand what actually was happening during this process. It will change / has changed my spiritual path. Thank you so much!” – Ingrid Goudsmit, Netherlands
“This was excellent information, powerful teaching. This will really enhance my practice. For an earnest spiritual seeker, Kashmiri Shaivism provides the (missing) link between Monism, the Trinity, and dualism, God’s creation, and the Big Bang Theory, evolution, and faith. And to cap it all, the bhakti element provides the joyful cream on the top. The proof of the pudding, however, will be in the eating.” – Maureen Salkeld, Canada
"Kashmiri Shaivism is very different from the usual Yoga teachings we have because it's very, very high - it's the cream of the Yoga practices. This course was mind-blowing, the best thing that ever happened to me in my life." - Udi Maimon, Israel
"The Kashmiri Shaivism course was absolutely amazing for me. I feel the Shaivism gives a new perspective on the daily life; everywhere you can practice it." - Anita Breuer, Switzerland
KASHMIRI SHAIVISM FUSION
Experience the highest and most transcendent form of Yoga, representing a fundamental outlook on the universe.
Led by: Swami Vivekananda Saraswati
The Kashmiri Shaivism Fusion combines Agama's Kashmiri Shaivism Introduction Workshop, and Kashmiri Shaivism Intensive Practice.
Book below or learn more here.