Workshops

Meditations from the Vijñanabhairava Tantra: Mindfulness, Presence and Inner Strength The Confidence of Resting in Emptiness

Meditations from the Vijñanabhairava Tantra: Mindfulness, Presence and Inner Strength The Confidence of Resting in Emptiness

Led by: Mark Dyczkowski

From September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am until September 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Gowanus

The Vijñanabhairava – the Bhairava of Insightful Consciousness – is a unique Trika Tantra because it is entirely concerned with meditation. The 112 meditations taught in the Vijñanabhairava remind us of those of the Buddhist Mahamudra and the Bon Chzog Chen. They all teach that reality is one dynamic consciousness engaged in generating and perceiving the universe of the forms of its own inscrutable emptiness and that the way to realization is through meditative practice.

The 112 meditations (dh€raŠa, yukti) Vijñanabhairava teaches cover the entire domain of our being and experience ranging from the body to the plenitude and perfection of the Emptiness of pure God consciousness. They include meditations on the body and subtle centers within it; the breath, emptiness, consciousness, perception, No mind, Mudras, Mantras, inner and outer sound, concentration, detachment, oneness and the transcendence of the opposites, centering, spiritual joy and aesthetic delight, intense emotions, the universe, and identity with ®iva. We will select meditations on some of these themes and learn to practice them. Alternating between teaching, meditation, Mantra chanting and singing, with reverence and devotion, we will open ourselves to Lord ®iva’s grace, to renew ourselves and discover the higher more expanded, divine dimensions of consciousness. On the way to these lofty heights we experience inner healing, tranquility, acceptance and the generosity of forgiveness. Mark will also offer a sitar recital on Friday evening (separate sign up) and participants who take the full course will receive a copy of Mark’s translation of the Vijñanabhairava.

$350 early bird both days, $275 early bird both days (ends one month prior), one day for $175