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Philosophy and Study Courses for Yoga Teacher Training

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Kuṇḍalinī 1: The Lived Experience Throughout Different Cultures

Topics covered on the course

  • How the Kuṇḍalinī experience is assimilated into local rituals and customs as well as day to day societal structures in different cultures around the world.

  • Accounts of the lived experience of individuals who have been through the Kuṇḍalinī experience.

  • Transcendence of Psychosis. How the experience can affect the psyche of the individual.

  • Possible causes of spontaneous Kuṇḍalinī awakenings.

  • The neurobiological mechanism of Kuṇḍalinī

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Kuṇḍalinī 2: The Psychology and Metaphysics of Kuṇḍalinī Awakenings

Topics covered on the course

  • The theory of manifestation of the self and the universe through the lense of Samkhya and Tantric philosophy 

  • The nature of matter and energy according to Samkhya philosophy 

  • The meaning of prana, shakti and Kuṇḍalinī as synonymous terms according to Tantra

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Kuṇḍalinī 3: Navigating Kuṇḍalinī Energy 

Topics covered on the course

  • How tantric rituals , bija (sacred symbols) and mantra (sacred sounds) work with Kuṇḍalinī energy according the Tantric framework.

  • The Subtle body and Kuṇḍalinī according to Yogic, Buddhist and Tantric Text

  • How the alternate states of consciousness that arise with Kuṇḍalinī  experiences are situated on the Buddhist and Tantric paths to awakening

  • Some of the more challenging experiences with Kuṇḍalinī awakenings and how they are negated with foundationary practices in early Buddhist practice

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Mantra 1:  Its uses and developments from the Vedas to Tantra

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Mantra 2:  Its uses and developments from the Vedas to Tantra

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The Subtle Body

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The Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali

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Meditation Techniques of the Buddha 

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