Wednesday, July 18, 2018

India Program Update-Ujjain

I've changed my mind concerning the February 2019 India program.  Instead of going to Arunachala, this program will be in Ujjain.

There are many powerful places here especailly for tantric sadhaks, so this will also be a sadhana program.   Of course, this is the place of Shri Mahakaaleshwar Jyoti Linga, as well as two Shakti Piths Harsiddhi and Gadkalika.  Harsiddhi is associated with the King Vikramaditya, while Kalidas got siddhi at Gadkalika.  While Mahakaaleshwar is the most famous Shiva temple, there are 84 Mahadeva temples in this area representing differing aspects, so we'll probally visit some of these.  The Mangalnath temple is supposed to be the birthplace of Mangal, so it is especailly auspicious in term of graha sites.  Another old temple is Chintamani Ganapati which we may explore.  Nearby Ujjain is the famous Kal Bhairav temple where the murti actually consumes liquor which is offered, so we'll definately go there.  Sandipani Muni's ashram is in Ujjain, and Krishna and Balarama spent time here with this Guru.  I'd like to visit this place, as well as the Samadhi of Matsyendranath which is nearby Ujjain.

While there are certainly many powerful places to visit, this will be a sadhana program and not a site seeing trip.  Our main areas of sadhana will be Chakratirtha and Gandharva Shamshans, which are said to be powerful creamation grounds.  These are also places where various tantrics and aghoris often practice, so those attending this program will be expected to move with a certain integrity and firmness of mind.

Those wanting to attend should let me know at the earliest possbile time.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Upcoming Programs

I'll be available for a program in Cleveland from September 10-16.  Anyone seeking an initial initiation to the path can come for the 10th and 11th, while sadhaks can come the entire week.  I'll be able to provide any secodary initiations to those who have met the commitments and require it.   People attending this program will also be given a protector/guardian work, which is a type of energy that one can always rely upon.   While the various Vidyas have protective qualities, having a specific protector has a unique quality and function.   They are very useful in helping a sadhak overcome inner and outer obstructions, as well as protecting one from both subtle and material harm.   This program will also have the theme of "vows" where we'll discuss their meaning and implication.  I'll be focusing tantric vows and discussing large scale "view based vows" such as the wrathful vows.   After a proper understanding of implications, those attending will also have an oppurtunity to take vows if they so desire.

The second program coming up will be February 2019, and this will be at Arunachala.  This will be a sadhana program with a big and healthy dose of Shiva.   We'll do the Giri Pradakshina a few times,  and there will be a lot of meditation work.  This place is ideal to both the introduction to and abiding in pure and primordial awareness.   I've written in various places about this power place, so those interested can read.  There needs to be a minimum of 3 people for this program, and a max of 5.  We'll need advance notice/commitment as we'll be renting a cottage or house.