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[Live Streamed] Introduction To Tantric Philosophy with Douglas Ridings
Mar 2, 2021| $150
6-Week Series with Douglas Ridings
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, March 2-April 6, 2021
What is Tantra? How has modern practice been shaped by ideas from the Medieval era?
This 6-week course will introduce participants to some of the basic tenets and concepts of various Tantric philosophies. We will explore Mantra (repeated intentional sound), Yantra (instruments for meditation) and other practices for harnessing and cultivating Shakti (power). We will also delve into the subtle anatomy of the Nadis (energy channels) and Chakras (energetic centers), the Das Mahavidyas (Ten Great Wisdom Goddesses), the transgressive practices of the Aghoris, Bhuta Shuddi (purification of the elements), and a variety of other ways that Tantric practitioners have pursued and continue to pursue Moskhya (liberation).
Our study will involve selections from some of the major Tantric texts such as the Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra and the Sat Chakra Nirupana. These ideas will be discussed in their historical context with the consideration of how they have influenced and been modified by the development of the modern global yoga movement.
This series will feature lecture and discussion and is open to anyone interested in learning!
Recordings will be available to participants until April 20, 2021
Dates & Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, March 2-April 6, 2021
Note: Our series require a minimum of five registered participants, by five days before the start date; if you are considering joining please register early.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to start of series. No refunds allowable after that time.
300/500-hour Teacher Training
This series can be taken as part of 8 Limbs 300/500-hour Teacher Training Program. Click here for more information on joining us!
Teacher Training Enrollee Registration
Click here if you are enrolled in our 300/500-hour Teacher Training and would like to take this course for credit. This series counts as 1/2 a module, counts as 10 PLE hours, and costs $200.
About the instructor: Douglas Ridings
Douglas has been teaching yoga at 8 Limbs for more than 20 years. He has been performing Odissi with Urvasi Dance Ensemble under the direction of Guru Dr. Ratna Roy since 2005. He frequently performs in India where he also studies Odissi at the Rudrakshya foundation of Guru Bichitrananda Swain, Chhau with Guru Sadashiv Pradhan, and Kalaripayattu with Guru Krishna Das at Vallabhatta Kalari. Through listening to the stories of these teachers, reading, visiting historical sites and enacting these stories through dance, he has immersed himself in these rich narratives and found them illuminatYogang, profound, and fascinating and is passionate about sharing them with others.
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