Sri Sukta Sadhana Immersion Stage 1 is a firm prerequisite to participate in this practice

The Sri Sukta Sadhana Stage 2 is an advanced practice. The intensity and the power of the practice accelerates when we align it with the forces of time and place. In addition to the alignment of the celestial bodies on the day of the 3rd of October, the practice coincides with Navaratri, an auspicious period tantrics have put aside for shakti sadhana for ages. Keeping the Sri Vidya Shrine at the epicenter, we take the practice to a totally different level. Put briefly, Sri Sukta Stage 2 is meant to create apurva, a new reality, a field of shakti strong enough to override unwanted and self-defeating dark forces trying to rule our inner and outer worlds. With these kinds of practices, we become a light to ourselves and a light to others.

  • The nucleus of this practice is the recitation of Sri Sukta 800 times in 11 days (beginning on October 3rd, 2024), concluding with a special havan practice of 80 recitations on the 12th day (October 14th 2024).
  • The fully consecrated space of the Sri Vidya shrine and the vibrant space that pervades the entire campus will ensure that your course of Sri Vidya practice is nurtured by the principle of Ishvara pranidhana.
  • To comply with the principle of svadhyaya, this practice is accompanied by a special study track—Padmini Vidya: The Source of Eight Siddhis.
  • The practice will begin and conclude with a special havan, led by Panditji.
Program Features
  • Intensive practice of Sri Sukta recitation in the extraordinary space of the Sri Vidya Shrine, Adi Pitham, and the vibrant sacred space of the Himalayan Institute campus at Honesdale.
  • Practice under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and as part of a group of committed, like-minded sadhakas who have all undertaken the prerequisites.
  • The dates for this 12-day practice are intentionally selected to coincide with an auspicious window of time, beginning on the new moon.
  • Enhance your Sri Sukta recitation through your personal meditation practice in the Sri Vidya Shrine
  • 8-part lecture series (Padmini Vidya: The Source of Eight Siddhis) with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. See details below.
    • Attendance of these sessions will not be live in person with Panditji, as this lecture series is an online program only. Participants will be able to view the sessions either on their own device (internet bandwidth permitting), or at a group showing in the Auditorium.
    • Life-time access to the on-demand videos of these sessions with Panditji
  • 4-part pranic immersion practice with HI Faculty
    • Guided practices with HI Faculty specifically designed to enhance pranic awareness to support the Sri Sukta recitation intensive. Vishoka Meditation is at the heart of this to amplify the benefits of Sri Sukta.
    • Guided practices are 75-90 minutes long, and consist of pranically-oriented asana, breath training, and relaxation, as well as Vishoka Meditation.
  • Orientation with Panditji on opening night, Q&A session with Panditji during the practice, and a closing session on the final day.
  • Option to participate in community yoga classes on select days
  • Daily group recitation of Sri Sukta
Practice Format & Disciplines
  • The nucleus of this practice is the recitation of Sri Sukta 800 times in 11 days (beginning on October 3rd, 2024), concluding with a special havan practice of 80 recitations on the 12th day (October 14th, 2024).
  • Your daily practice of Sri Sukta will be 72 or 73 recitations, broken into 2 or 3 sessions per day. You will do most of your recitation individually in your room, supplemented by a daily group recitation.
  • Silence hours will be maintained during key practice times, and from 9pm to 8am.
  • To maintain the focus and integrity of the practice, participants are asked to minimize outside distractions, including remote work responsibilities and leaving campus for the duration of the program.
Prerequisites:
Tuition: $699

Includes lifetime access to Padmini Vidya: The Source of Eight Siddhis online program.

Itinerary:
  • October 2

    Arrive to HI Honesdale for evening Orientation.

  • October 3

    Practice begins today; opening havan in the morning.

  • October 14

    Practice concludes with havan.

  • October 15

    Closing session in the morning with departure after lunch.

All times are listed in Eastern Time. Subject to changes.

  • 6am – Morning prayers
  • 6-8am – Personal meditation time, and/or personal recitation time; Garbha Griha darshan
  • 7:30-8:30am – Breakfast
  • 8:30-10am – Free time and/or personal recitation time;
  • 9:30-11am – Pranic practice (select days), or free time
  • 11:30-12:15 – Daily group recitation of Sri Sukta
  • 12:30-1:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:30-4pm – Free time for rest or self-reflection
  • 4-6pm – Personal recitation time and/or walk
  • 5-5:55pm Garbha Griha darshan
  • 6pm – Evening prayers
  • 6:15-7:00pm – Dinner
  • 7-8:30pm – Lecture (select days), free time or special evening event (eg.bonfire)
  • 9pm – 8am – Silence hours

Study Track – Padmini Vidya: The Source of Eight Siddhis

Padmini Vidya is the heart of tantra sadhana, particularly the Sri Vidya tradition of tantra. This knowledge takes our understanding and practice of Sri Sukta to a new height. The eight sessions of this program are based on the direct teachings of the Sage Markandeya, the immortal rishi who gave the gift of the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra to the seekers of inner healing.

Padmini Vidya was first taught by Sage Markandeya to Sage Kraustiki, as documented in the Markandeya Purana. There, the dialogue between these two masters opens the floodgate of the secret knowledge locked in the Sri Sukta mantras 5 and 8. “This secret knowledge transcends all written records on Sri Sukta, including my commentary on it!” says Pandit Tigunait.

Padmini Vidya is one of the most sattvic of all tantric practices, with a far-reaching sattvic result provided that our intention behind practice is lit by our conscience. It is so humbling to know how, so subtly and so effectively, the practice of Sri Sukta plants the seed of Padmini Vidya in the lotus of our heart, and how Sage Markandeya’s exposition provides nutrients for this vidya to blossom. With this blossoming comes the blossoming of our mind and soul, as well as the larger world of which we are a part.

Session Titles:
  1. Family Tree of Sri Lakshmi, Part 1: Mythological Origin & Its Implication in Our Daily Life
  2. Family Tree of Sri Lakshmi, Part 2: Tantra Sadhana & Its Practical Application in the Context of Sri Sukta
  3. Family Tree of Padmini Vidya, Part 1: Mythological Origin & Its Implication in Our Daily Life
  4. Family Tree of Padmini Vidya, Part 2: Tantra Sadhana & The Practice of Padmini Vidya as Part of Sri Sukta Sadhana
  5. Family Tree of A-lakshmi, Part 1: Mythological Origin & Its Implication in Our Daily Life
  6. Family Tree of A-lakshmi, Part 2: Tantra Sadhana & The Practical Application of A-lakshmi in the Context of Sri Sukta Sadhana
  7. Steps Leading to Invoking Padmini Vidya
  8. Steps Leading to Nullifying the Works of A-lakshmi
  9. Question and Answer Session

All study track sessions will be held in-person with Panditji in the auditorium.

For more information, please contact Shelly Craigo at 570-647-1509 or [email protected].