This series combines two special offerings with Ishan Tigunait. Take separately, or take both together for the definitive course to study and practice the Sri Sukta.
The intersection of power, fulfillment, and freedom distinguish tantra from other paths of yoga and spirituality. Tantra leads us to where our spiritual aspirations and worldly ambitions are united in a sacred bond. It gives us access to what we are and what we wish to become. It leaves no room for conflict and uncertainty. Put simply, tantra gives us the tools to thrive and shine at every stage of our personal growth. As one of tantra’s cardinal texts, Sri Sukta embodies the best of tantra vidya.
This special offering combines two special offerings with Ishan Tigunait, and is the definitive course to study and practice the Sri Sukta. These programs were specifically designed to be taken in this manner as a progressive experience, culminating in a 80-day practice of Sri Sukta and special extended fire offering to conclude the practice.
Part 1: Sri Sukta Course
May 9–25, 2021: 6-part online course
- Every Monday and Wednesday evening, from 7:00–8:30pm US Eastern
This online course is intended to help you digest and assimilate Sri Sukta, and capture the essence of tantric experience hidden between the words and the lines of the Sri Sukta. We’ll go mantra by mantra through all 16 mantras of the Sri Sukta to understand their meaning individually, and key themes that span across the mantras. Learn to pronounce each mantra, word by word, as a single mantra, and eventually as a complete cluster of mantras (sukta). Learn about the origins of Sri Sukta and its relationship to the broader world of tantra, the dynamics of sacred fire (Jatavedas) and the power of mantra. Finally, we’ll apply this tantric wisdom not only to accelerate your current practice, but also to awaken your innate strengths and abilities through these extraordinary mantras of Sri Sukta.
Part 2: Sri Sukta Sadhana Immersion (Stage 1)
May 31–August 18, 2022: 80-day At-home Sri Sukta Practice
- Includes 4 online sessions throughout the 80-day period for satsang, Q&A and group recitation practice
- Participants will undertake a daily practice of 10 recitations of Sri Sukta from home, for 80-days, either self-guided or with support from the provided recording or written sheet.
August 19–20, 2022: In-person/Online Concluding Practice (Havan)
- Online or In-person option (space limited) (pay separately)
- Includes opening session and an extended duration havan (tantric ritual of sacred fire) group practice of 80 recitations of Sri Sukta to conclude the 80-day practice
This Sri Sukta Sadhana Immersion (Stage 1) is the doorway to experience what you just learned in the Sri Sukta Course. This 80-day group practice follows a time-honored tradition of 10 recitations of Sri Sukta daily for 80 days, as the foundational practice of Sri Sukta. Undertake this as a personal practice done from the convenience of your own home, but with the group support of like-minded seekers to benefit from the power of collective consciousness. The practice will empower you to embrace the inner joy and prosperity as seen through the eyes of the seers of Sri Sukta, and prepare you for further advanced tantric practices. Your at-home recitation practice will conclude with a powerful havan (tantric ritual of sacred fire) either in-person or online.
- Tantra Unveiled
- The Pursuit of Power and Freedom: Katha Upanishad (pages 33–46)
- At the Eleventh Hour (pages 106–113)