CUTTING-EDGE ONLINE COURSES
Summoning Śakti: Tapping the Power of the Devī Māhātmya
The Devī Māhātmya is ritually chanted at the Great Goddess Festival throughout the Indic world - why is this? The annual Indian Great Goddess festival (Durgā Pūjā) is a potent time for divine empowerment, personal transformation and spiritual purification. It is a time when the Devī Māhātmya is ritually chanted throughout the Indic world, in order to summon the grace of the Goddess. This 4-week online course is for practitioners who want to deepen their connection with the Indian Great Goddess (Durgā), awakening her divine śakti through engagement of the Devī Māhāmtya.
Sacred Sound: Tapping the Power of Sanskrit Mantras
What are Sanskrit mantras? What do they mean? How are they used?What benefits do they yield? Indian Wisdom Traditions have much to say about the sacred power of sound, subtlest of elements. Mantras – Sanskrit sacred utterances – are conduits of divine experience, and potent tools for transforming one’s life and consciousness. This 4-week online course is for practitioners who want to learn about, and leverage, the power of sacred Sanskrit sound for their own spiritual development.
Sacred Body: Subtle Anatomy and Its Significance
What is the Subtle Body made up of?How does it relate to Yoga, Tantra, Samkhya, Karmic Theory?Which Practices activate it and how? In this 4-week online course, you will learn about the channels, fields, locks and Sacred Centers within the Subtle Body. You will also learn how the Sacred Body relates to Yoga, Tantra, Samkhya, karmic theory and Indian Wisdom Traditions. Spiritual practices (breathing, postures, mudras) will also be discussed.
Faces of Power: Indian Goddess Odyssey
What do Indian Goddesses represent? How can they aid in your personal journey? Indian Goddesses are associated with the ancient Sanskrit word for “power” (shakti). Each Goddess personifies a specific energy which seekers can invoke for their personal development.
The Wisdom Goddesses: Ten Tantric Faces of Power
This series explores an obscure group of ten esoteric Faces of Power from ancient India: the wild and wondrous Wisdom Goddesses (Mahāvidyās). In this 4-Week Online Course, Dr. Raj Balkaran weaves together philosophical, mythological and esoteric spiritual strands to enliven these incredibly rich tantric Faces of Power. You will come learn each Wisdom Goddess' rich symbolisms and how they might come to play a role in your own life journey.
The Textual Tapestry: Threads of Indian Tradition
This course offers in-depth reading of key sacred texts from every epoch of ancient India. In studying these texts we come to understand important historical developments philosophical teachings social structures values, world-views popular deities mythological stories
Sacred Sky: Planetary Myths and their Meanings
What human truths are encoded in Ancient Indian planetary mythology? How can they help you make sense of your own life? In this 4-Week online course, Dr. Raj Balkaran illumines the profound life wisdom encoded in ancient Indian planetary mythology. According to the ancients, every aspect of the human condition pertains to one of nine hubs of archetypal energy associated with a heavenly body. The rich mythology surrounding these heavenly bodies provides profound insight into human nature. These planetary stories illumine the human story.