Yogic Mystery School™ & School of Mantra
Live Retreat in Austin, Texas 2018
November 2, 3, 4
One of the most relevant benefits of Tantric practice for us today, I believe, is the integration and healing of the residual effects of difficult life experiences. We’ve all been subject to these, in childhood, in adulthood, even in the womb, in perinatal development.
This year, we are excited to offer our second live retreat for students in our online Yogic Mystery School and School of Mantra to support our robust online programs and trainings on the Tantric Path and under the auspices of Sri Vidya.
Most people have a very, narrow definition of Tantra and are unaware of its depth and scope and relevancy for our times. Sri Vidya is a respected branch of Tantra that is right-handed, meaning, gnostic. In Sri Vidya, we combine the highest teachings of Yoga and the Vedas with clean and healthy Tantric practices. We do not teach sexual intimacy practices in our approach to Tantra.
Choose all three days if you want the complete experience!
Each day, we will explore new insights into the relationship between spiritual practice and the transformation of the self. This is the true value of our live retreat, to consider deeply how Tantric practice in particular can assist us in the Integration of the energy dynamics residual from difficult life experiences and karmic samskaras. Many of us are drawn to spirituality without realizing what underlies our efforts, which can often create frustration in our practice and in our lives. What if suddenly a veil can be lifted from your eyes and you can “see” differently, and from a different vantage point from within yourself?
While Tantra can be profoundly therapeutic, it is not based on discussion or intellectualism. In Tantra, ritual is our essential healing modality, especially the embodiment of the masculine and feminine in ourselves and how we relate to these essential principles in the divine as well as in the human. Our rituals that are fueled by mantras are the hallmark of traditional Tantra, which is why, each day, we will conduct rituals. These are rituals that our students are trained for, or will be trained for.
Each day has a theme. Friday is dedicated to Shakti, the Divine Feminine, and the World. Saturday to Shiva Puja, the Sacred Masculine, and Transcendent Mystery. Sunday is dedicated to Ganesha and Gayatri, exploring the relationship between spiritual obstacles and enlightenment. Students who have learned our rituals can co-celebrate with us. Others can enjoy the experience up close and tap into their personal healing power.
Our Complete 3-Day Sri Vidya Live Retreat in Austin, TX (Nov 2, 3 & 4, 2018) is included in our Enhanced Plus and Complete Trainings. Contact us to sign up for these online trainings.
AUSTIN SRI VIDYA COMPLETE RETREAT
This option includes tuition for all three days of our live retreat in Austin, Texas (Nov 2, 3 & 4, 2018). Friday will focus on Shakti and the Mystery of the Divine Feminine; Saturday on Shiva and the Sacred Masculine; Sunday on Ganesha and Gayatri. Friday will also introduce Lalitha Tripurasundari as the highest Brahman in Sri Vidya along with special meditations and puja. You agree to book your room within five calendar days of your enrollment at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas at the special rate of $169 per night that you are welcome to share with one or more persons and to be responsible for your food and travel expenses. You alsoagree to a $99 refundable deposit against your cancellation. This amount will be refunded to you when you show up for the retreat. Purchasing any of our programs, including this live retreat, includes acceptance of our standard Student Agreement.
AUSTIN SRI VIDYA WEEKEND RETREAT
This option is for tuition for Saturday and Sunday for our live retreat in Austin, Texas (Nov 3 & 4, 2018). Saturday will focus on Shiva and the Sacred Masculine; Sunday on Ganesha and Gayatri. You agree to book your room within five calendar days of your enrollment at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas at the special rate of $169 per night that you are welcome to share with one or more persons and to be responsible for your food and travel expenses. You also agree to a $99 refundable deposit against your cancellation. Purchasing any of our programs, including this live retreat, includes acceptance of our standard Student Agreement.
Although the spiritual teaching on Tantra will be new and intimate, there will be no explicit sexual content or practices. Sri Vidya is a gnostic, right-handed Tantric path. The intention of the live retreat is to foster intimacy of learning and practicing the Sri Vidya lifestyle together in the traditional experience of kula: spiritual family.
We hope to build, deepen and grow our sense of spiritual family during this retreat so that our students can meet one another and so that our online interactions and trainings can become more dynamic. The purpose of the live retreat is not to provide an isolated live experience, but to add a personal dimension to our robust online and personal development through Yogic Mystery School and School of Mantra.
Last year, about 30 of our core students convened at this location for our very first live YMS retreat in Austin and they enjoyed very much, not only because of the quality of the hotel, but also because how contained the experience was, how deep they could go, and the degree to which we could all bond with one another. We did not want to offer the retreat again this year, but so many of our students requested that we repeat it, so here it is! Don’t miss it.