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Wednesdays, January 10 – February 21
5:00-7pm Pacific / 8:00-10pm Eastern
NEW TELECOURSE: Your Heart is the Divine Heart: Exploring the Tantric Teachings on Self-Recognition
“Stay where you are without worrying
For the goal is assured!
And who but the Self could teach this?
And to whom?”
—9th Century Shaivite Sage
Those are the words of a Shaivite sage from the 9th century. They point to a radically hopeful vision of human possibility. Yes, he is saying, our lives are tough and uncertain. But despite how things look, you ARE divine. You are God undergoing human experience. Even when things seem to be going horribly wrong, you and everyone else are on the freedom train. You’re destined to know the truth of who you are, and to recognize that same divinity in the others in your world.
The sooner you accept this and try to actualize it, the sooner you’ll realize the miraculous beauty of your embodiment!
My telecourse is based on the incomparable text, the Heart of the Doctrine of Recognition (in Sanskrit, Pratyabhijnahrydayam). This short work—it’s only 20 sutras—describes how Consciousness manifests universes within herself, condensing her vastness to become your human psyche and body, then unfolds and expands back into complete embodied awareness of your own divinity.
Basically, it’s about our journey, yours and mine. I don’t mean our journey as psychological beings. Our journey as embodied divinity.
The text intends for us to recognize our own awareness as Shiva’s Awareness, and our own heart as the abode of cosmic creativity—Shakti.
The sutras hold the empowerment of a lineage of enlightened beings, and they can awaken you. Each one of these sutras carries an entire world of truth, that expands inside you as you hold these words up to your experience. In other words, studying the sutras on Recognition creates an alchemical shift—especially when you combine your study with meditation and practical exercises.
So, our classes will include meditation, sutra contemplation, lectures, personal exercises, partner discussion and much more—always using the text to open us to a deeper understanding of ourselves.
We all know that we’re living through a time of radical upheaval and change. The energy of this time can push us into despair, but it can also open up the highest possibilities of this incarnation. To harness the power that wants to unfold in us, we need to cultivate our understanding of what is real, of who we are and are not, and of who we can be if we are willing to see through the veils. The sutras on Recognition were written to help you do that.
All participants upon purchasing/signing up and/or entering the private student telecourse area understand:
- They are responsible for any long distance rates when calling into class.
- The materials received during the course are copyrighted by law and they shall not be given away, sold, or shared with others without expressed permission from Sally Kempton or her designate.
- They are giving consent to audio recording, and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for webcasts, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on web sites, publication, sale, or any other purpose by Sally Kempton and/or her representatives. Teleclass participants release Sally Kempton and each and all persons involved from and liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of sound recordings. As a teleclass participant any and all rights are waived to any claims for payments or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, or other publication or sale of these materials. Participants also waive the right to inspect or approve any audio recordings.
- Their last name will never be shared on calls (unless the individual shares it) to protect participants anonymity and confidentiality.
- They will receive recordings of the classes, and must honor confidentiality and copyrights of all material. Please do not share class recordings with anyone and know that you may have access to the recordings, but they are the property of Sally Kempton and you are not allowed to sale, distribute, or use them for promotional or advertising reasons without Sally Kempton’s expressed permission.
Past course topics include:
- Open Heart Meditation, Level I
- Witness Meditation: The Power in Awareness, Level II
- Art of Tantric Meditation
- What is My Dharma?
- Practicing Enlightenment
- Dancing with the Divine Feminine
- Falling in Love with Meditation
- Turning Poison into Nectar: Practicing with the Energies of Your Shadow
- Kundalini: The Living Flame of your Conscious Evolution
- Freedom, Ecstasy and Awakening: A Deep Dive into Tantric Meditation
- Surfing Reality I: The Transformative Journey and the Yoga of Divine Energy
- Surfing Reality II: Practicing with the Energy of the Universe
“The power of these teleconferences continues to astonish me. Sally’s voice is so magical, pure, profound, and insightful that I can go almost instantly into a deep meditation when I hear the guided meditations. Her teleclasses share so much wisdom and knowledge.” –– JC, Palo Alto, California
“Practical, insightful, and above all deeply meditative, Sally’s teleconferences have become indispensable to my practice.” –– LM, Portland, Oregon
“I have been struggling with meditation commitment for years. Sally’s guidance and positive encouragement has shifted this for me in a way that no other teacher was able to guide me through.” –– ES, Austin, Texas