These are past telecourses that Sally has conducted. They include the MP3 audios (approx. 90 minutes in length), homework, and any other additional material that was provided during the course. These do not include the Q&A available during the live classes.
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Dancing with the Divine Masculine
Teleseries was held Wednesdays, April 3, 10, and 17, 2013
In this class, the two great yogic models of the divine masculine, Shiva and Krishna, are explored. Through imagery, meditation, story, and skillful self-inquiry, discover their archetypal qualities as sacred heroes, lovers, ascetics, and above all, as models of true freedom.
Shiva is the ultimate outsider-deity, both a self-controlled yogi and an erotic lover. Krishna — statesman, strategist, and polyamorous lover of a thousand women — models the skill of living an enlightened life in the world. Both Shiva and Krishna offer profound teachings about yoga and life. Each of them connects us to a different quality of sacred masculine presence.
Energies of Transformation
Teleseries was held Wednesdays, February 6, 13, & 20, 2013
Explore some of the radically transformative aspects of the divine feminine, and work with images and stories of some of the Hindu goddesses to unlock hidden aspects of our own feminine nature. Among the goddesses we’ll explore are Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Sita, Tara, and PrajnaParamita.
The divine feminine is the source of energy and power, both in the universe and in the human psyche. She can be wild as well as nurturing, destructive as well as ultimately creative. As we learn to recognize and invoke her powers, we free ourselves to discover aspects of ourselves that are the source of our richest gifts. And we discover a profound source of the grace that can transform our psyche, our relationships and our life.
- How the archetypes of the sweet and terrible feminine can come together to help you integrate your own psyche
- How to discover which goddess archetype to call on in different circumstances
- What it means (and what it takes!) to live in communion with the divine feminine
- Invoking, contemplating and inhabiting goddess energies in meditation and problem solving.
Love, Spirit, and You: A Radical Approach to Your Relationship with Spirit
Teleseries held Wednesdays, January 9, 16, & 23, 2013
Investigate what it means to unfold and maintain an on-going relationship with Spirit as the Beloved. Drawing on the insights and practices of the devotional traditions, as well as key developmental maps, explore how our relational styles show up in our encounters with Spirit, and how we can break through habitual patterns.
Look into the conflicts and shadow issues that show up in this most intimate of relationships, practice dialoguing with. Play with deity practice as a portal into Spirit, and discover what it actually means to see the divine in another. This is a class that can literally change your understanding about your relationship with yourself and with Spirit itself.
In this class you’ll learn:
- The art of devotional meditation
- How cultural patterns and psychological issues affect our relationship with Spirit—and how to get beyond them
- Dialoguing with spirit
- Myths and realities about devotional love
- What is spiritual love at different levels of consciousness?
Kundalini: The Living Flame of Your Conscious Evolution
Teleclasses were held Wednesdays, November 7, 14, & 21, 2012
Kundalini is the subtle energy that evolves human consciousness to its highest levels. As Kundalini wakes up inside you, it draws you into a new and radical intimacy with your inner Self. The gifts of kundalini are legendary. Whether dramatic or subtle, it is the only force on earth that can fully transform your experience of your life. As Kundalini purifies and awakens your body, it brings insight and intuition alive, wakes up love in the heart, unties knots in your chakras, and transforms your outlook on every level. Kundalini can plunge you into deep meditation. It’s greatest gift is to dissolve the veils and illusions that keep you from experiencing your true connection with the world and God.
Turning Poison into Nectar: Practicing with the Energies of Your Shadow
Telecourse was held Tuesdays, October 9, 16, & 23, 2012
In this class, we’ll look at the qualities in ourselves that cause our unconscious suffering, and also at the “golden shadow”—the gifts we hide from ourselves. Using both tantric practices and western inquiries and polarity work, we’ll learn how to recognize and own both our negative and our positive shadow.
In this course, we learn:
- how to see our shadow tendencies
- how to recognize when we are projecting our own shadow onto others and move into the source of negative emotion, find the core energy within it, and use that energy for transformation and opening
- how to find the Golden Shadow, and use your shadow qualities to tap into your unlived gifts
Falling in Love with Meditation
Teleclasses were held Wednesdays, August 29, September 5, & September 12
In this closely guided course, we’ll explore meditation as a practice and as a love affair—a love affair with your inner divine Self. Through graduated meditation sessions, contemplative practice, inquiry, pranayama, visualization, and inner dialogue, master teacher Sally Kempton unfolds an approach to meditation that can forever change your relationship to your practice.
- Entering stillness through thoughts
- Inner body practices
- Principles that create love in and for your practice
- Meditations that help free you from emotional habits.
Supported by the subtle energy of a tantric lineage, the course will allow you to move deeply into relationship with your own practice.
Dancing with the Divine Feminine
Telecourse held Wednesdays, January 18, January 25, & February 1, 2012
The tantric goddess traditions offer us a profoundly integral view of the divine feminine, both in women and in men.
When we connect with the divine feminine, we come in tune with inner powers of self-actualization, divine love and liberating wisdom. This 3-week teleconference explores the goddess-energies as they manifest in the world, in ourselves, and as personified archetypes of wisdom and grace. Sally offers unique insights into both the dark and light sides of our relationship to the divine feminine. The teleconference is layered with her powerful transmission of inner meditative states.
We’ll approach the mystery of the divine feminine from three perspectives: 1) the feminine as the Shakti, the creative power that animates our bodies and guides our liberation; 2) the feminine in her archetypal forms as the goddesses and yoginis of the wisdom traditions; particularly the archetypal goddess energies of Kali, Laksmi, Saraswati, Mary and Kuan Yin; 3) the feminine as the protective power that guards the life of the planet itself.
Working with meditation, contemplative practices, psychological processes, mantra, myth and self-inquiry we’ll look at how the goddess-energies express themselves through our personal and emotional energies. And we’ll practice connecting ourselves to the divine feminine in her protective and liberating forms.
Telecourse held Wednesdays, June 13, 20, & 27, 2012
To live as your most awake self demands presence, commitment, and practical skills for stepping beyond your habitual responses. This class explores teachings and practices for waking up, moment by moment, based on the wisdom of the tantric masters of Kashmir Shaivism. We’ll look at the different types of enlightened experience, and work with self-inquiry, meditation, contemplation and for those who want it, partner work to help you shift your energy from stuck states to awake states, tune into your awakened Self, and find your own best doorways to enlightened presence.
What is My Dharma?
Telecourse was held Wednesdays, November 2, 9, & 16, 2011
“A person who follows his own dharma, attains perfection…Better your own dharma, performed badly, than the dharma of another well discharged…”–Bhagavad-Gita
To follow your dharma means to live the life that is uniquely suited to who you authentically are–and to live it with ethics and skill. When we know and follow our dharma, we are living in full alignment with our highest potential. Everyone’s dharma is unique, but certain universal principles apply even to the most individual life path.
In this teleseries, we’ll use key verses in the Bhagavad-Gita and the Mahabharata to explore the subtleties of personal and collective dharma. We’ll work with contemplations and inquiries to look at how you can make decisions on personal dharma, and to understand more deeply what right action is for you, in any given situation. We’ll also explore what it takes to navigate a genuine life dilemma, through the essential principles of right action.
It will be a powerful and illuminating experience for all of us, as we look at what it means to chart a life path.
Art of Tantric Meditation
Telecourse was held October 5, 12, & 19, 2011
Our physical and subtle bodies are hard-wired to give us the experience of spiritual awakening. The tantric approach to meditation specializes in brilliant and powerful ways for entering the inner body, working with the mind, and expanding the breath so that the body reveals its natural doorways into spirit.
This class unfolds practices from the Vijnana Bhairava, the core meditation manual of the Kashmiri Shaivite tradition, along with Sally’s uniquely subtle and practical wisdom about deepening meditation practice. Each class will explore a different way of turning the ordinary into the subtle, and is guaranteed to deepen and enliven your meditation practice.
- How to open the central channel of the body through visualization and breath
- Powerful practices for transforming physical discomfort into energy and turning thoughts into light
- Meditations on space and resting in pure awareness
- The core attitudes that transform meditation practice
- Open-eyed meditation for daily life
Telecourse was held March 16, 23, & 30, 2011
Three weeks of meditation theory and practice, designed to help you set up an ongoing personal practice, or deepen your experience of your current practice. Includes the three audios of the 90 minute telephone classes plus homework.
Week I offers core practices for sitting, opening the inner body, including mantra, and heart-centering practice. Week II shows you how to work with thoughts through the inner witness, while Week III gives exploratory practices for opening to the experience of Awareness itself.
Witness Meditation: The Power in Awareness
Telecourse was held April 13, 20, & 27, 2011.
The great secret of inner freedom is to tune yourself to the witnessing awareness—the knower of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations.
This three-part teleconference course, open to those who have taken Sally’s Level One teleconference meditation, is designed to help you get established firmly in your own witness awareness.
Each of the three 90 minute classes introduces a different practice, while offering insight and guidance into the meditation process as a whole. The course includes homework assignments and audio meditations for ongoing practice.