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Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation (CDs)

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This 6-CD Learning Course, Doorways to the Infinite, invites us to directly experience the core practices and insights of Tantra from its original source: Kashmir Shaivism’s Vijnana Bhairava.

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The sensuous and the sublime, the ordinary and the divine—on the Tantric path, all qualities merge as one in the ecstasy and wonder of awakening.

Doorways to the Infinite invites us to directly experience the core practices and insights of Tantra from its original source: Kashmir Shaivism’s Vijnana Bhairava. This dialogue between the deity Shiva and his consort Devi unfolds the secrets for moment-to-moment awakening into inner freedom and open-eyed ecstasy. Now, Sally Kempton unpacks the hidden truths of this text, revealing it as a treasury of powerful pathways to direct revelation.

With her gift for sharing subtle esoteric wisdom in an immediate and down-to-earth way, Kempton guides us into dozens of meditations and methods to engage our senses, imagination, breath, energy flow, attention, and postures as vehicles for radical and profound spiritual illumination. Doorways to the Infinite explores:

  • The breath within the breath, the heart within the heart
  • Listening, seeing, and feeling with full presence
  • Awakening to your inner body as space and light
  • Opening to the flow of your Kundalini energy
  • Engaging intense emotions for Self-realization
  • The spirituality of everyday activities
  • Intimate relationships and lovemaking
  • Physical movement, dance, and more

A graceful gesture can lead to a heart-stopping realization of your body as divine. A long, slow exhalation of the breath can reveal your connection to the Source of everything. A sound—any sound—can take you to the reality beyond sound. Realizations can unfold in a thousand ways. With Doorways to the Infinite, discover your true Self—not by transcending the world, but through the extraordinary hidden within ordinary life.

This 6-CD audio learning course includes:

Session One: The Revelation of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra (1 hour 8 minutes)

  1. Introduction
  2. A manual for accessing your own luminous consciousness
  3. Non-dual Shaiva Tantra
  4. Bhairava, the Inner Guru
  5. The Pulse of Shakti
  6. Meditation: Wherever the Mind Goes is Divine Consciousness
  7. The Path of Self Recognition: Your Heart is the Heart of an Enlightened Being
  8. Experiencing Yourself as “I Am”
  9. The Story of Cosmic Creation

Session Two: The Experience of Innate Divinity (1 hour 12 minutes)

  1. Introduction
  2. Tantric Yoga, The Path of Return
  3. The Divine Conversation
  4. The Direct Path of Non-dual Realization
  5. Shakti is Not Different from the Supreme Self
  6. The Spaciousness at the Heart of the Breath
  7. Meditation: Entering the Center

Session Three: Holding the Center (1 hour 13 minutes)

  1. Introduction
  2. The Breath Turns Inside
  3. Meditation: Awareness of the Central Channel
  4. The Rise of Kundalini
  5. Meditation: Spinal Breathing
  6. The Phases of Kundalini Awakening
  7. Meditation: Rising Kundalini
  8. Meditation: Ajna Chakra, Bridge to the Highest Center

Session Four: Emptiness, Contemplation and the Senses (1 hour 16 minutes)

  1. Introduction
  2. Opening Through the Body to the Great Void
  3. Meditation: Void Within the Body
  4. Meditations: Neti Neti, Your Head is the Sky
  5. Levels of Emptiness
  6. Creative Contemplation Practices I
  7. Creative Contemplation Practices II
  8. Turning Pleasure into Realization
  9. The Sexual Practice
  10. Meditation: Gazing Upon a Beautiful Object

Session Five: The Yoga of Intense Experience (1 hour 11 minutes)

  1. Introduction
  2. Working with Emotions and Desire
  3. Meditation: Desire as the Pulsation of Shakti
  4. Meditation: Who Am I?
  5. Meditation: Watching Shakti Arise as Thought
  6. Non-duality and Feeling States
  7. Meditation: Working with Anger
  8. Meditation: Transmuting the Energy of Fear
  9. The Middle State Between Pain and Pleasure

Session Six: I Am Shiva: Practices for Immediate Realization (1 hour 14 minutes)

  1. Introduction
  2. Seeing with the Eye of the Absolute
  3. Meditation: What is the Earth’s Knowledge?
  4. The Relationship of Self and Other
  5. Cultivating True Compassion
  6. Meditation: I Am Shiva
  7. Meditation: All This Arises From Within
  8. The Mystery of Everyday Experience
  9. Meditation: Everything is Sacred
  10. Meditation: Withdrawing the Mind From All Objects
  11. Liberation in the Body

Available in downloadable version here.

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