TriYoga – Camden
57 Jamestown Road London NW1 7DB
October 5-7: Weekend Program: Heal + transform through tantric meditation
Friday Evening, October 5 & Saturday Morning/Afternoon, October 6
The Wisdom Goddess Empowerment: Invoking Deity Energies for Healing and Transformation.
The path of feminine spirituality has emerged powerfully in our time. Even so, many of us are just beginning to explore the sacred feminine energies whose cosmic role is to support awakening and transformation. The sages of the Hindu tantric traditions recognized that to live an awakened life, you need the help of these inner feminine powers. They developed sophisticated systems for invoking and opening to the powers of the Hindu Goddess-energies like Durga, Lakshmi, Kali, and lesser-known but equally powerful goddesses like Lalita, Bhuvaneshwari, and Matangi.
In this weekend workshop, we’ll explore a series of insights and practices for embodying goddess energies. Using meditation, mantra, story, asana, writing, and partner work, you’ll discover how to bring forth these powers, and allow them to inspire and transform you. A kind of miracle happens when we tune into goddess energy. She lends us her power and love, bringing alive our connections to the Self, to others, and to the physical universe.
Sunday, October 7
Befriending the Mind Dragons: A Yoga-Tantric Approach to Emotional Transformation
Yoga and tantra traditions created a radical approach to emotional turmoil: Find the creative energy within the turmoil, and the suffering will free itself. In this workshop, Sally introduces the core tantric principles and processes for freeing ourselves from painful or prohibiting emotional habits. We’ll explore the reasons we remain immobilized in disruptive or counterproductive emotional patterns, and work with a series of meditations and contemplative inquiries that are uniquely designed to redirect how we relate to obstructive patterns, allowing the essential truth of our hearts to emerge and begin dissolving the energies that block us.
October 8-9: Teachers’ Immersion: Teaching Meditation as a Transformative Path
What does it take to be a great meditation teacher? Since even an app can give meditation instructions, how do you take your teaching beyond the obvious and routine?
In this two-day immersion, we will have a chance for a deep exploration and practice of these issues. We’ll look at how to answer the hard questions and work with the deep issues that so often arise when people meditate. We’ll discuss how to adapt a practice to the needs of an individual and help a student tweak their own meditation. We’ll look at subtle body meditation, discuss the relationship of different practices like mindfulness, inquiry, and visualization with each other, and at when a particular practice should be taught. We’ll discuss the tantric paradigm of Upaya—how to calibrate your practice to your inner state. We’ll also tackle some of the major issues that confront us as we work with other people’s meditation—touching the inner lives of others and transforming ourselves in the process.
Among the topics we’ll discuss:
- Asking and answering the hard questions.
- Finding your own voice and style.
- Balancing concentrative practice with self-inquiry and mindfulness.
- Teaching to different levels.
- When and how to teach mantra.
- Meditation for emotional issues.
- Taking meditation off the mat.
Dolce Hayes Mansion
San Jose, CA
Wednesdays, November 7-21, 2018, 5-7pm Pacific/8-10pm Eastern
New Telecourse: Kissed by the Goddess of Bliss: Lalita Tripurasundari and the Cultivation of Enlightened Desire
This three-week telecourse is an opportunity to dive deeply into the practice of cultivating the energy of Lalita, a form of the liberating Goddess who gives the gifts of life as well as the gifts of enlightenment. Through invocation, mantra, meditation and visualization, as well as a philosophical understanding of teachings behind the Shakta (divine feminine) tradition, we’ll open ourselves to the depths of grace that arise through contemplation of the divine feminine in one of her most exalted forms.
Wednesdays, January 9-February 13, 2019, 5-7pm Pacific/8-10pm Eastern
New Telecourse: The Path of Life and Death: Karma, Meditation and the After-Death Journey
The true test of our practice is the moment we face our own death. In the eastern traditions, death is seen as a time of powerful spiritual opportunity. If we are prepared and conscious, the illusions of our life can fall away, and we can liberate ourselves from suffering and open to the highest truth of the Self.