The Great Journey of the Heart
Combined Modules 3 & 4
7-Week Program: Aug 30 - Oct 18, 2021
Kuṇḍalinī Sādhana - Pathway to An Awakened Heart
The Matrix of the Upāyas and Sādhana
Please note: the contents of this Module will be presented during the October 28-31 retreat. Enrollment for the retreat will be set up soon.See Oct Retreat
A 7-Week Exploration with Swami Khecaranatha
6 On-Demand Presentation Sessions, followed by
2-week practice period and 2 Zoom Q/A sessions with Nathaji (on Oct 11 & 18)
- Presentations Sessions are 1½- 2 hours long and are available on-demand by noon Mondays (CA time)
- The program includes homework handouts & study in preparation for the next session
- Q&A for Presentation Sessions: An email will be sent to participants explaining how to submit questions on the topics covered. Questions will be answered in the next session
- Sessions may include guided meditations
The focus of this module:
The truths inherent in the view of nonduality are revealed to us through direct experience, and Kuṇḍalinī Sādhana is the spiritual technology that brings forth that experience in our meditation and in daily life. The matrix of upāyas and sādhana is a clearly defined and articulated roadmap of our immersion into the heart of God.
The tradition of Trika Śaivism expounds that the upāyas are the progression of this journey to liberation. Each of the key aspects of sādhana is articulated in depth across and within each upāya, supported by the practices that enable each person to have the direct experience of the highest knowledge/insight within themselves.
The upāyas are at once the means to liberation (perpetually cycling in a non-linear focus and prominence) and the state of awakened Consciousness — the recognition of one’s own Śiva-hood revealed by the descent of grace.
The four upāyas to be discussed in this exploration are:
Āṇavopāya - the path of effort
Śāktopāya - the path of energy
Śāmbhavopāya - the path of awareness
Anupāya - no path
Nathaji will go into detail about how these upāyas apply to an individual's sādhana, making this a powerful program for each participant.
Kuṇḍalinī Sādhana as the pathway to freedom
Ignorance of our true Self is the cause of all suffering and endless transmigration, while the recognition and direct experience of our true identity is alone the cause of freedom.
We experience suffering because we perceive and believe ourselves to be separate from our source, Divine Consciousness. Due to śaktipāta, the descent of grace, the longing for liberation springs forth from our own heart, igniting the search for ourselves in God’s heart.
Through Kuṇḍalinī Sādhana we turn our awareness inside, to the heart, and as we surrender to the śakti (the energy) pulsating within as the true agency of action, we come to reside in the Heart of Consciousness. ~ We are the embodied, living expression of the highest freedom.