The Great Journey of the Heart: Module 5

Overview Retreat — October 28-31, 2021
Hṛdayopāya: Sādhana of the Heart

This retreat will incorporate the material of Modules 3 and 4.

This retreat can be purchased as a stand-alone event, or as part of the 2-year Great Journey of the Heart program.

If you wish to attend in person, please use the "Enroll Now" button and register, then email [email protected] for details about attending in Berkeley. $100 add-on fee and Covid health requirements apply. Fee is for the program only - no meals or accommodations are provided. In-person space is limited, so apply early.

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A 3-Day Retreat with Swami Khecaranatha.

  • Watch live or on-demand.
  • In-person, in Berkeley
  • Will become a self-paced course after completion.

Nathaji will further explore why the heart is the key to our sādhana.

Guided meditations, śakti transmission, discussion, and Q&A are blended into the retreat to deepen your practice.

The Divine Heart overflows from the fullness of God’s own Pure Being, expressing the fullness of His state. He has birthed us from within this Heart for the sole purpose of knowing that we are not separate from this divine Source.

This truth of our existence is a treasure that is already inside each of us, but hidden from view. Our sādhana gives us the tools to uncover the inner joy that is never created nor diminished by any form or any condition.

It is by opening our individual heart that we begin to gain access to the divine Heart.

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.

Upāyas

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.

SCHEDULE: (Hours are California Time)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
6:15 - 7:30 PM
OPEN-EYES ŚAKTI TRANSMISSION & TALK

7:30-8:30 PM
NATHAJI'S 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY! (for those attending in person)
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
9:00 - 9:45 AM
GUIDED MEDITATION

10:00 AM - NOON
GUIDED MEDITATION & TALK
(Q&A included with live chat during streaming)

2:00 - 5:15 PM
GUIDED MEDITATION & TALK— Q&A/Chat

6:15 - 8:00 PM
OPEN-EYES ŚAKTI TRANSMISSION & TALK
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
9:00 - 9:45 AM
GUIDED MEDITATION

10:00 AM - NOON
GUIDED MEDITATION & TALK— Q&A/Chat

2:00 - 5:15 PM
GUIDED MEDITATION & TALK— Q&A/Chat

6:15 - 8:00 PM
OPEN-EYES ŚAKTI TRANSMISSION & TALK
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
9:00 - NOON
MEDITATION & TALK
Q&A/Chat

12:00 - 2:00 PM
LUNCH

2:00 - 5:00 PM
TALK & OPEN-EYES ŚAKTI TRANSMISSION