Mother of Time,
Womb of Eternity
O Mother, You are victorious!
You have emitted all Time and consumed it, Your form a fearful roar, even so You bestow Your grace on all.
O Kālī, you are victorious even as you divide the body of Eternal Time into the twelve months of the year and yet make its true natue shine gloriously within You!
(Ninth century Kashmiri Hymn to Kālī
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Dr. Mark Dyczkowski is one of the world’s foremost scholars on Tantra and Kashmiri Trika Shaivism and has lived and worked in India for close to forty years. Both a scholar and a practitioner. Amongst his many publications is a translation of the Spanda Karika and his book ‘The Doctrine of Vibration’, a classic work on the Spanda school.
He is also a wonderful speaker and musician (of classical Indian sitar music), and he is someone who knows how to deeply inspire others.
Dr. Mark Dyczkowski is teaching
the subtlety of cognitive yoga in Munich!
»The embodyment of Mother Kālīin the ancient Kālīkrama, one of the main schools of Trika Shaivism.«
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Dyczkowski, one of the world’s most renowned scholars of Kashmir Shaivism will visit Munich again with his sitar and teach us one of the most astonishing and inspiring Indian traditions.
In this workshop we will learn about Kālī the most enigmatic and ambiguous Goddess in India. Kālī, the Goddess of Time – kāla – Mother of life who is death – kāla - and darkness – kāla and yet the very shining of the Light of consciousness. We will learn about her history. How She appears in the Vedas as Kālarātri, the Dark Night who, shining with stars, is young and beautiful. How She gives birth to the rising sun (rohita) and the sun generates her, although as Night she is the darkness of death.
We will concentrate than on the study and singing of the Khacakrapañcakastotra, as Guruji says, one of the most amazing Sanskrit texts he ever read.
We will learn how She becomes a Great Goddess of the Tantras, Her nature as the all-powerful dynamism of the perennial Present unfolding as the breath of life, perception and Time. We will learn about her astonishing forms, her Mantras and how to delight in the relish of the aesthetic delight of the succulent morsels of time that by Her grace yogis consume into consciousness.
The text with translation and commentary by Guru Mark will be handed out.
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Workshop in Munich
8th & 9th September 2018
Saturday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday 9.30 am - 2.00 pm
Admission and information:
Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: 160 €
Sitar and tabla concert Saturday evening 7 pm same location.