Turn toward Sublimity
A Contemplative Exploration of Tantra Philosophy for Today’s Yogis - With Bill Mahony
Often inaccurately presented in popular media, Tantra is a profound system of spiritual philosophy that can inform and support a life-affirming yogic life at all levels of our being. This weekend, Bill returns to YogaShakti to guide us in exploring it together. Our focus will be specifically on the nondual philosophy of what has come to be known as Kashmir Shaivism.
In this seminar workshop, we will both discuss this philosophy based on passages from important texts in nondual Tantra and practice various yogic concentration techniques that open us to experience sublimity within our own immediate everyday life experiences. If you enjoy philosophical discussion combined with affirming celebration of the complexities of life, come join us.
All are welcome!
Daily schedule for Saturday & Sunday
09.00-10.00 Yoga class with Helena Wintre (optional))
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
Register with name and phone to: aW5mbyB8IHlvZ2FzaGFrdGkgISBzZQ==
Price: 2100 SEK (separate lectures 600 SEK)
William K. Mahony,
William K. Mahony, PhD, travels internationally to lead spiritual retreats and workshops for the larger yoga community. Bill, as he is known informally, has published several books on the religions of India and has a deep appreciation for the yogic life grounded in over four decades of his own spiritual practice. He is a professor of Religious Studies at Davidson College, one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the United States. For more information, see his website: www.wkmahony.com
William K. Mahony, PhD, is known in yoga communities across the continents for his warm, lively and compassionate teaching that is accessible to contemporary yoga students at all levels as well as to those interested in deepening their spiritual lives in other ways.
Bill often bases his teaching on important Sanskrit texts that can inspire contemporary yogis in their larger lives. With his guidance, participants in spiritual retreats, workshops and seminars reflect together on teachings presented by such works as the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gītā, the Yoga Sūtra, the Pratyabhijñā Hridaya, the Vijñāna Bhairava, Shiva Sūtra, Srīmad Bhagavatam, the Bhakti Sūtra and many others.
Bill's most recent book, Exquisite Love: Reflections on the Spiritual Life based on Nārada's Bhakti Sūtra consists of Bill's extended commentaries on a 10th century Sanskrit text on spiritual love. In an intellectually clear and emotionally engaging way he reflects at length on the experience, cultivation and refinement of increasingly higher levels of devotional sentiments in our own contemporary yogic lives. Bill is often asked to lead retreats, workshops and seminars based on the understandings he presents in this book. The second edition is published by Sarvabhāva Press. For more information, visit the books page or order the second edition on Amazon.
His other books include The Artful Universe: An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination, which is on the Vedas and Upanishads and thus on foundational aspects of India's philosophies and religious sensibilities, including those of yoga. For more information, visit the books page or order the book on Amazon.
Whether you are new to the contemplative study of yoga philosophy or have pursued this interest and undertaken this practice for some time, Bill warmly invites you to join him and others in these seminar, workshop and retreat settings, when all participants together explore and immerse themselves in ways of a life-affirming yogic life.
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