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18th Jan. - 1th Feb  2020
Introduction to the Shaivism of Kashmir by Mark Dyczkowski

Introduction to the Shaivism of Kashmir 
and Pilgrimage to Benares and Buddhist Sites

Lectures and Workshop Taught by Mark Dyczkowski
2020 Varanasi 18th Jan. - 1th Feb  











Lectures and practices on Workshop:

  • A Brief History of Tantric Shaivism
  • The context of Trika System
  • The Three Supreme Goddesses of Trika

Worshiped as three goddesses in the Trika school, this Triad is one of the most essentially defining features of this form of Shaivism and its earlier prototypes in the Agamas. These three spheres correspond to three aspects of Sakti: Supreme (Para), Middling (Parapara) and Lower (Apara). The harmonious union (samarasya) of these three planes are Bhairava's supreme glory, the radiance of the fullness of His power (purriasakti), which fills the entire universe. Together, this triad constitutes the Deity's universal experience (bhogya). By sharing in it, the yogi comes to realize the unsullied bliss of the absolute (anuttarananda), the supreme form of Spanda.




About Mark Dyczkowski

Mark is one of the world’s foremost scholars on Tantra and Kashmir Trika Shaivism and has lived and worked in India for over forty years. Both a scholar and a practitioner, he was initiated by the great Indian teacher Swami Laksmanjoo in the year 1976. He has an undergraduate degree from Benares Hindu University and a Ph.D. from Oxford University, where he studied Kashmir Shaivism under the guidance of Professor Alexis Sanderson. In India he studied with Hemen Chakravarti foremost disciple of the great Gopinath Kaviraj. He began to learn sitar in 1967 and has studied with several teachers in India including the great sitar virtuoso Buddhaditaya Mukherjee.


Event schedule:

19 - 28 January Varanasi : Lectures and Practice, taught by Mark Dyczkowski
Daily lectures and practices with Mark Dyczkowski.
Participation in pujas (hindu rituals) in Varanasi.
Two day trips to Vindhyacal and Pancakrosha Pilgrimage.
Pilgrimaje to temples and sacred places.
Sitar concert with Mark Dyczkowski
One and a half hours Morning meditation with Adrian L. Moldovan

29th - 31th January
Trip to two most important Buddhist sacred sites.
Sarnath, one  of the most important place of pilgrimage in India.
31th January
Back to Varanasi and one night to hotel.
Trip ends on 1th February.
Meeting time and point
18th January 3 -7 pm, in the hotel in Varanasi  (info about the name of the hotel in 1th December 2019)

Cost: 1475 eur
475 Eur  advance till 15th November - advance is not returnable.
1000 Eur paid on 18th January at the hotel.
For Romanian students please contact for organizing the airplane tickets and visas.

Cost Included:

  • Lectures and Practice - 10 days
  • Accommodation (3 star hotel, 2 people in a room, single at extra cost for 350 eur) and breakfast for 11 days.
  • Two day trips in Varanasi to Vindhyacal and Pancakrosha Pilgrimage - transport included.
  • 3 days trip (Bodhgaya and Sarnath) – transport, accommodation and breakfast.

 Not Included:

  • - Airplane tickets
  • - Visa fee
  • - Ticket fee for temples or other objectives


READ TERMS & CONDITIONS for trips and events for the education of the participants.

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