May our lives be offerings. May our minds blaze with insight. May we be one with all that exists. May we work for the benefit of all sentient beings, steeped in the insight that each one of us is Lord Śiva.
VARANASI TANTRALOKA IMMERSION STARTING DECEMBER 18TH. SEE DETAILS HERE & IN ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW.
Welcome to Anuttara Trika Kula, the website of Dr. Mark Dyczkowski, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Tantra and Kashmiri Shaivism. He has lived and worked in India for close to forty years and studied at the feet of Swami Laksmanjoo and distinguished scholars in India and abroad. On this site, you will find Mark’s lectures on Kashmir Shaivism which includes teachings on Abhinavagupta’s Tantrasāra, Tantrāloka and more.
There are a variety of articles, video and audio courses for introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. These include courses focused on specific topics like Tantrāloka, Śiva Sūtra, History of Śaiva Tantra and so on. There are also free videos, articles, blogs and lectures which will be continued. Our goal is to preserve the teachings and make them widely accessible. With this view in mind, we have kept the prices low. This is our humble offering to aspirants worldwide through traditional and digital approaches.
- Five-day immersion at Mark’s house in Narad Ghat, Varanasi! The immersion will begin on Thursday, December 18th 2014. This immersion will be centered on the sections of chapter four of Tantraloka dealing with insight and the absorption of thought into the pure self awareness consciousness has of its own nature. Abhinavagupta calls this Sound Reasoning which is the highest and ultimately, the only limb of Yoga. The readings will be followed by sessions of meditation, and the chanting of Sanskrit verses as Swami Laksmanjoo taught his disciples to do. We also plan an outing to sacred sites in the Holy City of Kashi and to Lord Vishvanatha’s temple where we will participate in the evening worship (arti). The aim of the immersion is to find the right balance between, worship, meditation and the cultivation of insight through hearing and deeply understanding the teachings of the great master Abhinavagupta. More details can be found here
- Lessons twice a week at Narad Ghat, Varanasi These begin in the third week of September and continue to the end of March. They are open to all free of cost.
Indian telephone contact number : (0091-) (0)542 – 2450169 (September – April)
Italian telephone contact number: (0039) 051-0091-542-245-0169 (May – July)
EMAIL contact (new email address for Dr. Mark Dyczkowski): firstname.lastname@example.org