Doctrine of Vibration

Welcome to the Anuttara Trika Kula Home Study Program course on The Doctrine of Vibration:   the Doctrines and Practices of Kashmir Shaivism.


The Doctrine of VibratioThis course provides an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Kashmir Shaivism, and is an audio explication of Dr. Mark Dyczkowski’s seminal work on the subject, The Doctrine of Vibration .  Published in 1987, this book has been one of the most widely read introduction to Kashmiri Shaivism. Even if you have read the Doctrine of Vibration, Mark offers you new insights and perspectives that have emerged in the 30 years since it was written. Mark goes through each of the seven chapters in detail, providing contextual and comparative explanations of how these doctrines fit within the larger context of world religious traditions. This is a perfect introduction to the world of Kashmir Shaivism, and provides a good grounding to engage in the more advanced course offerings on our site, such as the Tantrāloka Home Study Course.



Course Price :$50 for 15 audios and videos


The text consists of seven chapters, the topics of which are:

Introduction (Historical and Philosophical background)

Ch. 1          The Integral Monism of Kashmiri Śaivism

Ch. 2          Light and Awareness:  The Two Aspects of Consciousness

Ch. 3          Spanda:  The Universal Activity of Absolute Consciousness

Ch. 4          Śiva and Śakti

Ch. 5          Śakti Cakra:  The Wheel of Energies

Ch. 6          The Divine Body and the Sacred Circle of the Senses

Ch. 7          The Path to Liberation

In this course Dr. Dyczkowski explains each chapter in multiple lectures, providing examples, context, and additional explanation.

Course materials:

  • Streaming videos of Dr. Dyczkowski teachings–not downloadable. 
  • Audio links—downloadable. 
  • Facebook Support Group:  Once you have registered for the course and downloaded the materials, you will be added to a private Facebook “ATK Home Study Support” group.  We will email you to let you know that this has been done.  This Facebook group is the forum for discussion, sharing, questions, and satsang for Anuttara Trika Kula home study courses.  This group is meant to be a nurturing, safe, uplifting and stimulating space for seekers of all levels and backgrounds who are sharing in the course to support and learn from each other.  Please keep posts positive and open-hearted.
  •  Email support: If you have questions of a more personal or individualized nature, concerns about the course, or complex intellectual questions that go beyond the scope of the Facebook group, please email, and we will respond to your question confidentially and appropriately.  For more advanced intellectual or content-related matters, we will forward your question to Dr. Dyckzowski to respond to you directly.We hope you will enjoy the course and that you will join us for more as we go forward.

Course Price :$50 for 15 audios and videos