8/27/10 Lecture, Part 1, duration 80 minutes
Workshop on the Vijnanabhairava with Dr. Mark Dyczkowski
This classic text, the Vijnanabhairava, was taught by Swami Laksmanjoo as the foundation for Yoga Sadhana. In this experiential workshop, we practice sitting meditation and study its teachings as given by Abhinavagupta and Ksemaraja.
Mark Dyczkowski is a world scholar of Hindu tantra. Holding a doctorate in Sanskrit Studies, specializing in Kashmiri Śaivism from Oxford, Professor Dyczkowski has written several well known books, including The Doctrine of Vibration (1987), The Stanzas on Vibration (1992), The Aphorisms of Śiva (1992), and A Journey in the World of the Tantras (2004). Professor Dyczkowski has studied North Indian classical music on sitar since 1967 with renowned teachers in India. He has performed and lectured in several countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas, including the United States. He is a well known sitarist in Benares where he regularly performs in public and is highly regarded there by the community of musicians and lovers of music. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Prague, and continues to lecture on a regular basis in India and Italy to students engaged in research programs and also to serious students and practitioners of Yoga and Kashmiri Shaivism.