This 2–day (10 hour) online course on the 10 Wisdom Goddesses ( Daśamahāvidyā in Sanskrit) will introduce you to a special group of 10 Tutelary-Protective Deities of the Indian Tantrik tradition.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
During this 2-day (10 hour) journey into the mystical reality of “Spontaneous Arising Awareness Beings” or deities in simpler language, you will become familiar with each of the goddesses, and in so doing will begin to recognize a special affinity with one or more of them.
This type of special affinity is a sign of a positive karmic connection, which can be made manifest in the practitioner’s life and sadhana through the agency of ritual empowerment (abhiśekham in Sanskrit) into the direct experience of the deity.
This online introduction to the 10 Wisdom Goddesses serves as a good first step in developing a practice in the Way of Water. Students can come away from the class with a sense of the special connection to one of the Wisdom Goddesses and then cultivate a deeper connection to Her before coming to Costa Rica to “meet” Her in-person during ritual initiation or abhiśekham.
The ritual empowerments will be performed during the in-person Wisdom Goddess Retreat held at the TMY Costa Rica Retreat Center as part of Level II Way of Water curriculum. This is an ancient form of “oracular ritual” wherein one of the 10 Wisdom Goddesses arrives in the open Presence of the ritual space and “chooses” the student.
Through ritual empowerment the student enters the world (the enlightened mandala) of their chosen deity and through the sadhana (practice) of the deity continues to develop that connection and receive the positive influence of the deity’s blessing power. Each deity’s sadhana includes a visualization & mantra practice, a puja, and sometimes special offerings such as songs, dances, preferred clothing colors and foods, etc.
* This is a recording of a live class. You will be granted access via email, after purchase.PURCHASE NOW
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About the Teacher
Dharma Bodhi (Kol Martens)
Dharma Bodhi began practicing yoga at age seven, and in his teens moved into practices of Chan Buddhism and Daoism. He then went on to study non-dual Śaivite yoga and completed Ācārya training in 1996 under his non-dual Śaiva Guru with an emphasis in Kundalinī Hatha Yoga. Since that time he has been studying and practicing Tibetan Dzogchen meditation and yoga. Settled in Costa Rica, Dharma Bodhi and his wife, Sahaja Dakinī, dedicate their time to raising their family, personal practice and teaching the Oral-Practice Tradition of the Mahāsiddhas to small groups of students.