This scripture based explanation of Kundalini Shakti and the sacred science of Kundalini Vidya provides a comprehensive system for assessing, understanding, and guiding a process of spiritual development. Kundalini Vidya is a description of Traditional Kundalini Science, the traditional oral teachings of a 500 year-old lineage of Kundalini specialists grounded in the Yoga/Vedanta philosophy of India and their own direct spiritual experience and observation. It defines Kundalini Shakti as the spiritual Power within every human being, the Holy Spirit that motivates all aspects of life and can manifest in personal development, non-ordinary states, and spiritual transformation.
Kundalini Vidya identifies the sources of this exquisite and useful developmental system and clarifies the terms relevant to Traditional Kundalini Science. It explains the function of the major aspects of subtle body physiology, including those of the mental and energy systems, specifying the role of the samskaras, chakras, nadis, and vayus in spiritual progress. The many possible features of Kundalini process are categorized according to physical, psychological, and non-ordinary experiences. It then describes the causes and dynamics of a Kundalini rising and explains the six Shakti nadis through which Kundalini is able to flow. Next, it gives a description of the various types and levels of the most common Kundalini risings (Deflected, Partial, Intermediate) and notes the predisposing factors found in difficult risings. The stabilizing, purifying, and transformative capacities of a Full rising, which are acquired at Makara point in upper Ajna chakra (the Brow center) are then described. Next, the upper routes for advancing on to a Complete rising (reaching a pinnacle experience at Bindu) are reviewed. The subsequent Plateau stages of samadhi (spiritual absorption) are explained as well as the final culmination of Oneness experience at Parabindu (also called Asamprajnata samadhi, Turiya, and Omega). The closing chapter offers basic guidelines for supporting a comfortable Kundalini process through establishing a healthy, solid spiritual life.
A technology of consciousness and spiritual life, this spiritual science is universal and is compatible with concepts and practices shared by many great spiritual traditions of the world. Study of this system can therefore be a useful adjunct to seekers who are following the outlook and methods of their own particular spiritual path.
Bri. Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, Ph.D.
The author has practiced and taught Yoga/Vedanta and meditation for over thirty years and has been individually mentored in Kundalini Vidya by Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati as the designated successor of their lineage of Traditional Kundalini Science. Trained as a psychologist, she is the spiritual director of Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care-America.
Food Is Spiritual Practice: Ayurvedic Cuisine to Support Spiritual Life offers a review of Ayurvedic cuisine for seekers interested in a healthy, tasty food plan for retreats or ongoing nutrition. Designed to introduce the cook to the traditional wisdom of Indian home cooking, the book opens with a discussion of the importance of proper nutrition for people in Kundalini process. It then describes the components of a Vedic kitchen, from basic equipment to food selection and the mental focus and energy of the cook. It goes through the steps of preparing an Ayurvedic meal and explains the healthy customs for cooking and eating food. Handy summarizing lists, including stocking the kitchen, are provided. The rest of the book contains recipes for preparing vegetables, grains, legumes, salads, and deserts. Written to satisfy the many requests of PKYC consultees, Food Is Spiritual Practice is a helpful adjunct to PKYC cooking instruction. It provides a format for practicing the essential element of good nutrition for the support of Kundalini process and spiritual life.
Offers the perspective of Yoga-Vedanta philosophy on the heart of Jesus’ teachings presented in the Sermon on the Mount, especially the Beatitudes. Includes instructions for a simple method of mantra meditation.
Swamiji chants ten prayers of invocation that open various Upanishads. The set is continuously repeated for the duration of the CD, providing a meditative atmosphere and opportunity to learn the mantras.
Reviews the profound sacred teachings of Kundalini Vidya, describing the ways of spiritual development from the beginning to the culmination in Oneness. Based in Yogic and Vedantic scripture and presented by a Vedic monk steeped in the tradition who is the holder of the 500-year oral teachings of his lineage of Kundalini experts. Ellucidated by Swamiji’s American disciple, Shivarpita. Recorded live at the 2010 PKYC Maha Satsang in Knoxville, TN.