Tantra Yoga and Samaya Srividya

Swami Rama and the Himalayan Tradition

The teachings of the Himalayan Tradition are elaborated by Swami Rama of the Himalayas. This is an extract from the book "Living with the Himalayan Masters, Spiritual Experiences of Swami Rama" published by the Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, USA. Our Tradition Shankaracharya...

Swami Rama on the Guru Chakra

Guru chakra, the chakra of higher knowledge is also known as Trikuti or Jnana chakra. Ajna chakra the chakra of worldly knowledge and gateway to the city of life is also known as Drikuti. Swami Rama quotes on Guru chakra are put together here. Mundaka Upanishad You can easily purify...

Chhinnamasta, Dasa Mahavidya: The Wisdom Goddess

Understanding Chhinnamasta, one of the Dasa Mahavidya, the 10 Wisdom goddesses. The Divine has both forms benign as well as terrifying. Such is the world, both the benign and the terrifying co-exist. There are ten forms of the Dasa mahavidyas, or the Wisdom Goddesses. While there are...

Teachings of the Samaya Srividya Tradition and the Himalayan Lineage

The teachings of the Samaya Srividya Tradition and Himalayan Lineage as taught by Swami Rama are explained. The teachings are handed down from Master to student, who then in turn becomes a teacher. Our lineage is known as the Himalayan lineage and is said to be older than 6000 years. The...

Swami Rama on Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

These excerpts on Samaya Sri Vidya are taken from various books and video lectures by the great Master of the Himalayan lineage and the Samaya Sri Vidya Tradition, Swami Rama.  In his lifetime Swami Rama wrote over 25 books on yoga practice, yoga philosophy, among them commentaries on the...

Sannyasa vs Tyaga

A frequently asked question on sannyasa and tyaga is answered. What is the difference between sannyasa and tyaga? Of the two terms tyaga is easier to understand. Tyaga is external renunciation or giving up external objects. Tyaga means you could have decided not to enjoy a particular...

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