Within the framework of the series of open lectures on Indian Philosophy and Culture, the INDO – HELLENIC SOCIETY FOR CULTURE & DEVELOPMENT and the SHAKTI YOGA STUDIO organize an open lecture-discussion on the theme “Philosophical and Practical Aspects of Kashmir Shaivism (Trika)”.
The presentation will be made by Dr. Dimitrios Vassiliadis, President of ELINEPA, on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 18.00 till 20.00 at Shakti Yoga Studio.
The philosophical tradition of Trika, widely known as Kashmir Shaivism, due to the area it developed in, has its roots in the Vedas and the Upanishads, the oldest scriptures of India. Yet it was systematized as a philosophical system of thought after the 8th century AD by a number of enlightened teachers who tried to synthesize India’s different philosophical traditions and resolve unsolved metaphysical and epistemological issues arising out of them.
The philosophy of Trika proclaims that the whole world, all spiritual and physical entities are expressions of global consciousness which acquire real substance via the powers (Shaktis) of God (Shiva). The acceptance of the divine nature of all beings makes the teaching open to all people irrespective of their caste, gender, race and beliefs.
Its goal is to assist the spiritual seeker to elevate the individual conscience and to enter the global divine consciousness that pervades everything. The means applied in this effort are the invocation of Divine Grace (Sambavopaya), the living experience of the mystery of the trinitarian unity (Saktopaya), and the individual practice or Yoga (Anavopaya).
Admission – Free
Due to the limited number of seats, you are requested to make a reservation by e-mail: [email protected]
Shakti Yoga Studio
17-19, L. Fotiadou Str. 116 36 Mets, Athens
Τηλ.: 210-75.69.376 & 18.104.22.168
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