I bow to that One Goddess in the form of Self-consciousness,
in whom this universe that appears as an external objective existence
in the state of manifestation, shines,
on the disappearance of agitation,
in the state of the Unsurpassable Reality.
(Abhinavagupta, maṅgalaśloka to Parātrīśikā Vivaraṇa)
Study of the texts, especially Abhinavagupta, since 1976, intensified and deepened since initiation into the tradition by Swami Lakshman Joo in 1987.
Since then translations and studies of texts into German and English,
teaching of texts of the tradition along with spiritual practice for the last 15 years, in Europe and in India.
April 22 - 30, 2019
Retreat on Advaita Bhakti: Sivastotravali of Utpaladeva
Venue: Ishvar Parvat, Phulchatti
Utpaladeva, Philosopher of Recognition, co-edited with Raffaele Torella, Shimla, IIAS and New Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2016