The Lalitā Sahasranāma is a Sanskrit text composed of the thousand names of the Goddess. A sacred book for yoga and meditation practitioners in India and around the world, it is a practical gateway to understand Tantra, the Śakti, and how Śakta Tantra’s principles and practices can transform your embodied perspective in a disembodied world.
In this 4-part course, we will systematically explore the Lalitā Sahasranāma (LSN) from the standpoint of practical applications in life and spiritual practice. Unlike other expositions of the beloved LSN, the emphasis here will be on cultivating and contemplating the fundamental principles of Śrīvidyā from a practical and applicable viewpoint. We will learn selected verses during the course, and a recording of the entire chant will be provided for self-learning.
We will begin here with a brief history of the LSN and its developed View, which will become the basis for understanding all the other concepts of the path. In subsequent modules, we will gain an overview of the various aspects of the View through specific verses and their applications in day-to-day life.
Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan is a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, MI. She is an initiate in the Tāntrik lineages of Śrī Vidyā and Non-dual Śaiva Tantra (also known as Kashmir Śaivisim and the author of The Heart of Wellness (Llewellyn Publications, January 2018), and Shakti Rising (New Harbinger Publications, October 2017), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017 and Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (New Sarum Press, UK, 2020). Her next book, Fractals of Reality: Living the Śrīcakra will be released in early 2022. She is the founder of Śabda Institute (https://sabda.institute).