Vigyana Bhairava Tantra - Bhuchari Mudra
by Swami Satyadaya
Vigyana Bhairava Tantra is a Shaiva Tantra, of Kashmir Shaivism.
The teaching is conveyed as a dialog between Bhairava (Shiva, God) and Bhairavi (Shakti, Goddess) unfolding the nature of the ultimate Reality.
In this intimate conversation, Shiva as the teacher gives his wife 112 dharanas (meditation techniques) as the ways and means by which the true essence of being can be realized directly.
Shiva is Consciousness and Shakti is the expression of Consciousness, the manifested energy in myriads of forms, including us – the seekers in a human body / mind.
Bhuchari Mudra, the gesture of gazing into the void is one of the practices in this text that is shown here in this practice.
You can Download an MP3 of this practice here, for use offline.
This ~30-minute free meditation is extracted from the 3-hour Online Mini-Retreat session on Vigyana Bhairava Tantra given by Swami Satyadaya in May. Each month we are offering a 3-hour deep-dive into a particular aspect of yoga, advaita or tantra, delivered via Zoom. These sessions take place on Sunday mornings at 9.30-12.30 and are recorded for our members to enjoy multiple times.
Upcoming Monthly Mini-Retreats - all Sunday mornings 9.30-12.30.
August 7th - The Pancha Kosha - the five levels of our Being - with Swami Nishchalananda
August 26th - Cultivating Spaciousness with Sw. SatyaDaya (this is an amended date as the Ashram is closed in early September for a couple of weeks)
Oct 9th - Nurturing the heart space, with Sw. Krishnaprem and Ananda Devi
Nov 13th - Exploring Agya Chakra, with Tulsi
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