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Freedom, Ecstasy, and Awakening

Meditating with the Mystical Wisdom of Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

July 27 - 29, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra (Wisdom of the Fiery One) is a manual for self-realization and one of the most famous and powerful meditation texts in Tantric literature.

In this highly experiential class, renowned meditation teacher Sally Kempton offers an in-depth introduction to the text, the philosophy behind it, and its enormous relevance to contemporary practice. Guided through a series of powerful contemplations and immersions in the inner yoga of Tantric meditation, you will learn:

  • What is a true, open-eyed meditation practice
  • The truth about the masculine and feminine currents from the Tantric perspective
  • How to use intense emotions and experiences as a path to opening
  • How to overcome major psychological issues with awareness and contemplation.

The workshop offers deep immersion in a powerful tradition of nondual wisdom.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Sally Kempton

    Spiritual teacher, author, and former Vedic swami

    Sally Kempton, a former swami in a Vedic tradition, has been practicing and teaching for more than 40 years. Her teachings combine profound knowledge of the texts of yoga and tantra with practical wisdom from contemporary psychology and integral thought.

    She is a powerful teacher of applied spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. She teaches retreats, workshops, and teleclasses, and is on the faculty at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

    Sally is the author of Meditation for the Love of It, called “the meditation book your heart wants you to read” by Spirituality & Health Magazine, and the best-selling book, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga. Her audio program, Doorways to the Infinite: The Art & Practice of Tantric Meditation, was released in 2014 by Sounds True.

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  • Why Attend
    • Unpack the intricacies, obscurities, and complexities of one of the earliest teachings on yoga and meditation—Sally is a former swami in the Vedic tradition whose teaching is rich, applicable, and easy to understand.<br /> <br />  

    • Take control of your negative emotional habits and free yourself from the psychological roadblocks holding you back from what you most want.

    • Learn ancient Tantric practices to transcend the ego and take you further down the path of self-realization; experience more joy and engage with life from a more grounded and authentic place.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

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  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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