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October 3, 2019—October 6, 2019
Blue Throat Yoga: Neelakantha Meditation Immersion
Neelakantha Meditation is a contemporary meditation practice, based on ancient Svatantra teachings, that is accessible to anyone and opens the deepest Self to access freedom, happiness, insight, creativity, and joy in daily life. It works to bring about transformation, healing, and benevolence in life. It is a daily meditation practice that is governed by the principle of effortlessness, which is easy to learn and practice.
The weekend will also include additional practices and teachings from the Shaiva Tradition that encompass a rich array of offerings and experiences applicable to life in the world. Ancient in origin, these practices and teachings open a universal portal into a more liberative trajectory of life and allow the modern practitioner to gain direct access to the interior, subtle spaces of living Consciousness. This experiential journey is accessible to everyone, regardless of background or belief. You are invited to journey deeply into your own Heart, in a sublime gathering of profound consideration and learning.
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Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized meditation teacher, and one of the world’s most highly respected academic scholars in the field of Indian Religion and Hindu Tantra. He is the founder of Blue Throat Yoga, which teaches the elegant and highly effective practice of Neelakantha Meditation, now practiced by thousands of students around the globe. Paul has been a meditation practitioner for over fifty years. He has been a pioneer in the technology of Consciousness, lecturing and teaching about meditation and Indian philosophy worldwide. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Triadic Heart of Shiva: Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta on the Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir, (State University of New York Press, 1989), in which he examines the “Heart” as the mystical core of Consciousness. He has written numerous scholarly articles on aspects of Tantric Studies, and is one of the co-authors of Meditation Revolution.
Paul earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Yale University in 1971. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, where he studied Sanskrit, Indian Religions, and Asian Philosophy and Culture. For twenty-five years he was a Professor of Religion at Michigan State University and then the University of Rochester. With this rare combination of scholarship, experience, skill, spiritual practice, and profound insight, Paul teaches his students to abide in the Heart of Consciousness: a journey that is inspiring, life-changing, and enlightening.