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Video Teachings

Videos of Recorded Talks, Excerpts, and Answers to Questions by Tantra Students
by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina, Ph.D.

What is mala? --- A short explanation by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina.
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What is mala? --- A short explanation by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina.

What is mala? The answer is more profound than you think. Watch this short video to learn about mala by our Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina. This video is an excerpt from a Q&A session of the Mālinīvijayottara Tantra Course. You can get full access to this course via recordings following the next link: https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/malinivijayottara #hinduism #tantra #dharma #shaktism #kashmirshaivism #sarvamnaya #trika ***** Thank you for watching ***** Remember to like this video and subscribe to our channel. **** Follow us ***** X-Twitter: https://twitter.com/vimarshafdn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vimarshafoundation Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/vimarshafoundation/ **** Courses ***** Courses offered by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina Introduction to Sarvāmnāya Tantra https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/introtosarvamnaya Yoga Vāsiṣṭha https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/yogavasistha Foundational Śaivism https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/foundationalsaivism See more: https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/courses **** Help us grow our foundation ****** https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/supportus **** About Vimarsha Foundation ***** Vimarsha Foundation is a modern school (gurukula) for teaching and reflecting on the ancient wisdom of r̥ṣis and siddhas. Through Vimarsha Foundation, a non-profit organization, Acharya Sthaneshwar teaches shastra and sādhanā to students of all backgrounds. The Vimarsha Foundation hosts free semester length courses on classic texts of the Tantric Tradition and offers many more free video and written teachings. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/ **** Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina **** Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina is an esteemed traditionally consecrated teacher of Shaiva-Shakta Hindu Tantra. He is also the Endowed Chair of Indic Studies in New York, U.S.A. at Stony Brook University's College of Arts & Sciences in the Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies. Acharya Sthaneshwar founded Vimarsha Foundation as a modern school (gurukula) for teaching and reflecting on the ancient wisdom of r̥ṣis and siddhas. Through Vimarsha Foundation, a non-profit organization, Acharya Sthaneshwar teaches shastra and sādhanā to students of all backgrounds. The Vimarsha Foundation hosts free semester length courses on classic texts of the Tantric Tradition and offers many more free video and written teachings.
How Shiva presents in the manifold --- short explanation by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina.
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How Shiva presents in the manifold --- short explanation by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina.

How Shiva presents in the manifold --- short explanation by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina. This video is an excerpt from the Q&A session of the Mālinīvijayottara Tantra Courses' 9th. lecture. You can get full access to this course via recordings following the next link: https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/malinivijayottara #hinduism #tantra #dharma #shaktism #kashmirshaivism #sarvamnaya ***** Thank you for watching ***** Remember to like this video and subscribe to our channel. **** Follow us ***** X-Twitter: https://twitter.com/vimarshafdn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vimarshafoundation Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/vimarshafoundation/ **** Courses ***** Courses offered by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina Introduction to Sarvāmnāya Tantra https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/introtosarvamnaya Yoga Vāsiṣṭha https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/yogavasistha Foundational Śaivism https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/foundationalsaivism See more: https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/courses **** Help us grow our foundation ****** https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/supportus **** About Vimarsha Foundation ***** Vimarsha Foundation is a modern school (gurukula) for teaching and reflecting on the ancient wisdom of r̥ṣis and siddhas. Through Vimarsha Foundation, a non-profit organization, Acharya Sthaneshwar teaches shastra and sādhanā to students of all backgrounds. The Vimarsha Foundation hosts free semester length courses on classic texts of the Tantric Tradition and offers many more free video and written teachings. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/ **** Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina **** Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina is an esteemed traditionally consecrated teacher of Shaiva-Shakta Hindu Tantra. He is also the Endowed Chair of Indic Studies in New York, U.S.A. at Stony Brook University's College of Arts & Sciences in the Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies. Acharya Sthaneshwar founded Vimarsha Foundation as a modern school (gurukula) for teaching and reflecting on the ancient wisdom of r̥ṣis and siddhas. Through Vimarsha Foundation, a non-profit organization, Acharya Sthaneshwar teaches shastra and sādhanā to students of all backgrounds. The Vimarsha Foundation hosts free semester length courses on classic texts of the Tantric Tradition and offers many more free video and written teachings.

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A comprehensive chat on Tantra's role in human development.
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A comprehensive chat on Tantra's role in human development.

A comprehensive chat on Tantra as it relates to the human condition, rules, society, liberation, language the role of the Guru and much more. A must-watch talk by Ācārya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina. In this conversation we can learn the meaning of Satya in one of the articulations for the divine in Sanatana Dharma, Satyam – Śivam – Sundaram (truth - consciousness - beauty) and its role in our lives and the actions we perform. We also learn what is the connection between our physical body and the absolute and how it affects consciousness (śivam) and beauty (sundaram). Next, Acharya briefly talks about his life journey, his pursuit of knowledge, his experience with educational institutions and the lessons he learned from the many teachers he had over time. Next, Acharya discusses the meaning of symbols, like yantras, mudras and all other symbolic art in Tantra from the perspective of language and the understanding of knowledge by different people and different cultures. How we encounter the divine from the primacy of speech, as perceived in the Western traditions, and the primacy of vision of the divine in symbols and divine forms (darshan) in the Hindu tradition. He then compares the two and discusses which one plays a more effective role in knowledge transmission and memory. Next Acharya discusses the principles of modern psychology and its methods of restoring the ego in people, the decline of cognitive abilities in today's society and the role of Tantra in understanding and improving human cognitive abilities. The next topic discusses how today's society understands Tantra. Why is it viewed as outrageous and feared! Why does humanity choose strong and directed discipline, seeks leadership from prominent individuals and reject the notion of freedom (svātantrya) on which Tantric philosophy is based. Can Tantra be an instrument of global awakening, and can it grow into a mass movement? The next topic discusses how people can be liberated from the small, mediocre, self-sabotaging, bound notion of themselves. Where is that conditioning coming from? What is the result of such conditioning? Is even such remodelling of the human psyche possible in today’s world? The next topic discusses the Tantric view on the source of creativity (pratibha). Where does greatness get its inspiration? Can it be called divine inspiration? How is it unfolding? In the last topic Acharya continues talking about the creativity process from his own perspective, his own creative process in composing ślokas and stavas and the deeper insights in the notion of creativity in today's society. ***** Thank you for watching ***** Remember to like this video and subscribe to our channel. **** Follow us ***** X-Twitter: https://twitter.com/vimarshafdn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vimarshafoundation Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/vimarshafoundation/ **** Courses ***** Courses offered by Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina Introduction to Sarvāmnāya Tantra https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/introtosarvamnaya Yoga Vāsiṣṭha https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/yogavasistha Foundational Śaivism https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/challenge-page/foundationalsaivism See more: https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/courses **** Help us grow our foundation ****** https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/supportus **** About Vimarsha Foundation ***** Vimarsha Foundation is a modern school (gurukula) for teaching and reflecting on the ancient wisdom of r̥ṣis and siddhas. Through Vimarsha Foundation, a non-profit organization, Acharya Sthaneshwar teaches shastra and sādhanā to students of all backgrounds. The Vimarsha Foundation hosts free semester length courses on classic texts of the Tantric Tradition and offers many more free video and written teachings. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.vimarshafoundation.org/ **** Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina **** Acharya Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina is an esteemed traditionally consecrated teacher of Shaiva-Shakta Hindu Tantra. He is also the Endowed Chair of Indic Studies in New York, U.S.A. at Stony Brook University's College of Arts & Sciences in the Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies. Acharya Sthaneshwar founded Vimarsha Foundation as a modern school (gurukula) for teaching and reflecting on the ancient wisdom of r̥ṣis and siddhas. Through Vimarsha Foundation, a non-profit organization, Acharya Sthaneshwar teaches shastra and sādhanā to students of all backgrounds. The Vimarsha Foundation hosts free semester length courses on classic texts of the Tantric Tradition and offers many more free video and written teachings.
Mainstreaming Kali: The Advaita Readings of the Shakta Tradition of Kali | Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina
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Mainstreaming Kali: The Advaita Readings of the Shakta Tradition of Kali | Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina

Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina received academic and philological training from Mahendra Sanskrit University in Kathmandu; Sampurnananda Sanskrit University in Varanasi; as well as Martin Luther University in Germany, where he acquired his Ph.D. in Classical Indian Philosophy. While working on his dissertation, Dr. Timalsina taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Washington University in St. Louis. Since 2005, he taught in both the Department for the Study of Religions and the Department of Philosophy at San Diego State University. He is currently the Endowed Chair of Indic Studies at Stony Brook University, New York in the Department of Asian & Asian American Studies. ​ He has long dedicated himself to the goal of preserving the traditions he inherited in a modern, institutionalized way. This goal dates back to Acharya's time in Nepal, where he founded the Department of Tantric Studies at Nepal Sanskrit University in Kathmandu. Today, Acharya's work as a University Professor allows śāstric traditions to be brought to conversations in the global academic field. ► To support the Vedanta Society of New York: http://www.vedantany.org/donate Vedanta NY Archives: https://www.youtube.com/c/VedantaNewYorkArchives Web: http://vedantany.org Soundcloud: http://Soundcloud.com/VedantaNY iTunes Podcast: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-itunes Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5IrDmqXhiGwwyQcIUjRhtB Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VedantaNY ABOUT VEDANTA Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. ABOUT US Vedanta Society of New York is affiliated with the Ramakrishna Order of India. In fact, this is the Order's first Center started by Swami Vivekananda, in 1894. It was a historic event, for the seed of the world-wide Ramakrishna Movement was sown here in New York over a century ago. Swami Sarvapriyananda is the present Resident Minister and Spiritual Leader of the Vedanta Society of New York.
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