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Dr. Mark DyczkowskiTantric Shaivism Scholar

ITALY15_Mark-DyczkowskiDr. Mark Dyczkowski is one of the world’s foremost scholars on Tantra and Kashmiri Trika Shaivism and has lived and worked in India for close to forty years. Both a scholar and a practitioner, he was initiated by the great Indian teacher Swami Laksmanjoo in the year 1976. He has an undergraduate degree from Banaras Hindu University and a Ph.D. from Oxford University, where he researched Kashmir Shaivism under the guidance of Professor Alexis Sanderson. Mark has published extensively including the 12 volume Manthanabhairava Tantra and is considered to be one of the world’s leading authorities on Tantric Shaivism. He is affiliated with several major academic institutions in India and has lectured in Universities in Europe, the States and India.

Mark has also studied sitar throughout this period, and his present teacher is the great maestro Budhadiya Mukherjee. During these years he collected over 1,500 compositions for sitar, and, since the mid 1970s, has given public performances in many countries. He has performed and lectured in several countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Dr. Mark Dyczkowski lives in Varanasi on the ghats of the Ganges where he teaches students on Kashmiri Shaivism and practices music.

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