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VIDEO: Meeting the Goddess of Consciousness – Sally Kempton

The non-dual tantric traditions describe individual human consciousness as a fractal of the creative universal consciousness that is the source of all life. As such, it is the creative playground of subtle ‘feminine’ energies called shaktis, which can either contract consciousness or expand it. This insight has profound implications for practice, and is at the heart of deep feminine spirituality. In this class, we’ll look at practical and experiential pathways for expanding consciousness, based on the practice traditions of Kashmir Shaivism.

Sally Kempton is a powerful teacher of applied non-dual wisdom, known for her ability to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students apply non-dual awareness to practical life. She teaches teleclasses, retreats, and workshops, appearing regularly at conference centers such as Esalen and Kripalu. Sally is the author of Meditation for the Love of It, which one reviewer called “the meditation book your heart wants you to read.” She writes a regular column, Wisdom, for Yoga Journal, as well as a column called Meditation for Life on the Internet religious site A former swami in a Vedic order, Sally trained for thirty years in the close company of two enlightened masters. Sally’s teachings are based on Kashmir Shaiva tantra, and combine the wisdom of that tradition with the practical understandings of contemporary psychology and Integral theory.

Recorded at SAND 15

4 Responses to “Meeting the Goddess of Consciousness – Sally Kempton”

  1. February 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm, Georgi said:

    Really beautiful.

  2. February 15, 2016 at 8:09 am, radrave said:

    There is nothing feminine about shakti. It’s simply a metaphor for straight folks who can’t get past their dualistic mindset and misguided feminists who what to use this metaphor to uplift the egos of women with mythology that fits their political agendas. Look, this system, or many of them places “masculine” shiva as the first cause. Dualistic metaphors are not helpful when discussing non-dualism!

    • February 15, 2016 at 11:02 am, Omtwin said:

      Why then would you argue against a mere metaphor? Your whole point is then mute! I see no troubles with her presenting the metaphor and allegorizing. Non-duality does not in any sense mean denying disassociations such as, male and female. I don’t see any misguided feminists here – in her presentation, maybe fearful men, who think their authority is being usurped.

      • February 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm, radrave said:

        Mere metaphor? Most folks live by it, and this particular metaphor reinforces dualism that’s why. And no, my point is not “mute.”

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