We are excited to invite you to join us at Loyola Retreat & Ecology Campus in Woodstock, IL on September 27th, 28th & 29th for our 2019 HYMTA Retreat.
Vijnana-Bhairava is an esoteric text of Kashmiri Shaivism. It depicts a dialog between Lord Shiva and his consort Shakti wherein Lord Shiva teaches 112 dharanas (concentrations) leading to deep meditative states.
The Shaivite Tantric philosophy is codified in Shiva Sutras which were revealed to Sage Vasugupta in circa 800 AD in a dream. Shiva Sutras present a nun-dualistic metaphysics and methodology leading to enlightenment and to awareness of one's true identity as the Param Shiva, the ultimate divine deity. Swami Lakshmanjoo, a modern enlightened Kashmiri mystic and scholar of the tradition of the great Kashmiri sage Abhinavagupta revived and re-introduced Kashmiri Shaivism. Through his teachings and the work of his disciples, Kashmiri Shaivism its texts are being practiced by spiritual seekers today.
Our guest speaker and retreat host will be Dr. Mark Sadashaya Dyczkowski. Mark-ji is a disciple of Swami Lakshmanjoo, a meditator and scholar. He is a prolific author on Kashmiri Shaivism and has published texts including The Aphorisms of Shiva (Shiva Sutras), The Doctrine of Vibration (Spandakarika), The Stanzas of Vibration, A Journey in the World of Tantras. Mark-ji is also a Sitar player and has performed for large audiences in 11 countries. He has agreed to delight us with a Sitar performance during the retreat.
The retreat will feature an Ashram style daily schedule.
The space is limited, please register and reserve your space now. Registration requires a log-in (creating a log-in is free).
(per person – includes meals)
Registration for Non-Members
For your convenience you may register online using the above links, call in with your credit card info, or mail in the registration form below to: HYMC, 109 W. Slade St., Palatine, Il 60067. Whichever method of registration you choose, please include fee/payment.
Charlotte Mogensen Retreat Director
Dr. Mark (Sadashaya) Dyczkowski
Dr. Mark Dyczkowski is the world’s foremost scholar 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.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Mark has studied sitar throughout this period, and his present teacher is the great maestro Budhadiya Mukherjee. During these years of musical study he collected over 1,500 compositions for sitar, and, since the mid 1970s, has given public performances in many countries, including India. He has performed and lectured in several countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas, including the United States. He is a well-known sitarist in Benares where he regularly performs in public and is highly regarded there by the community of musicians and lovers of music. Here is a link to an interview with Dr. Mark (Sadashaya) Dyczkowski.
Dr. Mark Dyczkowski lives in Varanasi on the ghats of the Ganges where he teaches students on Kashmiri Shaivism and practices music.
All discounts are reflected in fees listed on front page.
If, after registering you determine you are unable to attend, please let a member of the Retreat Committee know. Prior to September 15th, a refund will be provided less a $25 reservation fee. Cancellations September 15th thru September 26th will be less a $100 reservation fee. Any cancellations after September 26th, early departure or non-attendance without notification, no refund will be available.
On Friday, check-in will begin at 4:00 pm. After which there will be a supper at
6:00 pm. On Sunday check out at 9:30 am and departure by 2:00 pm.
For your comfort, we would like to recommend that you bring your yoga mat, meditation pillow or blanket, comfortable clothes, walking shoes, a water resistant jacket, a robe, slippers, toiletries, alarm clock, and sun screen (just in case out- doors.) Casual dress is suggested. You may also want to bring bottled water and snacks for between meals.
Our bookstore will be open to provide books, CD’s, etc. Hours will be posted.
2710 S. Country Club Road,Woodstock, IL 60098815.338.1032
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Certified members of the Association lead these half-day events. Here you will have the opportunity to
Maintain and build connections with fellow yoga teachers
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Find answers to your current questions and challenges
There is an annual retreat at discount to members. The retreat lasts from Friday evening to noon on Sunday. It is located at a site convenient to Northwest Chicago. We will feature guest speakers within our Himalayan Tradition, as well as professionals in the Yoga Community. Take advantage of a chance to reflect on your own growth as a yoga teacher and network with you colleagues.
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Diane McDonald, Director, was certified to teach Hatha Yoga in 1992, and is presently teaching classes in Palatine and Park Ridge. She is the center’s director as well as director of the Teachers Training Programs.
Chenoa Lorenzo, Hospitality, has been taking classes for over 11 years. She is currently enrolled in our Teachers Training Program and will be graduating in October 2009.
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