Śrī Sūktam Self-Study Course
hiraṇyavarṇāṁ hariṇīṁ suvarṇarajatasrajām,
candrāṁ hiraṇmayīṁ lakṣmīṁ jātavedo ma āvaha.
tāṁ ma āvaha jātavedo lakṣmīmanapagāminīm,
yasyāṁ hiraṇyaṁ vindeyaṁ gāmaśvaṁ puruṣānaham.
Invoke for me, O Agni, the radiant Śrī, who shines like gold, yellow in hue, wearing gold and silver garlands, blooming like the moon, the embodiment of wealth. O Agni! Invoke for me that unfailing Śrī, being blessed by whom I shall attain all modes of abundance.
In this 8-part course, we explore the magnificent S̄rī Sūktam, a hymn from the Ṛg Veda that celebrates and venerates Śrī, the source of all abundance, radiance, and beauty in creation. In this course, we will learn the correct way to chant the Śrī Sūktam, while delving deeply into its meaning.
Importantly, we explore what it means to live life fully, take a stance of openness and abundance, cultivate true generosity of the heart, and conquer our own limitations. Two verses are explored per class through the lens of one of the 8 Lakṣmīs (Aṣṭa Lakṣmīs) to understand the application of key principles in moment-to-moment practice. Course materials include recordings of the classes, the audio recording of the Śrī Sūktam, and daily recordings of the hymn as taught in class (with call-and-response repeated for optimal learning), meditations, homework assignments, and a rich glossary that includes Sanskrit terms and phrases used in the class.
Please note that there will be no initiation or transmission of seed mantras, which should always be received from the guru via a one-on-one relationship.
Course dates/time: This is a self-study course.
Course Fee: $199
While there are no pre-requisites for this course, one of the following is recommended:
1. Read either Shakti Rising or Glorious Alchemy by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, OR
2. Take either the Shakti Rising Course or the Thousand Names of Lalitā Course, both of which available at a 50% discount (link provided upon enrollment).
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Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Please apply here.
Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Our courses, both live and self-study, can be used towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements for all RYTs already registered with Yoga Alliance. Go here for how to upload your hours.