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Kavitha Chinnaiyan

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan is a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine, and an initiate in the Tāntrik lineages of Śrī Vidyā and Non-dual Śaiva Tantra (also known as Kashmir Śaivisim) and has studied Advaita Vedānta, Ayurveda, and Yoga with teachers across the globe. Her workshops, courses, and writings on meditation, Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, and non-duality strive to bring these time-honored traditions to modern living in practical ways. She is the author of The Heart of Wellness (Llewellyn Publications, January 2018), Shakti Rising (New Harbinger Publications, October 2017), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017, Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (New Sarum Press, UK) and Fractals of Reality: Living the Śrīcakra.

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About this course

In this Self-Study Course, we will delve deep into the Lalitā Sahasranāma, or the thousand names of Lalitā Mahātripurasundarī. This hymn is said to be an equivalent of the Vedās as its composition is attributed to the Vāgdévatās, the eight goddesses of speech at the command of Lalitā herself. The thousand names span the entire teaching of Shrī Vidyā philosophy and practice. 

We will learn not just the superficial meanings of these names, but explore their application in our practice and daily life. Additionally, we will learn the correct way of chanting the Lalitā Sahasranāma along with the nyāsa, meter, bhāva, and pronunciation. 

The course includes videos and audios classes and discussions, and extensive supplementary materials such as handouts and additional recordings.