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The Sri Yantra: Theory and Practice, with Madhu Khanna

April  26 - 27, 2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Asian and Comparative Studies   


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The Sri Yantra: Theory and Practice, with Madhu Khanna

PARA 6087: The Sri Yantra - Theory and Practice, with Madhu Khanna

This 1-unit course will present the thealogy/theology of the Sri Yantra, the logo of the California Institute of Integral Studies, and discuss its philosophical and religious significance. The course will include Sanskrit chanting of the names of Sri Lalita, of whom the Sri Yantra is the subtle form. The meditation methods used in the worship of Sri Yantra will also be elaborated, including student participation. This course will be taught by Dr. Madhu Khanna, a world-renowned Tantrism scholar and the 2014 Bina and Haridas Chaudhuri Visiting Fellow. Off-site location: 2650 Fulton St., San Francisco.

This course is still open to auditors. Your special student registration form must be received and processed by the Registrar's office by Friday, April 25th.


Madhu Khanna, PhD, is the Founder and Chairperson of Tantra Foundation in New Delhi, a center for traditional learning, creative arts, and self-evolution. She is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Centre for the Study of Comparative Religion & Civilization at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. She received her PhD in Religious/Indic Studies from Wolfson College, Oxford University in 1986. She was awarded the Homi Bhabha Fellowship in 1991-1993. She has authored several books and research papers in journals worldwide.

Location & Details:

Audit Pre-Registration Required (Download Flyer & Registration Form - current CIIS students please fill out standard registration form, available at the Registrar's office)

Audit Fees: 

Current CIIS Students: $275

General Public: $275 + $85 Registration Fee

Alumni: $140 + $85 Registration Fee

Please contact ACS Program Chair Jim Ryan at jryan@ciis.edu for audit approval.

Questions? Please contact ACS Program Coordinator Sundari Johansen at sjohansen@ciis.edu.

Cultural Integration Fellowship
2650 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA

Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA


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