- February 2-3, 2019
- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
This weekend offers a radical reorientation of our relationship to the sacred archetypes, both feminine and masculine. Bringing together the inner masculine and feminine polarities is essential both for true awakening and for your evolution as a human. This closely guided workshop explores archetypal god and goddess energies of the yogic pantheon and how they appear to us through practice and contemplation.
Saturday: Awakening Shakti
When we connect with the divine feminine, we come in tune with inner powers of self-actualization, divine love, and liberating wisdom. This day-long exploration brings forth the goddess-energies as they manifest in the natural world, in our personal psychology, and as personified archetypes of wisdom and grace. Sally offers unique insights into both the dark and light sides of our relationship to the divine feminine. Working with meditation, contemplative practices, psychological processes, mantra, myth, and self-inquiry participants look at how the goddess-energies express themselves through our personal and emotional energies in addition to practicing connecting to the divine feminine in her protective and liberating forms.
Sunday: Awakening Shiva
Discover how the divine masculine can expand and empower hidden aspects of your own inner world. This day long workshop explores facets of the sacred masculine archetypes through key practices, myths, and teachings of the Indian yogic tradition. Understanding deity archetypes such as Krisha, Shiva, and Ganesha can transform your experience of both masculine and feminine consciousness. They embody facets of the sacred masculine that are crucial to our transformation as individuals and as a culture. Each of them is both a divine personality, and a portal into absolute Consciousness. Each of them can give us the direct experience of our own embodied divinity.
Sally Kempton is a widely respected teacher of meditation and spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. A former swami in a Vedic tradition, she has spent over four decades delving deeply into meditation and self-inquiry. Sally is the author of the best-selling book, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga, and of Meditation for the Love of It, which Spirituality and Health magazine called "the meditation book your heart wants you to read". Her audio program, Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation, was released by Sounds True in 2014. She is on the faculty at Esalen and Kripalu. Her website is available here.