Late last year, Satguru Bodhinatha got inspired to improve Himalayan Academy’s formal study program for the Master Course trilogy. He wanted to inject more practical, specific exercises into student’s study, such as learning how to chant Aum properly, learning how to perform Ganesha puja, improving specific character qualities and more.
It was also felt that if a student actually fulfilled these new study requirements that we could accelerate his or her progress. Today we are pleased to announce that the new program is going into effect.
The new study program lasts 15 months total, instead of three years. It does not have separate levels and does not require any commitment to become a formal sishya (commitments come afterwards).
To see a fuller description of the new program, please visit our Master Course Study page--
My obeisance to Lord Vigna Vinayaga & Satguru Bodhinatha.
Thank you Satguruji.Though I am not able to do all that’s lovingly prescribed to us devotees I am grateful to the Gurus of this lineage & an overwhelming feeling engulfs me in uplifting the core of me.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness