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In Praise of Lalitā Devī

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April 13 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm EDT

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An Introduction to the Lalitā Sahasranāma
A Thousand Names of the Divine Mother

In this seminar, we will learn about the origins of the Lalitā Sahasranāma, its place in the Śrīvidyā tradition, and a broad understanding of its philosophy. In addition, we will learn selected verses from the hymn along with a meditative verse that describes the iconography of Lalitā Devī. We will also discuss the best ways of learning a long hymn, and its importance in personal spiritual practice or sādhana, and the importance of nyāsa.

In this seminar, participants will:

  • learn the origins of the Lilitā Sahasranāma.
  • engage with the first meditative verse prescribed by this ancient text.
  • receive a broad overview of the darśana or philosophy upon which the Lalitā is composed.
  • unpack selected verses for devotional practice in reverence to the goddess Lalitā Devī.

This talk was live and interactive on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm ET.  Convert to your timezone here. In case you cannot make the live session, all who register will receive a 48h-active link to watch the recording. 

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About the Instructor

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan is a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, MI. She has published more than a hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters and serves on several national and international committees and organizations in the field of cardiology. She is a Śrīvidyā initiate and disciple of Śri Chaitanyananda Nātha Saraswatī (Haran Aiya), pīṭhādhipati and founder of the Rājarājeśvarī Pīṭham in Rush, NY, and of Dr. Sumit Kesarkar. She is the founder of Śabda Institute, and author of Shakti Rising (Nonduality Press, October 2017), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017, Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (New Sarum Press, January 2020) and The Heart of Wellness (Sfaim Press, November 2020). Her workshops, courses and writings strive to bring ancient Eastern traditions to modern living in practical ways.