5th -11th May, 2013
"The Heart of Recognition" The Pratyabhijna Hrdayam of Kshemaraja Meditation and Text Study in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism
A Retreat-Seminar on "Kashmir Shaivism"
Dr. Bettina Bäumer, direct disciple of the last Acarya of Kashmir Saivism, Swami Lakshman Joo (1907-1991). She has translated the Vijnana Bhairava into German and English and taught it a number of times in Europe and India. She has authored and edited books on Indian philosophy, art, aesthetics and spirituality, with special focus on texts of Kashmir Saivism (Abhinavagupta). Living and working in Varanasi she is currently Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Salzburg (Austria).