This week we speak with spiritual teacher Sally Kempton. Sally was a student of the influential Hindu guru Swami Muktananda and taught in his lineage for many years. She shares with us her journey of first being introduced to Swami Muktananda, how she became a teacher, and why she shifted from being a swami to teaching in a more secular capacity later on.
During the 2nd half of the discussion Sally shares with us some of the history of the tantric non-dual system of Kashmir Shaivism, which is a close cousin to Indian Tantric Buddhism. She compares and contrasts the two systems, and also goes into detail concerning some of the crucial texts, practices, and philosophical tenets of the tradition.
This is part 1 of a two-part series. Listen to part 2, Secrets of Meditation.
Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoy Your Own Deepest Experience ( http://amzn.to/e1bp40 )
Kashmir Shaivism ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashmir_Shaivism )
Vasugupta ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasugupta )