Absorb the Gift of Sri Vidya
Sri Vidya is the highest gift of the tantric masters to humankind, and the Sri Vidya Shrine at the Himalayan Institute is the repository of that gift. We invite you to gather and absorb this gift by plunging full-force into the practice of Sri Sukta (the cardinal practice of Sri Vidya) at the highly charged space of the shrine. For a long time, this practice was passed on orally from teacher to student. Around a thousand years ago, a great soul in our tradition, Vidyaranya Yati, documented this practice with all necessary details—that is how this unique practice of the Himalayan Tradition has come down to us.
Excursion Leaders & Faculty
About Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, the bestselling At the Eleventh Hour: The Biography of Swami Rama of the Himalayas and a regular contributor to YogaInternational.com.
Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.
Alat Shanti Tigunait—Excursion Leader
Alat has been actively involved in the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian and excursion activities since 2012 and is currently serving as the director of Spiritual Excursions. Her passion for helping others attain their highest potential has fueled her work in connecting spiritual seekers to the sacred spaces of the Himalayan Tradition and her involvement in the Institute’s rural empowerment activities in Cameroon, Africa.
Ransom Hare—Excursion Leader and Faculty
Ransom has been actively involved in Himalayan Institute excursions and since 2012, leading groups across India and the Himalayas. He has a passion for exploring sacred spaces and learning how they be a catalyst for deep transformation. For over 11 years Ransom has been practicing and studying Yoga with the Himalayan Institute, and in 2018 completed his 500 hour teacher training. He also has a degree in Organizational management from UNC Charlotte.
Ishan serves as Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute and has been a driving force for the Institute’s humanitarian projects in Africa and mission programs in India over the past decade. Ishan’s passion is sharing modern reflections on the ancient wisdom of the yogic and tantric traditions. As a Himalayan Institute faculty member, he leads the Institute’s Yogi Living program as well as annual pilgrimages to India and the Himalayas.
Shiva Tigunait, PhD—Faculty
Shiva currently serves as the Institute’s curriculum development manager and Wisdom Library editorial director. In her teaching and writing, Shiva draws on training in Sanskrit and linguistics, the texts of yoga philosophy and tantra, and the practical techniques of meditation. She strives to share how the wisdom of the sages can help us live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilled life.
- Dates: February 15-29, 2020
- Deposit: $850
- closes October 31, 2019
- closes February 1, 2020
Two Ways to Register:
Register online by completing the registration form below and make your payment (deposit or full) in order to save your space.Register Online
Download the Tour Participant Agreement (“TPA”). Print, read, complete, sign. Mail your signed TPA with deposit or full payment.Download TPA
If mailing an application, send to:
Himalayan Institute Spiritual Excursions
Attn: Alat Shanti Tigunait
952 Bethany Turnpike
Honesdale, PA 18431 USA