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Shrines & Collective Consciousness


A shrine is far more than a physical structure—church, temple, or mosque—dedicated to a particular divinity. A true shrine cuts across all barriers of religion, history, and culture to infuse our minds and hearts with divine presence. This is because shrines, where countless seekers have done sadhana (spiritual practice), are conduits for collective consciousness. In this satsang, Pandit Tigunait shares how shrines can rapidly accelerate our spiritual growth by giving us a taste of divine consciousness.

Format: .mp3 audio file with download
Length: 1 hr 22 mins

About the Teacher

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 40 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online at the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library. 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.

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