Spiritual Evolution in Kali Yuga: The Power of Practice, Prana, & Pilgrimage

Spiritual Evolution in Kali Yuga: The Power of Practice, Prana, & Pilgrimage

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

The fact that we are deep in Kali Yuga has never been as evident as it is today. We are a society run by fear and doubt. Divisive forces are in full swing. Anger and violence dictate our behavior. However, what we do not realize is that the same Kali Yuga which is characterized by dark forces also offers a great opportunity, provided we are vigilant about our place and role in the world.

How can we transcend the darkness of Kali Yuga? How can we conquer the negative and destructive forces both within us and in the larger world? Investing our effort in practice, prana, and pilgrimage is key.

In this four-part series, Panditji gives us context about the forces that join (and divide) human civilization. He also guides us to the practices that will enable us to transform ourselves individually as well as begin to become a vehicle for integration and positive change more broadly—to become torchbearers for humanity.

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Format: Multiple videos with audio download
Length: 2 hr, 54 mins (part 1 & 2)

Yugas are distinct conjunctions in human culture and civilization that characterize the collective consciousness as well as our individual experience. Satya Yuga is the golden era of peacefulness, truth, and virtue. We’re now living in Kali Yuga—the period of darkness and divisiveness, hatred and greed, warfare and inequality. Panditji explains that we do not have to be stuck in Kali Yuga. We can transcend the forces of darkness. Learn how a well-defined series of steps can help us grow spiritually and become a source of light to ourselves and others

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 1 hr, 33 mins

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Kali Yuga is disheartening only to those who do not know its strength and its positive use in our progress. Kali Yuga is an age of opportunity, provided we commit ourselves to a methodical practice—one which has well-defined steps, prerequisites, precautions, and supportive practices which go with the main one. In this satsanga, Panditji explains what makes a practice a perfect practice, how we can do our practice successfully, and how we can achieve our objectives without struggling with obstacles.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 1 hr, 22 mins

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The Power of Prana in Kali Yuga
To be published: May 11, 2017
The Power of Pilgrimage in Kali Yuga
Livestream date: May 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm EST.

Source: Spiritual Evolution in Kali Yuga satsanga (Honesdale, 2017)

About the Author

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 17 books, including his recently released Vishoka Meditation: The Yoga of Inner Radiance, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker. 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 Zoroastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.