The Supreme Goddess
4-MODULE ONLINE COURSE
Embody the Wisdom
of the Divine Feminine
What are we afraid of? Is it possible to move beyond fear to flourishing regardless of circumstances? How can the ancient and still vibrant tradition of the Great Goddess (Shakti) offer new pathways to justice, empowerment, and emancipation?
Explore a pathway to an integrated experience of life and death, toward a life lived in peace yet imbued with passion.This course offers a journey into the world of the Divine Feminine and the profound insights of her sacred texts.
In Professor Sherma's 4-Module Course, evolve your relationship to the Divine Feminine.
Learn the ancient mystical philosophy of the Divine Feminine and its powerful integrative vision of reality.
Apply this knowledge towards justice, ecology, emancipation of oneself & others.
Study with a scholar-practitioner who has experienced the power of the principles, philosophy, and practice of this wisdom tradition.
The tradition of the Divine Feminine offers a vast vision and wide-ranging potential application for critical, contemporary, eco-social challenges.
We will explore the traditions, texts, and teachings of this rare theological path of the Divine Feminine, which still remains globally extant as a major branch of Hindu spiritual life.
The tradition of Shakti/Mahādevī offers a multidimensional theological ethos that integrates transcendence and immanence, the masculine and feminine, life and liberation, dynamic creativity and contemplative tranquility, and the intuitive and empirical dimensions of experience.
Why study the Divine Feminine? Why Now?
Participants in this course will learn how to:
This course will transmit the deeper meaning – beyond ceremonialism and sensationalism – of this richly hued wisdom path.
What our Students
"I have studied through many established and well renowned yoga platforms, both academic and traditional based ones! This was one of the best workshops I ever attended not least because it was a praxis based one! Rameshji got the balance between scholarly analysis and traditionally based transmission just right and therefore was very engaging! This is the way forward for yoga platforms! We don’t necessarily just want to absorb knowledge but to know how to implement it in our everyday lives through practice! Rameshji was able to deliver this splendidly and I hope he is invited back to do more!" – Vishal Nehra
A recent yoga workshop student says:
"This program has provided more than any of us could have imagined. We have learned from one another, shown our vulnerability, and provided a brave space for our evolution."
A student reflecting on our faculty says:
"Every faculty member was incredibly knowledgable on their subject matter but even more so, passionate about sharing that knowledge and overwhelmingly dedicated to ensuring comprehension on the behalf of the students."
"I really appreciated being exposed to so many of the different perspectives of Yoga Philosophy – Samkhya, Vedanta, Tantra, Tibetan Buddhism, Goddess traditions. It’s wonderful to learn from teachers who so clearly love their subject. I really appreciated the support from the helpdesk team."
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Dr. Rita D. Sherma is Founding Director and Associate Professor at the Graduate Theological Union’s Center for Dharma Studies in Berkeley, California. She is Core Doctoral Faculty; and Co-Chair of Sustainability 360 at GTU. She holds an MA in Religion, and a PhD in Theology & Ethics from Claremont Graduate University, CA. She is the founding Vice President of DANAM (Dharma Academy of North America)—an eminent scholarly society for research on Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist religion, philosophy, and culture. Dr. Sherma has published eight books including Contemplative Studies and Hinduism: Meditation, Devotion, Prayer & Worship (2020), Swami Vivekananda: His Life, Legacy, & Liberative Ethics; Woman & Goddess in Hinduism; and numerous academic articles. Her forthcoming book (2023) is Radical Divine Immanence: A Hindu Ecological, Liberation Theology of the Goddess, Mahadevi.
About Your Teacher, Professor Rita Sherma
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The Supreme Goddess
Discover the Wisdom of the Divine Feminine