Forthcoming seminars 2019

 (in English unless otherwise specified)

Bettina Bäumer gives "Retreat Seminars" on various texts of the non-dualist Kashmir Shaiva tradition. She mainly teaches three basic Tantras of the Trika School: the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, the Paratrisika (with Abhinavagupta's Vivarana commentary) and the Netra Tantra (with commentary by Ksemaraja), as well as texts like the Siva Sutra, the Spanda Karika, and the the Pratyabhijna Hridayam. Besides these, she also teaches mystical Bhakti hymns of Kashmir, such as the Sivastotravali by Utpaladeva, the Stavacintamani by Bhatta Narayana, the Sambapancasika and  Stotras by Abhinavagupta.

She follows a certain style in conducting these retreats, basically consisting of two sessions of text study, morning and afternoon, about four hours of meditation, recitation of the hymns and slokas of the texts concerned, besides periods of silence and meditative walks in nature (wherever the surroundings permit).
These Retreat Seminars are given in various places around India and in Europe, notably near her home in Varanasi, in Himachal Pradesh, and in Rishikesh, as well as in Srinagar (Kashmir) itself. They typically will be five days long, though shorter or longer sessions are possible.

April 22 - 30, 2019
Advaita Bhakti: Meditation with the Sivastotravali of Utpaladeva

This retreat will be held from 22nd to 30th April at Ishvar Parvat, Phulchatti Village. 

Registration for the retreat is only on my E-mail: bettina.baeumer@utpaladeva.inKindly contact me before booking accommodation because the space is limited and a few have already registered.

The Ashram has no facilities for accommodation and food, and participants will have to book a cottage or tent in the following Camp (10 minutes walking distance):

The Royal Rainbow Resort


Mobile: 7078138158 

Name of the manager: Raj Mishra

You are advised to book soon because it is the holiday season. 


July 5 - 9, 2019
Madhya: Finding the Centre. Meditation with selected texts of Kashmir Shaivism

A retreat seminar will take place in Austria, Tyrol, in July 2019 (5th to 9th July). 

Details will be communicated later.

September 19 - 26, 2019
Deer Park Retreat Seminar

A retreat-seminar will be held at Deer Park Institute, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, in September 2019 (19th to 26th). The topic is yet to be decided.

Details will be communicated later.